Mr. Donald Trump, who is 70 now, beat the following people who are to be named 2016’s TIME Person of the Year, just one month after he was elected the next President of the United States: These people are Simone Biles, Hillary Clinton, The Flint Whistleblowers, Beyonce, Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin and Mark Zuckerberg.
It’s not as a complex procedure to pick the Person of the Year as it appears. Starting from the beginning of September to the end of the year, TIME magazine starts to shortlist the influential canditates. After the staff have pick the shorlisted candidates, the editor will make the selection.
The Person of the Year can be anybody or anything. TIME controversially made the Person of the Year “You” in 2006. They decided that in the age of social networks, the countless individuals who contribute material online are the most prominent. And in 1938, they chose Adolf Hitler. However once again, it can be anyone, good or bad.
Choosing the Person of the Year is a tradition which can be dated back to 1927. The TIME staff understood that they had actually never ever put legendary pilot Charles Lindbergh on their cover that year, regardless of his achievements. So, TIME covered themselves by naming Charles Lindbergh their “Man of the Year”. Since then, this practice continues every year.