Time’s Outstanding Persons of the Year

Person of the Year, formerly called Man of the Year is best-known as an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time highlighting and profiling the most influential person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine of the year. Since the first appearance in 1927, the long list of Person of the Year has been added each year featuring the most outstanding IT (Information and Technology) faces of the year around the world. It’s interesting that the vote for the Person of the Year by Time Magazine is oriented to both positive and negative criteria. This year, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook has been honored to be the Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2010. In the previous years following 2010, the Microsoft president Bill Gates, the U.S President Barack Obama, even You had slots in the list of Time’s Person of the Year. Let’s take an update on the Person of the Year 2010, the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and take a review on the most outstanding ones during the two decades.


Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, was named Person of the Year by Time in 1999 at the age of 35. He was the fourth youngest person to be honored this title


George W. Bush

The 43rd President of the United States, Gorge Bush topped the poll for Time’s Person of the Year 2000


Rudy Giuliani

The America’s homeland security boss during the terror attack in New York City on September 11, 2001 won Time’s Person of the Year 2001


The Whistleblowers

Winners of the poll Persons of the Year 2002 were three women Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins


The American Soldier

The American soldier during the war U.S – Iraq was named the Person of the Year 2003


Bill Gates, Bono, Melinda Gates

Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates were on the cover of Time 2005 as Persons of the Year for their global efforts “to end poverty, disease and indifference”



The selection of You as Time’s Person of the Year 2006 emphasized on the importance of the World Wide Web and its users


Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, won Time’s Person of the Year 2009 for his influence on the world’s most crucial economy


Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, the second youngest winner of Time’s Person of the Year 2010, is the co-founder of leading social-networking site Facebook



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