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Time magazine named Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Person of the Year.

“Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk over life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth as well,” wrote Edward Felsenthal, editor. Head of Time. “In 2021, Musk became not only the richest person in the world, but also perhaps the richest example of a massive change in our society.”

This Time tradition began in 1927 as “Man of the Year” and has since changed not only to recognize an individual, but also to consider the impact of a group, movement or community. idea that has had the most influence over the past year. In 2020, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were chosen together as Person of the Year. The annual choice is not necessarily considered an honor, as the selection could have exerted a negative influence. For example, Adolf Hitler was named Man of the Year in 1938.

Time also turned the tradition into a larger franchise by introducing additional categories in 2019. This year, pop star Olivia Rodrigo was named Artist of the Year and four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles was selected as an athlete. of the year. The title of Hero of the Year, formerly known as “Guardians”, went to the scientists behind the covid-19 mRNA vaccine, in particular Katalin Kariko, Barney Graham, Kizzmekia Corbett and Drew Weissman. .

Time was able to add new categories because the company is no longer part of a larger conglomerate of magazines with competing titles that covered sports and entertainment in depth, Felsenthal told CNN Business. In 2018, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff bought Time from Meredith Corp., which previously owned other Time Inc. titles such as Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly.

Unlike in previous years, Time chose not to post a shortlist of nominees for the Person of the Year.

Time announced Person of the Year on its own YouTube channel, produced by its own video division, Times Studios. This unveiling stands in stark contrast to years past, when Time would make the big TV reveal, in partnership with NBC. In 2020, Time announced the picks on a prime time special on NBC. Years earlier, the choices were revealed in the morning on “Today”.

Time is hosting a Monday night event in New York City to celebrate Time’s Person of the Year and its TIME100 community, a sign of a return to normal for editors who have been forced to cancel in-person events amid the pandemic and instead organized virtual events.

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