This year, out of everyone, Barbara Walters is most fascinated by Amal Clooney.
Clooney (nee Alamuddin) is a successful attorney who was born in Lebanon and raised just outside of London. She studied law at both Oxford University and New York University School of Law, and now specializes in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law for the firm Doughty Street Chambers in London. She has been representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition from Sweden since 2011.
She also married a man named George Clooney in September. George is perhaps best known for playing a doctor on television, dating cocktail waitresses and telling Walters in 1995, "I’m never going to get married again.”
Despite the fact that Amal had previously been appointed to a number of UN commissions, advises the likes of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and was recently tasked with advising Greece on winning back the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum in London, it's her marriage to an actor who said he'd never marry again that Walters seemed to find most fascinating.
Also featured on Walter's "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" special were Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Michael Strahan and David Koch.