India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, newly elected leader of the world’s largest democracy, has won Time’s Person of the Year reader poll.
This is not the whole Time magazine Person of the Year enchilada. The actual Person of the Year, chosen by the magazine’s editors, will be announced on Wednesday on the “Today” show.
Almost 5 million votes were cast in the poll. Most came from the United States — but the second-most came from India.
Here’s the top 10 and the percentage of reader’s votes they got:
1. Narendra Modi 16.2 percent
2. Ferguson protesters 9.2
3. Hong Kong protester Joshua Wong 7.0
4. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai 4.9
5. Ebola doctors and nurses 4.5
6. Vladimir Putin 4.3
7. Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” 3.4
8. Indonesian President Joko Widodo 2.7
9. Pope Francis 2.6
10. Nigeria’s missing Chibok girls 2.5
Bad news for critics of domestic violence and chronic traumatic encephalopathy: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeared at the bottom of the ranked list, capturing .3 percent of the vote. It’s important to remember that Time’s Person of the Year is a newsmaker, not necessarily a nice guy. After all, Adolph Hitler won in 1938.