Who run the world? Women, Of course! Well, if you had asked this question a century back, probably the answer would not be the same.

The 21sth century has brought drastic changes in society. More than ever, today, women are everywhere, from building an empire to running a country. They have left no place on earth you cannot expect them to be at.

Being in awe of women’s achievement in this era, we have brought you some outstanding examples in our top 50 most popular women in the world list. Some of them even have gotten success in their teens. For instance, take Billie Eilish. By 19, she had won 7 Grammy awards and gotten the title of “most searched female on the internet” by 2010. She is just one example of what women are capable of doing! If you want to know the rest of the 49 women, start scrolling down.

The 50 Most Popular Women in the World

Let’s dig in…

S.noName of the celebrityOccupation
1.Oprah WinfreyTelevision host
2.Selena GomezSinger, Actress
3.BeyoncéSinger, Actress
4.RihannaSinger, Actress
5.Taylor SwiftSinger, Actress, Director
6.Ellen DeGeneresTelevision host
7.Kim KardashianModel, Actress, Producer
8.Angelina JolieActress, Film Maker
9.Lady GagaSinger, Actress
10.MadonnaSinger, Actress
11.CherSinger, Actress
12.Jennifer AnistonActress, Producer
13.AdeleActress, Producer
14.Jennifer LopezSinger, Actress
15.Kate MiddletonPrince William’s Wife
16.Michelle ObamaPolitician
17.Hilary ClintonPolitician
18.ShakiraSinger, Actress
19.Emma WatsonActress
20.Lindsay LohanSinger, Actress
21.Britney SpearsSinger, Actress
22.Carly Rae JepsenSinger, Actress
23.Jessie J.Singer
24.Halle BerryActress, Model
25.Alicia KeysSinger, Actress
26.Kristen StewartActress
27.Jessica AlbaActress, Film Maker
28.Carrie UnderwoodSinger, Actress
29.Marilyn MonroeActress, Singer
30.Billie EilishSinger
31.JK RowlingActress
32.Megan FoxActress, Model
33.Kylie JennerActress, Model
34.Kamala HarrisPolitician
35.Ariana GrandeActress, Model, Singer
36.Lana Del RayActress, Model, Singer
37.Carmen ElectraActress, Model, Singer
38.Tina FeyActress
39.Adriana LimaActress, Model
40.Lily AllenActress
41.Sarah JessicaProducer, Actress
42.Parker Amy WinehouseSinger, Songwriter
43.Katie PriceModel, Businesswoman
44.Ashley TisdaleActress, Singer, Producer
45.Heidi MontagActress
46.Demi MooreActress
47.Ciara WilsonModel, Singer
48.Sandra AnnetteActress, Producer
49.Lily CollinsActress, Model
50.Jessica SimpsonActress, Author, Singer

1. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a powerhouse in the media world and definitely, the list of top 50 most popular women is incomplete without her name. In 1986, she hosted her first talk show called “The Oprah Winfrey Show” which quickly became one of America’s highest-rated shows with sky-high TRP ratings at that time. The Queen of All Media has been able to maintain this status for over 30 years and has achieved many accomplishments such as being named North America’s first black billionaire and wealthiest African American ever by Forbes Magazine from 2000-2010–all while hosting her successful TV show “Oprah”.

She is a great black philanthropist who has won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 2 Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2013, Oprah was granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom and privileged doctorate certificates from Harvard and Duke Universities by then-President Barack Obama. She’s been positioned as the greatest black philanthropist in American history too!

Background

Age67
OccupationTV host, actress, producer, media executive, author
Net Worth$2.7 Billion
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandStedman Graham
ChildrenCanaan
NationalityAmerican

2. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is a multi-talented performer, composer, poetess, designer, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She first shot to fame after playing the lead role in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place TV show where she gained legions of loyal followers from around the world who have been following her every move ever since. Selena has become one of Hollywood’s hottest stars with millions upon millions watching her on social media as well as through concerts and albums which are available for purchase worldwide including here at Rhapsody!

Background

Age29
OccupationSinger, actress, producer
Net Worth$75 Million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

3. Beyoncé

Beyoncé

Beyoncé is one of the most inspiring and influential ladies in the world. She’s been listed as the top female artist for 20 years, being an inspiration to females around the globe. Beyonce also has made it her goal to be a remarkable singer; she holds records with 100 million record sales worldwide and 24 Grammy Awards- second only to Michael Jackson!

Beyoncé began her career at age 12 when she joined Destiny’s Child back then known as Girls Tyme where they auditioned unsuccessfully for several years before disbanding from Jive Records because there weren’t any promising offers or signs of success after seven months together.

Background

Age39
OccupationSinger, actress, record producer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, director
Net Worth$420 million
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandJay-Z
ChildrenBlue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter
NationalityAmerican

4. Rihanna

Rihanna

Rihanna is a pop singer who has been at the top of her game for years, with more than 25 million records around the globe. She not only won 13 American Music Awards and nine Grammy awards; she also broke Guinness World Records by being named Woman of The Year in 2013 because she’s sold over 180 million albums worldwide! Her net worth as 2019 was estimated to be $600million. She has been rocking the list of 50 most famous women for a number of years with her outstanding achievements.

