Who Won the Time Magazine Person of the Year?

Angela Merkel - Time Person of the Year

At the end of every year, TIME magazine selects a person, group of persons, or an idea that (for better or worse) has most influenced events during the year.

The distinction should not necessarily be considered an honor with persons like Ayatollah Khomeini and Adolf Hitler appearing on the list.

In 1999, TIME selected Albert Einsten as the Person of the Century.

YearWinner(s)
2016Donald Trump
2015Angela Merkel
2014The Ebola Fighters
2013Pope Francis
2012Barack Obama
2011The Protester
2010Mark Zuckerberg
2009Ben Bernanke
2008Barack Obama
2007Vladimir Putin
2006You
2005The Good Samaritans Bono; Bill Gates; Melinda Gates
2004George W Bush
2003The American Soldier
2002The Whistleblowers Cynthia Cooper; Sherron Watkins; Coleen Rowley
2001Rudolph Giuliani
2000George W Bush
1999Jeff Bezos
1998Bill Clinton Kenneth Starr
1997Andy Grove
1996David Ho
1995Newt Gingrich
1994Pope John Paul II
1993Nelson Mandela; FW de Klerk; Yasser Arafat; Yitzhak Rabin
1992Bill Clinton
1991Ted Turner
1990George H W Bush
1989Mikhail Gorbachev
1988Endangered Earth
1987Mikhail Gorbachev
1986Corazn Aquino
1985Deng Xiaoping
1984Peter Ueberroth
1983Ronald Reagan Yuri Andropov
1982The Computer
1981Lech Walessa
1980Ronald Reagan
1979Ayatollah Khomeini
1978Deng Xiaoping
1977Anwar Sadat
1976Jimmy Carter
1975American Women
1974King Faisal
1973John Sirica
1972Richard Nixon Henry Kissinger
1971Richard Nixon
1970Willy Brandt
1969The Middle Americans
1968Apollo 8 Crew Frank Borman; Jim Lovell; William Anders
1967Lyndon Johnson
1966Twenty-Five and Under
1965William Westmoreland
1964Lyndon Johnson
1963Martin Luther King
1962Pope John XXIII
1961John F Kennedy
1960US Scientists
1959Dwight Eisenhower
1958Charles De Gaulle
1957Nikita Khrushchev
1956Hungarian Freedom Fighter
1955Harlow Curtice
1954John Dulles
1953Konrad Adenauer
1952Queen Elizabeth II
1951Mohammed Mossadegh
1950The American Fighting Man
1949Winston Churchill
1948Harry Truman
1947George Marshall
1946James F Byrnes
1945Harry Truman
1944Dwight Eisenhower
1943George Marshall

 

Winner Runner Up Date
2016 Time Magazine Person of the Year Donald Trump Dec 7, 2016
1942 Time Magazine Person of the Year Joseph Stalin Jan 1, 1942
1941 Time Magazine Person of the Year Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jan 1, 1941
1940 Time Magazine Person of the Year Winston Churchill Jan 1, 1940
1939 Time Magazine Person of the Year Joseph Stalin Jan 1, 1939
1938 Time Magazine Person of the Year Adolf Hitler Jan 1, 1938
1937 Time Magazine Person of the Year Chiang Kai-shek & Soong May-ling Jan 1, 1937
1936 Time Magazine Person of the Year Wallis Simpson Jan 1, 1936
1935 Time Magazine Person of the Year Haile Selassie Jan 1, 1935
1934 Time Magazine Person of the Year Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jan 1, 1934
1933 Time Magazine Person of the Year Hugh Samuel Johnson Jan 1, 1933
1932 Time Magazine Person of the Year Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jan 1, 1932
1931 Time Magazine Person of the Year Pierre Laval Jan 1, 1931
1930 Time Magazine Person of the Year Mahatma Gandhi Jan 1, 1930
1929 Time Magazine Person of the Year Owen Young Jan 1, 1929
1928 Time Magazine Person of the Year Walter Chrysler Jan 1, 1928
1927 Time Magazine Person of the Year Charles Lindbergh Jan 1, 1927