5. Steve Harvey
> Most popular show: Family Feud
> Facebook followers: 9,516,481
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 5,645
Steve Harvey became a successful stand-up comedian prior to landing his own sitcom, “The Steve Harvey Show,” which ran from 1996 to 2002. Following the series’ end, Harvey hosted the reality show “Steve Harvey’s Big Time” before taking over as host of the popular game show “Family Feud” in 2010. Harvey continues to host that show in addition to making frequent guest appearances on popular talk shows. He has also hosted the Miss Universe pageant in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
4. Betty White
> Most popular show: The Golden Girls
> Facebook followers: 2,419,679
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 11,658
At 97 years of age, actress Betty White has had plenty of time to win the heart of America. Although her first acting credit dates back to 1945, White first rose to fame as a cast member on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later “The Golden Girls.” She has continued to accept roles in narrative films and television programs, but has also been extremely active, making appearances as herself on every type of show available. According to IMDb, she has 341 credited appearances as herself throughout her storied career.
3. Oprah Winfrey
> Most popular show: The Oprah Winfrey Show
> Facebook followers: 12,236,366
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 9,167
Oprah Winfrey holds numerous titles, including media executive, actress, and talk show host. She is best known as host of the immensely popular “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which ran from 1986 to 2011 and won a total of 16 Daytime Emmys for the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” and “Outstanding Talk Show” awards. Winfrey, who is worth $2.8 billion, according to Forbes, launched the cable channel OWN in 2011.
2. Kim Kardashian
> Most popular show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
> Facebook followers: 29,510,899
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 19,961
Kim Kardashian West may be the most popular reality television star in history. Her show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which follows the Kardashian-Jenner family in their daily lives, has been on air since 2007 making it one of the longest-running reality shows in history. Kardashian is exceptionally popular on social media, with 157 million followers on Instagram and nearly 30 million on Facebook.
1. Ellen DeGeneres
> Most popular show: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
> Facebook followers: 32,744,354
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 13,554
Ellen DeGeneres was a successful stand-up comedian before launching her own sitcom, “Ellen,” in 1994. Ellen’s popularity increased exponentially with her daytime television show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which has been on air since 2003. The show has won 11 Daytime Emmys since its debut. In 2016, DeGeneres was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for her contribution to the arts.