Being famous in a short period is quite easy these days. With platforms like Tiktok and Instagram Reels, everyone tends to get recognized and popular over a few weeks.
People tend to claim themselves as celebrities when their number of followers reaches a little over thousands. They are all ready to add their names to the “Most Influential Celebrities List” But is this all it takes to be famous? Few lip-syncing videos over popular sounds or completing some weird challenge to receive an iPhone?
The reality is, there are two kinds of fame, the one you get on social media by making gimmicks or sassy content is quite short-lived because the content you are generating there are hundreds behind you doing the same thing. And then there is the REAL DEAL, where you get famous on the basis of your own personalized talent and you make your name for yourself not over a few weeks but for years, and that fame is long-lasting.
The latter fame belongs to the actual celebrities, who have worked hard over the years and have literally the ideal rags to riches story. Let’s throw some light on the most popular celebrities in 2022.
The Elon on the Mars
Elon Musk is the world’s most famous personality today.
The man doesn’t know how to rest. In my opinion, he is the king of the Tech world. From innovative discoveries like Tesla- a car that offers you a smooth driver-less experience to digging tunnels for the Hyper-loop in order to make travel easier and quicker for people and last but not least making the idea of living on Mars a reality, this man is just UNSTOPPABLE.
Next thing we know he most likely will be landing up on the Moon with the idea of constructing his own personal condo. After conquering the Space and Tech world, the man has plans to take over the digital world as he bought Twitter recently!
I mean man has actually started human flights to space under his new venture called SpaceX. So don’t be surprised if my next Insta story says, “Taking a trip to the Moon”.
Elon’s net worth is estimated to be 239.6 billion and surely he is the wealthiest and the most influential celebrity in today’s time.
Winning Hearts with Oprah
The caption suggests exactly how it is. Oprah Winfrey became a popular household name when she started her television show. I remember when I used to arrive home from school, I and my dad used to watch it over lunch and I used to find her very inspiring as she had a very warm personality on the TV.
Starting in 1986, the show got insanely popular as she shared real but heart-wrenching stories of real people. She was the first African-American woman who produced her show as well.
She not only shared people’s life stories but also shared her own struggles such as her sexual abuse claim as a child on national TV which later led her to run campaigns for other sexual abuse victims. Oprah became a mentor for all those who struggle with any kind of abuse and addiction. She not only hosted regular people but also the most famous actor in the world Tom Cruise and other famous personalities like Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jackson, and many more who also made some shocking revelations about themselves.
After a good long run of 25 years, the show ended in 2011, making every household more aware and stable emotionally than ever before. Her net worth is 2.7 billion and she was featured as the most influential woman in 2007.
Leonardo- The ace of Our Hearts
It won’t come as a surprise to you if I tell you that I watched Titanic more than once.
While the iceberg was the main cause of the tragedy, it sadly didn’t receive as much attention as it deserved. Because when you put Leonardo Di Caprio in the same frame as the iceberg, the iceberg definitely loses.
Leonardo Dicaprio won millions of hearts within a few weeks when Titanic was released. The actor was added to the most popular celebrities list.
The guy has more than a pretty face, he is one of the most talented actors that Hollywood has ever seen. He takes on challenging roles and delivers perfectly. Some of his iconic movies included J. Edgar, Blood Diamond, Shutter Island, Inception, The Great Gatsby, and many more. The Revenant was the iconic movie that allowed him to win a forever deserving Oscar in 2016.
Leonardo di Caprio is the name that you will definitely see under the top 10 celebrities in the world.
The most famous actor in the world has a net worth of 260 million and enjoys 52 million followers on Instagram.
Zuckerberg Taking over the Social Media
Being extremely smart and a nerd cost him a heartbreak which led him to make a website that allowed students living on the nearby campuses to rate the pictures of their fellow students which created quite a stir in Harvard’s Admin Department.
The site got insanely popular among the students and the heavy traffic resulted in Harvard’s servers faltering.
Mark Zukerberg slipped away with a warning from Harvard but he got motivated to make the existing site into something more communicative which can allow students to build a network. He never thought the idea he created in his small dorm room will turn into a billion-dollar idea known as Facebook and make him one of the most popular celebrities of 2022.
Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized social media, after Facebook took off he dropped out of Harvard and made the company public by 2012. With lawsuits on him that claimed he stole the idea, he continued to thrive and now he has a net worth of 58. billion.
In 2008 Time magazine named him “100 most influential people” and in 2016 he was ranked 10th on the Forbes list as the most powerful person.
Messi is the best
The name- Lionel Messi doesn’t need an introduction. Being an active player of the most watched sport in the world, Football, Messi has many more reasons for his popularity.
Along with his chocolate boy image, he is popular because of his humbleness which is one of the reasons why he is respected and loved by his football fans worldwide. He is so humble even while speaking on a mic that you can barely hear him, the only place he is loud is on the football pitch, where he showcases his incredible talent of being the world’s best footballer.
Born in Argentina, he plays for the Barcelona Club. He is a proud winner of 6 Ballon D’or Awards and 6 European Golden Boots Awards.
Taehyung in the Purple Ocean
This man doesn’t need an introduction. But those who are not familiar with K-pop let me introduce you to the man who deserves all the appreciation of the world. Kim Taehyung aka V of BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan).
Kim Taehyung rose to fame when he debuted as a member of the newly discovered band BTS by the company called Big Hit in South Korea. The band consisted of 7 members and it debuted in 2013. Taehyung was instantly selected when he auditioned, as the company saw potential in him as he was multi-talented.
He could beat-box, play saxophone and act as well. For them, he was the complete package. His father being a farmer, Taehyung came from a middle-class family and he had to work hard in order to secure his place in the vocal line of BTS. He chose “V” as his stage name and got insanely popular among their fandom.
His vocals are known to be as smooth as velvet (or butter) and his visuals are quite endearing with his charming boxy smile. With success in his pockets, he released multiple singles such as Singularity, winter bear, Snow flower, and the latest one Christmas tree which broke his own previous records.
Apart from singing, he enjoyed acting which led him to be cast in a Korean drama called Hwarang in 2016 which labeled him as the most famous actor in the world apart from being a great singer. He holds a huge passion for one of the most popular sports in the world, Football.
Taehyung has exceptionally exclusive taste in fashion and his wardrobe is home to many high-end brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Celine. He has been part of BTS for the past 10 years and he has expressed several times how incomplete he will feel without other band members if BTS ever decided to disband. He recently joined Instagram and broke the Guinness World Record for being the fastest person to surpass 30 million followers on his official account.
His net worth is up to 24 million USD and he earns a whopping salary of 8 million USD per year.
So here are some of the most famous celebrities of all time that are popular and trending on social media every day for their achievements and dedication to their hard work.
As mentioned earlier, the fame these celebrities own is totally dependent on their hard work and passion for being recognized on the basis of their own personalized talent.
Remember if you want to be famous, all you need to do is recognize the talent in yourself and put that to work in order to achieve your target. You can be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Oprah Winfrey, all you need to do is recognize your hidden talent within yourself.