Every year we’re curious, what the next year will bring to us? Who will survive and who will die? Who will fail and who will succeed? And in fact, some surprises are there in the upcoming year waiting to amaze us.
Among the names in the list of the most important people particularly in 2018, some names are there as expected but some people emerged by proving themselves while competing with their rivals. We can observe Dwayne Johnson successfully gaining more revenues and popularity this year with his upcoming movies and other projects. Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Jack Ma have been surprising us since years and day by day their new projects and strategies are winning the hearts of millions of people around the globe. On the other hand, politicians including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Angela Merkel are putting a weight on the index. It’s almost impossible to create a list with no Hollywood celebrity in it. Leonardo, Ryan JB, and a few Hollywood representatives are also included in the list.
The list has the names of the people who’re alive and currently existing with much fame and popularity. No dead person on the individual has been considered. These people noted the highest spikes in traffic over a continuous period in 2018 as compared with 2017. Let’s check out the top 10 the most famous people of 2018 that are recognized and known by a majority of the world’s population.
Updated In Jan 2018:
Mark Zuckerberg ($74.2 billion)
Re-edit (2018) – This year the college dropout finally got his degree, in fact, an honorary degree from the same institute that he left 12 years back for his ambition. On August 2017, the Zuckerberg family celebrated the arrival of a baby girl. Although Facebook received criticism on its negative influence on the society along with the impact on politics, Mark faced everything with optimism and is moving ahead for his New Year resolutions like sleeping more, reducing time spent on FB and losing weight.
Re-edit – Mark is the 5th richest person according to Forbes having worth 53.6 billion US dollars.
In 2016, 31-year old Mark, Tim Cook, and others have urged Congress to fund K-12 computer science. The man’s personal challenge for 2017 is to build a simple Al, a digital butler like in ‘Iron Man’. He wants to develop an artificial intelligence system to help run his life. He’s famous for his passion and ambitious New Year’s plans. Father of 4-month old ‘Maxima Zuckerberg’ is really a perfect partner for Priscilla Chan and the couple has appeared in the list of ‘100 most influential people’ of 2016. His daughter’s Chinese name is Chen Mingyu.
Ryan Reynolds (65 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – Ryan Reynolds, being a major attraction of Hollywood movies, these days is all set for his upcoming film, Deadpool 2 to be released on 31st May of 2018, the art of which has been recently shared by him on Twitter. In 2017, the actor was cast in “Life”, a horror movie which made $100.5 million at the box office. The 41-year old star usually shares his family stuff on Instagram that is adored by his followers from all around the world.
Aged 39, Ryan Reynolds is popularly known for his main character in the super hit movie ‘Deadpool’ as ‘Wade’. Ryan has recently donated to the legal fund of Utah Theater that could mislay its alcohol license for serving strong drink during a screening of “Deadpool.” Recently released movie ‘Criminal’ comprises of many celebrities including Ryan’s name in the major actors. The man has proved himself with his extremely talented performances throughout the year.
Justin Bieber (225 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – For the believers, the year was a blessed one as Justin patched up with his lady, Selena Gomez once again. The couple has been observed being separated and united for several times but currently, they can be seen happy together. By the end of the year 2017, Bieber has been observed selling his own painting via Instagram, displaying the Christian Cross.
Re-edit – 2017 gonna be busy and hectic schedule for JB. He’ll be on tours and concerts all around the world, including India for his last album Purpose.
The 22-year old Justin is going to perform at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH on April 28th, 2017. The Canadian singer’s nowadays super hit due to his fresh album ‘Purpose’ especially its music track ‘Sorry’ has become one of the best songs of 2016. Many upcoming performances of the young singer have been scheduled in the current year and the singer is forecasted to be a successful performer with his masterpieces and fascinating music tracks. With 200 million USD net worth, Justin is regarded as one of the most famed people globally.
Donald Trump (3.1 billion USD)
Re-edit (2018) – 20th January 2017 marks the inauguration day of Mr. Donald Trump as the President of United States of America. Around 3 million or 5 million people appeared in the event. An act, Tax Cuts an Jobs Act of 2017 was established under the presidency of Trump which had an effect on Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) resulting in its abolition. Moreover, Trump was listed among the richest politicians of America.
