Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person Revealed

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Barbara Walters made a shocking and unprecedented choice for her No. 1 most fascinating person of 2011. If you don't want to find out who it was, read no further.

Barbara's coveted title went to Steve Jobs. This was the first time that the honor was given to someone no longer living.

The Apple co-founder passed away in October after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.

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Barbara explained that the choice to honor Steve was made before his death when he announced his retirement as CEO of the company he helped build.

After his death, the choice remained because, as Barbara simply stated, "Rules were meant to be broken."

Other notable names to make Barbara's annual list included the Kardashians, Herman Cain, Donald Trump and Pippa Middleton.

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Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 aired Wednesday night on ABC.