It’s not easy to become world famous. just ask any of the people on this list. From actors and singers to politicians and businessmen, these are some of the most famous people in the world. all have achieved a level of notoriety that few can rival. What do they have in common? talent, hard work and a lot of luck, probably. But whatever their story, one thing is for sure: These are some of the most famous people in the world. Let’s explore the list of the 20 most famous people in the world according to forbes.
1. elon musk
With a projected wealth of $239.6 billion in 2022, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc and SpaceX, is the world’s richest person. Twitter is where he spends most of his time.
Co-founder of Tesla Motors with Elon Musk in 2003, Musk currently owns a 23% stake in the company. That he has revolutionized transportation both on earth and in space is a testament to his brilliance.
Throughout his life, he has worked hard and achieved great success. elon musk was named person of the year 2021 by time magazine on December 13, a month ago.
2. jeff bezos
amazon inc. Founder and Chairman Jeff Bezos will be one of the richest and most well-known people in the world by 2022. According to Forbes magazine estimates, Bezos has a net worth of more than $180 billion.
Before recently resigning to pursue his passion in space, he was Chairman and CEO of Amazon. he recently made headlines after completing an 11-minute solo spaceflight. It was only a matter of time until Jeff Bezos became the second billionaire to walk on the moon.
Founded in 1993 as an online bookstore, Jeff Bezos’s Amazon has grown to become the second largest corporation in the world, with a market value of $1.6 trillion.
3. dwayne johnson
dwayne johnson is known as “the rock” and is currently the most well-known person in the world. Dwayne, who was previously a WWE Champion, is now an actor and producer. he is one of the most respected professional wrestlers in the history of the sport.
dwayne johnson, now the highest grossing actor in hollywood, has an estimated net worth of close to $320 million.
He also shares his training videos with his 295,000k followers on instagram.
4. joe biden
joe biden, the 46th and current president of the united states, is not only one of the most well-known people in the world, but he is also the most googled person in 2021. joe biden was barely 30 years old when he became the sixth youngest senator in the history of the united states.
For eight years, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential candidate, was President Obama’s running mate. Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Trump in the high-stakes 2020 presidential election.
there was a song written by taylor swift and other celebrities in favor of vice president biden.
5. bill gates
One of the co-founders of Microsoft, Bill Gates is a business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist with a net worth of $89 billion. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of Chairman, CEO, and Chief Software Architect, as well as being the largest single shareholder until May 2014. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the company largest pc software company in the world.
born: october 28, 1955 (age 63), seattle, wa
spouse: melinda gates
net worth of $89 billion
children: jennifer katharine gates, phoebe adele gates, rory john gates
parents: bill gates father, mary gates
books: business at the speed of thought, more
6. robert downey jr.
It’s no secret that Robert Downey Jr. He is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. It is believed that he has a fortune of more than 300 million dollars. iron man, sherlock holmes and chaplin are just a few of his many known credits.
When Robert was young, he lived in New York and worked as a painter. After making his debut on Saturday Night Live in 1980, he became involved in a drug abuse scandal. the actor has even been arrested many times for drug-related crimes.
Finally, after nearly five years of dealing with drug abuse and arrests, he relaunched his profession from scratch. he is one of the most famous artists in hollywood.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, a professional soccer player from Portugal, is one of the most recognizable people in the world. With a fortune of more than a billion dollars, he is the richest footballer in the world. In the forbes 2020 list, he is the highest earning celebrity. he has a sizable fan base on social media due to his frequent postings. he is widely regarded as one of the most charitable people and footballers in the world.
real madrid fans showed their appreciation for ronaldo’s exceptional performances as a member of the team during a celebration at the santiago bernabe stadium. his five victories in the uefa champions league are the most in history. Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the history of Real Madrid.
8. lionel messi
Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays in the forward position known as Leo Messi. he leads the Argentine national team as head coach. In the world of soccer, he is widely regarded as the best there is.
Among Messi’s many honors are the Ballon d’Or and European Golden Shoe trophies, as well as the Laureus title of World Sportsperson of the Year. he amassed 672 goals and 35 championships throughout his illustrious career. Messi has become the second player in the history of the sport to earn more than a billion dollars in his career.
Between 2009 and 2014, he was the highest paid player in the world. messi was included in time’s list of the most important people in the world twice (in 2011 and 2012).
9. donald trump
donald trump, the 45th president of the united states, is a businessman and television personality with a net worth of $3.1 billion. He began his career working for his father’s real estate business before becoming a successful developer in New York City. Trump also starred in the reality show The Apprentice, which helped him gain even more fame. In 2016, he ran for president as a Republican and won the election.
10. zuckerberg brand
social media mogul facebook counts mark zuckerberg as one of its three co-founders, chief executive officers and chairman. facebook has recently undertaken rebranding efforts to emphasize its metaverse goals.
As part of its Person of the Year award, Time magazine has recognized Zuckerberg as one of the 100 Most Important People in the World every year since 2008. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was ranked 10th in Forbes’ annual list of the world’s most powerful people.
11. oprah winfrey
Media mogul Oprah Gail Winfrey is estimated to be worth $2.7 billion. Oprah Winfrey started her career as a news anchor and her famous talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” used to get the highest ratings which was the world record in her category.
She was featured as the most influential woman in the world in 2007. Oprah was born in 1954 into extreme poverty in rural Mississippi to a single teenage mother who worked as a domestic helper.
oprah started working at a local grocery store as a teenager and won the miss black tennessee beauty pageant at age 17. oprah winfrey was the first black newscaster and also the youngest on nashville’s wlac-tv. she is now president and CEO of harpo productions. In addition, she is the president, CEO, and COO of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
12. justin beiber
justin bieber is a very famous singer with a huge number of fans all over the world. Justin’s YouTube videos amassed over 10 million views through word of mouth alone. his debut album, my world, sold more than 137,000 copies in less than a week in 2009.
13. ariana grande
Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress. Throughout her illustrious career, she has been awarded two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, nine MTV Music Video Awards and 27 Guinness World Records.
As for Ariana Grande’s discography, she has released six studio albums, one compilation album, one live album, and one remix album, in addition to two extended plays, 52 singles, and 12 singles for promotional purposes.
14. lebron james
In addition to winning four NBA titles and four NBA MVP awards, LeBron James also took home two Olympic gold medals throughout his illustrious career as a professional basketball player.
In product sponsorships, he generates between 50 and 60 million dollars a year. As soon as he agreed to a billion dollar deal with Nike, he became a household name. It is Nike’s first lifetime agreement since its establishment.
15. kylie jenner
American media personality and businesswoman Kylie Jenner is ranked number six on our list of the most famous people in the world. Known as the world’s youngest self-made millionaire, Kylie Jenner is a household name. 1997 marked the year of kylie’s birth in the golden state.
Her participation in the reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” catapulted her to stardom. As the creator of Kylie cosmetics, she benefited from the notoriety her family enjoyed. Kylie’s signature product, the Kylie Lip Kit, was a huge success, generating millions of dollars for the reality star.
social networks like facebook and instagram have a huge fan base of kylie. With 300 million Instagram followers in January 2022, she became the first woman to achieve that milestone. Time magazine named her one of the most influential teenagers in the world.
16. will smith
will smith, known by his stage name the fresh prince, is a well-known black actor in hollywood. when he was born, he was born in pennsylvania, united states. Five Golden Globes and two Oscar nominations are among Will Smith’s many honors. He has also been awarded four Grammy Awards.
As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion worldwide at the box office. Among the actor’s many accolades are multiple box office records in the United States and abroad.
In addition to acting, Will Smith is a producer, singer, and lyricist. he was adored by millions due to his exceptional acting skills. More than 9.8 million people have subscribed to Will Smith’s YouTube channel since it launched last year.
17. taylor swift
Taylor Alison Swift, a well-known singer-songwriter from the United States, is a household name. Around the world, her songwriting skills have earned her praise and considerable media attention.
The Recording Industry Association of America awarded her second album, 2008’s self-titled effort Diamond-Certified, Widespread Achievement (RIAA). swift has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the most popular artists in the world. Swift has amassed an impressive list of accolades, including 11 Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, and 49 Guinness World Records.
18. tiger forest
Among the best-known golfers in the world is one called Tiger Woods. one of the best golfers in history, he also holds multiple golf records.
according to forbes, tiger woods has a net worth of more than 800 million dollars. For a record 11 years, Tiger Woods was the richest player in the world according to Forbes.
It took a self-imposed vacation from professional golf in 2010 to deal with his marital problems, but he came out stronger. for the longest period of time, he was the best golfer in the world.
19. selena gomez
singer and actress selena gomez is well known in the united states. Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide to date. she has a devoted following on a wide range of social media. More than 295 million people follow her instagram account.
20. kim kardashian
American actress and media personality Kim Kardashian is known as Kimberly Noel Kardashian West. As of this writing, she has over a million followers on Twitter and Instagram.
kkw beauty, the celebrity owned cosmetics company, was founded by kim kardashian and she is the main owner. With the launch of her kkw beauty line, she made a number of new cosmetics available to consumers. Also in 2015, she was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most powerful people in the world.