Is he the most famous person in the world?
Earlier this week on the Joe Pags radio show (1280 AM News/Talk), host Joe Pagliarulo (hence “Pags”) asked his team who they think is the most famous in the world.
Pags reminded them that many times in the past, people such as Elvis, Mohammed Ali and Michael Jackson probably held this title.
The staff guessed Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and even Joe Biden, but Pags suggested it was Donald Trump. The Trumpster – gone but NOT forgotten.
The 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 follows:
#1 Entertainment Star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
#2 President Joe Biden
#3 Coach Elon Musk
#4 Business tycoon Jeff Bezos
#5 Basketball Player LeBron James
Washington State has produced a few famous people, 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 dark 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 complications and the dark side of fame that celebrities don’t deserve either. Things like:
1. You can’t do things the average person can do.
2. Being famous can attract stalkers.
3. Celebrity status can attract too many fake friends.
4. People are constantly judging famous people.
5. Famous people have no privacy.
Yakima has hosted 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 think – but we may need 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’s probably Vladamir Putin….for all the wrong reasons. This must stop.