Time's Person of the Year 2017: Trump, Colin Kaepernick, Kim Jong Un, 7 others among finalists

Monday, 04 December 2017, 10:20:04 PM. Time announced Monday its shortlist for the 2017 Person of the Year.

Time announced Monday its shortlist for the 2017 Person of the Year.

Time has named a Person of the Year since 1927, recognizing the person or group of people who most influenced news during the past year. President Trump, who has 2016's honoree, caused controversy last month when he tweeted he was "probably" going to be named "Person of the Year," but turned it down after being asked to participate in an interview and photo shoot.

"I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway," Trump said.

In recent years, the shortlist for Person of the Year included Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Black Lives Matter activists.

The 2017 shortlist includes:

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

The Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents when they were children

Patty Jenkins, director of "Wonder Woman"

Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea

Colin Kaepernick, former pro football player who refused to stand for the National Anthem

#MeToo movement, which aims to shed light on prevalence of sexual harassment and assault

Robert Mueller, special counselor investigating Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump

Xi Jinping, president of China

This year's winner will be announced on Dec. 6.

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