Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People Since 1993

Every year since 1993 Barbara Walters has put together a list of the ten most fascinating people of the year (including the most fascinating individual or group). Can you name everyone who has made this list?
*The #1 Most Fascinating person(s) for each year are in bold font
*No program was run between in 2000 and 2001
**Indicates an individual who was named "Most Fascinating" Twice
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Year(s)
Occupation/Known For...
Answer
1993
Poet
Maya Angelou
1993
Television Personality
Connie Chung
1993,2003,2012
First Lady/Politician
Hilary Rodham Clinton
1993
Media Executive
Barry Diller
1993
Actor
Clint Eastwood
1993
Architect
James Freed
1993
Doctor
Jack Kevorkian
1993
Singer
k.d. lang
1993
Comedian
David Letterman
1993,2008
Radio Personality
Rush Limbaugh
1993
Athlete
Shaquille O'Neal
1993
Special Effects Artist
Stan Winston
1994
Defense Attorney
Leslie Abramson
1994,1996
Figure Skaters
Oksana Baiul and Viktor Petrenko
1994
Former US President
Jimmy Carter
1994,1998
Actor
Tom Hanks
1994
Team Owner
Jerry Jones
1994,1999
Actress
Susan Lucci
1994
President
Nelson Mandela
1994
Entrepreneur
Rupert Murdoch
1994
Filmmaker
Steven Spielberg
1994
Singer/Actress
Barbra Streisand
1995
Comedian/Actor
Jim Carrey
1995
Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
1995
Attorney
John F. Kennedy Jr.
1995
Singer
Courtney Love
1995
Philanthropist
Oseola McCarty
1995
EMT
Rick Nelson (OKC Bombing rescuer)
1995
Former General
Colin Powell
1995
Actor
Christopher Reeves
1995
Athlete
Monica Seles
1995
Media Executive
Ted Turner
1996
Author
Michael Crichton
1996,2005,2008
Actor
Tom Cruise
1996
Wife of Politician
Elizabeth Dole
1996
Astronaut
Shannon Lucid
1996
Comedienne and TV Host
Rosie O'Donnell
1996,1998
TV Host
Jerry Springer
1996
Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu
1996
Athlete
Dennis Rodman
1996,2003
TV Personality
Martha Stewart
1996
Athlete
Kerri Strug
1997
Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright
1997
Comedian/Actree
Ellen DeGeneres
1997
Dancer/Choreographer
Michael Flatley
1997
TV Personality
Kathie Lee Gifford
1997
Economist
Alan Greenspan
1997
Singer/Musician
Elton John
1997, 2003
Actor/Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger
1997
Royalty
Prince William of Wales
1997
Embryologist
Ian Wilmut
1997,2010
Athlete
Tiger Woods
1998
Filmmaker
James Cameron
1998
Actress
Calista Flockhart
1998
Company Founder
Bill Gates
1998
Astronaut/Senator
John Glenn
1998
Singer
Geri Halliwell
1998
Athlete
Mark McGwire
1998
Actor/Comedian
Chris Rock
1998
Roman Catholic Nun
Mother Teresa
1999
King
King Abdullah II
1999
Circus Ringmaster
Johnathan Lee Iverson
1999
Former White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
1999
Singer
Ricky Martin
1999
Multimedia Tycoon
Sumner Redstone
1999
Team Manager
Joe Torre
1999
Governor/Former Wrestler
Jesse Ventura
1999,2005
Cyclist
Lance Armstrong
2002
Nutritionalist
Robert Atkins
2002
Actress
Halle Berry
2002
First Lady
Laura Bush
2002
British Royalty
Queen Elizabeth II
2002
Figure Skater
Sarah Hughes
2002
Actor
Tobey Maguire
2002
TV Host/Author
Phil McGraw
2002
Police Officer
Chief Moose
2002
Musician
Ozzy Osbourne
2002
Enron whistle-blower
Sherron Watkins
2003,2012
Actor
Ben Affleck
2003
Stage Performers
Siegfried and Roy
2003
U.S. Army General
Tommy Franks
Year(s)
Occupation/Known For...
Answer
2003,2010
Athlete
LeBron James
2003
Singer
Beyonce Knowles
2003,2010
Singer
Jennifer Lopez
2003
TV Show Hosts
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Hosts
2004
Website Founders
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
2004
Actor
Mel Gibson
2004
"Actress"
Paris Hilton
2004
Game Show Contestant
Ken Jennings
2004
Filmmaker
Michael Moore
2004
Singer
Usher
2004
Political Consultant
Karl Rove
2004
Athlete
Curt Schilling
2004,2011
Entrepreneur/TV Personality
Donald Trump
2004
Talk Show Host/Philanthropist
Oprah Winfrey
2005
Actress
Dakota Fanning
2005
Actor
Jamie Foxx
2005
Actress
Teri Hatcher
2005
Activist
Beth Holloway-Twitty
2005
Attorney
Thomas Mesereau
2005
British Royalty
Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall
2005
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
2005
Rapper
Kanye West
2006
Athlete
Andre Agassi
2006
Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
2006
Actor
Patrick Dempsey
2006
Preacher
Joel Osteen
2006
TV Personalities
Steve and Terri Irwin
2006
Rapper/Businessman
Jay-Z
2006
Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
2006
Actors
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
2006
Father of kidnapping victim
John Ramsey
2006
Fashion Editor
Anna Wintour
2007
Entrepreneurs
Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe
2007
"Supercouple"
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
2007
President
Hugo Chavez
2007
Former U.S. President
Bill Clinton
2007
Actress
Katherine Heigl
2007
Singer/Actress
Jennifer Hudson
2007
Radio Host/Writer
Don Imus
2007
Author
JK Rowling
2007
Singer/Actor
Justin Timberlake
2008
Transgender Man
Thomas Beatie
2008
Singer/Actress
Miley Cyrus
2008
Actor
Frank Langella
2008
President
Barack Obama
2008,2009,2010
Politician, Author
Sarah Palin
2008
Comedian, Author, Actress
Tina Fey
2008
Athlete
Michael Phelps
2008
Actor, Producer, Rapper
Will Smith
2009
Radio and TV Host
Glenn Beck
2009
Quarterback
Brett Favre
2009
Singer/Activist
Lady Gaga
2009
TV Personality
Kate Gosselin
2009
Children of Pop Icon
Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson
2009
Singer
Adam Lambert
2009
First Lady
Michelle Obama
2009
Actor, Director,Author
Tyler Perry
2009
Heiress, Investment Banker
Jenny Sanford
2010
Actress
Sandra Bullock
2010
Reality TV Stars
Jersey Shore Cast
2010
British Royalty
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
**2010, 2012
US Army General
David Petraeus
2010
Actress
Betty White
2010
Website Creator
Mark Zuckerberg
2011
Former CEO
Steve Jobs
2011
TV Judge
Simon Cowell
2011
Actors
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet
2011
Athlete
Derek Jeter
2011
Singer
Katy Perry
2011
Socialite
Pippa Middleton
2011
Acquitted of Murder
Amanda Knox
2011
Businessman/Politician
Herman Cain
2011
Socialites/Reality TV Stars
the Kardashian Family
2012
Band
One Direction
2012
Voice Actor/Writer/Comedian
Seth MacFarlane
2012
Governor
Chris Christie
2012
Athlete
Gabrielle Douglas
2012
British Royalty
Prince Harry of Wales
2012
Reality Star
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson
2012
Author
E.L. James
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