Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating 2014: Amal Clooney

Amal and George ClooneyGeorge Clooney’s new wife, Amal Clooney, ranks number one on Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2014, beating George R.R. Martin, Oprah Winfrey and Taylor Swift.

Walter noted that Clooney, née Alamuddin, is “in that stratosphere that we reserve for the Jackie Os, Princess Dis and Kate Middletons. Everything she does, says or wears is officially fascinating.”

Although Amal is most recognized for her ability to lock down the world’s greatest bachelor, she has a long list of credentials that she acquired on her own – and long before she married the Hollywood hunk. After moving to London in her youth, she attended the University of Oxford for an undergraduate degree and later graduated from New York University with a law degree.

Once completing her studies she ventured back to London and became a world-renowned human rights lawyer, serving clients such as Kofi Annan, Julian Assange and Yulia Tymoshenko. She is also fluent in a number of languages, including French and Arabic.

Amal has gained a reputation for her bold prints and classic style. She wowed gazers with her striking wedding dress by the late Oscar de la Renta. What’s more, she continues her work with a fearless passion, taking on high-profile cases often not in her specialty. ~Nadira Chand

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  1. Stop the Nonsense • December 15, 2014 @ 7:34 PM

    Ridiculous reasons and absurd choice! I now hope BW is indeed retiring! Boring, flip and superfluous segment. My goodness what will become of us if we dwell on human beings and give them power of influence merely for being privileged. Did Paris Hilton teach you nothing?!

  2. Mary Jane • December 16, 2014 @ 11:35 PM


  3. Elizabeth • May 5, 2015 @ 9:22 AM

    At least her choice is not Angelina. Amal Clooney is a fascinating woman, accomplished in her own right. Lighten up

  4. a-nony-mouse • January 29, 2016 @ 1:34 AM

    As long as Amal was chosen for her accomplishments outside of “lock down the world’s greatest bachelor” then I’m all for her as a choice. She contributes to the cause of human rights in the world and is a very intelligent, accomplished and passionate advocate. If she was chosen because her last name is Clooney, well, yeah, that’s an incredibly inane reason to chose the most fascinating. I’m sure her legal work is super fascinating.

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