Top 10 Most Influential Teenagers of 2018: Majority of us think that the teenagers are children, and their ideas are not taken thoughtfully. But they are not what we all think. They are in a stage of growth. And the teenagers are persons who try to put their growing ideas and capacities to work.
Most Influential Teens
Many of the teenagers find meaning in what all they do, and they even try to discover the meaning in their lives. And here is the list of 10 extraordinary teens who can influence both the adults and children. They are really going to make you awe.
10. Shawn Mendes
Commonly known as Shawn Mendes, his real name is Shawn Peter Raul Mendes. He is one of the most influential teens of the year 2018. Shawn became the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100. Life of the Party a music album which was released in June 2014 is his first appearance that made him so famous. Mendes is an excellent musician, and he was the third most followed musician on Vine. It was the artist manager Andrew Gertler who discovered the real talent of Mendes. His debut studio album Handwritten, whose single “Stitches” reached the top 10 in the U.S. and Canada, and number one in the UK. Mendes was listed among Time’s The 25 Most Influential Teens in 2014 and 2015.
9. Malia Obama
Malia is considered to be one of the most influential teens of the world. As the daughter of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, she is famous. But Malia has her own ways and talents that can attract the whole world. She is the eldest daughter of Obama. She is the fashion symbol and her dressing style and appearance is imitated and appreciated by many of the modern fashion lovers. Malia attends the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C with her younger sister Sasha. The seventeen-year-old Malia Obama is a really active and expressive teenager.
8. Katie Ledecky
An American competition swimmer, Katie Ledecky at the age of 15 won gold in the 800- meter freestyle at the International 2012 Summer Olympics. She is an outstanding person who has won fifteen medals, all of them gold in many international competitions. She is considered to be one of the most influential teens because she is an Olympic medalist and nine-time world champion. In 2014, she was named as the international female Champion of Champions by L’Equipe. Ledecky holds the fastest-ever times in the 500-, 1000-, and 1,650-yard freestyle events. And she is the current world record-holder in the 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle (long course). This amazing teen has broken the world records 11 times. She began the year 2018 at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin. She is still on her way to break the international records.
7. Joshua Wong
Founder of the Hong Kong students activist group Sholarism, Joshua Wong, is in the seventh position on this list. He is the secretary general of Demosisto a political party in Hog Kong. The Fortune Magazine has listed him as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015. He has great influence in the Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and so he was considered as the Most Influential Teens of 2014 by the TIME. Wong is the son of a middle-class parents Grace and Roger Wong. He is a strong leader who led the Hong Kong students in a massive Occupy protest in 2014 that demanded genuine universal suffrage. Now he is a student of the open Univerity of Hong Kong. He was arrested during the Post – Umbrella Movement.
This beautiful American actress and singer became popular as one of the stars of the comedy series Shake It Up of 2010. Her name Zendaya means ”to give thanks” in the language of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Sheis not only an actress but also a successful model and she works for the famous companies like Macy’s and Old Navy.
At this young age, she had signed d a recording deal with Hollywood Records in 2012. She attended the Oakland School for the Arts. She has also written a book Between U and Me. This teenager is a multi-talented genius. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her parents.
5. Maisie Williams
Maisie Williams entered the film industry through the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones. She has done an attractive character in it as Arya Stark. And for that, she won the television series Game of Thrones, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. This cute actress is always known as Maisie after she had played the character from the comic strip ‘The Perishers’. And for acting in the feature film The Falling, she was awarded the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young Performer of the Year.
4. Amandla Stenberg
The famous American actress Amandla was born in Los Angeles. Her name Amandla means power in the language of Zulu and Ndebele. She is openly a bisexual, and an intersectional feminist. She has become popular by playing the role of Cataleya in the French action film Colombiana. This talented girl has started her career as a model, i.e., by doing modeling shoots for Disney. Her career breakthrough came when she was cast as Rue in the 2012 film The Hunger Games. As a singer, she has conquered the hearts of millions. Stenberg had perfumed with the famous singer and songwriter Zander Hawley. She has great talent in playing the musical instrument violin. She has written a book “Niobe: She is Life” in collaboration with Stranger Comics’ Sebastian Jones.
3. Ahmed Mohamed
He became famous when he was 14 years old. Ahamed Mohamed was the student of the MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. And he was arrested from the school for bringing a hoax bomb to the school. He was accused and was a victim of racial discrimination and Islamophobia. This genius actually brought an electronic clock which was created by him. And the English teacher misunderstood that to be a bomb. And the police questioned him and took to the custody without allowing him to see his parents. The reason said by the police to arrest him was that he tried to cause a bomb scare. He was suspended from the school. And this incident received huge comments and criticisms from all over the world. Later Mohamed was invited to participate in many of the high-profile events associated with encouraging the youth interest in science and technology.
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2. Rowan Blanchard
She became famous as an American actress for acting the role of Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girls Meets World. In that series, she even sings the title song with the co-star Sabrina Carpenter. She is also an activist and had expressed her ideas at the UN Women and US National Committee’s annual conference as a part of the campaign #TeamHeForShe. She was born in 2001 in Los Angeles. She began her acting at the age of five. Blanchard was named after a character in Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour. She is identified as a queer.
1. Malala Yousafzai
The youngest ever Nobel Price laureate, Malala Yousafzai is a world famous teen activist in Pakistan. She was the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize, and the recipient of the 2013 Sakharov Prize.
She expressed her views by supporting female education. She has stood for the women n her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. When she was 12 years, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu detailing her life under Taliban occupation. She did not describe her as a feminist, but she fought for the rights of women as well as children. Malala is the most influential teenager of the year 2018.