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Awarded annually since 1927, the title of ‘Time Person of the Year’ is an unparalleled mark of prestige that celebrates those who have shaped the course of history. This great honor often ignites a whirlwind of excitement and debate. With the 2023 Time Person of the Year being revealed in December on NBC’s ‘Today Show’, the world eagerly awaits to see who will be hailed as the next emblematic figure of our times.

Over the years, Time Magazine has been bestowed to influential leaders across a variety of fields and domains, ranging from politics and technology to activism and entertainment. Former winners include 14 US presidents, 7 diplomats, 3 popes and 1 Queen of England. Last year’s Time Person of the Year was none other than the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.


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This years’ Time Person of the Year winner has become a hotly debated topic, with a number of legitimate candidates in the mix for this important honor. Betting on the winner of this award can be a great way to have some extra fun with the award and cash in on your predictions!  You can find the complete betting odds for the 2023 Time Person of the Year at Bovada Sportsbook, but first let’s review each of the candidates and their current betting odds in this Time Person of the Year betting preview.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (-600)

Despite winning the award just last year, the President of Ukraine is once again the betting favorite to be 2023 Time Person of the Year. With the Russian invasion of his country still ongoing and the ramifications of this conflict having a major impact on the rest of the world, Ukraine’s Supreme commander-in-chief has been a key figure in 2023.

Elon Musk (+350)

Where do we begin? The visionary entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is renowned for his pioneering work in the fields of space exploration and electric vehicles, revolutionizing industries and pushing the boundaries of human innovation. He’s also been a staunch advocate of free speech and recently acquired the social media giant Twitter before rebranding to ‘X’. Musk is no stranger to this award, having been named Time Person of the Year in 2021.

Joe Biden (+800)

Current US President Joe Biden is another popular betting option this year. Nearing the end of his first term as commander-in-chief, Biden is gearing up for the 2024 elections and is the likely Democratic Party nominee. Joe Biden has also won this award previously, having been named Time Person of the Year along with Vice-President Kamala Harris in 2020 shortly after taking office.

Iran Protestors (+1000)

The Time Person of the Year award occasionally goes beyond individual recognition, honoring impactful groups of people who have collectively captured the spirit of a given year. That could once again be the case in 2023, with protestors in Iran continuing to fight for women’s rights following the death of a young woman for allegedly violating Iran’s strict rules requiring all women to wear a hijab.

King Charles III (+1200)

Formerly known as The Prince of Wales, Charles III became King following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. While the influence of England’s royal family has diminished over time, their enduring importance in the UK and on the global stage remains undeniably significant. By winning this award the 74-year-old British monarch would follow in his mother’s footsteps, after Queen Elizabeth was named Time Person of the Year all the way back in 1952.


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Greta Thunberg (+1500)

This Swedish environmental activist is known for her youth-led climate protests, which gained global attention. She gained prominence for her “school strike for climate” movement and has been an influential advocate for urgent climate action. At just 20 years of age, Thunberg would become the youngest ever winner of this award, surpassing Charles Lindbergh who won the inaugural Time Person of the Year award in 1927at the age of 25.

Ron DeSantis (+1800)

An American politician currently serving as the 46th governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis is a popular candidate in the 2023 United States presidential election. DeSantis made major headlines in the past year, passing laws on a number of controversial topics ranging from abortion and pronouns to the death penalty and guns. His “Don’t Say Gay” bill, in particular, has been extremely controversial and placed a major spotlight on the republican leader.

Janet Yellen (+2000)

American economist Janet Yellen may not be a household name, but the first-ever woman Head of the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve is a respected policy adviser of the highest level. With ongoing concerns over a potential recession and many in the United States fearing another government lockdown, Yellen’s insights hold significant value.

Taylor Swift (+2000)

The highly acclaimed singer-songwriter is known for her chart-topping albums and award-winning music career, while leading a massive and power following of ‘Swifites’. As she nears the end of her record-setting “The Eras” concert tour, Swift’s reach and influence extend far and wide, captivating millions of devoted fans with her music.


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Lula Da Silva (+2500)

A Brazilian politician who served as the President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, Lula Da Silva has once again taken office as the nation’s political leader. The politician has been fairly popular with Brazilians, as he has focused on programs focused on improving the country’s low-income housing, as well as providing access to water delivery and financial aid for families in need.

Merrick Garland (+2500)

As the 86th and current United States attorney general, Merrick Garland holds a prominent place in US politics. The former lawyer has come under scrutiny by House Republicans as of late, looking to press him on how the Justice Department handled investigations into Hunter Biden and former president Donald Trump. With so much focused on the upcoming US presidential election, Garland has been a major political figure in 2023.

Xi Jinping (+2500)

The leader of a major superpower, Xi Jinping is yet another Time Person of the Year candidate from the world of politics. As the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China, Jinping stands as a pivotal figure on the global stage, with a significant impact on international politics, economics, and diplomacy.