Before the end of every year, Time magazine names a ‘Person of the Year.’ Over the years, this has become synonymous with social influence and success. In 2021, this title was awarded to Elon Musk, innovator and entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX.
The article emphasizes that Musk is the best choice for this title, as few people have ever had such a wide-range influence on society and industries worldwide. He was labeled as a ‘class of his own’’, owing to his vision and provocative persona that frequently resorts to mockery through social media.
Apart from the Person of the Year, the magazine has several other categories such as Artist of the Year, Athlete of the Year, and Heros of the Year. These awards were introduced in 2019 as a part of leaving a conglomerate that featured magazines that covered these areas.
This year’s Artist of the Year is Olivia Rodrigo, while the Athlete of the year award went to Simone Biles. However, there were no published shortlists, as was the case in previous years.
The Heroes of the year award went to a team of scientists who worked on the mRNA coronavirus vaccine (Kizzmekia Corbet, Barney Graham, Katalin Kariko, and Drew Weissman). It was emphasized that their work will influence the well-being of entire humanity, as it’s a ‘’breakthrough of singular importance.’’