1974 – People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly
People is an American weekly magazine that specializes in celebrity news, human-interest stories, and gossip.
People is perhaps best known for its yearly special issues naming the “World’s Most Beautiful”, “Best & Worst Dressed”, and “Sexiest Man Alive”.
It is published by Meredith Corporation 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.
People in 2006 had a revenue expected to top $1.5 billion and had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011.
Extra Note: People’s website, People.com, focuses on celebrity news and human interest stories. In February 2015, the website broke a new record: 72 million unique visitors.
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