Time Magazine's 2014 Person Of The Year Isn't One Person

Suzanne Robertson
The Ebola outbreak impacted almost every country on the planet and sparked this year's choice.


The Ebola outbreak has infected more than 17,800 people, most in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, killing 6,346. 

Now the Ebola Fighters are Time Magazine's choice for Person of the Year.  

"The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are TIME's 2014 Person of the Year," the magazine wrote.

Finalists for 2014 Person of the Year included the Ferguson protesters, Vladimir Putin, Taylor Swift and Jack Ma, an English teacher turned founder and CEO of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant which debuted a $25 billion IPO.  

Also considered for Person Of The Year was Tim Cook, the first openly gay Fortune 500 CEO, Masoud Barzani, the acting president of the Iraqi Kurdish Region and the NFL's Roger Goodell.