<
>

Stephen Curry, Jordan Spieth, Ronda Rousey make Time's 'Most Influential' list

play
Heir Jordan: Golf's new marketing king (3:12)

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell examines Jordan Spieth's success on and off the course, plus his endorsements with Under Armour and Coca-Cola. (3:12)

Sports figures are prevalent on Time Magazine's list of "Most Influential People in the World."

The list, published Thursday morning, includes Golden State Warriors guard and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry, golfer Jordan Spieth, Jamaican track star Usain Bolt, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and UFC icon Ronda Rousey.

Names attached to the sports world that also landed a spot on the list included actor and former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Caitlyn Jenner, who changed her name from Bruce following a gender change last year.

Tennis player Sania Mirza, an Indian woman who is the top ranked doubles players in the world also made the list. Mirza has 3.6 million followers on Twitter alone. So too did fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who is both African-American and Muslim.

Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, at 19 years old, is the youngest person on the entire list.