1. Chuck Norris
2008 Rank: 5  
Who is Chuck Norris?: Actor, martial artist, six-time professional karate champion, and America's toughest man. Check out Chuck Norris Facts for all the reasons why he is the World's Most List-worthy Individual of 2009.
2. Xuxa
2008 Rank: 1  
Who is Xuxa?: A Brazilian Grammy Award Winner, television actress, singer and children's television show host. She is a Brazilian icon who has dated other Brazilian icons including Pelé and Ayrton Senna
3. Xena
2008 Rank: 8  
Who is Xena?: An ancient Greek warrior princess on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins as a ruthless warlord by using her formidable fighting skills to help people.
4. The Most Interesting Man in the World
2008 Rank: 2  
Who is The Most Interesting Man in the World?: He once had an awkward moment just to see how it feels. He lives vicariously through himself. The police often question him...just because they find him interesting. He's a lover, not a fighter, but he's also a fighter so don't get any ideas.
5. Duane Chapman
2008 Rank: 7  
Who is Duane Chapman?: Better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, he is the sometimes controversial, always entertaining bail enforcement agent with his own reality TV show on A&E.
6. Fabio
2008 Rank: 3  
Who is Fabio?: Italian male fashion model whose likeness has appeared on the cover of hundreds of romance novels. He once got hit in the face with a bird while riding a roller coaster.
7. Hobbes
2008 Rank: 10  
Who is Hobbes?: An energetic and sardonic tiger named after the 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. He is an enthusiastic, if not particularly talented, artist and an exceptional Calvinball player.
8. Sinbad
2008 Rank: 11  
Who is Sinbad?: A comedian and actor whose body of work includes Jingle All the Way, First Kid, Necessary Roughness and the TV show A Different World.
9. Rowlf
2008 Rank: 4  
Who is Rowlf?: A Muppet pianist and vocalists. He is a graduate of Ruff Barker's Obedience & Music School where he majored in piano playing, punning and fetching. He is old friends with sausage man Jimmy Dean, dating back to 1964.
10. Winnie the Pooh
2008 Rank: 27  
Who is Winnie the Pooh?: A lovable bear of little brain who's stuffed with fluff. He endlessly craves honey.
11. Vin Diesel
2008 Rank: 28  
Who is Vin Diesel?: One of Hollywood's premiere action stars. He has appeared in The Fast & The Furious, Fast & Furious, XXX, The Chronicles of Riddick and The Pacifier.
12. Antonin Scalia
2008 Rank: 12  
Who is Antonin Scalia?: An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1986.
13. Bat Boy
2008 Rank: 15  
Who is Bat Boy?: A creature who is half human and half bat. According The Weekly World News, he has been said to steal cars but also to come to the aid of the needy. He sheds his wings every three years, and regenerates a new pair.
14. Stephen Hawking
2008 Rank: 22  
Who is Stephen Hawking?: A British theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes.
15. Buster Bluth
2008 Rank: 6  
Who is Buster Bluth?: The spoiled youngest child of the George Bluth Sr. and Lucille Bluth. He has completed courses in cartography, Native American tribal ceremonies, 18th century agrarian business principles, and archaeology.
16. Edson Arantes do Nascimento
2008 Rank: 9  
Who is Edson Arantes do Nascimento: Better known as Pelé?, he is generally regarded as the greatest soccer player ever, having lead Brazil to three World Cup titles. He was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee.
17. Arthur Fonzarelli
2008 Rank: 17  
Who is Arthur Fonzarelli?: Also known as Fonzie or The Fonz, he is a leather jacketed Italian-American mechanic, and part-owner of Arnold's Restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also a skilled water ski jumper.
18. Lex Luthor
2008 Rank: 23  
Who is Lex Luthor?: A power-mad, evil scientist of incredible technological prowess. His goals typically center on killing Superman, usually as a stepping stone to world domination.
19. Colonel Mustard
2008 Rank: 38  
Who is Colonel Mustard?: Both dignified and dangerous, he is a military man with a European heritage and a tendency for botching things. He has a penchant for alcohol and is considered by some to be trigger happy.
20. Ivan Lendl
2008 Rank: 18  
Who is Ivan Lendl?: Former Czechoslovakian tennis player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles. His game relied particularly on strength and heavy topspin from the baseline and helped usher in the modern era of "power tennis."