Background

Age33
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress, businesswoman
Net Worth$600 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

5. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Tylor Swift tops the list of most popular women in the world, with over 50 million albums and 150 million singles sold worldwide. The best-selling musical artist has received 29 awards at American Music Awards, 23 awards at Billboard Music Awards for her work as an individual performer, and 22 nominations from Grammy Award committees.

She is one of today’s most successful female artists – not just musically but also commercially where she ranks among the top ten or twenty wealthiest celebrities on record each year since 2013 (Forbes). She earned multiple Emmy Awards singing live during televised events like the NFL Opening Night halftime show; 10 Grammys; 7 Guinness World Records including “Most ‘Female’ Artist to Top Pop Single Charts”.

Background

Age31
OccupationSinger, songwriter, record producer, actress, director
Net Worth$400 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

6. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is Hollywood’s funniest woman. She has been the host of her own talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for an unbelievable 13 years and counting! Previously she hosted the Academy Awards as well as taking over social media with a record-breaking selfie from that event. The highlight of this comedian’s career came when Obama awarded her with his “Presidential Award of Freedom”.

Background

Age63
OccupationStand-up comedy, television host, actress, writer, and producer
Net Worth$414 million
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandPortia de Rossi
NationalityAmerican

7. Kim Kardishan

Kim Kardishan

Kim Kardashian has been one of the richest artists in recent history, and she is viewed as a business mogul with an empire worth billions. She became famous for starring on her family’s hit TV show “Staying aware of The Kardashians” which ran for 20 seasons over 14 years. Since then Kim launched beauty care products including perfume lines and makeup collections; she also designs clothes! Women all around the world dream to use any product from the Kim K-beauty line because it must be great if millions love them just like they do (and it is not even their best seller).

Background

Age40
OccupationMedia personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, producer, actress
Net Worth$1 billion
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandDamon Thomas
ChildrenNorth West, Saint West, Psalm West, Chicago West
NationalityAmerican

8. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

The epitome of beauty, talent, and grace; Angelina Jolie is an actress who has won a few acting honors in her career. She charmed the United Nations into making her their Goodwill Ambassador for eight years before she left to pursue other interests such as humanitarian work. Today she continues to act while also supporting various charitable organizations through both time and donations from herself and family members like Brad Pitt or Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

Background

Age46
OccupationActress, filmmaker, humanitarian
Net Worth$120 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenShiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
NationalityAmerican

9. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

She is a real star! We know that Lady Gaga is a talented singer and a pretty good actress. Moreover, she worked as a DJ, producer, designer, and philanthropist. Her voice is recognizable among the others, and her looks are always unpredictable specific, and gaudy. Lady Gaga became famous owing to songs like “Just Dance”, “Telephone”, “Paparazzi”, “Bad Romance”, etc.

Background

Age35
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$320 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

10. Madonna

Madonna

Madonna is a music diva who has taken the world by storm since her debut in 1984. She became mainstream after releasing albums like “Like A Virgin” and living up to that title with iconic moves on stage, such as wearing conical bras without nipples and gyrating provocatively against male band members or grinding them during performances of songs like “Holiday”.

Madonna’s career saw her produce various hit singles including “Like a Prayer,” which was ranked 8th best song ever written according to Rolling Stone magazine; she also earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song score from Evita (1996), making it one of only four women artists all time nominated in this category. She was named by Guinness Book as having sold over 300 million records around the world with millions of fans following her every move. In 2013 she became positioned number 1 on Billboard’s list for being “The Biggest Music Video Artist”.

Background

Age46
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress, dancer, producer, director, author, businesswoman
Net Worth$850 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenLourdes Leon, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda, Estere Ciccone, Stelle Ciccone, Mercy James
NationalityAmerican

11. Cher

Cher

Cher is a fantastic singer and actor. She has had an illustrious career spanning six decades, breaking records as the only musician to have released music for 60 consecutive years with her first single in 1960 until 2010. Cher’s success also includes winning multiple awards like Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys; Cannes Film Festival Award; Billboard Icon Award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); Golden Globe Awards and numerous other honors including Kennedy Center Honors among many others.

Background

Age75
OccupationSinger, actress, television personality
Net Worth$360 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenChaz Bono, Elijah Blue Allman
NationalityAmerican

12. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is not just a successful actress; she is an accomplished producer. She has been in the spotlight since her start on Friends and continues to be today with films like Office Christmas Party. Her self-motivated personality combined with her work ethic led Jennifer to success back then and now when it came time for me to donate money during this troubled era of sexual harassment allegations across Hollywood, I chose Jen as my top pick!

Background

Age52
OccupationActress, producer, businesswoman
Net Worth$300 million
Marital StatusDivorced
NationalityAmerican

13. Adele

Adele

Adele is one of the most popular music artists in recent history. She’s on the list of 50 greatest women, and has been voted #5 by VH1 as well! Adele won multiple awards for her second album 21 which sold more than 31 million copies worldwide. Time Magazine also named her twice to their 100 Most Influential People List, making it clear that she deserves all this fame and success!