Re-edit – Trump, the 45th president of US and Most controversial president ever. In January 2017, Donald has made an order for immigration of seven Muslim countries from the USA for 120 days and stops Islamic countries coming in the state for 90 days. Although the orders have been filed in the court for further actions and protests are still on the roads.
Talking about US elections, 69-year old Donald Trump has won presidential primaries in all five US states that voted on April 26th, 2016, Tuesday. With a net worth of 4 billion USD, Donald is a golden name in each and every news bulletin not just in the US, but globally he has been known and renowned for his strong influence over millions of Americans. Trump is also the chairperson and president of The Trump Organization and the originator of Trump Entertainment Resorts, a gaming and hotel business.
Leonardo DiCaprio (235 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – The Oscar Winner Leonard is all set for his upcoming movies including The Black Hand to be released in 2018. It can actually be referred as the remake of an Italian movie (1973) La Mano Nera. Di Caprio will be seen in another film made on the life of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th US President.
Having a net worth of 217 million dollars, 41-year old Leonardo’s name is on the tip of our tongues since we’ve watched his blockbuster ‘The Revenant’. With his recent, beautiful selfies, the Titanic’s Jack is one of the most influential people of 2016 as mentioned by Time Magazine. It’s really a great achievement and honor by the way. The Oscar-winning actor is known as ‘Earth’s leading man’ as his struggling and strong nature has won many hearts.
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Larry Page & Sergey Brin (58.8 billion USD & 52 billion USD)
Re-edit (2018) – The founders of Google made significant increments in their net worth in 2017. On October 2017, Page was listed by Forbes as one of the richest people in the world. Page was warmly welcomed with an honorary nationality of Italy in August. Sergey was also mentioned among the richest individuals the same year.
The founders of Google can never be disregarded as the whole world is thankful to them for their extremely significant product they’ve created for the people around the globe i.e. Google. Google is not just a noun now, it’s a verb! You can surely Google it. 43-year old Larry and 42-year old Sergey are the two most prominent and highlighted individuals of 2017 of which Larry is the CEO of Alphabet (a new publicly traded parent company) whose stock hit an all-time high in December 2015, and it excelled Apple as the world’s most valuable company after posting powerful quarterly earnings in February 2016.
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Adele (135 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – The singer had another successful year as her concert tour had a fantastic end in June 2017. Around $166 million revenue was generated as a million attendees appeared in the tour. Adele became the biggest winner of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards as she won 5 awards in a night. The singer has planned to relocate to London in 2018.
Re-edit – starting off 2017 has certainly become her lucky charm, making her the most Grammy awards winners than ever before and any other artists of the year. beating Beyonce in the category ‘Album of the Year’, including ‘Record and Song of The Year’.
With a net worth of 32 million dollars, 27-year old Adele has touched the highest peaks of success with her unbeatable talent. The Hollywood singer has been named among the influential people of 2016 recently by Time Magazine. The English singer’s going to perform soon on April 29, 2016, in Sweden and as usual, will fascinate the people with her extraordinarily beautiful and magical. The singer’s recent music track ‘Hello’ is the fastest video to reach 1 billion views.
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Angela Merkel (11.5 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – 2017 has been an outstanding year for the German lady as her party again won the election for the 4th time. Moreover, she received titles from the Ghent University and the University of Helsinki. Angela was chosen to host the G20 Hamburg Summit as well. According to some surveys, Ms. Merkel has been found as people’s favorite leader whom they want to stay for a couple of years more. Even, the politicians confessed about her significance in the free world.
The 61-year old German politician, Angela Merkel is the pride of women all around the globe as the lady is one of the most influential people of 2017. With a net worth of $11.5 million, Angela has recently been offered support by the US president Obama. Recent news about the German Chancellor shows that the lady may be having a personal relationship with him. Her legacy and influence have been discussed in millions of articles and news.
Hillary Clinton (45 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – Although, 2017 can’t be declared majorly in favor of Ms. Clinton, the influential lady keeps on inspiring the world with her speeches and actions. Hillary announced herself as an activist citizen this year, along with taking the responsibilities of all the mistakes she has made so far. This year, she addressed in St. Patrick’s day. As a result of the shift of Presidency from her to Donald Tump, she decided not to seek public office. The greatest achievement of Hilary is the creation of “Onward Together”, an organization established to support the rights of the future young leaders. Her book “What Happened” published the same year in which she has shard her experience of the 2016 election.
