My Person of the Year

To help us make this year's selection, TIME asked people who were chosen in previous years for their 2006 nominations. A sampling:

CYNTHIA COOPER 2002 >THE AMERICAN VOTER Cooper was an auditor at WorldCom, where she blew the whistle on financial fraud

I would like to suggest the American Voter. The concept of one-person, one-vote spoke loudly at a pivotal time, regardless of party affiliation. The people express their will, and there is a peaceful transfer of power. It's an amazing phenomenon. This election, voters wanted change, and they got it.

JEFF BEZOS 1999 >WARREN BUFFETT Bezos is the founder and CEO of online retailing giant Amazon.com

I would like to nominate Warren Buffett, the legendary head of Berkshire Hathaway. This year Buffett...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!