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Singer Taylor Swift was selected with Russian President Vladimir Putin for Time's Person of the Year

TIME magazine has released its 2023 People of the Year list, which includes American pop star Taylor Swift, Russian President Vladimir Putin and British monarch King Charles III, among others.

According to the magazine, the famous Person of the Year simply designates the “person, group or concept that most influenced the headlines, for better or for worse”.

The last honorees were Volodomir Zelensky and the “spirit of Ukraine”, Elon Musk, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Greta Thunberg and a group of journalists called Guardians, in that order.

For 2023, Time selected the following finalists: Taylor Swift, Sam Altman, the prosecutors who charged Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Barbie, Xi Jinping, the striking Hollywood workers, Carlos III and Jerome Powell.

Taylor Swift

Swift, who recently surpassed a net worth of $1 billion in October, according to Bloomberg, is one of the most influential musical talents in history.

The singer-songwriter is one of the few musicians to achieve this financial feat solely through musical releases and performances, the outlet reported.

“Taylor is in a unique position in terms of monetizing her talent. In an era where artists have lost millions as album sales gave way to digital downloads, she is actually riding the technological wave rather than following the digital tide”, said branding expert. Doug Eldridge told FOX Business.

Jerome Powell

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, was the last candidate on TIME's list this year, known for his role in reducing inflation in the United States.

His achievement was to achieve the “soft landing” of managing rising prices through increasing interest rates without deterring investment and plunging the country into recession.


The only fictional character in the group of finalists fought her way to the nomination after starring in her first live-action film. The film, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, became the highest-grossing film of 2023, grossing approximately $1.4 billion.

Xi Jinping

The president of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came in second place in 2017 and is now looking to reach the cover of Time for the first time after having achieved an unprecedented third term in the history of the eastern country.

The prosecutors who charged Trump

In 2023, Donald Trump became the first president in United States history to be formally charged with a crime which, of course, made headlines around the world. Therefore, Time has as finalists the prosecutors who charged him in New York, Georgia, Florida and Washington DC.

Sam Altman

2023 also saw the widespread adoption of commercially viable artificial intelligence. Sam Altman, the founder of OpenAI (known as ChatGPT), was at the forefront of the movement to bring capable new tools – and then explained the need for various forms of regulation.

Charles III

After several decades of waiting for the throne, the now King of England was crowned in May this year, marking the end of the long reign of Elizabeth II, who was already elected Person of the Year in 1952, precisely the year in which she became queen.

Hollywood workers on strike

Hollywood screenwriters and actors were in the news throughout the year due to strikes that paralyzed the production and filming of shows and films, which, of course, reached all portals around the world due to their impact on the world of entertainment.

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin, who was already highlighted as Person of the Year in 2007, continues to wage his war in Ukraine. However, 2023 came with an additional dispute: the conflict with the Wagner Group.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the paramilitary group who was once an ally of the Russian leader, died shortly after his revolt in a plane crash.


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