21. Chief Clancy Wiggum
2008 Rank: 13  
Who is Chief Clancy Wiggum?: Springfield's Chief of Police. He was also one of the original members of the Be Sharps barbershop quartet before they hit it big in 1985.
22. Ichiro
2008 Rank: 35  
Who is Ichiro?: A seven-time Gold Glove winning and eight-time All-Star outfielder for the Seattle Mariners since becoming the first Japanese position player to play regularly for a Major League Baseball team. He holds Major League Baseball's single-season hit record.
23. David St. Hubbins
2008 Rank: 43  
Who is David St. Hubbins?: Lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Spinal Tap. Outside of heavy metal, he has worked sporadically on an Icelandic album of Broadway tunes called Björk, Björk. His surname comes from Saint Hubbins, the Patron Saint of Quality Footwear.
24. Detective Lennie Briscoe
2008 Rank: 31  
Who is Detective Lennie Briscoe?: Former senior detective in the Homicide Department of the New York City Police Department's 27th Precinct. He is a veteran of two failed marriages, and a recovering alcoholic.
25. Alex Trebek
2008 Rank: 49  
Who is Alex Trebek?: A Canadian-born television personality and five-time Emmy winning host of the game show Jeopardy! since 1984.
26. Pauly Shore
2008 Rank: 14  
Who is Pauly Shore?: An American movie star who has appeared in Encino Man, Son in Law, In the Army Now, Jury Duty, and Bio-Dome
27. Dirk Benedict
2008 Rank: 55  
Who is Dirk Benedict?: American movie, television and stage actor who starred in both The A-Team and the original Battle Star Galactica. He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. He was very outspoken against Sci-Fi's remake of Battle Star Galactica.
28. Gordon Shumway
2008: Unranked  
Who is Gordon Shumway?: Better known as ALF (Alien Life Form), he is a friendly extraterrestrial who crash landed in the garage of a suburban middle class family in Riverside, California. He briefly had his own talk show in 2004.
29. Patrick Swayze
2008 Rank: 25  
Who is Patrick Swayze?: An actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter and People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.
30. Garth Algar
2008 Rank: 41  
Who is Garth Algar?: An enthusiastic and sardonic long-haired metalhead and Wayne Campbell's timid and sometimes high-strung, yet equally metal-loving sidekick and best friend.
31. Plácido Domingo
2008 Rank: 36  
Who is Plácido Domingo?: A Spanish tenor, known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range.
32. Brigitte Bardot
2008 Rank: 32  
Who is Brigitte Bardot?: A French actress, fashion model, singer, ballet dancer, and animal rights activist. She has been convicted five times of "inciting racial hatred."
33. Jim Nantz
2008 Rank: 33  
Who is Jim Nantz?: An Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and youngest recipients of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy award for broadcasting.
34. Danielle Steel
2008 Rank: 20  
Who is Danielle Steel?: Prolific novelist whose works include The Klone and I, Toxic Bachelors, and The Happiest Hippo in the World.
35. Mr. T
2008: Unranked  
Who is Mr. T?: A former night-club bouncer and body guard to the stars turned actor known for his pity toward fools. He currently spends his time promoting his Mr. T FlavorWave Oven Turbo.
36. Lara Croft
2008 Rank: 29  
Who is Lara Croft?: A beautiful, intelligent, athletic, and somewhat reckless archaeologist who ventures into ancient and often very hazardous tombs and ruins. She often encounters rivals, gangsters, dangerous animals (including dinosaurs), legendary creatures, and supernatural beings.
37. Fat Lever
2008 Rank: 30  
Who is Fat Lever?: A retired professional basketball player. He is currently the director of player development for the Sacramento Kings.
38. Eleanor
2008: Unranked  
Who is Eleanor?: The 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 featured in Gone in 60 Seconds.
39. Ahmad Rashad
2008 Rank: 26  
Who is Ahmad Rashad?: A four-time Pro Bowl NFL wide receiver turned NBA analyst.
40. Vidal Sassoon
2008 Rank: 51  
Who is Vidal Sassoon?: A hairdresser whose works include modern and low-maintenance hair styles such as the wash-and-wear perm, the geometric, and the Nancy Kwan. Quote: "Hair is nature's biggest compliment and the treatment of this compliment is in our hands."
41. Melanie Chisholm
2008 Rank: 16  
Who is Melanie Chisholm?: Better known by either of her stage names: Sporty Spice and Melanie C, she is an English multi-platinum singer-songwriter, businesswoman and television personality.
