It is that time of the year again when all the top celebs and businessmen stay glued to their mobiles and social media handles. It is the Time’s 2022 Person of the Year Award time, which has kept people on watch mode for the last few years. Additionally, it could be social media influencers as well, who have managed to make a mark on society. The Time’s editors have just released the list of finalists, whom they think are worthwhile.
Time’s 2022 Person Of The Year – Who Will Be The Next?
Time Magazine has kept this tradition alive since the year 1927 and is still going strong. From world leaders to freedom fighters, many have found their way into the list. Last year, the title went to none other than the billionaire Elon Musk, who happens to be the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, among other MNCs. And now, he is the Twitter Head. Time Magazine seems to have chosen just right.
Let’s see who is on the list this time.
List Of Individual Contenders For Time’s Person Of The Year Award
Amazingly, Elon Musk has made a comeback as one of the contenders again. If last year, he was accredited for his contributions toward space research and the development of electric vehicles. This year it’s even better. He is being complimented for his $4 billion Twitter purchase, to bring the company out of the doldrums.
Next in line is Chinese President XI Jinping, who happens to be in the news since the time, Covid hit the globe. And, still, he has managed to hold on to his position, for the third consecutive term. Although many sections of society are against his rule, owing to his zero-tolerance policy towards Covid, he seems undeterred.
Liz Cheney, who is the House Committee’s ex- representative also garnered a lot of eyeballs in the year 2022. It mainly pointed to the investigations to unearth the motive behind the attack on the Capitol on 6th January 2021. She was investigating the whole matter, and the committee is yet to submit a final report on that matter. She lost out initially, but the committee is not ruling out a presidential vote on the matter.
Volodymyr Zelensky also shot to fame almost instantly, as Russia made war trying to conquer Ukraine. The Ukraine president took the gun in his hands and has been fighting from all quarters, ever since.
He has managed to push back the Russian forces again and again. MacKenzie Scott is also on the list. For the unversed, she is the ex-wife of Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos. However, she seems to have made a name of her own, as a social worker. Ron DeSantis is also not behind. He has stopped Disney from governing a district in Florida owing to some disturbances. There are many such feats that he seems to have achieved.
Janet Ellen is the last individual who made news by becoming the First Female Treasury Secretary in 2021. She happens to be one of the trailblazers today in the U.S.
Groups That Count – Time’s Person Of The Year Honors
In the current year, the U.S. Supreme court came under the radar for many cases, like the ones concerning abortion rights, gun control, and anti-water pollution. In June, it even overturned the 50 years of government protection laws revolving around abortion rights. The court also made a new start with the black judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson. There are more such changes that have come over in the past few years in the U.S.
Apart from the judiciary, Gun Safety advocates and protesters in Iran against the Hijab, are on the list. The recent attacks on a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, and the mass shooting in Buffalo, have led to stricter gun control measures in the U.S.
Consecutively the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian protester has led to a huge outcry in recent times. Lawmakers have been forced to rethink their laws today. Thus, the last two have also made it to the list of honors in 2022.
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