2 Pakistanis who made it to Times 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016

riw-most-influential-teens-of-pakistan-2016Our world is full of beauty, peace, love and unbound talent. The teens, youngsters and adults all have expertise in one thing or the other and they only require the right amount of guidance, perfect platform and exposure to the outside world. When all these factors come together and open doors of opportunities, even our teens can make it to the Times 30 most influential teens of 2016.

Let’s have a look at who these 2 influential Pakistanis of 2016 are!

The two Most Influential teens of Pakistan

The two most influential teens of Pakistan in 2016 are: a gamer, Sumail Hassan, and youngest Noble Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousufzai.

Sumail and his team, ‘Evil Geniuses’, won ‘The Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2)’ Asian championship last year in China. They received a tremendous cash prize of $1.2 million.

Malala, on the other hand, is a Nobel Prize holder who has been fighting for girl’s education in her hometown for around a decade.

Facts about Sumail Hassan

Syed Sumail Hassan is a 16 years old Pakistani-born American who was born on 13th February 1999. He along with his family moved from Karachi to Rosemont, Illinois in 2012. He has six siblings and one of his brothers, Yawar Hassan, is also a professional Dota 2 player.


In the gaming world, he is known as Suma1L. He started playing when he was 7 years old and since then, he has been under training and playing in the North American Elite League. His hard work and dedication quickly made him a highest rated player. He has also won The International 2015, Fear, Aui_2000, Universe and ppd.

Sumail is the youngest person to ever earn $1 million in the rapidly growing world of e-sports. He is becoming the most influential name in the world of aggressive video games. Recently, he has bought a house for his family from his earnings of around $2.3 million.

Facts about Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist who was born on 12th July 1997. She has been fighting for female education in her hometown, Swat, KPK province of Pakistan. She is also the youngest Nobel Prize laureate who is known for human rights advocacy and has been considered as the most influential teen by Times.


When she was 11 years old, she was shot in the head for raising her voice on the ban of girls’ education in her native land but gladly, she recovered after a surgery in Britain.

She received a Noble Peace Prize when she was 17 years old and became the youngest person to ever win it. She also initiated her own organization, Malala Fund, which receives funding from various eminent personalities. Currently, she is urging world leaders to set aside $1.4 billion for the education and welfare of young refugees.

Both of them have set high standards of intelligence and humanity for others to follow. We wish them all the best for their future!

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