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Time Person of the Year
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Person of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999)[1] is an annual issue of the United States news magazine and website Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year".[2] Time also runs an annual reader's poll that has no effect on the selection, which is made solely by the magazine's editors.[3]
Person of the Year

1927 Man of the Year Charles Lindbergh
CountryUnited States
Presented byTime
Formerly called
  • Man of the Year
  • Woman of the Year
First awarded1927; 94 years ago
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Background
The tradition of selecting a "Man of the Year" began in 1927, with Time editors contemplating the news makers of the year. The idea was also an attempt to remedy the editorial embarrassment earlier that year of not having aviator Charles Lindbergh on its cover following his historic trans-Atlantic flight. By the end of the year, it was decided that a cover story featuring Lindbergh as the Man of the Year would serve both purposes.[4]
Selection
U.S. presidents
Since the list began, every serving president of the United States has been a Man or Person of the Year at least once with the exceptions of Calvin Coolidge (in office at time of the first issue), Herbert Hoover (the subsequent U.S. president), and Gerald Ford. Most were named Man or Person of the Year either the year they were elected or while they were in office; the only one to be given the title before being elected is Dwight D. Eisenhower, in 1944 as Supreme Commander of the Allied Invasion Force, eight years before his election. He subsequently received the title again in 1959, while in office. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only person to have received the title three times, first as president-elect (1932) and later as the incumbent president (1934 and 1941).
Women
Prior to 1999, four women were granted the title as individuals: three as "Woman of the Year"—Wallis Simpson (1936), Queen Elizabeth II (1952), and Corazon Aquino (1986)—and one as half of the "Man and Wife of the Year", Soong Mei-ling (1937).[5] "American Women" were recognized as a group in 1975. Other classes of people recognized comprise both men and women, such as "Hungarian Freedom Fighters" (1956), "U.S. Scientists" (1960), "The Inheritors" (1966), "The Middle Americans" (1969), "The American Soldier" (2003), "You" (2006), "The Protester" (2011) represented on the cover by a woman, and "Ebola fighters" (2014). However, the title on the magazine remained "Man of The Year" for both the 1956 "Hungarian Freedom Fighter" and the 1966 "Twenty-five and Under" editions which both featured a woman standing behind a man, and "Men of the Year" on the 1960 "U.S. Scientists" edition which exclusively featured men on its cover. It was not until the 1969 edition on "The Middle Americans" that the title embraced "Man and Woman of the Year".
In 1999, the title was changed to Person of the Year.[6] Women who have been selected for recognition after the renaming include "The Whistleblowers" (Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins) in 2002, Melinda Gates (jointly with Bill Gates and Bono) in 2005, Angela Merkel in 2015, "The Silence Breakers" in 2017, Greta Thunberg in 2019 and Kamala Harris (jointly with Joe Biden) in 2020. In 2020, to celebrate International Women's Day, TIME editors released 89 new Time covers, each showing women, in addition to the 11 already chosen, as counterparts to the Person of the Year choices from the past century.[7]
Groups and non-humans
Despite the name, the title is not just granted to individuals. Pairs of people such as married couples and political opponents, classes of people, and inanimate objects have all been selected for the special year-end issue.
Multiple named people
Classes of unnamed people
Inanimate objects
Special awards
In 1949, Winston Churchill was named "Man of the Half-Century", and the last issue of 1989 named Mikhail Gorbachev as "Man of the Decade". The December 31, 1999 issue of Time named Albert Einstein the "Person of the Century". Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi were chosen as runners-up.[8]
Controversial choices
Despite the magazine's frequent statements to the contrary, the designation is often regarded as an honor, and spoken of as an award or prize, simply based on many previous selections of admirable people.[9] However, Time magazine points out that controversial figures such as Adolf Hitler (1938), Joseph Stalin (1939 and 1942), Nikita Khrushchev (1957) and Ayatollah Khomeini (1979) have also been granted the title for their impacts.[10]
As a result of the public backlash it received from the United States for naming Khomeini as Man of the Year in 1979, Time has since shied away from using figures who are controversial in the United States for commercial reasons, fearing reductions in sales or advertising revenue.[11]
Time's Person of the Year 2001, immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, was New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.[12] The stated rules of selection, the individual or group of individuals who have had the biggest effect on the year's news, made Osama bin Laden the more likely choice that year. The issue that declared Giuliani the Person of the Year included an article that mentioned Time's earlier decision to select Ayatollah Khomeini and the 1999 rejection of Hitler as "Person of the Century". The article seemed to imply that Osama bin Laden was a stronger candidate than Giuliani, as Adolf Hitler was a stronger candidate than Albert Einstein. The selections were ultimately based on what the magazine describes as who they believed had a stronger influence on history and who represented either the year or the century the most. According to Time, Giuliani was selected for symbolizing the American response to the September 11th attacks, and Albert Einstein selected for representing a century of scientific exploration and wonder.
