Pakistan's Malala, Sumail named in Time's list of 30 most influential teens

NEW YORK: Two Pakistani teenagers including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and gamer Sumail Hassan have been listed in the Times 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016.

At present, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai is working towards urging "world leaders to set aside $1.4 billion this year toward educating young refugees," TIME Magazine said.

The 19-year-old female education advocate Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel laureate in history when she received the peace prize at age 17 two years ago.

Malala was shot by the Taliban when she was 11-years-old. She received a bullet injury to her head but successfully recovered after undergoing a surgery in Britain, where she has been living since.

Sumail Hassan, 17, won his team Evil Geniuses the Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2) Asian championship in China in 2015 when he was just 15-years-old. The team bagged $1.2 million in prize money at the competition.

At the age of seven, Hassan sold his bike for a cheap price in order to get some change to play video games at an Internet cafe. "It was a bad move," said Hassan, with a laugh.

"Hassan has become the youngest person ever to earn $1 million playing competitive video games, making him a phenomenon in the rapidly growing world of e-sports," TIME Magazine added.

The child prodigy moved to the US in 2014 and spent some of his winnings -- now at $2.3 million and counting -- to buy a house for his parents and five siblings.

Time said it compiled its annual list by considering accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.

All teenagers come from totally different backgrounds and fields, and they all have numerous accolades and achievements.

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