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message 1: by Nik (new)

Nik Krasno | 14876 comments We see that athletes are a bit ahead, actors close by and authors somewhat trailing behind:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/maddiebe...
https://www.forbes.com/athletes/#1788...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hayleycu...
Now, if they could add fist fights (like Pitt vs Clooney) that could offer a whole new additional source of income :)
But all three "A"s are still pretty good for their top tier.
And they are bitter rivals in popularity too. Who's more popular LeBron, Harry Potter or Dwayne The Rock?


message 2: by Scout (new)

Scout (goodreadscomscout) | 5776 comments Opinion question, right? So I'd say popularity-wise, actors come in first, as not everyone is a sports fan, but almost everyone watches movies. So, sports figures are second. And, sadly, fictional characters third because, well, not everyone reads once they're out of school. Doesn't take much effort to watch a movie or a game, but reading, well, it requires concentration, effort, and imagination.


message 3: by Nik (new)

Nik Krasno | 14876 comments Scout wrote: "Opinion question, right? So I'd say popularity-wise, actors come in first, as not everyone is a sports fan, but almost everyone watches movies. So, sports figures are second. And, sadly, fictional ..."

Yes, and thanks for your rating! More voices? Is Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie more popular than Sherlock Holmes? :)


message 4: by Lizzie (new)

Lizzie | 1753 comments I think actors are most popular. Generally, if they are really good, they have a longer career than athletes. Sadly, while a book may become huge, many may still not know the author. As Scout stated, everyone watches movies; not everyone is a sports fan.

Harry Potter, regardless of our opinions on the writing quality, created a new phenomenon. Geek was in and YA novels transferred to the big screen. It may have also led to a reading resurgence. According to Forbes, "Millennials read more than older generations do—and more than the last generation did at the same age."


message 5: by Nik (new)

Nik Krasno | 14876 comments Lizzie wrote: "According to Forbes, "Millennials read more than older generations do—and more than the last generation did at the same age."..."

I hope Forbes is right. I was under impression most were immersed in gaming and screens of all kinds less into reading, but what do I know


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