Barack Obama has been named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year', the second time the American president has taken the honour.
Time said that in a year of "historic cultural and demographic changes", Obama "found and forged a new majority, turned weakness into opportunity and sought, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union".
It added: "[Obama] is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America."
Tim Cook and Bill and Hilary Clinton were also contenders.
The annual honour has been handed out since 1927.
Franklin D Roosevelt holds the record for most awards, having won three times.
In gaining his second honour Obama follows such illustrious company as Harry Truman, Lyndon B Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagen and George W Bush.
He is also level with communist dictator Joseph Stalin but will be relieved to know that he is ahead of Hitler, who only won it once.