In 1927, a magazine came up with the 'Person of the year' title. It was by TIME magazine that has been a pioneer since when it was launched in 1923. The magazine has been naming the 'TIME Person of the year' to the people who changed the world and have most affected the course of history and the year's news- for better or worse. Here is such a consolidated list of all the 'TIME Person of the year' title winners from 1927-2013. Don't be surprised to see an event, a group or an invention bag the title now and then, as the TIME magazine's Person of the year. Since TIME first started naming their Person of the Year there has always been controversy surrounding it. For example the 2010 TIME Person of the Year was Mark Zuckerberg, although Julian Assange received the most votes by TIME Readers. TIME has a policy of not naming people who the United States doesn't like, and that is why Assange was not selected. Many people disagree with their policy but it is their policy nonetheless. If you are interested in the rich and powerful these are the most powerful celebrities, businessmen and politicians in the world.