TIME's Influential Teens: Nobel Winner Malala Yousafzai -- But Also Kylie and Kendall Jenner

by Antoinette Bueno 3:45 PM PDT, October 14, 2014
Playing TIME's Influential Teens: Nobel Winner Malala Yousafzai -- But Also Kylie and Kendall Jenner

Really, TIME?

TIME just released their "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014" list, which is raising a few eyebrows to say the least.

Why, exactly?

The publication places Kendall Jenner, 18, and Kylie Jenner, 17, on the list alongside recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 17, and Grammy award-winning Lorde, 17, which unsurprisingly, plenty of people took issue with.

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But TIME justifies the Jenner sisters' placement on the list, citing their multiple business ventures.

"Together, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians co-stars hosted red-carpet events, released clothing and nail polish lines and even published a dystopian young-adult novel this past summer (though yes, they had some help)," TIME writes. "But they've had solo success too -- Kendall with modeling (she's walked the runway for designers like Marc Jacobs) and Kylie with pseudo-entrepreneurship (she's launching a line of hair extensions and hopes to get into acting)."

TIME might actually have undersold that "pseudo-entrepreneurship" -- BusinessWeek reported recently that Kylie is actually the most influential member of her family when it comes to convincing the coveted demo of teenagers what fashion to buy. 

As for Kendall -- say what you want about the photogenic 18-year-old, but she has taken the modeling world by storm.

Other well-known young celebs on the list include Kylie's pal (and Will and Jada's offspring) Jaden Smith, 16; If I Stay actress Chloe Moretz, 17; fashion blogger and current Dancing with the Stars contestant Bethany Mota, 18; and Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, 14.

Do you agree with TIME's "Most Influential Teens" list?

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Unfortunately, it hasn't all been good news for Kendall lately. Check out the video below to see her reaction to her parents' recent divorce.