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TIME magazine list of candidates for person of the year (with their links). The following is an estimate if that person’s work will be famous and still used and associated with their name 500 years in the future. For example people like: Politicians ~ Queen Elizabeth I, Stage ~ William Shakespeare, Military ~ Sir Francis Drake. All of the candidates are contributors to modern society but this list is for potential for distant fame. Something this person has done recently which will make their work relevant to people’s lives in the distant future. Previous choices were:

Probaway’s Person of the Year. – Cesar Millan – 2007

Probaway’s Person of the Year – Jimmy Wales – 2008

Probaway’s Person of the Year – 2009 – To be announced: Jan 2, 2010

TIME magazine’s list from December, 2009