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Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015? 

Mike Rothschild
Updated June 14, 2019 9.9k votes 598 voters 4.8k views 52 items

TIME magazine is currently polling for who should be its Person of the Year in 2015, with a wide selection of world leaders, entertainment luminaries, and business giants. With so many momentous stories in news, business, and entertainment this year, the people's choice for TIME magazine Person of the Year 2015 is sure to be someone who made a tremendous impact on the news.

As with all other years, TIME's Person of the Year for 2015 isn't necessarily the best person. After all, this is a title Adolf Hitler received multiple times. Instead, this title goes to the most newsworthy person, someone who made the news orbit around them and set the tone for everyone else. This is a person who dominated the headlines, for better or worse, and without whom 2015 would be inconceivable.

Here's your chance to vote up the people you think should be the TIME Person of the Year in 2015, or vote down the notable individuals you think aren't worthy.
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Paris Attack Victims is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #1 RobLein added Paris Attack Victims
The world rallied in their memory after the terrorism acts that killed them.
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Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #3 Age 47 from Pretoria
CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, revolutionizing automotive and space travel.
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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #7 Age 54 from Washington
CBS late-night host whose show is a must for political candidates.
4
François Hollande... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #8 Age 64 from Rouen
Prime Minister of France, dealing with the fallout of the November Paris attacks.
5
Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #13 Age 66 from Saint Petersburg
President of Russia, and one of the world's chief geopolitical antagonists.
6
Misty Copeland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #10 Age 36 from Kansas City
First African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.
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Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #25 Age 21 from Mingora
Young Pakistani human rights advocate.
8
Tim Cook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #4 Age 58 from Robertsdale
CEO of Apple, continuing the legacy of Steve Jobs.
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Christine Lagarde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #2 Age 63 from 9th arrondissement of Paris
International Monetary Fund head.
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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #11 Age 37 from Saginaw
Tennis star who won all four majors in 2015.
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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #6 Age 65 from Beijing
Priemier of China.
12
Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #5 Age 68 from Vadnagar
Prime Minister of India.
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Roger Goodell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #9 Age 60 from Jamestown
NFL Commissioner, seen as the most powerful person in sports.
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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #26 Age 57 from Honolulu
44th President of the United States.
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Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #22 Age 50 from St. Matthews
Emmy-winning star of "How to Get Away With Murder."
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Bashar al-Assad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #21 Age 53 from Damascus
Syrian president and leading figure in the Syrian Civil War.
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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #27 Age 64 from Hamburg

Named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year in 2015.

Chancellor of Germany, seen as the most powerful woman in the world.
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Muhammadu Buhari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #14 Age 76 from Katsina
New President of Nigeria, who turned the tide against Boko Haram.
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Cecile Richards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #19 Age 61 from Waco
Embattled Planned Parenthood CEO.
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Jorge Ramos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #24 Age 60 from Mexico City
Univision anchor who clashed with Donald Trump.
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #30 Age 72 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Controversial billioinaire and Republican presidential candidate.
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Hassan Rouhani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #15 Age 70 from Sorkheh
President of Iran and key figure in the Iran nuclear deal.
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Marc Benioff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #16 Age 54 from Binghamton
Salesforce CEO and crusader for equal pay in the tech industry.
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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
voting closed at #20 Age 53 from Yate
Harry Potter author who announced the newest story in the saga, a two-part Harry Potter play.
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Sasha Cohen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Be TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2015?
NY_JeffC added Age 34 from Westwood