Background

Age33
OccupationActress, producer, businesswoman
Net Worth$190 million
Marital StatusDivorced
NationalityAmerican

14. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Originally born in the Dominican Republic, Jennifer Lopez is one of few Latin actresses to make it successfully in Hollywood. Immediately recognizable as a singer and artist with her successful career spanning more than thirty years, she has been referred to by various news sources as being quite possibly the most influential woman on Earth or even potentially among them all-the best performer from any country across three decades.

Jennifer Lopez was originally born in Santo Domingo but moved at age six months old into New York City where she became an American citizen after marrying Marc Anthony sometime later. She quickly gained fame for not just performing music like pop songs “Jenny From The Block” and Spanish songstress Selena’s tune “No Me Queda Más”.

Background

Age52
OccupationActress, singer, dancer, businesswoman
Net Worth$400 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenMaximilian David Muñiz, Emme Maribel Muñiz
NationalityAmerican

15. Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is a member of the royal family in Great Britain, Duchess of Cambridge. She became famous when she married Prince William and now has two children with him. These days Kate enjoys being an involved wife and mother who always dresses fashionably to represent her iconic style that captured 42nd place on this rating list.

Background

Age39
OccupationHousewife
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandPrince William, Duke of Cambridge
ChildrenPrince George of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
NationalityBritish

16. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is not only the wife of former US president Barack H. Obama but also a powerful and well-respected lawyer in her own right with a history as an advocate for women’s rights on both national and international stages. With that kind of resume coupled with her role model status during his time at the White House, it should come to no one’s surprise then when she came out swinging again following Donald Trump’s inauguration by releasing “Becoming Michelle Obama”. The book has been nothing short of phenomenal since its release: within three days alone it had gone straight into the number 1 spot on the Amazon bestsellers list.

Background

Age57
OccupationLawyer, writer, and the wife of the former U.S. President Barack Obama
Net Worth$70 million
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandBarack Obama
ChildrenMalia, Sasha
NationalityAmerican

17. Hilary Clinton

Hilary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is the most famous woman in America. She’s been a US politician and presidential candidate, she has served as First Lady of Arkansas (in the late 1980s) and Secretary State for USA (2009-2013). In 2016, Hillary was also a Democratic Party Presidential Candidate but did not come out victorious.

Background

Age73
OccupationPolitician, Lawyer, Author, Diplomat, Spokesperson
Net Worth$120 million
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandBill Clinton
ChildrenChelsea Clinton
NationalityAmerican

18. Shakira

Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Shakira is viewed as the most accomplished Queen of Latin Music and has been honored with various awards including three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammys, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards six Guinness World Records. This year she was named the best ever in her genre by Rolling Stone magazine for being a singer who “shares joy” through songs that preserve Hispanic culture while also appealing to listeners all over the world.

Background

Age44
OccupationSinger, songwriter, dancer, actress, philanthropist
Net Worth$350 million
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandGerard Piqué
ChildrenSasha Piqué Mebarak, Milan Piqué Mebarak
NationalityColombian

19. Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson is an English actress and model who became one of the most famous actors in Hollywood after portraying Hermione Granger, a character that she played for all eight movies. She has also been active behind the scenes as both producer and writer on various projects including Beauty & The Beast (2017) which was nominated to be the best picture at last year’s Oscars.

She began her acting career playing Harry Potter’s intellectual friend Hermione in 2001 when she was just 9 years old. In 2011 before finishing filming Deathly Hallows II Emma announced plans to take a break from Acting but resumed it with new enthusiasm taking on different roles like Queen Eleanor or Belle for the Disney movie live-action remake Beauty And The Beast 2017.

Background

Age31
OccupationActress, activist, model
Net Worth$80 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityBritish

20. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has been in the limelight for her acting, modeling, and designing since she was a child. She stars as twins in both movies “The Parent Trap” and its remake entitled “Parent Trap: The Next Generation”. Not only did Lindsay act but also sang songs on soundtracks such as Frozen Fever, Herbie Fully Loaded or Just My Luck soundtrack. However today things have not gone well with health problems which could affect her career because of lack of movie roles being offered to actresses like herself.

Background

Age35
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, television personality
Net Worth$1 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

21. Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Despite a few duds in the 2000s, Britney Spears has remained one of America’s most popular pop stars. She established her reputation with hits like “Oops!… I Did it Again” and “…Baby One More Time”. Since then she has sold more than 100 million records around the world while being featured on everything from fashion to television commercials for companies such as Pepsi Max. Recently, after releasing two consecutive albums (Glory and Piece of Me), this award-winning performer made an epic return to stage following a four-year hiatus–and fans are not complaining about that decision at all.

Background

Age39
OccupationSinger, songwriter, dancer, actress
Net Worth$60 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenSean Preston Federline, Jayden James Federline
NationalityAmerican

22. Carly Rae Japsen

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen is known as the ‘pop princess of this millennium’. She accomplished her fame when she entered and won season six of Canadian Idol, resulting in a Grammy nomination for Songwriter/Lyricist; then becoming one with the top pop lyricists at present time. Her most well-known singles are “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You”.

