On Million Dollar Money Drop one of the smartest men who walked the earth was highlighted. He was the 1999 Time Magazine Person of the century. Most of us would recognize his picture and almost everyone could contribute one thing to the legend. That is unless you are on a game show.
Tonight most of us watched the Million Dollar Money Drop to see two contestants battle it out for the chance to win a million. The question that had one couple extremely stumped was 1999 Time Magazine Person of the Century. The possible answers included Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley and Bill Gates. The final answer was Albert Einstein.
The first paragraph of the article from Time Magazine captures the man as who he was and what he did for mankind.
He was the embodiment of pure intellect, the bumbling professor with the German accent, a comic cliche in a thousand films. Instantly recognizable, like Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp, Albert Einstein’s shaggy-haired visage was as familiar to ordinary people as to the matrons who fluttered about him in salons from Berlin to Hollywood.
Albert Einstein lived from 1879 to 1955. During this time he was widely known and was choosen by Time Magazine for his contributions to life as we know it today.
As for the remaining people who could have been on the top of Time Magazine, Bill Gates and Elvis Presley could be on the top of the magazine but their contributions were not as significant as Einstein’s. 1999 Time Magazine Person Of The Century