People (magazine)

People is an American weekly magazine that specializes in celebrity news, human-interest stories, and gossip. It is published by Meredith Corporation.[3] With a readership of 46.6 million adults in 2009, People had the largest audience of any American magazine, but it fell to second place in 2018 after its readership significantly declined to 35.9 million.[4][5] People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine.[6] In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion.[7] It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation, and advertising.[8] People ranked number 6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and number 3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006.

Friends 25th-anniversary special edition, September 2019
EditorDan Wakeford[1]
CategoriesCelebrity, human interest, news
Total circulation
First issueMarch 4, 1974; 47 years ago (1974-03-04)
CompanyMeredith Corporation
CountryUnited States

People's website,, focuses on celebrity news and human interest stories.[8] In February 2015, the website broke a new record: 72 million unique visitors.[9][10][failed verification]

People is perhaps best known for its yearly special issues naming the "World's Most Beautiful", "Best & Worst Dressed", and "Sexiest Man Alive". The magazine's headquarters are in New York City, and it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London. For economic reasons, it closed bureaus in Austin, Miami, and Chicago in 2006.[7][8]