42. Grimace
2008: Unranked  
Who is Grimace?: An anthropomorphic purple being generally portrayed as a well-meaning simpleton whose clumsy antics provided a comic foil to Ronald McDonald.
43. Count Chocula
2008 Rank: 60  
Who is Count Chocula?: A chocolate vampire and descendant of European marshmallow nobility. He has his own breakfast cereal distributed by General Mills.
44. David Bowie
2008 Rank: 53  
Who is David Bowie?: A musician, actor, record producer and arranger, and innovator of the sound identified as plastic soul, which constituted a radical shift in style that initially alienated many of his UK devotees.
45. Jessica Rabbit
2008 Rank: 52  
Who is Jessica Rabbit?: Wife of Roger Rabbit. She was recently named sexiest cartoon character. She's not bad, she's just drawn that way.
46. Neil Diamond
2008: Unranked  
Who is Neil Diamond?: A singer-song writer whose themes include A deep sense of isolation and an equal desire for connection; a yearning for home and at the same time, the allure of greater freedom; the good, the bad and the ugly about a crazy little thing called love.
47. Meat Loaf
2008 Rank: 58  
Who is Meat Loaf?: A rock musician and actor known for the Bat out of Hell album trilogy and for being the guy with breasts in Fight Club.
48. Patrick Star
2008 Rank: 64  
Who is Patrick Star?: An overweight, pink, left-handed, friendly, well-meaning but really stupid (though he did attend community college) sea star with typically good intentions. His likes include cheese, seanut brittle and the underwater rock band Stingray 5000.
49. Ringo Star
2008 Rank: 62  
Who is Ringo Star?: The Beatles drummer and a former Shining Time Station conductor.
50. Steve Buscemi
2008 Rank: 45  
Who is Steve Buscemi?: A Brooklyn-born actor and director known for playing paranoid or neurotic characters.
51. Q
2008 Rank: 46  
Who is Q?: The head of Q Branch, the research and development division of the British Secret Service.
52. Q*bert
2008: Unranked  
Who is Q*bert?: The main character in an isometric platform puzzle element game who jumps along the cubes and shoots projectiles at enemies from a tubular nose.
53. Franka Potente
2008 Rank: 59  
Who is Franka Potente?: A German film actress best known for her roles in Run Lola Run and The Bourne Identity. She speaks fluent French, English and German. Also, she knows how to fence.
54. Tom Servo
2008: Unranked  
Who is Tom Servo?: One of two wise-cracking, robotic movie watchers on the Satellite of Love. He was built by Joel Robinson to act as a companion and help stave off space madness as Joel (later replaced by Mike) was forced to watch low-quality films (as documented on Mystery Science Theater 3000).
55. Edward Scissorhands
2008 Rank: 50  
Who is Edward Scissorhands?: An artificial man who has scissors for hands. He is skillful in trimming hedges, cutting hair and ice sculpting.
56. Delta Burke
2008 Rank: 72  
Who is Delta Burke?: An actress and former Miss America contestant best known for her role on Designing Women. Despite predictions from a psychic on The Simpsons, it's not splitsville for her and Major Dad. She and Gerald McRaney have been married 20 years.
57. Alfred E. Neuman
2008: Unranked  
Who is Alfred E. Neuman?: The iconic cover boy of Mad magazine. He gained much of his notoriety when he ran for President of the United States in 1956. Over the years, he has also given Mad readers expert advice on a variety of topics.
58. Warwick Davis
2008 Rank: 61  
Who is Warwick Davis?: A British actor who has appeared in Willow, the Leprechaun series of films, Return of the Jedi, the Harry Potter movies, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Prince Caspian. He is 3'6" tall.
59. Miles Peterson
2008: Unranked  
Who is Miles Peterson?: A wealthy businessman who found purpose when he found the Bible. He is better known by his alter-ego Bibleman whom he becomes by donning a high-tech suit of armor slightly different from the one mentioned in the book of Ephesians. Also, he apparently wields a lightsaber.
60. Rachel Ray
2008 Rank: 54  
Who is Rachel Ray?: A television personality and cook book author of Sicilian and Cajun descent. She is currently the host of three TV series. She is married to John Cusimano, a lawyer and lead singer of the rock band The Cringe.
61. Willie Nelson
2008 Rank: 69  
Who is Willie Nelson?: A country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and martial artist. He has brought balance to his life through the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do and the ancient medicinal herb of cannabis.
