Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine onreleased the names of the 10 finalists for its 2019 Person of the Year, a designation it’s made every year since 1927 for the person who’d most influenced the world in the past year, for good or bad. Last year, Time chose “The Guardians and the War on Truth,” a group of four journalists and one news organization whose work landed them in jail or cost them their lives. The winner will be announced Wednesday. The finalists are, in random order:

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • President Trump

  • Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping

  • The Whistleblower — the anonymous CIA officer who set off the impeachment inquiry

  • U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe

  • Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden

  • Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg

  • The Hong Kong protesters