Time names Bernanke 'Person of the Year'

In this April 17, 2009 photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at the Federal Reserve Sixth Biennial Community Affairs Research Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

December 16, 2009 4:59:37 AM PST
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2009. Last year's winner was then-President-elect Barack Obama. The 2007 winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Other previous winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush, and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.