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Person of the Year 2003

They swept across Iraq and conquered it in 21 days. They stand guard on streets pot-holed with skepticism and rancor. They caught Saddam Hussein. They are the...

Person of the Century Nominations

TIME asks some of the world's politicians, stars, and other well-known figures to pick their choice for Person of the Century

Who Will Be Person of the Year 2008?

Barack Obama? Gordon Brown? Michael Phelps? Click through the pros and cons of our finalists for Person of the Year and vote for the candidates you think are...

Person of the Year 2007

His final year as Russia's President has been his most successful yet. At home, he secured his political future. Abroad, he expanded his outsize—if not always...

Who Will Be Person of the Year?

A former Vice President turned green guru? The most popular, and powerful, man in Russia? How about a fiery Middle East leader, or the brains behind Harry...

Person of the Year 2011

A year after a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself ablaze, dissent has spread across the Middle East, reaching Europe and the U.S., reshaping global politics and...

People of the Century

TIME has profiled those individuals who — for better or worse — most influenced the last 100 years. They are considered in five fields of endeavor, culminating...

Person of the Year 1999

The fast-moving Internet economy has a jungle of competitors. Here's the king...

Person of the Year 2001

After the September 11th attacks on America in 2001, the decision for TIME's Person of the Year was not clear cut. This year's pick: Rudy Giuliani

Person of the Year 2010

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing...

Person of the Year 2006

In 2006, the World Wide Web became a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter

Person of the Year 2009

The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. How the mild-mannered man who runs the Federal Reserve prevented an economic...