Background

Age35
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$10 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityCanadian

23. Jessie J.

Jessie J.

Jessie J, an English singer, and songwriter with a successful career spanning from 2007 to the present day is considered by many experts to be one of the most prominent mainstream artists in recent years. Her catchy lyrics have allowed her songs such as “Sticker price”, “Domino”, “Laser Light”, and more recently released hits like “No One’s Perfect” or even her newest release titled “What Your Identity Is”.

Background

Age33
OccupationSinger, songwriter
Net Worth$30 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityBritish

24. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 when she was awarded at age 29. She also won a Golden Globe award, as well as Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards. In addition to acting, Halle is a singer who released her debut album “Introducing” on Valentine’s Day of 2013 with songs from “Catwoman” (2004) including ‘You Don’t Hear Me,’ which reached number 38 on Billboard Magazine charts; plus tracks like ‘I Am Free’.

Background

Age54
OccupationActress, model
Net Worth$90 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenNahla Ariela Aubry, Maceo Robert Martinez
NationalityAmerican

25. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is an American singer, piano player and songwriter who’s widely known for her rhythm and blues, neo-soul music. She has received 15 Grammys so far as well as appeared on five seasons of “The Voice US” in the judging panel. Her favorite genres include jazz, gospel among other types which she incorporates into many of her songs to create a lively atmosphere where listeners can feel like they’re right there with her at that moment in time.

Background

Age40
OccupationSinger, songwriter, pianist, actress, record producer, philanthropist, author, activist
Net Worth$150 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenEgypt Daoud Dean, Genesis Ali Dean
NationalityAmerican

26. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart became a household name after starring in “The Twilight” films. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to parents John Kristen (an actor) and Jules Beth (a script supervisor). After her early years as a child model for Disney commercials, she quickly grasped the attention of mass media by performing on-screen from 1999-2004 with minor roles. Her career took off when she starred alongside Robert Pattinson who played Edward Cullen in The Twilight series which consisted of five movies that were major box office successes worldwide grossing around $3 billion dollars combined.

Background

Age31
OccupationActress, filmmaker
Net Worth$70 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

27. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has had a successful career as an actress, businesswoman, and entrepreneur. After her starring role in the movie “Dark Angel”, she became one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses during the late 1990s through mid-2000s with hit films like Sin City and Fantastic Four to name just two. She started Honest Company back in 2008 which is now worth more than $1 billion dollars worldwide! And even though Jessica eased out of acting for several years due to focusing on The Honest Organization, web users’ interest never waned – keeping their hearts locked until 2020 at least (and probably beyond).

Background

Age40
OccupationActress, model, businesswoman
Net Worth$200 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenHonor Marie Warren, Hayes Alba Warren, Haven Garner Warren
NationalityAmerican

28. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is best known for her winning performance in the 2005 season of American Idol. She has since proceeded to become one of America’s most well-known singers, lyricists, and songwriters. Carrie also lent her talent as a writer on some singles by other music stars and was ranked at #100 on Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 Artists 2018.

Background

Age38
OccupationSinger, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, actress
Net Worth$140 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenIsaiah Michael Fisher, Jacob Bryan Fisher
NationalityAmerican

29. Marilyn Monroe (Late)

Marilyn Monroe (Late)

A fashion icon and a symbol of beauty, Marilyn Monroe’s brief life has continued to impress her fans long after she passed away. Her impact still lingers in our society today as the epitome of femininity, style, and glamor throughout many different eras.

She is an enduring example for women everywhere because despite being famous only briefly before dying young-she became immortalized as one of Hollywood’s most iconic beauties who inspired generations afterward with their timeless sense of grace and charm that was always just so effortless no matter what circumstance they found themselves in at any given time.

She has been among the 50 popular women in the world since that time because of her timeless beauty and glamour.

Background

Age36 (1926 – 1962)
OccupationActress, model, singer
Net Worth$10 million
Marital StatusLate
ChildrenRobert, Berniece
NationalityAmerican

30. Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish
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Billie is one of those teen sensations who grabbed media attention from their first appearance. Her first song was released in 2015 which made her popular among the gen z. Another reason for keeping her in the first 50 influential women list of 2022, is that she not only managed to grab one or two but four Grammy Awards in 2020.

Background

Age19
OccupationSinger
Net Worth$25 million
Marital StatusSingle
Country of OriginUnited States of America
NationalityAmerican

31. J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling
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A woman of substance who took the standards of writing novels to a new level. She does not only got fame for writing Harry Potter but managed to grab attention for her production for Harry Potter movies as well. She may be the only one billionaire who lost her billionaire tag just by doing immense donations. She’s a woman of Golden heart. 

