Barbara Walters names Most Fascinating Person of 2011

In an ABC TV special, Walters announces her list.

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
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Barbara Walters

In Barbara Walters’ ABC special “The Most Fascinating People of 2011,” one surprising person won the top spot this year.

Walters chose the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs for this year’s top spot. What is unusual about this decision is that Walters had a rule to only pick living people. However, after he passed away, Walters decided to keep him on the list. She said, “Rules were meant to be broken and that’s certainly how Steve Jobs lived his life.”

Walters also interviewed the Kardashian sisters plus their mother Kris Jenner, who attempted to explain their fame as reality show stars.

Walters also talked to Simon Cowell about everything from co-star Paula Abdul to his biggest fears.

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Below is the complete list of Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2011

1. Steve Jobs
2 The Kardashians
3. Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
4. Amanda Knox
5. Herman Cain
6. Donald Trump
7. Katy Perry
8. Simon Cowell
9. Derek Jeter
10. Pippa Middleton

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