Time magazine has selected the five most influential people of the year for the 12th annual Time 100 issue, which hails Kanye West and Bradley Cooper as among the "most influential people in the world: the titans, pioneers, artists, icons and leaders who are shaping the future." 

With actor Bradley Cooper receiving his third Oscar nomination this year after delivering a powerhouse performance in the real life story of Chris Kyle in American Sniper, he is fast becoming Hollywood's most sought after actor. Whilst rapper Kanye West has continued his rise to infamy gaining a greater grasp on the fashion world as well as dominating the music industry.

This year's complete list of cover stars and their profiling journalists are; Kanye West in a story by Elon Musk, ballet dancer Misty Copeland by Nadia Comaneci, actor Bradley Cooper by Oliver Platt, journalist and author Jorge Ramos by Christiane Amanpour and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Antonin Scalia.