Background

Age55
OccupationAuthor
Net Worth$1 billion
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenJessica Isabel, Mackenzie Jean, David Gordon
NationalityBritish

32. Megan Fox

Megan Fox
people.com

The Transformer girl Megan Fox is an American actress. She started acting with supporting roles but gathered recognition when she worked in Transformer Series. She is also a big name in the fashion industry as she is a brand ambassador of popular big names like Maxim, FHM. and Vogue

Background

Age34
OccupationActress and model
Net Worth$8 million
Marital StatusSingle
Height5’4”
NationalityAmerican

33. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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Well, the top 50 popular women list would remain incomplete if we don’t mention Kylie Jenner. She is among the wealthiest and youngest women in the industry who managed to get fame and fandom on her own. She got admiration from her sisters in the show ‘Keeping Up With Kardashians’. She owns a makeup brand as well named, Kylie Cosmetics’ and has been one of the most followed women on social media.

Background

Age23
OccupationActress and model
Net Worth$700 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenStormi Webster
NationalityAmerican

34. Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris
forbes.com

The list of most popular women would remain incomplete if Kamala Harris is not mentioned. She is the first black person to become the U.S. Vice President in Jan 2021. She is also an attorney and has worked hard throughout her career. Her notable stances include legalizing recreational use of Marijuana, lowering taxes for working and middle class families and DREAM Act.  

Background

Age57
OccupationPolitician, Attorney 
Net Worth$7  million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenCola Emholf, Ella Emholf
NationalitySouth-African American

35. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande is a well-known American personality, as she began her career at 15 and is the most loved actress in the US. She is also one of the highly paid actresses. She appeared in many television and theatre roles. She has voiced many animated movies as well. She was listed twice in the ‘Time Magazine’ first in 2016 and the second time in 2019. This made us list her in our list as well.

Background

Age28
OccupationActress, model, singer
Net Worth$150 million
Boy FriendDalton Gomez
ChildrenNo
NationalityAmerican

36. Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Ray
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Lana Del Ray – Let’s call her with her actual name this time, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. With her beautiful singing talent, she has made millions of fans. Where themes of sadness, glamor, tragic romance, and melancholia are some of the music styles.

Background

Age36
OccupationActress, model, singer
Net Worth$30 million
Marital StatusSingle
Birth PlaceManhattan, US
NationalityAmerican

37. Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra
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Carmen Electra is an influential American personality with a range of roles she has been playing in her actual life. She is an amazing actress and best known for her work for Playboy magazine. This made her appearance in the widely known television series Baywatch. She is followed and admired widely on social media.

Background

Age49
OccupationActress, model, singer
Net Worth$16 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenUnknown
NationalityAmerican

38. Tina Fey

Tina Fey
independent.co.uk

Tina Fey is best known as a writer, producer, comedian, playwright, and actress. She is popular because of her acting in the comedy series ‘Saturday Night Live’. Her full name is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey. She also wrote screenplays and played a teen comedy film Mean Girls’ in 2004 which became the highlight of her career.

Background

Age50
OccupationActress
Net Worth$75 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenAlice Zenobia Richmond and Penelope Athena Richmond
NationalityAmerican

39. Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima
observer.com

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian Actress and model and she is best known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The reason behind putting the Brazilian actress in the list of popular actresses is that she won Ford’s ‘Supermodel of Brazil’ at the age of 15. She stood second when the Brazilian supermodel competition went worldwide.

Background

Age39
OccupationActress, model,
Net Worth$95 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenSienna Lima Jaric, Valentina Lima Jaric
NationalityAmerican

40. Lily Allen

Lily Allen
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Lily Allen is an author, songwriter, and singer and belongs to an acting background. Her father Keith Allen is a popular film actor and her mother Alison Owen is a successful film producer. Lily debuted in 2006 which ranked on the top chart.
Her debut copies sold over 2.6 million worldwide and also landed in the nomination of Grammy awards. She also launched her first write-up in September 2018, named “My Thoughts Exactly”.

Background

Age36
OccupationAuthor, Singer, and Song writer
Net Worth$6 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenEthel Mary and Marnie Rose
NationalityBritish

41. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah is such an inspirational woman. She is a fashion designer, actress, and producer. She is well-known for her role in the HBO television series as Carrie Bradshaw who won two Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards for best actress in a comedy series. This made us compelled to add her as the most popular woman of 2022.

Background

Age56
OccupationActress, fashion designer, producer 
Net Worth$200 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenJames Wilkie Broderick, Marion Loretta Broderick, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick
NationalityAmerican

42. Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse
independent.co.uk

A talented lady with a golden heart. Her deep expressive vocals became the reason for her popularity. Her first hit was her jazz-tinged album, Frank which she launched in 2003 at the age of 19. One of her albums Back to Black made a position in the Top 10 hits of the UK charts. As she was a great singer and gave many hit songs to her fans, which made us list this deceased singer in our list.

Background

Age28 (1983 – 2011)
OccupationSinger and song writer
Net Worth$10 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenNo
NationalityBritish

43. Katie Price

Katie Price
pinkvilla.com

Katie Price is a British national and a famous media personality. She is a successful businesswoman and a model. She got fame from her page 3 appearance in British magazines ‘The Daily Star” and ‘The Sun’ in 1996 as Jordan. She also ran the campaign as a candidate in Urmston and Stretford in the 2001 UK election.

