Time magazine has named Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart as one of the world's most influential people.

Ms Rinehart is of the world's top 100 power players.

"The spectre of Rinehart looms above the Australian landscape: an improbably wealthy, concrete-minded, broad-shouldered woman who spent more than a decade in legal and personal battles with her stepmother and four children and insists nothing will come before the company she calls the House of Hancock," the article reads.

"Mining, she says, will save resource-rich, prosperous Australia from ruin."

The article lists Ms Rinehart as a 'Titan', and also makes note of her comments that the poor should drink less and work harder.

Ms Rinehart is the only Australian to be featured in the Time list of global leaders, artists, pioneers and icons.

Also included on the list are American rapper Jay-Z, SpaceX founder Elron Musk, and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai, who made world headlines after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

Newly-installed Pope Francis is also on the list, along with US president Barack Obama, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and the Duchess of Cambridge.