US President-elect Donald Trump was named as Person of the Year 2016 on 7 December 2016 by Time magazine. The magazine cited his role for the stunning victory in the US Presidential election.
The Time cover that features a photograph of the President-elect sitting on a chair reads, “Donald Trump – President of the Divided States of America”.
Nancy Gibbs who announced the name of Time’s person of the year said that the real baron and casino owner, Trump, who never spent a single day in public office, was elected as the 45th President of the US. His election as President.
Trump’s rival in the presidential elections and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was the first runner-up for Person of the Year. Online hackers were judged as the second runner ups.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the 11 candidates shortlisted by Time for its annual honour. Meanwhile, Modi won the online readers' poll conducted by Time magazine for Person of the Year 2016, the second time he emerged winner of the reader's choice poll.
Other contenders for the Time Person of the year were
TIME's Person of the Year since 2000
This is an annual honour bestowed by Time magazine since 1927. It goes to the person who most influenced the news during the year for better or worse.