Another controversial choice was the 2006 selection of "You", representing most if not all people for advancing the information age by using the Internet (via e.g. blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and Wikipedia).[13]
Withdrawn selections
In 1941, the fictional elephant Dumbo from the Disney movie of the same name was selected to be "Mammal of the Year", and a cover was created showing Dumbo in a formal portrait style. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 pre-empted the cover. The U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt was named Man of the Year for a record third time, although Dumbo's Mammal of the Year profile still appeared on the inside pages of the magazine.[14]
Film-maker Michael Moore claims that director Mel Gibson cost him the opportunity to be Person of the Year alongside Gibson in 2004. Moore's controversial political documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time the same year Gibson's The Passion of the Christ became a box-office success and also caused significant controversy. Moore said in an interview "I got a call right after the '04 election from an editor from Time Magazine. He said,' Time Magazine has picked you and Mel Gibson to be Time's Person of the Year to put on the cover, Right and Left, Mel and Mike. The only thing you have to do is pose for a picture with each other. And do an interview together.' I said 'OK.' They call Mel up, he agrees. They set the date and time in LA. I'm to fly there. He's flying from Australia. Something happens when he gets home... Next thing, Mel calls up and says, 'I'm not doing it. I've thought it over and it is not the right thing to do.' So they put Bush on the cover."[15]
On November 24, 2017, U.S. president Donald Trump posted on the social media network Twitter that Time editors had told him he would "probably" be named Person of the Year for a second time, conditional on an interview and photo shoot which he had refused. Time denied that they had made any such promises or conditions to Trump, who was named a runner-up.[16]
Online poll
Time magazine also holds an online poll for the readers to vote for who they believe to be the Person of the Year. While many mistakenly believe the winner of the poll to be the Person of the Year, the title, as mentioned above, is decided by the editors of Time. In the first online poll held in 1998, professional wrestler Mick Foley won with over 50% of the votes.[17][18] Foley was removed from the poll, and the title was given to Bill Clinton and Ken Starr, which led to outrage from the fans of Foley who mistakenly believed the winner of the poll would be the winner of the title.[citation needed] In 2006, the poll winner was Hugo Chávez, with 35% of the votes, but was not selected as Person of the Year.[19]Time continues to annually run an online poll for the "People's Choice", but stresses the decision on whom the magazine recognizes is not made by the poll, but by the magazine's editors.[20]
Persons of the Year
1920s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1927
Charles Lindbergh1902–1974Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in May 1927 by piloting his monoplane Spirit of St. Louis from Garden City, New York to Paris, France.
1928
Walter Chrysler1875–1940In 1928, Chrysler oversaw a merger of his Chrysler Corporation with Dodge before beginning work on the Chrysler Building.
1929
Owen D. Young1874–1962Young chaired a committee which authored 1929's Young Plan, a program for settlement of Germanreparations after World War I.
1930s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1930
Mahatma Gandhi1869–1948Gandhi was the leader of the India's independence movement. In 1930, he led the Salt Satyagraha, a 240-mile march to protest the imposition of taxes on salt by the British Raj.
1931
Pierre Laval1883–1945Laval was first elected Prime Minister of France in 1931. Laval was popular in the American press at the time for opposing the Hoover Moratorium, a temporary freeze on World War I debt payments that was disliked in both France and the US.[21]
1932
Franklin D. Roosevelt1882–1945Roosevelt won the 1932 US Presidential election by a landslide, defeating the incumbent, Herbert Hoover.