68-year-old Hillary is nowadays busy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2017 elections. Sweeping 4 states of America, Mrs. Clinton is claiming that being president, she’ll emphasize the education as education is the key to success and freedom. The lady is well known for her feminism and her passion for the fulfillment of women’s rights, especially in terms of their health and autonomy.
Tom Hardy (15 million USD)
Re-edit (2018) – Released on July 2017, “Dunkirk” is the movie based on the events of World War II in which Tom Hardy’s fans can see him in the role of a pilot. “Venom” is set to be released on 5th October 2018 in which we’ll see Tom in the leading role. In 2017, Tom created a TV Series of 10 episodes called “Taboo” which was aired on BBC One and FX and was also modified for a remake. The same year, Tom had a great loss in the form of his pet dog, Woodstock’s death.
38-year old Tom Hardy has appeared in three movies that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Inception (2010), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and The Revenant (2015). The famous and popular actor has also worked in the blockbuster movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Many upcoming movies of Tom Hardy are looking forward to entertaining the audience and he has become one of Britain’s brightest talents.
Re-edit (2018) – For the 3rd time, Narendra Modi has successfully made his way to the Time’s 100 most influential people. The most popular, the most beloved leader is now the among the most followed politicians of the World on Twitter. PM Modi has been admired for his efforts during his tenure whether addressing the Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jews or the Sikhs, he always keeps in view everyone with the same respect and dignity.
As the 14th PM of India, he serves more than 1.252 billion people of the nation and most powerful PM in the world. He is known for his ethic and wise decisions towards the nation. Modi recent few steps, such as his visits the various countries for economic growth and initiative projects ‘Made In India’ to encourage manufacturing in India, and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ for cleaning every corner of India and ‘Demonetisation’ of 500, 1000 notes for controlling the black money and corruption made him the most famous person alive in 2017.
Dwayne Johnson ($125 million)
Commonly known as “The Rock”, Dwayne Johnson is another man among the famous people this year who being an actor is also a professional wrestler. The multi-talented 45-year old son of Rocky Johnson has a long list of awards, honors & achievements. Being one of the greatest professional wrestlers, he is also one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. Being the executive soundtrack producer of the WWE 2K18 video game, he also appeared in “The Fate of the Furious” in 2017. his company, Seven Bucks Production will bring “Rampage” a science-fiction movie in 2018 while filing for “Jungle Cruise” will start in 2018. A comedy film “Fighting with may family” is also expected to be released in future based on WWE Fighters. 2018 will be bringing the arrival of a baby girl in Dwayne’s family. The legend was awarded “NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year”, “Hollywood Walk of Fame” and “People’s Choice Award” in 2017.
Elon Musk ($20.8 billion)
The intelligent, smart and innovative Elon Musk is one of the multitasking people who is an inventor, an investor, an industrialist and an engineer at the same time. His basic introduction is being the founder and CEO of American aerospace manufacturer, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation. He is the co-founder of certain companies including Tesla Inc., SolarCity, Neuralink, PayPal, Hyperloop, Open AI, The Boring Company and the Zip2. Ranked among the wealthiest people in America by Forbes, Elon is restructuring transportation inside and outside the world. Musk has been contributing towards the technological advancements since a long period for which he received Honorary Doctorates from various highly recognized universities. Undoubtedly, Elon Musk is an inspirational person, the evidence of which is his name among the most influential philanthropists and social entrepreneurs by Richtopia. Musk resigned from both political parties he joined in late 2016 as a protest against Donald Trump’s decision regarding Paris Agreement.
Jack Ma ($47.8 billion)
Almost every one of us is aware of “Alibaba Group” and it’s famous founder Jack Ma (originally known as Ma Yun). He is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a business magnate. Along with being the wealthiest man of China as well as of Asia, Jack Ma was mentioned on the 2nd position among the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune. He has been cast in “Gong Shou Dao”, a Chinese short film released on 11th November 2017. He had been meeting certain political personalities like Donald Trump and discussed the employment in the US. In 2017, Alibaba celebrated its 18th birthday and Jack Ma was seen performing at Michael Jackson’s songs at the event. The De La Salle University awarded an honorary degree to him in Technopreneurship.
The Net Worth mentioned here according to The Richest, Celebrity Net Worth & Forbes.