Background

Age43
OccupationModel, Businesswoman
Net Worth$2 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenJett, Harvey, Junior, Princess Tiaamii, Bunny
NationalityBritish

44. Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale
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Ashley Tisdale is an American singer and actress. She got fame from her appearance in the series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in the role of Maddie Fitzpatrick. The main reason for adding Ashley Tisdale to our list is her gold certification which she received on her debut album. She even got the chance to sing in front of Bill Clinton at the White House.

Background

Age36
OccupationActress, singer , producer 
Net Worth$12 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenNo
NationalityAmerican

45. Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag
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A television personality of the MTV era. She is multi-talented as she is a fashion designer, author, singer, and actress. She was recognized when she made prominence in a reality show ‘The Hills’ in 2006. She is also a popular singer and many of her songs ranked on top of the US charts.

Background

Age35
OccupationActress and Singer
Net Worth$150 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenGunner Stone
NationalityAmerican

46. Demi Moore

Demi Moore
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Demi Moore is a beautiful actress and a former songwriter. She got international recognition with a box office hit drama ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’. Her most successful supernatural melodrama was ‘Ghost’ and receive the best actress Saturn award for her performance. She is also a recipient of the ‘Theatre World Award’ for her role in the movie ‘The Early Girl’.
She received the People’s choice award for ‘A Few Good Men’ and MTV Movie Award’ for ‘Indecent Proposal’. She had been nominated for many prestigious awards as well. Her dedication to work and achievements are evidence that she has worked hard to make this far.

Background

Age59
OccupationActress and Producer 
Net Worth$170 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenTallulah Willis, Rumer Willis, Scout Willis 
NationalityAmerican

47. Ciara Princess Wilson

Ciara Princess Wilson
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Ciara Wilson has a popular professional career. She is a great singer and her popular music albums landed her achieving great awards like Bet Awards in 2005 and Grammy in 2006. 2008 was also a successful year for Ciara. She received the ‘Woman of the Year’ award from the ‘Billboard Music Awards. She is one of the singers who had managed to sell over 23 million records internationally. To know more about her check out the table below.

Background

Age36
OccupationModel, Singer, Songwriter
Net Worth$25 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenSienna Princess Wilson, Future Zahir Wilburn, Win Harrison Wilson
NationalityAmerican

48. Sandra Annette Bullock

Sandra Annette Bullock
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Sandra Bullock, a name that is surrounded by fame. She is a successful actor and a producer. She was nominated and received several prestigious awards not only for her acting but for her beauty as well. She was awarded ‘The Most Beautiful Woman’ by ‘The People Magazine’ in 2015. Her award-winning streak didn’t just end here. She got ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama’ and ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’ for her role in Leigh Anne Tuohy in the movie ‘The Blind Side’.
She also gave her voice to the character ‘Scarlet’ in an animated movie ‘Minions’ which was a great hit at the box office.

Background

Age57
OccupationActress, producer, and philanthropist 
Net Worth$220 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenLaila Bullock, Louis Bardo Bullock
NationalityAmerican

49. Lily Collins

Lily Collins
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Lily is a British-American model, actress, and columnist who started acting when she was just two years of age. She is a composed actress for which she received numerous recognition awards and nominations throughout her career. Lily is a recipient of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award, Hollywood Film Awards, and Young Hollywood Awards. In 2007, Spain’s Glamour magazine honored her by naming her ‘International Model of the year’.

Background

Age32
OccupationActress, model
Net Worth$25 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenNo
NationalityBritish-American

50. Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson
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Jessica is a popular singer. She made her way to the music industry when she successfully auditioned for ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’. It was 1999 when she rocked with her debut album with a single ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’ which positioned no.3 on the US Billboard chart. She received a number of prestigious award nominees including American Music Awards 2001, 2004, and 64 in total. She won 18 awards altogether for her amazing music production.

Background

Age40
OccupationActress, Author, Singer  
Net Worth$200 million
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenAce Knute Johnson, Birdie Mae Johnson, Maxwell Drew Johnson
NationalityAmerican

21 most popular women of 2021

1. Paris Hilton

paris hilton

Paris Hilton is a famous socialite, heiress of the Hilton dynasty, and scandalous actress who became popular after participating in “The Simple Life” reality show. She has accumulated millions of followers on her various platforms such as Instagram where she shares daily photos with captions ranging from inspirational quotes to fashion advice for life’s absurdities.

Background

Age40
OccupationMedia personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, singer, actress, DJ
Net Worth$300 million
Marital StatusEngaged
FianceCarter Reum
NationalityAmerican

2. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson has been in a handful of outside-the-box films, including Lost In Translation and Her. She was really just getting started with her career when she had the opportunity to play Black Widow for Marvel Studios.

Alongside Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett became one of the most sought-after actors on Google searches throughout 2013 until now!

Background

Age36
OccupationActress, singer
Net Worth$165 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenRose Dorothy Dauriac
NationalityAmerican

3. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is one of the most famous singers around, and she owes it all to her hit TV show. After Miley shot to fame after starring in “Hanna Montana,” she became an international phenomenon as a singer when Disney released two soundtracks for the series that included her singing voice. Nowadays, you can’t go anywhere without hearing something by Miley on any given day!

