Here are the 10 people TIME Magazine has named on the short list for Person of the Year. It's important to note, that it is the person who has influenced the world "for good or ill" and can even be a group of people or a movement.

Taking a look back at the past 15 years, here's who's been 'honored' as Person of the Year.

2016 Donald Trump
2015 Angela Merkel
2014 Ebola Fighters
2013 Pope Francis
2012 Barack Obama
2011 The Protesters
2010 Mark Zuckerberg
2009 Ben Bernacke
2008 Barack Obama
2007 Vladimir Putin
2006 You
2005 The Good Samaritans
2004 George W. Bush

  • 1

    Jeff Bezos

    Founder, CEO of Amazon
  • 2

    The Dreamers

    800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as young children wishing to stay in America
  • 3

    Patty Jenkins

    Biggest domestic opening of all time for a female director of 'Wonder Woman'
  • 4

    Kim Jong Un

    Leader of North Korea
  • 5

    Colin Kaepernick

    Former NFL player
  • 6

    #MeToo Movement

    Victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse
  • 7

    Robert Mueller

    FBI Director
  • 8

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

  • 9

    Donald Trump

    President of the United State
  • 10

    Xi Jinping

    President of China

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