Two Pakistani kids, Malala Yousufzai and Sumail Hassan have made it to the list of TIME’s 30 most influential teens of 2016. The list was announced on October 19th, 2016.

Sumail Hassan:

“When Hassan was seven, growing up in Karachi, he sold his bike—at a very, very deep discount—to a stranger. He needed some change to play video games at an Internet café. “It was bad move,” says Hassan, with a laugh. Not really. Ten years later, 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.” (Deloitte estimates competitive-gaming revenues will hit $500 million this year, and high-profile investors include Alex Rodriguez and Shaquille O’Neal.) Hassan’s game of choice is Dota 2, in which experts say he’s a Michael Jordan-like figure in terms of skill. But despite his rising profile, he still puts family first: Hassan recently used some of his prize money—now at $2.3 million and counting—to buy a house for his parents and five siblings, with whom he moved to the U.S. in 2014.—Sean Gregory” states the list on TIME’s website.

Malala Yousufzai:

“After being shot by the Taliban in 2012 for speaking out against its ban on female education, the Pakistan native went on to become the youngest Nobel laureate ever — receiving the peace prize at the age of 17 — and co-found the Malala Fund to secure girls the right to a minimum of 12 years of quality schooling. Now Yousafzai, once dubbed “the most famous teenager in the world,” is continuing her human rights activism by urging world leaders to set aside $1.4 billion this year toward educating young refugees: “The thought that they won’t be able to go to school in their whole life is completely shocking and I cannot accept it.” —Megan McCluskey” the site wrote about Malala.

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