'Time' 2016 Person of the Year Short List: Here are the nominees and their chances


President-elect Donald J. Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles are among the nominees forTime magazine's 2016 Person of the Year, the magazine announced Monday.

The short list, which was released on Today and on the magazine's website, includes 11 of the biggest newsmakers in the U.S. and abroad, as chosen by the editors of Time.

Since Time first designated a "Man of the Year" on its 1927 cover, the magazine has annually recognized the person who "for better or for worse" has done the most to influence the events of the year. While the list is dominated by world leaders, the roster has also included groups of people ("The Middle Americans" in 1969), ideas ("The Protestor" in 2011) and inanimate objects ("The Computer" in 1982).

The 2015 Person of the Year was German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Here are this year's nominees:

Who will it be?

Prime Minister Modi won Time's online reader poll with 18% of the vote. Donald Trump, as well as President Barack Obama and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, each received 7% of the vote, which is not factored into the Time editors' decision.

This is Trump's second consecutive year on the Time shortlist. When he finished third in 2015 behind Angela Merkel, he tweeted that Merkel was ruining Germany and suggested the editors were against him.

The Person of the Year will be announced Wednesday morning on Today and on Time's website.

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