Top Nominees For Time Person Of The Year 2016on Photos and videos
It’s that time of the year again, the moment the world gets to see the most influential person of the year as of 2016. Every year since 1927, TIME magazine selects a person, a group of people – or idea- that has been able to influence the world for better or for worse and make headlines for the same.
After revealing the names of 11 shortlisted people, worthy to be named the “Person of the Year” on Monday, December 5, TIMES finally revealed the name of the personalities who were able to influence the world. And this year guess who made it to the top? It is none other than the President-elect Donald Trump.
This is the 10th time president-elect Trump has been featured in TIMES. Last year he came in the second place as the title went to the German Chancellor and the first woman grabbing the title since 1986. Before that, the title went to the Ebola Fighters. Here are the names and photos of all the nominees.
1. Donald Trump: "President Elect and Person of the Year"
In his tenth time appearing on the TIME magazine’s cover, Donald Trump came out successful this year, after his controversial victory in the election last month.
The billionaire businessman turned reality TV star turned president-elect was able to beat nominee Hillary Clinton in this polls as well, making her come in the second position. Last year, Trump was placed second behind Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
2. Hillary Clinton: One Step Shorter.
Hillary Clinton came in in second place, losing once again to Donald Trump. The former first lady was nominated after coming up short against the president-elect Trump in the November election but was able to win the popular votes by about 2.5 million votes.
3. Vladimir Putin: Terrorizing His Way Through.
The Russian president Vladimir Putin was one of the shortlisted nominees for the TIME’s “Person of the Year,” after he continued making headlines for his involvement in the Syrian war and alleged attempts of interfering in U.S. presidential election.
4. The CRISPR Scientist: Revolutionizing the World.
The team of researchers got nominated for the “Person of the Year” after successfully developing a technology that enables scientists to modify specific genes in living cells, allowing them to replace faulty genes with working ones.
5. Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Looking Out For His Own.
After making the bold move of tightening control of Turkey, after surviving terrorist attacks and failed military coup, the Turkish President Erdogan was nominated to be the next “Person of the Year.”
6. Nigel Farage: Thriving For Better.
The European Parliament member and the former U.K. Independence Party Leader was one of the nominees, as he helped pushed the Brexit referendum to victory.
7. Flint Whistleblowers: Making World a Better Place.
The Whistleblowers were shortlisted after revealing and alerting the United States about the elevated levels of lead in the blood of Flint children. This act resulted in criminal charges against two water companies who were involved in the scandal.
8. Narendra Modi: Always With The Truth.
The Indian President, after the risky move of ordering the withdrawal of high-denomination 500 and 1000 rupee bills, which in his belief will crack down on counterfeit currency and also pushing a demonetization drive that might fight large-scale corruption, was shortlisted. He won the online reader’s poll for the “Person of the Year.”
9. Mark Zuckerberg: Redefining Success
The CEO of Facebook, which continues to be a force in media and advertising even today, was shortlisted among the big names as he continues running a successful business and in addition donated nearly all of his company stake to philanthropy.
10. Simone Biles: Making History
The 19-year-old American gymnast Biles was shortlisted as one of the finalists as she won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics.
11. Beyoncé Knowles: Storming Success
The R&B songstress was nominated for the honor after the worldwide success of her Emmy-nominated album Lemonade and equally successful Formation Tour and her countless support and involvement in the fight between African Americans and the Police.