Background

Age28
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$160 million
Marital StatusDivorced
NationalityAmerican

4. Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has been a songwriter, composer, and singer for much of her life. She began achieving stardom in 2010 with the release of her debut track “Lights”. Since then she’s performed at many EDM shows around the world as well as being an outspoken supporter of mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Her singing is intended to encourage people who might be struggling emotionally to take care of themselves either by going to therapy or through meditation and yoga routines geared toward better emotional balance.

Background

Age34
OccupationSinger, songwriter
Net Worth$30 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenArthur Ever Winter Jopling
NationalityBritish

5. Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is a world-renowned American singer and actress. She achieved international fame after recording the song “I Kissed A Girl” in 2007, which skyrocketed her to instant stardom overnight. Since then, all of Katy’s music tracks have been successful as well as videos for each track are always awesome and thrilling!

Background

Age36
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress, television judge, businesswoman
Net Worth$330 million
Marital StatusEngaged
FianceOrlando Bloom
ChildrenDaisy Dove Bloom
NationalityAmerican

6. Fergie

Fergie

Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known by her stage name Fergie and most notably a member of the band The Black Eyed Peas where she rose to fame in 1998. Since then, she has gone on to pursue solo music projects as well as acting gigs outside of Hollywood striving for recognition which was all but forgotten after 2006 when it seemed like everything went downhill.

It seems that big break took a while coming because at last this year we saw Stacy back with two new songs including “Double Dutchess” proving herself not only talented creatively speaking but also musically arranging tracks from top-notch producers such since DJ Mustard or Cedric Gervais.

Background

Age46
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$45 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenAxl Jack Duhamel
NationalityAmerican

7. Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

The best way to describe Lana Del Rey’s music is that it makes you feel like your old, reminiscing on the past. This was a new genre of hers and she has been acknowledged by many as being influential in bringing back this type of sound for pop fans everywhere.

Lana Del Rey is the Queen of Sadcore. Her melancholic, yet powerful songs have been recognized for decades and she will continue to stir up emotions in her fans forevermore.

Background

Age36
OccupationSinger, songwriter
Net Worth$30 million
Marital StatusEngaged
FianceClayton Johnson
NationalityAmerican

8. Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner is an American model, socialite, and media personality. The reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians launched her career to fame in 2007 when she was just 14 years old. Nowadays Kendall has 16th position on Forbes magazine’s list of top-earning models – not too shabby for a 20-year-old celeb from California who never went through formal training but still manages to land prestigious campaigns like Fendi or Louis Vuitton.

She posts (sometimes up to) 10 times per day @kendalljenner on Instagram (@KJ_worldwide). Her style varies between fashion shows, photoshoots, and selfies which are often posted by fans due mainly because of her popularity as well as that infamous “most followed” status.

Background

Age25
OccupationModel, media personality, socialite
Net Worth$45 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

9. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Eva is an American model, actress, talk-show hostess, restaurateur, and philanthropist. She got international fame as a successful result of her role in the TV series ‘Desperate Housewives’ which she acted from 2004 to 2012. Her inspirable character on-screen also led her to receive prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize for active charity work where people around the world are moved by what Eva has done with her life since then; this was back when there were not many female roles like that at all!

Eva’s success began in 1998 when she made it into Sports Illustrated magazine while modeling swimwear but rose quickly through television appearances before finally being casted on one of America’s most popular shows: Desperate.

Background

Age46
OccupationActress, producer
Net Worth$80 million
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandJosé Bastón
ChildrenSantiago Enrique Bastón
NationalityAmerican

10. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens got her first taste of fame from the Disney Channel’s High School Musical. After that, she went on to pursue a career in music and released her debut album V.

Vanessa was getting attention long before joining ‘High School Musical’. As an actress, Vanessa had roles in The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody and Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (and 2003’s holiday-themed Hocus Pocus). But it is with the high school musical where Vanessa really began making waves as one of our favorite stars!

Background

Age32
OccupationActress, singer
Net Worth$16 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

11. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

One of the best-selling singers of all time, Mariah Carey has had an unparalleled career. Her voice is one that people can’t seem to forget and her talents don’t stop there as she’s also a successful actress with memorable roles in movies like ‘Glitter’ and TV shows such as ‘American Idol’. The woman who won America’s heart through talent alone now continues to win it by being down-to-earth while still shining bright – no matter what hat she wears!

Mariah Carey became one of the most iconic women in modern history when American listeners fell madly for her undeniably unforgettable voice from “Vision Of Love”. She then continued on this path conquering new genres and markets until becoming not only a household name but a celebrity.

Background

Age51
OccupationSinger, songwriter, record producer, actress, entrepreneur, television judge
Net Worth$320 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenMoroccan Scott Cannon, Monroe Cannon
NationalityAmerican

12. Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Megan Fox is an American model and actress whose international fame came about when she was cast in such hit projects as “The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, Jennifer’s Body, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,’ and Zeriville.

Background

Age35
OccupationActress, model
Net Worth$8 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenBodhi Ransom Green, Journey River Green, Noah Shannon Green
NationalityAmerican

13. Arvil Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Born in 1984, Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been listed as one of the best commercial projects worldwide. Her debut album, Let Go, was an unexpected success and she continued to produce great hits with her following works including: My Happy Ending (2002), Girlfriend (2003) Nobody’s Home (2004).

