Time magazine announced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is its “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, beating out 10 other finalists including Ron DeSantis, Elon Musk, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal called this year’s decision was “the most clear-cut in memory.”
“Whether the battle for Ukraine fills one with hope or with fear, Volodymyr Zelensky galvanized the world in a way we haven’t seen in decades,” Felsenthal said of the Ukrainian president.
Zelensky shares the 2022 title with “the spirit of Ukraine,” which Felsenthal said was embodied by the “countless individuals inside and outside the country.”
Time revealed the cover of its 2022 ‘Person of the Year’ edition on Wednesday morning.