Taylor Swift named Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2023

The 33-year-old singer beat out a list of contenders that ranged from Vladimir Putin to the King of England and the Barbie doll.

Time magazine named American pop icon Taylor Swift Person of the Year on Wednesday. The magazine called the 33-year-old singer, born in Pennsylvania and raised in Nashville, a "hero of her own story," Sam Jacobs, editor-in-chief of Time, wrote in a statement.

Taylor Swift has found a way to transcend boundaries and be a source of light (...) Swift is the rare person who is both the writer and the hero of her own story.

The artist stood out this year for re-releasing her most popular albums and for The Eras Tour, which became the highest grossing world tour of all time.

Sam Altman is Time magazine’s CEO of the year

Time magazine named Sam Altman, the 38-year-old CEO of OpenAI, CEO of the Year 2023. He appeared in hundreds of headlines this year thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and the turbulence that led to his dismissal and subsequent reinstatement to the company.


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Leo Messi, Athlete of the Year

Hours before announcing these results, Time magazine selected Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi as Athlete of the Year 2023.