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Top 10 Most Famous People

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

March 7, 2012
Filed Under Celebrities 

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A list of the most famous peopleContributed by Jennifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Walk past any newsstand today or turn on your TV and more than likely you will see famous people staring back at you.

It seems as though famous people, from celebrities to businesspeople to politicians, are taking over the world with their notoriety, riches, projects and entertainment value. There are several factors that influence whether a person may be considered the most famous in the world and lists will vary according to subjective and objective measures.

Check out the following top ten list of most famous people to see if your own favorites stack up.


10. Oprah Winfrey

A list of the most famous people

It’s hard to argue that the Queen of talk is anything less than one of the most famous people in the world. Not only is she a multi-millionaire but Oprah continues to make philanthropic efforts by contributing to and founding numerous charities to better the world.

9. Bill Gates

A list of the most famous people

American businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates may be considered one of the most famous people in the world thanks to his entrepreneurial accomplishments. As former CEO of Microsoft, Gates has been ranked as one of the wealthiest people in America since the mid 1990’s.

8. Michael Jackson

A list of the most famous people

The King of Pop lives on as a legend after his unexpected death thanks to his contributions to the music industry and his great legion of fans.

7. Lady Gaga

A list of the most famous people

Lady Gaga continues to make her mark in the music industry as one of the biggest money-makers in the business. She has also consistently been ranked as one of the most popular internet searches.

6. Angelina Jolie

A list of the most famous people

In addition to being Brad Pitt’s partner, movie star Angelina Jolie is almost well-known as an U.N Ambassador and adoptive mother.

5. Madonna

A list of the most famous people

Musical renaissance-woman Madonna has had a career lasting decades through the reinvention of her music, directorial endeavours and acting projects.

4. Steve Jobs

A list of the most famous people

The late Steve Jobs revolutionized the world as the founder of Apple, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and revolutionary of computer technology.

3. Jay-Z

A list of the most famous people

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, born Shawn Corey Carter, is a multi-millionaire rapper and entrepreneur with production companies and numerous endorsements. He is one half of one of the most famous and richest couples in the world with his wife Beyonce Knowles.

2. Barack Obama

A list of the most famous people

Barack Obama made history as the first African-American to be voted into the United States government as President in 2008, impacted world history as the leader of the most powerful country.

1. Jesus Christ

A list of the most famous people

Whether you are a Christian or not, Jesus Christ is one of the most famous people and religious figures in the world. In addition to being a central figure in Christianity, Jesus Christ is the reason for the famous Holidays Christmas and Easter and has been at the center of several movies and TV programs world-wide.

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