We now live in a world of influencers. Their global fame is a constant reminder to others that if you have the talent in you, then not just in your country, but you can be iconic for the entire world. In this social media era, it is evident that we choose the people we love the most through these platforms. Fans share their love and support in the form of tweets, follows, and shares.
But some iconic public figures have left a mark not just on social media but also on every admirer’s heart. Passion Vista decided to accumulate those names who’ve been listed as illustrious celebrity influencers who continue to win hearts around the world over the past decade.
Queen of Pop, Madonna set people on fire with her music, looks, and stage presence. Known for giving women the wings to fly in a world where they were considered inferior, this American singer and songwriter is the root that sprouted hundreds of other pop singers. Her hit song “Borderline,” released in the year 1984, is one that created and broke records around the globe.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Much-loved and admired, Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballer, created history by becoming the first billionaire footballer in the world. When he sets foot on the ground, not one fan can contain their happiness at seeing the man play in real. He had to be on the list of the most iconic public figures since he is the most followed athlete on social media, although he joined very recently in the year 2018.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
Also listed as one of the highest-paid actors around the world, Robert Downey Jr., a.k.a. iron man, gave tears to millions around the world when his character in the Avengers series ended. The American actor has also turned Producer to open more avenues for him in commercial cinema. Robert is still a dynamic entertainer, and fans can only hope to see him play Tony Stark again!
4. Dwayne Johnson
Dwane Johnson, also popularly called “The Rock,” first came into the public eye as a fair WWE player. No sooner did he hit the big and small screen as an actor than he also became an adored actor, especially after his stint in the Furious 7. Amazingly, he holds a record in clicking one-hundred- and-five selfies in merely three minutes, leaving behind no disappointed fans at the premiere of San Andreas in London.
What would’ve happened if record producer Evan Rogers hadn’t discovered this Barbadian singer, Rihanna? The year 2020 qualified her in UK music’s “rich list,” putting her in the race for Britain’s first billionaire musician. In her ten years of career, Rihanna has given a massive number of solo hits, which is why her concerts are always a total sell-out!
6. Amitabh Bachchan
Indian senior actor, Amitabh Bachchan, is one of the finest actors the world could get. Even at the age of seventy- eight, he continues to entertain people with his movies and television appearances as a host. Loved for his “angry young man” roles in his earlier films, he is the first Indian actor who unveiled a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London, in the year 2020.
7. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston, most loved for her character Rachel in the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, brought down Instagram when she joined the platform in the year 2020. Fans around the world were so thrilled that she was finally giving them a peek into her life that she set the record for the fastest time to reach a million followers! Besides her acting skills, Jennifer gained a large fan base who labeled her a “style icon,” especially for her experimentation with hairstyles.
8. Ellen DeGeneres
An American comedian, Ellen DeGeneres, is one-of-a-kind and a fireball of humor. Her show, Ellen, was a hit where people enjoyed her comic timing. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a talk show, is one that people around the world await to see, where she chats with celebrities with bursts of laughter. An actor, host, producer, writer, and comedian, Ellen is also a generous philanthropist.
9. Priyanka Chopra
After captivating people in India, Priyanka Chopra set off to become a Hollywood star, which she is today! She won the Miss World title in the year 2000, and since then, she has been an unstoppable entertainer to people around the globe. Her career, her wedding, and her dreams all look larger than life. Off late, magazines and newspapers listed her as one of the most powerful women in the world.
10. Kylie Jenner
In the year 2019, Kylie Jenner became the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, as announced by Forbes Magazine. Fans around the world find her pictures on Instagram worth a million dollars because of her photogenic personality. With Kylie cosmetics, her business venture, the internet sensation made a fortune. The twenty-three-year-old actress currently entertains over two-hundred-and-two million followers only
11. Rowan Atkinson
The world fondly recognizes Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean, but not many know that he is also a genius. With an IQ of 178, Rowan falls in the top 0.1% population in the world for his level of intelligence. The Mr. Bean series became an epic when the English actor made the power of expressions the master of his acting skills.
12. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni has supporters around the world. The greatest captain of all time, the right- handed batsman, is mostly admired for keeping calm even during the most testing times on the cricket pitch. MS Dhoni’s name goes down in the history of cricket for achieving more success than any other cricket captain in the world
13. Bradley Cooper
Winner of two Grammy awards and one BAFTA award, American actor Bradley Cooper is a crowd puller for his movie and television appearances. Success followed the star after his work in Wet Hot American and The Hangover. His recent work in A Star is Born won appreciation from nomination panels and zealots around the globe. Bradley is truly one of the most popular public figures.
14. Lady Gaga
A walking and singing storm, Lady Gaga also created a hurricane in the entertainment industry for her courage to step out of the box. Her versatile looks, music, and acting talent took the world by surprise the moment she released her first song. Reinventing with music and experimenting with new things keeps Lady Gaga on the top of every entertainment seeker’s list.
15. Kanye West
American hip-hop singer Kanye West, also known for his unique style of storytelling, is a critically celebrated solo artist. The outspoken artist doesn’t mind breaking the norms when need be, which is also a reason for his well-deserved fame. Kanye, in his career as a hip-hop-musician, is responsible for setting up a hip-hop music culture in the twenty-first century.
16. Britney Spears
A name that caught fame in the 1990s and remains on the lips of generation x is Britney Spears, a sensational pop singer. Having sold over a hundred-million records to date, the pop queen became an influencer for teenagers for so many years. Britney’s songs have such an impact on audiences that she has won over a hundred awards throughout her career, including a Grammy and six Billboard awards.
17. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio’s looks became a synonym to the movie Titanic giving the world jitters with his acting. A frequent name in speaking about environmental awareness and charity, Leonardo is a phenomenal actor. He won an Oscar in the year 2016 for his role in the hit film The Revenant. With a net worth of over two-hundred-and-sixty million, Leonardo continues to remain the heartthrob of Hollywood.
18. Joaquin Phoenix
Even though a senior actor, Joaquin Phoenix, became a star attraction after his appealing role in the movie The Joker. His eccentric acting that made pain look so believable on his face led him to bag an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for the role. Some of his other works include Walk the Lines or Signs and The Gladiator.