Starting back in 1927, Time Magazine has selected an annual “Person of the Year” which profiles a person, group, idea or objects that “for better or for worse…has done the most to influence the events of the year.” These selections have included the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Franklin Roosevelt but also people like Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini. Last year’s winner was Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany.
Last year’s winner was Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. The magazine cited her leadership role in the Greek debt crisis while praising her “steadfast moral leadership” in Europe’s migration crisis. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the runner-up with presidential hopeful Donald Trump placing third.
Earlier this morning Bovada posted odds for the 2016 Time Person of the Year, which likely won’t be announced until December. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (-250) opened as the favorite, followed by Republican presidential Candidate Donald Trump (+300). Other candidates were more encompassing like “migrant” and “soldier” — both of which were listed at +1500.
The table below displays the current Time Magazine Person of the Year odds at Bovada and will be updated as new information becomes available.
|Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi||+2800|
|Marine Le Pen||+3300|
It will be interesting to see what happens in November’s election, but it’s tough to argue that Donald Trump hasn’t had a massive impact on the American political landscape. I wouldn’t recommend betting this prop bet for several reasons including the delayed payout, low limits and prohibitive juice, but it doesn’t seem like Clinton should be such a large favorite over Trump.
What do you think? Are any candidates offering value? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.