Earlier this week on the Joe Pags Radio Show (1280 AM News/Talk), host Joe Pagliarulo ( hence "Pags") asked his staff who they thought was the most famous person in the world.

Pags reminded them that at various times in the past people such as Elvis, Mohammed Ali, and Michael Jackson probably held that title.

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The staff guessed, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and even Joe Biden but Pags suggested it was Donald Trump.  The Trumpster - gone but NOT forgotten.

Most Famous In The World

It made me think about who is famous and why.

A quick check on the internet where the teal mango site reveals the answer to the question as:

#1 Entertainment Star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

#2 President Joe Biden

#3 Entraupeneuer Elon Musk

#4 Business Mogul Jeff Bezos

#5 Basketball player LeBron James

Famous Washingtonians

Washington State has produced a few famous folks including Rainn Wilson (Seattle)Blair Underwood (Tacoma)John Ratzenberger (Vashon Island)Chris Pratt (Lake Stevens)Craig T. Nelson (Spokane)Joel McHale (Mercer Island)Anna Faris (Edmonds) & Glenn Beck (Born in Everett)

The Darker Side

They say being famous isn't always fabulous. There are plenty of perks that famous people enjoy but don't necessarily deserve. At the same time, there are also the complications and the darker side of fame that famous people don't deserve either. Things like:

1. You can't do things that the average person can.

2. Being famous can attract stalkers.

3. A celebrity status can attract too many fake friends.

4. People constantly judge famous people.

5. Famous people have no privacy.

Yakima Notables

Yakima has been home to some famous athletes - Cooper Kupp, Mahre Twins, Dave Edler, Scott Hatteberg, the Stottlemyer family, and Seahawks great Dan Doornik.  The overall list of famous Yakimanians is longer than you might think - but then we may have to rethink our definition of "famous"!

What? No Lance & Dave on the List?  Patience Grasshopper, patience....

So who is the most famous person in the world today.?  Sorry to say, but it is likely Vladamir Putin ....for all the wrong reasons.  That needs to stop.

Popular Child Stars From Every Year

Below, Stacker sifted through movie databases, film histories, celebrity biographies and digital archives to compile this list of popular pint-sized actors from 1919 through 2021.