Could the man on Interpol's most wanted list also be Time's Person of the Year?Should he win he'll be in good company.
If it were up to the magazine's readers, Julian Assange, founder of the controversial whistleblower website WikiLeaks, would certainly have a shot.
More than 90,000 readers have voted for the 39-year-old Australian, placing him in third place, alongside comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Strangely, leading the pack is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey. And in second place is pop singer Lady Gaga.
Of course, if he wins, Assange would also join some of the world's most hated figures including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini.