Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014

Barbara Walters

Even though Barbara Walters has been retried since May, she’s heading back to work for her annual special, Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People.

The 85-year-old has hosted the 10 Most Fascinating People since it began airing in 1993, and the list includes notable names in entertainment, sports, and politics.

Even though the coveted #1 Most Fascinating Person is always a kept a secret, ABC has released the names of four people who have made the list for 2014 including Oprah Winfrey, Scarlett Johannson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Chelsea Handler.

2014 Fascinating People

So what makes these celebs in particular so fascinating? I guess we will have to wait and see what Barbara uncovers.

In case you were wondering, here is a list of the #1 Most Fascinating Person for the last 19 years:

1993: Hillary Rodham Clinton (First Lady)
1994: Nelson Mandela
1995: Colin Powell
1996: Bill Clinton
1997: Prince William of Wales (second in line to the British throne)
1998: Mother Teresa
1999: Lance Armstrong (Tour de France winner)
2002: Laura Bush (First Lady)
2003: Hillary Rodham Clinton (U.S. Senator)
2004: Karl Rove (political consultant)
2005: Camilla Parker Bowles (The Duchess of Cornwall)
2006: Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House)
2007: J. K. Rowling (author)
2008: Barack Obama (President-elect of the United States)
2009: Michelle Obama (First Lady)
2010: David Petraeus (U.S. Army general)
2011: Steve Jobs (Apple Inc. co-founder)
2012: David Petraeus (U.S. Army general)
2013: Hillary Rodham Clinton (former Secretary of State)

Do you agree with the 2014 list so far? Who do you think will nab the #1 spot?

Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People airs on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9/8c on ABC. 


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