1933
Hugh S. Johnson1882–1942In 1933 Johnson was appointed director of the National Recovery Administration. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave him the task of bringing industry, labor and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and set prices.
1934
Franklin D. Roosevelt (2)1882–1945Roosevelt was President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. In 1934, Roosevelt's New Deal reforms were beginning to bear fruit.
1935
Haile Selassie1892–1975Selassie was Emperor of Ethiopia in 1935, when Italian forces invaded Ethiopia, starting the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
1936
Wallis Simpson1896–1986In 1936, Simpson's relationship with King Edward VIII led the king to abdicate his throne in order to marry her.
1937
Chiang Kai-shek1887–1975Chiang was Premier of the Republic of China at the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.
Soong Mei-ling1898–2003Soong was wife of Chiang Kai-shek from 1927 until his death in 1975. Addressed as Madame Chiang Kai-Shek by the magazine, she was recognized together with her husband as "Man & Wife of the Year".[5]
1938
Adolf Hitler1889–1945As Chancellor of Germany, Hitler oversaw the unification of Germany with Austria and the Sudetenland in 1938, after the Anschluss and Munich Agreement respectively. Instead of a conventional portrait, the cover was an illustration by Rudolph von Ripper entitled 'Hitler Plays the Hymn of Hate'.[22]
1939
Joseph Stalin1878–1953In 1939, Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and de facto leader of the Soviet Union. He oversaw the signing of a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany before invading eastern Poland.
1940s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1940
Winston Churchill1874–1965Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation and the Battle of Britain.
1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt (3)1882–1945Roosevelt was President of the United States in 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor, declaration of war against Japan and resulting entry of the United States into World War II. The editors had already chosen Dumbo as their "Mammal of the Year" before the Pearl Harbor attack, but quickly changed it to Roosevelt.[14]
1942
Joseph Stalin (2)1878–1953By 1942, Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Premier of the Soviet Union, overseeing the Battle of Stalingrad (1942–1943).
1943
George C. Marshall1880–1959As United States Army Chief of Staff in 1943, General Marshall was instrumental in organizing US actions in World War II.
1944
Dwight D. Eisenhower1890–1969General Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during 1944's Operation Overlord.
1945
Harry S. Truman1884–1972Truman became President of the United States after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, authorizing the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1946
James F. Byrnes1879–1972In 1946, Byrnes was United States Secretary of State during the Iran crisis of 1946, taking an increasingly hardline position in opposition to Stalin. His speech, "Restatement of Policy on Germany", set the tone of future US policy, repudiating the Morgenthau Plan economic policies and giving Germans hope for the future.
1947
George Marshall (2)1880–1959Appointed United States Secretary of State in 1947, Marshall was the architect of the Marshall Plan.
1948
Harry S. Truman (2)1884–1972Truman was elected in his own right as President of the United States in 1948, which is considered to be one of the greatest election upsets in American history.[23][24][25]
1949
Winston Churchill (2)1874–1965Proclaimed as the "Man of the half-century", Churchill had led Britain and the Allies to victory in WWII. In 1949, Churchill was Leader of the Opposition.
1950s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1950
The American fighting-manRepresenting U.S. troops involved in the Korean War (1950–1953).
1951
Mohammad Mossadegh1882–1967In 1951, Mossadegh was elected as Prime Minister of Iran and expelled western oil companies, starting the Abadan Crisis.
1952
Elizabeth IIBorn in 1926In 1952, Elizabeth acceded to the throne of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, King George VI
1953
Konrad Adenauer1876–1967In 1953, Adenauer was re-elected as Chancellor of West Germany.
1954
John Foster Dulles1888–1959As United States Secretary of State in 1954, Dulles was architect of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
1955
Harlow Curtice1893–1962Curtice was President of General Motors (GM) from 1953 to 1958. In 1955, GM sold five million vehicles and became the first corporation to earn US$1 billion in a single year.[26]
1956
The Hungarian freedom fighterRepresenting Hungarian revolutionaries involved in the failed 1956 uprising.