She also won awards for top 10 Billboard Hits such as “Complicated” (#3 2002), Sk8er Boi (#6 2003), I’m With You (#2 2004), “Girlfriend” (2013) which became number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 song list multiple times.

Background

Age36
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$60 million
Marital StatusDivorced
NationalityCanadian

14. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is a popular American rapper, singer/songwriter, and actress. She first tasted success in 2009 when she released three tracks: “Playtime Is Over”, “Beem Me Up” and “Scotty”. Consequently, her debut album Pink Friday made an impact on the music industry.

Background

Age38
OccupationRapper, singer, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$80 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenNinja/Papa Bear
NationalityTrinidadian

15. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

In 2012, after a long battle with her eating disorder and addictions to drugs and alcohol Demi Lovato became sober. This change in lifestyle led the singer-songwriter-actress back into popularity as she was finally able to focus on her career again.

Demi Lovato has always been successful but when an addiction turned what could have been just success for many people into something greater than possible, it took a hit that few other artists would survive from; yet somehow this only made them stronger than ever before – not just creatively or professionally either.

Background

Age28
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$40 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

16. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is one of the most successful singers in Hollywood today. She has won six Grammys and a Latin Grammy for her musical work, which includes such hits as “Lady Marmalade”. Her success led to being appointed United Nations Goodwill Ambassador back in 2010 where she’s worked with World Food Program on charity projects.

Background

Age40
OccupationSinger, songwriter, television personality
Net Worth$160 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenMax Liron Bratman, Summer Rain Rutler
NationalityAmerican

17. Kesha

Kesha

Kesha (once known as Ke$ha) is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper who first detonated into the music scene with her 2010 debut album “Animal”. Her life drama including her issues with a dominating director and studio that attempted to exploit led Kesha’s story becoming one of significance for women everywhere.

Kesha has been fighting against people who are trying to take advantage of her hard work and prosperity for years. She endured mental, sexual, and emotional abuse in private while she still managed to make it big with a few lucky breaks here or there until finally, the public got wind when Kesha filed suit against Dr. Luke as part of what is now commonly known as “Kesha versus Dr. Luke”.

Background

Age34
OccupationSinger, songwriter, rapper, actress
Net Worth$10 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAmerican

18. Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is a German fashion model, television host, and businesswoman. She has been known for her work on the catwalk modeling during the late 1990s in New York City as well as appearing at many award ceremonies including every year from 2002 to 2008. Heidi was also voted “Most Beautiful Woman” by People Magazine twice: in 2005 (Worldwide) and 2007 (US).

Background

Age48
OccupationModel, television host, television producer, businesswoman
Net Worth$160 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenLeni Olumi Klum, Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, Lou Sulola Samuel, Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel
NationalityAmerican, German

19. Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Fashion icon Kate Moss is one of the most high-selling models and fashion artists in the industry. She’s been doing ramp walks for more than 20 years, and it seems that other ladies are admiring her during this 2020s era too!

Background

Age47
OccupationModel, fashion designer
Net Worth$70 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenLila Grace Moss Hack
NationalityBritish

20. Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue has been a music and style symbol, with her tracks continually beating out all competitors each time she delivers another music album. Kylie also serves as motivation to cancer survivors since the singer herself was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36 years old; from then on, she’s supported for beast disease and urging young ladies to do customary animal testing every six months.

Background

Age53
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress
Net Worth$100 million
Marital StatusSingle
NationalityAustralian, British

21. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

One of the most gifted and best-known young stars in Hollywood, Hilary Duff is not just an engaging actress. She has also successfully launched her own fashion line with a clothing store that she opened near New York City’s Madison Square Park.

Background

Age33
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman
Net Worth$25 million
Marital StatusDivorced
ChildrenBanks Violet Bair, Mae James Bair, Luca Cruz Comrie
NationalityAmerican

Conclusion

By now you must have noticed that most of the women who made it to the list of the 50 most popular women in the world are either from entertainment or political background.

Despite a diligent compilation, some women who have a massive social media presence and real-life following are still missing from the list. Though, we tried to do our best to provide a common ground solution via this list. We hope this informative piece has inspired you and motivated you enough to struggle to have your name amongst those high-profile successful women.

Frequently Asked Questions About Popular Women Around the World

Who is the 7th most popular woman in the world?

Justin Bieber secured the 7th position for the most popular woman on the web in 2010 and 2nd position in 2011. However, he did not make it to the list in 2012.

Who was the most beautiful girl in the world in 2022?

As for the previous year, German actress Meryem Uzerli was reportedly the most beautiful woman in the world. However, in 2022, American Model Bella Hadid snatched the title.

Who is the most beautiful girl in the world 2022 without makeup

Angelina Jolie was ranked number 1 on the list of 15 most beautiful girls in the world in 2022 without makeup.

Who is the most beautiful woman in the world ever?

Classic Hollywood icon, Audrey Hepburn has been listed as the most beautiful woman of all time while Marilyn Monroe swooped into the second position.