2018 Time Person of the Year Odds: What Are President Trump’s Chances?

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  • Earlier this week, bookmakers began posting odds for the 2018 Time Person of the Year
  • President Donald Trump is listed as the favorite at +300 (25% chance)
  • Colin Kaepernick and Kim Jong Un are the co-runners up at +500 (16.7% chance)

Every December, Time Magazine selects a “Person of the Year” to grace its cover. The annual tradition began back in 1927, with the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh winning the inaugural honor.

According to Time, the The Person of the Year can be a person, group, idea or object that “for bettor or for worse… has done the most to influence the events of the year.”

Here are the recent winners since 2000:

  • 2017: The Silence Breakers
  • 2016: Donald Trump
  • 2015: Angela Merkel
  • 2014: Ebola Fighters
  • 2013: Pope Francis
  • 2012: Barack Obama
  • 2011: The Protester
  • 2010: Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2009: Ben Bernanke
  • 2008: Barack Obama
  • 2007: Vladimir Putin
  • 2006: You
  • 2005: The Good Samaritans
  • 2004: George W. Bush
  • 2003: The American Soldier
  • 2002: The Whistleblowers
  • 2001: Rudy Giuliani
  • 2000: George W. Bush

The betting markets seem to agree, as Trump is listed as the favorite.

  • Donald Trump +300 (25% chance)
  • Colin Kaepernick +500 (16.7% chance)
  • Kim Jong Un +500 (16.7% chance)
  • Thai Cave Divers +600 (14.3% chance)
  • Xi Jinping +800 (11.1% chance)
  • Elon Musk +1000 (9.1% chance)
  • Robert Mueller +1000 (9.1% chance)
  • Moon Jae-In +1200 (7.7% chance)
  • Pope Francis +1200 (7.7% chance)
  • Vladimir Putin +1200 (7.7% chance)
  • Mohammed bin Salman +1500 (6.3% chance)
  • Christine Blasey Ford +2000 (4.8% chance)
  • Brett Kavanaugh +2000 (4.8% chance)
  • Emma Gonzalez +2000 (4.8% chance)
  • Kamala Harris +2000 (4.8% chance)
  • Justin Trudeau +3000 (3.2% chance)
  • Stacey Abrams +3000 (3.2% chance)
  • Planet Earth +3000 (3.2% chance)
  • Angela Merkel +3000 (3.2% chance)
  • BTS +3000 (3.2% chance)
  • Jeff Bezos +4000 (2.4% chance)
  • LeBron James +4000 (2.4% chance)
  • Lady Gaga +4000 (2.4% chance)
  • Michelle Obama +5000 (2% chance)
  • Meghan Markle +5000 (2% chance)
  • Beyonce +5000 (2% chance)
  • Serena Williams +7500 (1.3% chance)
  • Taylor Swift +7500 (1.3% chance)
  • Ariana Grande +10000 (1% chance)
  • Stormy Daniels +10000 (1% chance)

It’s interesting to note that Time’s Person of the Year survey, conducted on their website and available for anyone to vote on , currently lists the boy-band BTS as the top vote getter.

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