What makes a person fascinating? There are many factors that can make a person seem fascinating - a special talent that one might have, a set of circumstances one has encountered or maybe an obstacle one has overcome. Together, these skills and experiences can turn an ordinary individual into a person of fascination. Barbara Walters has put together her annual list of Most Fascinating People which she will reveal tonight at 10PM on ABC - but in the mean time we have a sneak peak at some of her selections. Here they are in no particular order:

  • 5

    Derek Jeter

    The Captain of the New York Yankees makes Barbara's list after becoming the Bronx Bombers' all-time hits leader this past season. The veteran shortstop has become one of New York's most beloved sports stars over the past 15+ years.

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    The Kardashians

    Whether you're "Keeping Up" with them or trying to keep away from them, there is no doubt that this family has made a business out of being in the celebrity headlines. What exactly are they famous for? Many of us are still trying to figure that part out...

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    Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Eric Stonestreet

    The actors behind the most famous and most funny same-sex couple on TV. Although one of them is actually straight (pictured right), these two provide some of the greatest laughs on one of the funniest shows of the past decade.

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    Pippa Middleton

    The sister of Princess Kate, Pippa caught the attention of bachelors worldwide as she walked the aisle at the Royal Wedding this past summer.

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    Donald Trump

    Love him or hate him, there is no denying his relevance in the business and political world. Barbara finds him fascinating - but does anyone find himself more fascinating than... himself?

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