A Magazine is a bunch of article published either on paper or distributed online. The articles are generally written by journalists who gather information from numerous sources or by his/her own experiences. Usually the article is written for general public. The magazine generally increases your knowledge on various facts and hot topics around the world. They are financed by advertising subscription and pre-purchased price. It can be distributed by mails, bookstores, newsstands and other vendors. There are several kinds of magazines such as automobile, horror-fiction, music, luxury, news, business, fashion, computer, humor, sports, teen and much more.Lets Look at the Top 10 Most Popular Magazines in the World.

Top 10 Most Popular Magazines in the World :

10. People

People magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 3.5 Million

People is a magazine of popular personality, human interest, news and celebrity. It was first issued on March 4, 1974 and currently published by Time Inc. The magazine got over 47 Million adult readers and the largest audience of America magazine. It had around $1 Billion as a total advertising revenue and there headquarters are situated in New York.  People is best known for its hot topics such as the most beautiful women, sexiest man alive, best and worst dress etc.

9. Family Circle

Family Circle magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 3.8 Million

Family Circle began publication in late 1932. It is primarily based on women’s interest and home economics. It is published by Meredith at a frequency of 15 issues per year. Family circle also has their official social networking website Monster.com especially for female teens and moms. The magazine is one of the “seven sisters” (group of 7 women’s magazines) that usually targets the female audience.

8. Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 4.3 Million

Good Housekeeping is a magazine for women. It targets women’s interest, diet, recipes, health, home economics, literary articles etc. It was founded on 2nd May 1885 by Clark Bryan and now owned by Hearst Corporation. The magazine prohibited the advertising of cigarettes in 1952. Popular writers including Edwin Markham, Frances Parkinson Keys and Virginia Woolf have contributed numerous contents to the magazine.

7. National Geographic

National Geographic magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 5.0 Million

National Geographic has been published regularly since 1888. It is an official magazine of National Geographic Society. Usually the magazine contains the stuffs about history, geography and world culture. It is available through interactive online addition and traditional printed edition. It was circulated in 36 languages worldwide by 2011. The National Geographic magazine is awarded with magazine of the year 2011 and ASME awarded for photo journalism.

6. Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 5.5 Million

The reader’s Digest is the family magazine based on general interest. It was the best-selling consumer magazine in the United States till 2009. The magazine is founded by Lila Bell Wallace and Dewitt Wallace in 1922. It is distributed to 40 Million people in more than 75 countries with 49 editions in 21 different languages, published by The Reader’s Digest Association. The U.S edition adopts a slogan “America in your pocket” which was later changed to “Life well shared” in 2008.

5. Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 4.3 Million

Better Homes and Gardens is published by Meredith Corporation, 12 issues per year.  The magazine is entirely based in Des Moines and Iowa which focuses on cooking, crafting, living, entertaining and decorating. They also publish the junior cookbook for kids. It was founded by Edwin Meredith in late 1922 and now is one of the seven sisters, women’s service magazines. It is also the 4th best-selling magazine in the United States.

4. Game Informer

Game Informer magazine-cover

Circulation/issue: 7.6 Million

As the name suggests, Game Informer is the magazine that informs you about all the latest video games available in the market or going to be released. Over 8 Million copies are sold each month which makes it the 3rd largest selling magazine in the United States. It features news, review, article and strategy of video games. The magazine was first published on August 1991 and now owned by GameStop Corp. You also get a special subscriber access to the Gameinformer.com (official website) when you purchase their magazine.


AARP magazine cover

Circulation/issue: 8.1 Million

AARP stands for the American Association of Retired Persons. It is founded by Ethel Percy Andrus (retired educator) in 1958 and based in Washington D.C. It is a non-profitable membership organization for people having of age above 50. Currently it contains more than 40 Million members. AARP’s official motto is “to serve, not to be served” and also got $120 Million for the advertisement placed in publication. Their aim is to develop a country which is free of poverty were no older feels vulnerable.

2. Awake !

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Circulation/issue: 43.5 Million

Awake was first issued in 1919 by the International Bible Students Association under the name of “The Golden Age”. Later, on 22 august 1946 it was renamed Awake! It is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses in 99 languages every month. It features the general topic like nature, family, geography and biblical history. It is available in selected languages and also you can download in MP3, PDF, EPUB, and ACC format.

1.The Watchtower

The Watchtower magazine covers

Circulation/issue: 45.0 Million

The Watchtower is the most popular magazine worldwide by Jehovah’s Witnesses. It was first issued in 1879 as Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence. The name was changed to The Watchtower in 1908. It aims to draw attention towards the kingdom of God. It includes the article related to Bible prophecy, Christian conduct, moral and the history of religion. The magazine is currently available in 210 languages with an average monthly print of over 14 million. Edition is available in Braille, Sign language, eBook, CD, MP3, AAC and large print.

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