1957
Nikita Khrushchev1894–1971In 1957, Khrushchev consolidated his leadership of the Soviet Union, surviving a plot to dismiss him by members of the Presidium, and leading the Soviet Union into the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik 1.
1958
Charles de Gaulle1890–1970De Gaulle was appointed Prime Minister of France in May 1958 and, following the collapse of the Fourth Republic and establishment of the Fifth Republic, was then electedPresident of France in December.
1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower (2)1890–1969Eisenhower was President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
1960s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1960
U.S. ScientistsRepresented by George Beadle, Charles Draper, John Enders, Donald A. Glaser, Joshua Lederberg, Willard Libby, Linus Pauling, Edward Purcell, Isidor Rabi, Emilio Segrè, William Shockley, Edward Teller, Charles Townes, James Van Allen, and Robert Woodward.
1961
John F. Kennedy1917–1963Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1961, ordering the failed invasion of Cuba by U.S.-trained Cuban exiles.
1962
Pope John XXIII1881–1963John XXIII was head of the Roman Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963. In 1962, he volunteered as a mediator in the Cuban Missile Crisis, gaining praise from both sides. He also initiated the Second Vatican Council that same year.
1963
Martin Luther King Jr.1929–1968A leader of the Civil Rights Movement, King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.
1964
Lyndon B. Johnson1908–1973Johnson was elected in his own right as President of the United States in 1964, before securing the passage of the Civil Rights Act, declaring a War on Poverty and escalating U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
1965
William Westmoreland1914–2005General Westmoreland was commander of U.S. forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
1966
The InheritorRepresenting a generation of American men and women, aged 25 and under.
1967
Lyndon B. Johnson (2)1908–1973Johnson was President of the United States from 1963 to 1969.
1968
The Apollo 8astronautsBorn in 1933, 1928 and 1928In 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 (William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell) became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, orbiting the Moon and paving the way for the first manned Moon landings in 1969.
1969
The Middle AmericansAlso referred to as the silent majority.[27]
1970s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1970
Willy Brandt1913–1992As Chancellor of West Germany, Brandt was acknowledged for "seeking to bring about a fresh relationship between East and West" through his "bold approach to the Soviet Union and the East Bloc".[28]
1971
Richard Nixon1913–1994Nixon was President of the United States from 1969 to 1974.
1972
Richard Nixon (2)1913–1994As President of the United States, Nixon visited China in 1972, the first U.S. President to do so. Nixon later secured the SALT I pact with the Soviet Union before being re-elected in one of the largest landslide election victories in American history.
Henry KissingerBorn in 1923Kissinger, as Nixon's National Security Advisor, traveled with the President to China in 1972.
1973
John Sirica1904–1992In 1973, as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sirica ordered President Nixon to turn over Watergate-related recordings of White House conversations.
1974
King Faisal1906–1975Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia, was acknowledged in the wake of the oil crisis of 1973–1974, caused by Saudi Arabia withdrawing its oil from world markets in protest at Western support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
1975
American womenRepresented by Susan Brownmiller, Kathleen Byerly, Alison Cheek, Jill Conway, Betty Ford, Ella Grasso, Carla Hills, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Carol Sutton, Susie Sharp, and Addie Wyatt.
1976
Jimmy CarterBorn in 1924In 1976, Carter was elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President Gerald Ford.
1977
Anwar Sadat1918–1981Sadat, as President of Egypt, traveled to Israel in 1977—the first Arab leader to do so—to discuss normalization of Egypt-Israel relations.
1978
Deng Xiaoping1904–1997China's Vice Premier. Deng overthrew Hua Guofeng to assume de facto control over China in 1978, as Paramount Leader.
1979
Ruhollah Khomeini1902–1989Khomeini led the 1979 Iranian Revolution, establishing himself as Supreme Leader.
1980s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1980
Ronald Reagan1911–2004Reagan was elected President of the United States in 1980, defeating incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
1981
Lech WałęsaBorn in 1943Leader of the Polish Solidarity trade union and architect of the Gdańsk Agreement until his arrest and the imposition of martial law in December 1981.
