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

Lowe Saddler
November 29, 2017 6.0k votes 977 voters 5.9k views 21 items Embed

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 72 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 45 Justin Pierre James Trudeau MP is a Canadian politician and the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, long-serving Prime Minister, and Margaret ...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 29 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 80 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 70 Donald John Trump Sr. is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump ...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 35 Meghan Markle is an American fashion model, spokesmodel, and actress. She stars as Rachel Zane on the USA legal drama Suits. She is formerly the model who held case #24 on the US version of the ...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 56 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 69 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 35 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 63 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 53 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 64 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 45 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 78 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 57 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 27 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 34 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 35 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 65 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 57 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