WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been voted Time’s Person of the Year in
the annual reader poll carried out by the magazine.
The online survey asks readers to vote for what they believe is the most
influential person, people or things from the past year.
Of the 1,249,425 votes received, Julian Assange raked in 382,020 votes,
making him the clear winner of the poll.
The controversial WikiLeak frontman first came into the spotlight in April
earlier this year, when WikiLeaks released a video, allegedly showing US
military forces shooting at Reuters employees.
Since then WikiLeaks has released over 90,000 secret documents relating to
Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as making sensitive US diplomatic cables public.
Voted in second place in Time’s reader poll is Prime Minister of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Ergodan with 233,637votes (148,383 votes less than Assange).
the top-ten list of the poll below.
1. Julian Assange
2. Recep Tayyip Ergodan
3. Lady Gaga
4. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
5. Glenn Beck
6. Barack Obama
7. Steve Jobs
8. The Chilean Miners
9. The Unemployed American
10. Mark Zuckerberg