1982
The ComputerDenoted "Machine of the Year" to herald the dawn of the Information Age.
1983
Ronald Reagan (2)1911–2004In 1983, as President of the United States, Reagan ordered the invasion of Grenada and championed the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Yuri Andropov1914–1984Andropov, as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was a strong critic of the Strategic Defense Initiative. Andropov was hospitalized in August 1983 and subsequently died in 1984.
1984
Peter UeberrothBorn in 1937Ueberroth orchestrated the organization of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which involved a Soviet-led boycott.
1985
Deng Xiaoping (2)1904–1997As Paramount Leader of China, Deng was acknowledged for "sweeping economic reforms that have challenged Marxist orthodoxies".[29]
1986
Corazon Aquino1933–2009Aquino was a prominent figure in 1986's People Power Revolution, being electedPresident of the Philippines.
1987
Mikhail GorbachevBorn in 1931As General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and leader of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev oversaw Perestroika political reforms in 1987.
1988
The EndangeredEarthPlanet of the Year, involving an aspect of Mother Nature.
1989
Mikhail Gorbachev (2)Born in 1931Acknowledged as "Man of the Decade". Gorbachev, as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Soviet leader), oversaw 1989's first free Soviet elections before the fragmentation of the Eastern Bloc.
1990s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotes
1990
George H. W. Bush1924–2018As President of the United States, Bush oversaw U.S. involvement in the Gulf War (1990–1991).
1991
Ted TurnerBorn in 1938Founder of CNN. The piece particularly highlighted CNN's coverage of Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War, proclaiming it "History as it happens".
1992
Bill ClintonBorn in 1946Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush.
1993
The PeacemakersRepresented by Yasser Arafat, F. W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, and Yitzhak Rabin.
De Klerk, as State President of South Africa, oversaw Mandela's release from prison in 1990. The pair worked together to end the Apartheid system.
Arafat, as President of the Palestinian National Authority, and Rabin, as Prime Minister of Israel, signed the 1993 Oslo Accord, the first face-to-face agreement between Palestinian and Israeli authorities.
1994
Pope John Paul II1920–2005Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005.
1995
Newt GingrichBorn in 1943Leader of the "Republican Revolution", a Republican party election landslide, which led to Gingrich being elected Speaker of the House.
1996
David HoBorn in 1952Ho, a scientist, pioneered much AIDS research.
1997
Andrew Grove1936–2016In 1997, Grove was Chairman and CEO of Intel, recognized as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry.
3 runners-up
1998
Bill Clinton (2)Born in 1946As President of the United States, Clinton was impeached in 1998 following the Lewinsky scandal. The Senate acquitted him of the charges.
Ken StarrBorn in 1946Starr, a lawyer investigating various figures within the Clinton administration, published his Starr Report in 1998, opening the door for the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
1999
Jeff BezosBorn in 1964Bezos is founder and CEO of Amazon.com.
2000s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotesRunners-up
2000
George W. BushBorn in 1946In 2000, Bush was elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent Vice President Al Gore.
2001
Rudy GiulianiBorn in 1944Giuliani was Mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11 attacks in 2001, was selected as a symbol of America's response to the attacks.
2002
The WhistleblowersRepresented by Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins.
In 2001, Watkins uncovered accounting irregularities in the financial reports of Enron, testifying before Congressional committees the following year. In 2002, Cooper exposed a $3.8 billion fraud at WorldCom. At the time, this was the largest incident of accounting fraud in U.S. history. In 2002, Rowley, an FBI agent, gave testimony about the FBI's mishandling of information related to the September 11 attacks of 2001.
2003
The American soldier (2)Representing U.S. forces around the world, especially in the Iraq War (2003–2011).
2004
George W. Bush (2)Born in 1946In 2004, Bush was re-elected President of the United States, defeating John Kerry and overseeing U.S. involvement in the Iraq War.
2005

The Good SamaritansRepresented by Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates.
Bono, philanthropist and member of the rock band U2, helped to organise the 2005 Live 8 concerts. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and richest person in the world at the time, and his wife Melinda, founded the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2006
You[13]Representing individual content creators on the World Wide Web.
