|Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt is the favourite to win Time's coveted award of 'Person of the Year' according to Sportsbook.com.|
The 79th issue is set to hit newsstands on Christmas day and Sportsbook.com is first to open odds on who will grace the cover of this edition.
Scmidt is available at 9-2 favourite. The Google mogul, whose net worth is estimated at $5.2 Billion, recently joined Steve Jobs on the Apple board to take on Microsoft and reigning Person of the Year Bill Gates.
Another top candidate for the Time Person of the Year is former U.S. Vice President turned Environmental Guru Al Gore, with 5-1 odds.
CEO of Apple Computers Steve Jobs, along with Global Warming and Mother Earth are at 7-1. Global warming makes headlines everywhere these days, with huge research studies warning us of the catastrophe that lies ahead if nothing is done. Even without a new Tsunami or hurricane the size of Katrina, the environment and climate change continue to weigh on people’s minds.
Potential controversial candidates exist in abundance as well. Few will argue the impact that leaders like North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, Hamas’ Sheikh Hasan Nasrallah and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have had on global politics this past year. Jong-Il and Nasrallah have been given 10-1 odds while Ahmadinejad is listed as a 20-1 long shot.