Filling Steve Jobs’ shoes is not an easy task, but Tim Cook has done an incredible job leading Apple in 2012. There were some big bumps in the road but Tim navigated past them with great poise and as a result he’s one of eight frontrunners to be named TIME’s Person of the Year.
Since 1927, Time magazine has given out the Person of the Year award to the person that most influenced the world – whether for good or evil. Steve Jobs was nominated a few times but never received the award.
Along with Tim Cook, the list of eight nominees includes the following people:
- Malala Yousafzai
- Barack Obama
- Mohamed Morsi
- Bill and Hillary Clinton
- Marissa Mayer
- Tim Cook
- Higgs Boson (and the three scientists who discovered it)
Recent winners include Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, Vladamir Putin, Bill Gates, and Bono. TIME Magazine will announce the winner of the award on Wednesday, Dec. 19th at 7 AM.