Top 5 Popular People In The World You Must Know In 2022

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Fame and popularity are the most intangible things in the world, One day you have it and the other day it’s gone. There are people who spent their entire life to become famous or even popular. But only a few people have what it takes to become popular.

It is easier to become famous in your town, city, or even in your country. But it is a different level to become a popular personality throughout different countries or all over the world.

Popularity depends on your particular field of yours, it can be anything from movies to business, or from politics to sports.

There are a few popular people in the world who are famous and popular on their own terms and their own rights They have worked their way up the popularity ladder to reach this status in their life.

Popularity depends on the work these people do and gained a substantial amount of respect in their respective fields. 

  • Shahrukh Khan

One of the most popular and easily recognizable actors in the world is Shahrukh Khan, also known as King Khan or The Badshah of Bollywood. From becoming a self-made actor without any help from the Indian Film Industry, he built his own identity from ground zero.

Other than being an actor, he is a film producer as well as a businessman. Being a business major from Hansraj College, being successful became easier for him. This is why he has multiple business ventures such as his production company Red Chillies Entertaintainment and also a cricket team in the Indian Premier League.

He is the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the honorable Padma Shri Award by the Indian Government, Ordre des Arts et des, and the Legion of Honour by the French Government, He even received a number of honorary doctorates from a number of reputed Universities from around the world. 

  • Lionel Messi

This is a name you must know. Lionel Messi is one of the biggest names in the world of sports. He is an Argentine football player,  who has a god-gifted talent in football. There are only a handful of footballers as good as Messi, which is why he is known as the GOAT- Greatest Of All Time.

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Messi is one of the highest paid footballers in the world, he won a record-breaking seven Ballon d’ Or, the prestigious and the highest honors in football, beating Christiano Ronaldo by just one.

Messi in 2021, transferred from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. In 2019 launched his own lie of clothing brand, the Messi Store in Barcelona. He is also the lifelong brand ambassador of Adidas. 

  • Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, in the past few years, has become the most popular name in the music industry in the whole world. Everyone around the world either loves her or hates her, but no one can’t deny not knowing her. Swift is one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

She started as a 15-year-old country singer and now she is an icon in the music industry. In the past few years, she ventured into multiple genres of music, starting with country, then pop, and her recent two albums were indie-folk. She has sold more than 200 million records worldwide.

Taylor Swift has received 11 Grammy Awards, 58 Guinness World Records, and 29 Billboard Music Awards, Billboard also awarded her the Greatest Of All Time Artist in 2019 and also Woman of The 2010’s Decade by Billboard and Artist of the 2010’s Decade by American Music Awards. 

  • Elon Musk

Born to a South African father and Canadian mother, Elon Musk became one of the world’s most popular people, as well as one of the smartest person as well. From creating a video game at age 12 to later founding the online financial service named Paypal.

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Through various business ventures, he bought companies like eBay, and went on to build an empire for himself in the business world. He went on to build two more companies namely SpaceX and Tesla. SpaceX is a space transport service company, whereas Tesla is an electric automobile manufacturing company.

At present, Elon Musk is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $229.7B. Now to add another addition to his long list of companies, he’s going to add Twitter soon.

  •  Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is one of the most popular socialites in the world at the present. From being a social media influencer to know a businesswoman, she definitely made her name into the brand that is now.

She began her career as a TV personality by starring on her family show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, to starting her own makeup line KKW and her own clothing line Skims, she now has a net worth of $1.8B.

To add another achievement to her mantle, she is studying to become a lawyer to set her as an example of a working woman and a devoted mother to her four children.


Popularity is a very fragile aspect of a person’s life. It comes and goes, which happened for all of the above mentioned persons. But what is important is the fact that what you did to have the amount you have right now.

For some people like Paul Walter Hauser, being popular is not the only factor or even the cause of happiness in life.

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