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The list ranges from actor to politicians to Olympians and writers.
Actor Ben Affleck made the list.
So did New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is a Walters newsmaker.
And so is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Walters also named the British boy band One Direction as one of her top newsmakers of the year.
But she never releases the name of the her top newsmaker of the year.
You have to tune in to 'Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" to find out.
It airs on December 12th on A-B-C.