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Time Magazine Person of the Year

Known up to and including 1998 as Man of the Year. Note that the title goes to the person who "for better or for worse ... has done the most to influence the events of the year".

Some Notable Individuals

1927 The first recipient Click to show or hide the answer
1930 The first non–US recipient Click to show or hide the answer
1932, 1934 and 1941 The only person to be awarded the title on three occasions Click to show or hide the answer
1936 The first female recipient Click to show or hide the answer
1938 The second European recipient Click to show or hide the answer
1939 and 1942 The second person to be awarded the title twice Click to show or hide the answer
1940 and 1949 The first British recipient Click to show or hide the answer
1952 The second individual woman, and the second British recipient Click to show or hide the answer
1986 The third individual woman Click to show or hide the answer
1999 Founder of Amazon Click to show or hide the answer
2010 Founder of Facebook Click to show or hide the answer
2015 The fourth individual woman Click to show or hide the answer

Some Non–Individual Recipients

1950 (and 2003 ... with two slightly different wordings) Click to show or hide the answer
1956 Freedom fighters in Click to show or hide the answer
1968 William Anders, Frank Borman and Jim Lovell Click to show or hide the answer
1975 Represented by (among others) Betty Ford and Billie Jean King Click to show or hide the answer
1993 Represented by Yasser Arafat, F. W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, and Yitzhak Rabin Click to show or hide the answer
2002 For exposing corruption in high places Click to show or hide the answer
2005 Represented by Bono (for organising Live 8), Bill Gates and Melinda Gates (for establishing their philanthropical foundation) Click to show or hide the answer
2006 Representing individual content creators on the World Wide Web Click to show or hide the answer
2011 Representing, for example, the initiators of the Arab Spring Click to show or hide the answer
2014 For their response to a global crisis that began in Africa Click to show or hide the answer
2017 People who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment Click to show or hide the answer

Inanimate Recipients

There have been only two of these:

1982 Machine of the Year Click to show or hide the answer
1988 Involving an aspect of Mother Nature Click to show or hide the answer

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