VOTE Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?  

Lowe Saddler
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List Rules Which public figure deserves to be TIME's Person of the Year? Vote up your choices.

Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.

UPDATE: On December 6, 2017, Time announced "The Silence Breakers" of the #MeToo Movement as the 2017 Person of the Year. Runners up included Donald Trump, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Colin Kaepernick, and Robert Mueller.

Time magazine has been choosing a Person of the Year since 1927. Usually, nominees have heavily influenced the social media and news cycles so much so that everyone in the US and most of the world knows their names and accomplishments.

In some cases, the Person of the Year has been extremely controversial. Adolf Hitler, for example, was chosen as Man of the Year in 1938. While he hardly accomplished any good for his native Germany or the land at large, all people from young children to old grannies knew of him. In fact, Hitler was the greatest threatening force in the entire freedom-loving world. He even created what he deemed the master race. More recently, figures like American President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were awarded coveted spots on the magazine's cover. Trump, though tendentious, completely shook the political world and beat more likely presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. Merkel was a less jarring cover woman: though controversial in her home region for a wide-open stance on refugees, she helped salvage all of Europe during the continental financial crisis in 2015. 

2017's Person of the Year may end up being controversial as well. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is considered a front runner, though activist athlete Colin Kaepernick  has also been mentioned as a contender. Below is a collection of the most likely nominees: Time will be announcing the official winner in early December.

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Robert Mueller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Robert Mueller age 73 Robert Swan Mueller III served as the sixth Director of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Justin Trudeau age 46 Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since ...more

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Colin Kaepernick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Colin Kaepernick age 28 Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. At ...more

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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Pope Francis age 81 Pope Francis is Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio for being the Bishop of Rome, in which capacity he is also the absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State. Born in ...more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Donald Trump age 71 Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more

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Meghan Markle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Meghan Markle age 36 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (born Rachel Meghan Markle; August 4, 1981), is an American-born member of the British royal family, and a former film and television actress. Markle was born and ...more

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James Comey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
James Comey age 57 James Brien Comey, Jr. is the seventh and current director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was the United States Deputy Attorney General, serving in President George W. Bush's ...more

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Hillary Clinton age 70 Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of ...more

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Serena Williams age 36 Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on ...more

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Xi Jinping is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Ian Sacci added Xi Jinping age 64 Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's Republic of China, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission. As Xi holds the top ...more

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Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Ian Sacci added Jeff Bezos age 54 Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO ...more

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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Vladimir Putin age 65 Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and ...more

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Patty Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Ian Sacci added Patty Jenkins age 46 Patricia Lea "Patty" Jenkins is an American film director and writer. She grew up around the world and attended the AFI Conservatory. She graduated from The Cooper Union for the ...more

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Maxine Waters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Maxine Waters age 79 Maxine Moore Waters is the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic ...more

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Donna Brazile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Ian Sacci added Donna Brazile age 58 Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American to direct a major ...more

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Taylor Swift age 28 Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more

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Kim Jong-un is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Kim Jong-un age 35 Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He is the son of Kim Jong-il and the grandson of Kim Il-sung. He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the ...more

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Mohammad bin Salman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Mohammad bin Salman Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also known as MBS, is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, First Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, and the youngest minister of defense in the world. ...more

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
root2 added Britney Spears age 36 Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a ...more

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Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Harvey Weinstein age 66 Harvey Weinstein, CBE is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax. He and his brother Bob have been co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, ...more

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Be Named TIME's Person Of The Year For 2017?
Kevin Spacey age 58 Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, writer, producer, and comedian. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast ...more