TIME magazine has released the cover shot for their annual "100 Most Influential People" and look who it happens to be!

Further proof that SHE rules the world: A bikini-clad Beyonce has been chosen to grace the cover of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" issue. Inside the magazine, Bey is profiled by Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg, who writes, "Beyonce doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one." Beyonce's cover is actually one of four being put out by the magazine; Robert Redford, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and basketball player Jason Collins grace the other three. Other notables who earned spots on the list include Rand Paul, Kerry Washington, Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Carrie Underwood, Matthew McConaughey and some guy named Barack Obama.

[Photo: TIME Full Story: Today]