Every year, Time Magazine editors select the person or idea that has most influenced the news and the world in the past year, whether it be for good or ill.
“I’ve never seen so much agreement about who had the most influence,” Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said. “I don’t think that we have ever seen one person operating in such an unconventional way have an impact on events of the year quite like this.”
Donald Trump beat out others on the list included record-breaking Rio Olympics gymnast Simone Biles, iconic music superstar Beyoncé, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The reveal was made on the morning of Wednesday December 7th on the Today Show.
"To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor," Trump told Matt Lauer in an interview after the reveal.
Last year’s winner was German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first individual woman to be chosen as Person of the Year since 1986.
Other past winners include Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and The Computer.
Time's Person of the Year issue hits stands this Friday, December 9th 2016
To read the Person of the Year article now, click here.