TIME announces 2016 'Person of the year' shortlist

  • 7 years ago
The shortlist of candidates for the 2016 Person of the Year—TIME’s annual selection of the person who most influenced the news, for better or for worse—was revealed Monday morning on NBC’s Today. Here are this year's nominees: Simone Biles Hillary Clinton CRISPR Scientists: This team has developed groundbreaking new technology that can edit DNA. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Nigel Farage The Flint Whistleblowers: Local residents, along with civil-engineering professor Marc Edwards and local paediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, blew the whistle on the lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan. Beyoncé Knowles Narendra Modi Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg