Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2011: Kardashians, Katy Perry & More (PHOTOS)

Every year legendary journalist Barbara Walters compiles a list of the world’s most fascinating people, and as 2011 slowly comes to a close, the (almost) full list has been revealed!

From some usual suspects, such as the Kardashians who keep the world fascinated with their many business ventures and numerous reality shows, to some newbies like Pippa Middleton, who the world fell in love with during April’s royal wedding, we’ve broken down the entire list for you!

So, who else made the cut?

Take a look through the gallery to find out!

Also, find out who Barbara declares the most fascinating person of 2011 and check out Walters’ Most Fascinating People special when it airs on ABC  December 14 at 9:30 PM EST.

Who do YOU think it will be? (We’re putting our money on Ryan Gosling!) Share any theories in the comments!