20. Bill Maher
> Most popular show: Real Time with Bill Maher (2003 — )
> Pct. of people who have heard of Bill Maher: 86.0% — #46 out of 500 celebrities
> Total Bill Maher Wikipedia page views Mar 2019 to Mar 2021: 2.3 million — #92 out of 500 celebrities
> Facebook followers: 4.1 million — #34 out of 120 celebrities
Bill Maher is an American comedian, TV host, and political commentator. He is best known for hosting HBO’s political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” since 2003. Before that, Maher was the producer and host of the comedy talk show “Politically Incorrect.” Maher has dozens of Primetime Emmy nominations. He only won in 2014 in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for the documentary “Vice.”
Maher started out as a stand-up comedian and still goes on tours around the U.S. and Canada.
19. Paris Hilton
> Most popular show: The Simple Life (2003 — 2007)
> Pct. of people who have heard of Paris Hilton: 94.0% — #9 out of 500 celebrities
> Total Paris Hilton Wikipedia page views Mar 2019 to Mar 2021: 6.4 million — #13 out of 500 celebrities
> Facebook followers: 10.3 million — #14 out of 120 celebrities
Paris Hilton, the great-granddaughter of the founder of the Hilton Hotels, Conrad Hilton, has been in public life for at least two decades. From a singer, reality TV star, and actor to a DJ and a businesswoman, Hilton is one of the most recognizable names and faces in the U.S.
In 2020, Hilton released a documentary about her life on YouTube as a way to redefine her brand. Hilton talks about playing a character most of her public life and about the abuse she says she suffered as a teenager at a boarding school in Utah.
18. Simon Cowell
> Most popular show: The X Factor (2011 — 2013)
> Pct. of people who have heard of Simon Cowell: 92.0% — #19 out of 500 celebrities
> Total Simon Cowell Wikipedia page views Mar 2019 to Mar 2021: 4.7 million — #30 out of 500 celebrities
> Facebook followers: 5.6 million — #23 out of 120 celebrities
Simon Cowell is a British TV personality best known to American audiences as one of the three judges on “American Idol” on the show’s first nine seasons. Since then, he has been a judge in several other reality TV competitions, including “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent.” In all shows where he has been a judge, Cowell has been known for his scathing comments during audition rounds.
Between his various gigs as a judge or show producer, Cowell has been nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy award. In 2019, he scored his only Grammy nomination so far, when Leona Lewis’s hit “Bleeding in Love,” which he helped produce, was nominated for Record of the Year.
17. Drew Carey
> Most popular show: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998 — 2007)
> Pct. of people who have heard of Drew Carey: 91.0% — #22 out of 500 celebrities
> Total Drew Carey Wikipedia page views Mar 2019 to Mar 2021: 2.5 million — #78 out of 500 celebrities
> Facebook followers: 0.2 million — #102 out of 120 celebrities
Drew Carey is an American comedian and game show host. He started out as a stand-up comic and later became an actor and a producer. He is one of the few comedians to have had two hit shows on air simultaneously: the long-running comedy “The Drew Carey Show,” which ran from 1995 to 2004, and the sketch comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” which ran between 1998 and 2007.
Carey won numerous awards, including three People’ Choice Awards for favorite male television performer in 1996, 2000, and 2001. He has been the host of the game show “The Price is Right” since 2007.
16. Joe Rogan
> Most popular show: Fear Factor (2001 — 2012)
> Pct. of people who have heard of Joe Rogan: 71.0% — #129 out of 500 celebrities
> Total Joe Rogan Wikipedia page views Mar 2019 to Mar 2021: 8.2 million — #7 out of 500 celebrities
> Facebook followers: 5.8 million — #21 out of 120 celebrities
Though he first made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian and a TV star and host, much of Joe Rogan’s popularity stems from his podcast. His show, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” ranked as the most listened to podcast of 2020.
Rogan’s breakout role came when he starred in the sitcom “News Radio” from 1995 to 1999. He also hosted the show “Fear Factor,” in which contestants must face frightening situations to win cash prizes.
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