Person of the Year: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

The two made history on November 7 when they defeated Donald Trump in a bitter election that put him in a small club of presidents who served only one term. Harris on that day became the nation’s first woman, first black woman, and South Asia’s first vice president.

“To change the American story, to show that the powers of compassion are greater than the anger of division, to share a vision of healing in a sad world, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME characters of 2020,” Wrote Time editor is Edward Filsenthal.

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has been named Entrepreneur of the Year. The video chat service has soared in popularity amid a health crisis that has forced people to work and learn from home.

In the Guardians of the Year category, Time magazine named activists Asa Traore, Porsche Bennett Bay, and racial justice organizers; Frontline health workers fighting the epidemic; And Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Time magazine’s tradition of picking out a particularly influential person began in 1927, as it launched the title Man of the Year. The name was later changed to Personality of the Year, which is given to an individual, group, movement, or idea that had the most influence in the past year. In 2006, Time magazine named “You” as the Person of the Year to honor the millions of people who contribute to online content. Not everyone who made the cut had a positive effect. Adolf Hitler, for example, was the Man of the Year in 1938. In 2019, Time magazine named a young climate activist, Greta Thunberg.
The Shortlist Its unveiling earlier on Thursday was a clear reflection of the year’s highlights. Biden, Trump, frontline health care workers, Dr. Fauci and the racial justice movement were key figures in a tumultuous year that included a deadly epidemic, social disruption due to racial injustice and a controversial election.
NBA star LeBron James He won the Athlete of the Year award and BTS was the best entertainment of the year, both of which were revealed on NBC’s “Today” Thursday morning. Person of the Year was introduced in a prime-time special broadcast on the network, the first time NBC partnered with Emmy-winning Time Studios for the magazine to cover this measure of Personality of the Year.

Actors Issa Rae and Matthew McConaughey kicked off the hour-long star-studded party that featured Vanessa Bryant, John Cena, Yu Yo Ma, BTS, and HER Bruce Springsteen as character of the year.

Time expanded the franchise for Person of the Year last year by introducing four additional categories including Entrepreneur of the Year. The decision came after that Sales force (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynn Benioff Time bought In 2018 from magazine conglomerate Meredith Corp. (MDP), that was Acquired Time Inc in 2017.
The TV event is Time Studios’ third-of-its-kind radio partnership this year. Instead of its annual TIME100 concert, Time revealed its list of the 100 Most Influential People in September with a TV special on ABC. Last week, Time magazine ranked it for the first time ever Child of the year In a television special broadcast on Nickelodeon and CBS.
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