Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ahead of President Trump in Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Poll

Wednesday 29th Nov 2017

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is officially more influential than Donald Trump, according to Time magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” poll.

Mohammed Bin Salman has made headlines around the world for his modernization of Saudi Arabia, and his quick ascendency to the top of the Saudi Royal Family power structure in recent years. During 2017 he has made large strides in bringing the Kingdom into the modern era and attracting foreign investment to his home nation. The US president, who is polling poorly in both in the US and globally, is seen by some as reversing the United States’ position as a dominant superpower, as well as causing controversy with late-night inflammatory tweets.

The poll, which Donald Trump won in 2016, started last week, and although the magazine takes a vote its Editors ultimately make the finally decision in awarding “Person of the Year”.

Time has been giving the award since 1927, which started as “Man of the Year” and was later changed to “Person of the Year”, recognizes the individual who had the most influence over the news in the last 12 months. Previous winners include Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.


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