Angela Merkel named Time magazin's Person of the Year 2015
"Ebola fighters" were named Time's People of the Year 2014. The photograph of Dr. Jerry Brown, the medial director and general surgeon at the Eternal Love Winning Africa Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia was put in the center of the cover
Pope Francis was named Time's person of the year 2013. He was followed by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Portrait by Jason Seiler for TIME
Barack Obama was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2012. The publication called Obama "the architect of this new America"
Cover Photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME
"The Protester" was the choice for the year 2011, referring to many global protest movements, the Arab Spring, Occupy Movement, as well as protests in Greece, India, Russia, among others
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In 2010 Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year. Zuckerberg was honoured "for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives"
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTIN SCHOELLER FOR TIME
In 2009 Time named Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as its Person of the Year, calling him "the most powerful nerd on the planet. Bernanke was the head of the US central banking system during the financial crisis of 2007–08
Time's 2008 Person of the Year was named Barack Obama. In 2008, Obama was elected President of the United States, becoming the first African-American US President
In 2007 Time magazine chose Valdimir Putin as it's Person of the Year. According to Time's managing editor Richard Stengel, Putin "performed an extraordinary feat of leadership in imposing stability on a nation that has rarely known it and brought Russia back to the table of world power"
You were chosen in 2006 as Time magazine's Person of the Year. This award recognized the millions of people who anonymously contributed user-generated content to the Internet
PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION FOR TIME BY ARTHUR HOCHSTEIN, WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY SPENCER JONES GLASSHOUSE
Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates were named Time's People of the Year 2005 for their active philanthropic work
PHOTOGRAPH FOR TIME BY GREGORY HEISLER