How TIME chose its 2015 Person of the Year
  1. 1.
    Angela Merkel
    Germany's Chancellor is the most powerful woman in the world
  2. 2.
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    The leader of ISIS exports extreme violence and radical beliefs around the globe
  3. 3.
    Donald Trump
    He blew open the Republican presidential primary—and the Republican Party
  4. 4.
    Black Lives Matter activists
    A new Civil Rights movement is turning a protest cry into a political force
  5. 5.
    Hassan Rouhani
    Iran's president is battling hard-liners in an effort to end his country's isolation
  6. 6.
    Travis Kalanick
    With his $62.5 billion startup, the Uber founder is changing the nature of work
  7. 7.
    Caitlyn Jenner
    The world's most famous transgender woman shines her spotlight on the fight for equality