Some of the biggest names in news, entertainment and pop culture are part of the list, but the biggest question was who would top the list? Number one was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Also on the list, Jennifer Lawrence told Barbara Walters "it should be illegal to call someone fat," and that's just one of the provocative statements heard as Barbara unveiled her annual list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013."
After more than two decades her fascinating people are still making news. Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lawrence made the cut this year.
"I'd like to tell you that we do a nationwide survey, but we don't. There are about 3 of us who pick the list, but we think that most people will agree," Walters told me.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden surely belongs on the list for 2013.
"Hero or villain? You decide," she said.
Pope Francis makes the list for being broadminded.
"Many people who are gay and lesbian are particularly touched that he does have such an open, such an open heart," Walters said.
There will be no interview with the Pope, nor will the baby born to Britain's Prince William and his bride Kate have to face her questions.
"But when he grows up I'll come in my wheel chair and try to talk to him," she joked.
For now, there is reality show royalty to keep Barbara busy. The folks from Duck Dynasty are included along with both Kanye and Kim.
However, this list is added-up, her ABC News colleague Robin Roberts belongs among this group.
"Robin went through hell and let us know it, not because she wanted the attention, but because she wanted people to understand that you get thru it," Walters said.
Barbara Walters is set to retire in may so this is her final list of fascinating people. She's produced 21 years' worth, and she has selected the single most intriguing person.