He launched multiple ballistic missile tests and exchanged threats and insults with Donald Trump, so uh, yeah... It's been awarded to notable people since 1927.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made the shortlist for Time's "Person of the Year," a recognition of the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse, according to the magazine. American Women (1975) and the computer (1982) have been named in the past.
The magazine revealed the top eight candidates for this year's honour on America's Today show, with Trump going up against special counsel Robert Mueller, former National Football League star Colin Kaepernick, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and The Dreamers.
Dreamers include nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as young children. She's been tapped to direct the film's sequel. Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" smashed records at the box office this summer and women everywhere celebrated.
Kim Jong Un: The North Korean leader who is pushing the nuclear program forward in his country.
The #MeToo movement started a year ago after a recording was released of Donald Trump joking about sexual assault during a taping of Access Hollywood. There are controversial politicians (President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un), Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, special counsel and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, and an entire social trend (The #MeToo movement). Former FBI Director Robert Muller, who continues to investigate if the Trump Presidential Campaign partnered with Russian agents to tamper with the 2016 Presidential Election.
The 32-year-old crown prince was elevated by his father, King Salman, in June.
President Trump was named Person of the Year last year, calling it "a tremendous honor". Other players followed, and President Trump supercharged the controversy.
Time refuted the president's claim, tweeting that he "is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year".
"I said probably is no good and took a pass", he said, per NBC.
Xi Jinping, China's president, wielding historic power in the Communist regime.
Trump was previously named Time's 2016 "Person of the Year".