Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Image by New Media Days via FlickrJulian Assange: Readers’ Choice for TIME’s Person of the Year 2010 - TIME NewsFeed
The man behind WikiLeaks has won the most votes in this year's Person of the Year poll.
Readers voted a total of 1,249,425 times, and the favorite was clear. Julian Assange raked in 382,020 votes, giving him an easy first place. He was 148,383 votes over the silver medalist, Recep Tayyip Ergodan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
(See the top 10 everything of 2010.)
But Assange wasn't the winner in all aspects -- Lady Gaga trounced him on Facebook, receiving 65,417 "likes" on Facebook to Assange's 45,643. See the top 10 readers' choices below, and view the full poll here.
Recep Tayyip Ergodan
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
The Chilean Miners
The Unemployed American
(See TIME's exclusive interview with Julian Assange.)
Will Assange be named Person of the Year? The editors of TIME will unveil their choice on the TODAY show, Wednesday morning on NBC.