Julian Assange, who turned some heads after receiving a slew of votes for the Times’ Person of the Year award, has been overthrown by Mark Zuckersberg.
Mark Zuckersberg was finally decided as the Times’ Person of the Year, in spite of Julian Assange winning a large number of votes over a short span. Clearly, slow and steady wins the race. Moreover, there are numerous people who hate Julian Assange but very few who actually hate Zuckersberg. Especially, after The Social Network (The Movie), Zuckersberg has gained the status of an unsung hero.
The Times’ Person of the Year is selected after nomination by an expert from a panel that consists of earlier winners of the award and then, by public voting.
The winner Zuckersberg is a Harvard dropout and is the youngest billionaire in America. He is valued $6.9 billion at a young age of 26 and owns a 33.7 billion dollar business. This is what Time had to say about him:
For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year.
As the ritual goes, the Time cover page will have his photograph and you can have a glimpse of it here.