62. Betty Crocker
2008: Unranked  
Who is Betty Crocker?: A warm and friendly representative of the General Mills' Corporation. She has authored more than 200 cookbooks and developed her own line of food products.
63. Derek Jacobi
2008 Rank: 63  
Who is Derek Jacobi?: A BAFTA, Emmy, Olivier and Tony Award winning English actor and film director. He holds two knighthoods, Danish and British.
64. Casey Kasem
2008 Rank: 86  
Who is Casey Kasem?: A radio personality and voice actor. He hosts four weekly syndicated radio programs based on the American Top 40 franchise, which he founded. He lends his voice to a variety of cartoon characters, including Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.
65. Abe Vigoda
2008: Unranked  
Who is Abe Vigoda?: A movie and television actor best known for his portrayal of Tessio in The Godfather, and for his role as Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the sitcom television series Barney Miller.
66. Lando Calrissian
2008 Rank: 80  
Who is Lando Calrissian?: The former administrator of the gas-mining Cloud City on the planet Bespin. He was also a general in the rebellion against the Galactic Empire and was instrumental in destroying the second death star.
67. Vanna White
2008: Unranked  
Who is Vanna White?: A television personality, best known as puzzle-board presenter & co-host on the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune. In 1992, Guinness recognized her as "Television's Most Frequent Clapper," averaging 720 claps per episode and 28,800 per season.
68. Dr. Egon Spengler
2008 Rank: 71  
Who is Dr. Egon Spengler?: A doctor of parapsychology and the most serious and straight-forward member of the Ghostbusters. He is responsible for the main theoretical framework of their paranormal/geological studies. He collects spores, molds, and fungus as a hobby.
69. Norm Abrams
2008: Unranked  
Who is Norm Abrams?: A Master Carpenter known for his work on the PBS television programs This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop.
70. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2008 Rank: 56  
Who is Nausicaä?: The charismatic young princess of the peaceful Valley of the Wind. Although a skillful fighter, she is humane and peace-loving. She has an unusual gift for communicating with giant insects.
71. Weird Al Yankovic
2008 Rank: 74  
Who is Weird Al Yankovic?: A singer-songwriter, rapper, music producer, actor, comedian, and satirist. He is known in particular for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts.
72. John Astin
2008 Rank: 57  
Who is John Astin?: An actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family TV show. He is the father of Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin.
73. Gromit
2008: Unranked  
Who is Gromit?: Wallace's loyal and more intelligent K-9 companion. He graduated from Dogwarts University with a degree in Engineering for Dogs. He likes knitting, reading the newspaper and cooking. He is also very handy with electronic equipment.
74. Sally Jesse Rafael
2008: Unranked  
Who is Sally Jesse Rafael?: Talkers Magazine's 5th greatest radio talk show host and 11th greatest TV talk show host of all time.
75. Gloria Gaynor
2008 Rank: 65  
Who is Gloria Gaynor?: A singer best-known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Let Me Know" and "I Am What I Am."
76. Billy Zane
2008 Rank: 76  
Who is Billy Zane?: An actor best known for the roles in Titanic and The Phantom. He was also one of Biff Tannen's friends in Back to the Future and he played himself in Zoolander ("Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he's a cool dude.").
77. El Guapo
2008: Unranked  
Who is El Guapo?: The infamous (more than famous) leader of a Mexican gang of bandits and owner of a plethora of piñatas. In a way, each of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness or lack of education might be their El Guapo. For others El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill them.
78. Dan Quayle
2008 Rank: 73  
Who is Dan Quayle?: Former Vice President of the United States. The movie Knight Rider 2000 (broadcast in 1991) predicted he would become president of the United States. Currently he is a big shot at a major hedge fund.
79. Pierluigi Collina
2008: Unranked  
Who is Pierluigi Collina?: Regarded as the best soccer referee of all time. He was featured on the cover of the video game Pro Evolution Soccer 3.
80. Cirroc
2008: Unranked  
Who is Cirroc?: A caveman who fell into a glacial crevasse during the Ice Age, and who was then thawed out by scientists in 1988. He subsequently attended law school and became a defense and personal injury lawyer. Hence, he is sometimes better known as Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.
81. Laura Bush
2008 Rank: 85  
Who is Laura Bush?: Former first lady who always seemed to remain popular despite the foibles of her husband's presidency.
