Popularity is gained sometimes instantly and sometimes after a very long struggle but once you climb up the ladder of popularity, you should not come down. Popularity is like a drug that causes addiction because it makes people dizzy. “Popularity is the easiest thing in the world to gain and it is the hardest thing to hold” said Will Rogers. But popularity is gained only after sacrificing the privacy of your life. Once you are popular, it is hard to have a personal life that is away from the glare of newspaper reporters, public and so on. But popularity cannot always be an indication or a parameter of good quality. Those who are notorious also become popular overnight and it is left to the people and the press to decide whether to make a person popular or not. Here is a compilation on popularity given by popular as well as not –so-popular people.