Celebrities

Celebrities and show business are among the most popular lifestyle topics. A celebrity is someone with fame and broad public recognition through mass media or other outlets. This category provides the latest data and facts on film stars and musicians, famous entrepreneurs, and the paths that made them famous. Many of today's celebrities are worth millions, if not billions, and have become common household names.

Most popular member of the Royal Family
Prince Harry
Favorite French actress
Sophie Marceau
Number of YouTube views for K-pop group BTS
5.5bn

Film

Where do actors get their fame?
Annual income of the world's best-paid actresses in 2019 (in million U.S. dollars)
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Ever since the invention of moving pictures, the actors and actresses of the screen have been a focus of the world. People flock into the theatre to see the newest masterpieces from Hollywood and film studios from all over the world. As movies have become one of the greatest common pastimes, it is no wonder that those that play in them are paid so much and retain such a strong hold on the public's attention.

Film industry
Academy Awards
Movie Studios

Television

Is Television changing?
Best-paid TV actors of 2017/2018 in the United States, by annual income (in million U.S. dollars)
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Like the movie industry, the actors on television quickly become rich and famous. Popular shows stay on television for years, or even decades, holding the interest of the public and generating large amounts of wealth for their creators and actors. However, with changes in streaming and network access, the public may now watch their favorite shows anytime and anywhere. Shows like Game of Thrones held the attention of audiences from all over the world.

Television industry
The Emmy Awards
Game of Thrones

Music

Who is the wealthiest singer?
Most successful music tours worldwide in 2020, based on gross revenue (in million U.S. dollars)
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Today, the most popular singers and songwriters are worth millions and are watched by the public just as much as the biggest actors. With the introduction of streaming platforms and digital content, people are able to access their favorite songs at any time and don't need to wait for them on the radio. Celebrity singers like Taylor Swift are listened to by millions, and their music videos are watched on platforms like YouTube daily.

Music Awards
Eurovision Song Contest
K-pop

Athletes

Who is the most popular athlete?
Most-followed athletes on Instagram worldwide as of January 2020
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Professional athletes have always been the center of attention, but today that popularity can extend all over the globe. Athletes are followed on social media and watched both during and after their athletic performances. With faster internet and streaming platforms, sporting events can be watched from all over the world. making major events like the NFL's Super Bowl or the FIFA World Cup accessible to everyone.

FIFA
NFL
World's highest paid athletes

The rich and famous

Through what other ways could someone become famous?
Leading social media billionaires as of March 2020, by net worth (in billion U.S. dollars)
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Becoming famous today seems to extend to more than just being a good performer or athlete. Some of the most famous people in the world are famous simply because they are rich. Entrepreneurs and businessmen like Bill Gates obtained fame along with their fortune. Some however, are born into both. Royal families, for example, remain in the limelight and have even inspired multiple movies or television shows. Likewise, modern politicians have also tapped into the resource of fame and fortune.

Billionaires around the world
The British Royal Family
Social media and U.S. politics

Industry Definition

The celebrities category offers data on the industries with the most, and most popular, famous individuals. A celebrity is someone with fame and broad public recognition through mass media or other outlets. Within this sector, Statista provides the latest data and facts on film stars and musicians, famous entrepreneurs, and the paths that made them famous. Additionally, data on the highest paid individuals and their worth is provided. Many of today's celebrities are worth millions, if not billions, and have become common household names.

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