In this season of gift guides and year-end lists, its nice to have a ranking you can count on: Barbara Walters annual “Most Fascinating Person of the Year.”From First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1993 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2013, Walters has featured some of the most prominent and powerful decision-makers in modern society. This year, Walters raises the bar even further with human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Clooney, a “beautiful new wife” has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, represented Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, and, most recently, worn a bespoke hat. She is new to fame after “chang[ing some aging actor’s] mind about bachelorhood.”Amal Clooney is fascinating! Thank you, Barbara. Let’s all keep tabs on that wardrobe. In the meantime, let’s look back at the other mysterious, fascinating people of 2014. We’d be fascinated to know their relationship status:

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Malala Yousafazai
  • Jenna Dewan-Tatum
  • Chris Christie
  • Blue Ivy Carter
  • The avatar from Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
  • last but not least, Hillary Clinton
(The actual full list is here, and we hope it is the first, but not the last, that Chelsea Handler and George R.R. Martin appear on together.)