updated 01:25 pm EST, Mon December 14, 2009
Jobs holds as one of seven finalists
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is one of the few remaining candidates for Time's Person of the Year 2009 award, the magazine has announced. First nominated earlier this month, Jobs is now one of just seven candidates remaining. Notably absent is a cumulative entry representing Iranian protesters, formerly one of the top reader choices.
Other finalists include several popular reader votes, namely Barack Obama, Stanley McChrystal and Usain Bolt. Also present are Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House; Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve; and lastly the Chinese worker, said to be increasingly important in one of the world's largest economies. The winner of the award will be announced on Wednesday.