4
2007
Vladimir Putin[32]Born in 1952In 2007, Putin was ending his second term as President of Russia and preparing to become Prime Minister.
4
2008
Barack Obama[34]Born in 1961In 2008, Obama was elected President of the United States, defeating John McCain becoming the first African-American President of the United States
4
2009
Ben Bernanke[36]Born in 1953Chairman of the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis of 2007–08.
4
2010s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotesRunners-up
2010
Mark Zuckerberg[38]Born in 1984Founder of social-networking website Facebook.
4
2011
The Protester[40]Representing many global protest movements—for example, the Arab Spring, the Indignants Movement, the Occupy Movement, and the Tea Party movement—as well as protests in Chile, Greece, India, and Russia among others.
4
2012
Barack Obama (2)[42]Born in 1961In 2012, Obama was re-elected President of the United States, defeating Mitt Romney.
4
2013
Pope Francis[44]Born in 1936Elected head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
4
2014
Ebola fighters[46]"Ebola fighters" refers to health care workers who helped stop the spread of Ebola virus disease during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, including not only doctors and nurses, but also ambulance attendants, burial parties and others.[47]
Those represented on the covers included
Dr. Jerry Brown, the medical director at the Eternal Love Winning Africa Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia,[48][49]
Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with Samaritan's Purse and the first American to be infected in the 2014 outbreak,[49][50]
Ella Watson-Stryker, a health promoter for Doctors Without Borders who is originally from the United States,[49][51]
Foday Gallah, an ambulance supervisor and Ebola survivor from Monrovia, Liberia,[49][52]
Salome Karwah, a trainee nurse and counselor from Liberia whose parents died of Ebola,[49][53]
Dr. Pardis Sabeti from the Broad Institute.
4
2015
Angela MerkelBorn in 1954Chancellor of Germany since 2005, recognized for leadership in the Greek debt crisis and European migrant crisis.[54]
6
2016
Donald TrumpBorn in 1946In 2016, Trump was elected President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton.
5
2017
The Silence Breakers
The people who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment, including the figureheads of the Me Too movement. Represented on the cover by strawberry picker Isabel Pascual (pseudonym), lobbyist Adama Iwu, actress Ashley Judd, software engineer Susan Fowler, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and a sixth woman, a hospital worker who wished to remain anonymous and whose face cannot be seen.
The feature also specifically spotlights, in order:
actress Alyssa Milano
activist Tarana Burke
actress Selma Blair
the seven plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Plaza Hotel
politician Sara Gelser
entrepreneur Lindsay Meyer
dishwasher Sandra Pezqueda
actress Rose McGowan
psychotherapist and writer Wendy Walsh
blogger Lindsey Reynolds
housekeeper Juana Melara
journalist Sandra Muller
actor Terry Crews
University of Rochester professors Celeste Kidd and Jessica Cantlon
journalist Megyn Kelly
journalist Jane Merrick
producer Zelda Perkins, European Parliament member Terry Reintke
charity worker Bex Bailey
art curator Amanda Schmitt
filmmaker Blaise Godbe Lipman
anonymous former office assistant.[66][67]
6
2018The Guardians
Journalists who faced persecution, arrest or murder for their reporting. Those highlighted on four different covers were:
The feature also spotlights the following journalists, in order:
Shahidul Alam of Bangladesh
Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh of Vietnam
Dulcina Parra of Mexico
Luz Mely Reyes of Venezuela
Can Dündar of Turkey
Tatyana Felgenhauer of Russia
Amal Habani of Sudan
Arkady Babchenko of Russia.[75]
6
2019
Greta ThunbergBorn in 2003Environmental activist and founder of the school strike for the climate campaign.[82]
4
[83]
2020s
YearImageChoiceLifetimeNotesRunners-up
2020
Joe Biden[84]Born in 1942In 2020, Biden and Harris were elected President and Vice President of the United States respectively, defeating incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.[85] Harris became the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American vice president.
3
[86]
Kamala Harris[84]Born in 1964
See also
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