The Short List Is Out for Person of the Year

'Time' will reveal winner Wednesday on 'Today' show
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2022 7:33 AM CST
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Wednesday is the big day for Time. It's when the magazine will announce its annual Person of the Year, and there are a bunch of headline-makers who've made the short list, per the Hill. Here are this year's contenders for the title, which will be announced on the Today show:

  • Outgoing GOP Rep. Liz Cheney
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
  • Gun safety advocates
  • Iran protesters
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • Elon Musk (last year's winner)
  • Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos
  • The US Supreme Court
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
(Read more Time's Person of the Year stories.)

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