82. Go the Gorilla
2008: Unranked  
Who is Go?: The mascot of the Phoenix Suns. He graduated from Mon-key West, Florida's Hairy Truman High School, and Fur-Man University. He is famous for his dunks which he performs off of a trampoline. He is a charter member of the Mascot Hall of Fame, inducted in 2005.
83. Sonic the Hedgehog
2008 Rank: 91  
Who is Sonic?: The world's fastest hedgehog (faster than the speed of sound). He is a drifter who makes life a series of events and adventures. He hates oppression and staunchly defends freedom. He is a habitual daredevil who is honest, loyal to friends and who keeps his promises.
84. Billy Joel
2008 Rank: 84  
Who is Billy Joel?: A five-time Grammy Award winning rock musician, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Among his hits are "Piano Man," "Only the Good Die Young," "My Life," and "We Didn't Start the Fire."
85. The Noid
2008: Unranked  
Who is The Noid?: A villainous red-suited character with red rabbit ears who continuously attempts to ruin Domino's pizza but is constantly thwarted. Experts agree that it is best to avoid the Noid.
86. Heather Mitts
2008: Unranked  
Who is Heather Mitts?: A defender for the United States Women's Soccer Team and ESPN.com's Hottest Female Athlete of 2004.
87. Dr. Strangelove
2008 Rank: 97  
Who is Dr. Strangelove?: A former Nazi physicist and strategy expert and a type of mad scientist, whose eccentricities include a severe case of alien hand syndrome. His original German surname was Merkwürdigeliebe.
88. Usain Bolt
2008: Unranked  
Who is Usain Bolt?: A Jamaican sprinter who holds the world records for the 100 and 200 meter races.
89. Michael J. Fox
2008 Rank: 92  
Who is Michael J. Fox?: A Canadian actor, author and voice-over artist. His most famous roles include Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy, Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties, and Mike Flaherty from Spin City.
90. Mercer Mayer
2008: Unranked  
Who is Mercer Mayer?: A children's book writer and illustrator who has published over 300 books including the Little Monster and Little Critter series.
91. Jenny Berggren
2008: Unranked  
Who is Jenny Berggren?: Ace of Base's lead singer and now only female member since her sister Mailin's departure from the band.
92. Ernest Borgnine
2008 Rank: 100  
Who is Ernest Borgnine?: An actor best known for his roles in the TV shows McHale's Navy and Airwolf, as well as his Oscar-winning performance in Marty. When Brokeback Mountain came out he said "I didn't see it and I don't care to see it ... If John Wayne were alive, he'd be rolling over in his grave."
93. Tyra Banks
2008 Rank: 90  
Who is Tyra Banks?: A media personality, actress, occasional singer, former model and businesswoman. She is currently the host of The Tyra Banks Show, for which she has won a Daytime Emmy Award, and America's Next Top Model. In 2004, she released a single "Shake Ya Body."
94. Makoto Nagano
2008: Unranked  
Who is Makoto Nagano?: A commercial fisherman and the captain of his vessel, the 28th Konpira Maru. He is regularly seen on the Japanese television show Ninja Warrior where he is one of the "Ninja Warrior All-Stars."
95. Alan Greenspan
2008 Rank: 94  
Who is Alan Greenspan?: An economist who was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC.
96. Brian Doyle-Murray
2008 Rank: 96  
Who is Brian Doyle-Murray?: The oldest of the four acting Murray brothers (and nine children total). He has appeared in five movies with his younger brother Bill, including Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters II. He was also in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Wayne's World.
97. Angela Merkel
2008: Unranked  
Who is Angela Merkel?: The current Chancellor of Germany and Forbes Magazine's most powerful woman in the world. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration.
98. Detective Harry Callahan
2008 Rank: 99  
Who is Detective Harry Callahan?: A San Francisco Police Department inspector and someone who does not hesitate to cross professional and ethical boundaries in pursuit of his own vision of justice, especially when the law is poorly served by inept bureaucracy.
99. Michael Vick
2008: Unranked  
Who is Michael Vick?: A professional American football quarterback, currently suspended due his part in a dog-fighting ring. He owns several NFL records, including the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season and highest average yards per carry in a single season.
100. Kim Jong Il
2008 Rank: 88  
Who is Kim Jong Il?: The de facto leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Eligibility Requirements:
  1. The individual must be either real or fictitious.
  2. If real, the individual must still be alive.
  3. The individual need not be human.

  Descriptions mined from Wikipedia