Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating 2014 List: Amal Alamuddin Clooney on Top

December 15, 2014 Last Updated: December 15, 2014

Barbara Walters unveiled her 10 Most Fascinating People list for 2014 on December 15, with George Clooney’s new wife Amal Alamuddin on the top.

Now Amal Clooney, the 36-year-old from Beirut, Lebanon is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London, specializing in international law and human rights. Her clients have included Julian Assange and Kofi Annan.

ABC noted that George Clooney had told Walters in 1995 that “I’m never going to get married again,” and apparently women never brought up the subject because they had seen the interview.

But Amal finally got one of the world’s most famous bachelors to settle down.

“Walters called the wedding perfect — from Amal’s bespoke hat to the spectacular wedding dress designed by the late Oscar De La Renta,” ABC reported.

“With her marriage to Clooney, Walters says, Amal joins the ranks of Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton — everything she does, says or wears is officially… fascinating.”

Check out the other nine below.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs at Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift performs at Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

Swift, 25, from Reading, Pennsylvania, has increasingly made waves this year with her 1989 album, which sold more than 1 million units during its debut week, and has also been the increasing subject of rumors and speculation in regards to her love life.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., announces its new car Tesla "D"   in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., announces its new car Tesla “D” in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

 

The renowned 43-year-old entrepreneur from South Africa won the coveted contract from NASA to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station and his companies Tesla and SpaceX continue to unveil other projects, including the new Model S sedan, and work on still others such as colonizing Mars.

George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
George R. R. Martin arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

 

One of the most famous television shows stems from the writer’s books, and fans are also waiting for the next book in the series, Winds of Winter. Martin, 66, is from Bayonne, New Jersey.

Scarlett Johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson attends The Independent Film Project's 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Scarlett Johansson attends The Independent Film Project’s 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

The starlet recently, and secretly, married Romain Dauriac, and the 30-year-old from New York City also had her first child, daughter Dorothy Rose Johansson. She also wrapped filming on the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey attends the 'Selma' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey attends the ‘Selma’ New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

 

Oprah, 60, went on a big tour this year and also produced and appeared in the movie Selma.

Michael Strahan

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan, center, receives his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence as Frank Gifford, left, and Harry Carson, right, watch him during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan, center, receives his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence as Frank Gifford, left, and Harry Carson, right, watch him during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

 

The Live! with Kelly and Michael host has found a solid profession beyond football, and the 43-year-old from Houston was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler walks the red carpet during the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For Americacn Humor at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Chelsea Handler walks the red carpet during the 2014 Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize For Americacn Humor at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

 

The 39-year-old comedian from Livingston, New Jersey bid farewell to broadcast television but has plans to star in a Netflix talk show that will debut in 2016 and also released her sixth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, in March.

Neil Patrick Harris

Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the opening night gala world premiere of "Gone Girl" during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the opening night gala world premiere of “Gone Girl” during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

How I Met Your Mother had its series finale, and the 41-year-old Harris from Albuquerque has also starred in Gone Girl and the hit Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch this year.

David Koch

Businessman/politcal activist David Koch attends the 2014 Wildlife Conservation Society Gala at Central Park Zoo on June 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Businessman/politcal activist David Koch attends the 2014 Wildlife Conservation Society Gala at Central Park Zoo on June 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

 

The 74-year-old billionaire political activist and businessman from Wichita, Kansas is as controversial as ever, and greatly impacted the midterm election cycle with millions of dollars worth of advertisements.