Share U.S. Donald Trump #MeToo Colin Kaepernick Wonder Woman Take a Knee Dreamers Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump moved one step closer to his boast that he would be named Time magazine's Person of the Year two years in a row, appearing on the short list released Monday morning on the Today show. Trump won the honor last year after beating Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The award does not mean Time magazine loves the president; the recipient of the Person of the Year status is simply a person, group or organization that had an outsized influence on the world “for good or ill.” That explains how a rogue German leader named Adolf Hitler won the honor in 1938. Here are the finalists: Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Colin Kaepernick created the Take a Knee movement to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality last year, but it has spread to sports arenas across the country and continued to be a part of the national conversation on race, patriotism and the national anthem. Kaepernick was also honored with the ACLU award on Sunday, saying in his acceptance speech: “We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease.” Colin Kaepernick stands on the field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after the 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams in December 2016. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world this year. The Amazon founder's net worth topped $100 billion after Black Friday, though it has since dipped below that value. Bezos also owns The Washington Post, as well as a rocket company called Blue Origin. Bezos was Time’s Person of the Year 18 years ago, in 1999. President Donald Trump was awarded Time's Person of the Year in 2016. "This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year," Time wrote at the time. Trump tweeted last month about the possibility of being given this title for the second year in a row. Time responded to say that he was "incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year." Still, he has shown up on this year’s short list. Kim Jong Un has also made it on the shortlist in light