Most Popular Magazines in the World, List of Jaw-dropping Fashion, Business and Science Magazines

Look out at the array of popular magazines in the world in one place! scroll down and gain interesting details about famous magazine companies around the world.

by Aishwarya R

Updated Mar 28, 2024

Most Popular Magazines in the World, List of Jaw-dropping Fashion, Business and Science Magazines
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Most Popular Magazines in the World

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Maganize played an important role in shaping daily day life. Through magazines and newspapers, news about people and countries is shared around the world, so newspapers are a great medium for communication. Without communication there is nothing possible, these mediums have done their great work. This article informs us about the most popular magazines in the world so follow the article until the end to know about these Info legends.

Top 20 Magazines in the World

Time

Time is a famous American news magazine that started in New York City on March 3, 1923. It used to come out every week, but since March 2020, it's been published every two weeks. Time also has special editions for different parts of the world, like Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, covering regions like the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. In 2018, Marc Benioff, the guy who created Salesforce, bought Time. Now, it's published by a company called Time USA, LLC.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine that comes out 47 times a year, featuring a mix of journalism, essays, fiction, and humour, including cartoons. It started in 1925 and is famous for its covers, cultural commentary, focus on fiction, and detailed fact-checking. While it often highlights New York City's culture, it also covers politics, social issues, and more, appealing to readers everywhere, including internationally.

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping is a lifestyle brand from the US and UK that talks about various topics like home design, health, beauty, food, entertainment, pets, and gifts. It started in 1885 and became famous for its Good Housekeeping Institute, founded in 1900, where experts test products to see if they work well, offering a special "Good Housekeeping Seal" as a promise of quality. The magazine, which became part of Hearst Corporation in 1911, had grown massively by the 1960s, reaching over five million subscribers and becoming one of the top lifestyle magazines globally.

Vogue

Vogue is a monthly magazine that is all about fashion and lifestyle. It covers everything from high-end fashion and beauty to culture and celebrities. It's part of Condé Nast's Vogue media, headquartered in Lower Manhattan. Vogue started way back in 1892 as a weekly newspaper before becoming a monthly magazine. It's famous for featuring lots of famous people like actors, musicians, models, and athletes. One of its biggest issues was in September 2012 with Lady Gaga on the cover, which had a whopping 900 pages!

There are also international editions of Vogue, with British Vogue being the first one launched in 1916. Vogue Italia is considered one of the top fashion magazines globally. As of March 2024, there are 28 international editions, with 11 published directly by Condé Nast and the rest by other companies under license from Vogue.

Forbes

Forbes is an American business magazine that was started in 1917 by B.C. Forbes and now owned by Integrated Whale Media Investments since 2014. It's led by Steve Forbes as chairperson and editor-in-chief, with Mike Federle as CEO. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, it competes with other magazines like Fortune and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Forbes comes out eight times a year and covers finance, industry, investing, and marketing, along with technology, science, politics, and law. It's famous for its lists and rankings, like the Forbes 400 of richest Americans, Forbes 30 under 30, and lists of powerful people and billionaires worldwide. They aim to "Change the World" according to their motto.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is a monthly American magazine that was started in 1967 by Jann Wenner and Ralph J. Gleason in San Francisco. Originally focusing on rock music and politics, it later shifted to cover more youth-oriented TV, movies, and music in the 1990s. Now, it's back to its roots, covering music, entertainment, and politics.

The magazine has famous cover photos, often featuring musicians, politicians, athletes, and actors. It's known for its bold photography. Apart from the US print version, Rolling Stone also shares content on Rollingstone.com and has various international editions. Penske Media Corporation bought Rolling Stone in 2017, owning more of it in 2020. Noah Shachtman took over as editor-in-chief in 2021.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan is a popular American magazine for women, first published in 1886 in New York City. Originally a family magazine, it later became focused on literature and then transitioned into a women's magazine in 1965. Directed mainly at women, it covers topics like fashion, relationships, health, careers, and celebrities.

Jessica Giles (formerly Pels) has been the editor-in-chief since 2018. Originally covering a range of topics, including home, family, and cooking, Cosmopolitan now focuses more on women's fashion, sports, and modern interests. It's known for empowering women through its content.

Published by Hearst Corporation in New York City, Cosmopolitan has 64 international editions in 35 languages, reaching over 110 countries. Its office is located in the Hearst Tower near Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

Us Weekly

Us Weekly is a celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City. It started in 1977, originally focusing on industry news and reviews like Premiere or Entertainment Weekly. In 2000, it changed to cover celebrity news and style. The magazine covers topics like celebrity relationships, fashion, beauty, and entertainment trends.

Originally owned by The New York Times Company, it was later bought by Wenner Media, then American Media Inc. As of 2017, it had a weekly circulation of over 1.95 million copies and a total readership of more than 50 million. The magazine's website, Usmagazine.com, was launched in 2006, featuring breaking celebrity news, exclusive photos, red carpet galleries, games, videos, quizzes, and polls.

Fortune

Fortune is a business magazine based in New York City, started by Henry Luce in 1929. It's published by Fortune Media Group Holdings and competes with other magazines like Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. It's known for its detailed articles and lists, like the Fortune 500, which ranks companies by revenue, and the Fortune Global 500. They also publish an annual Fortune Investor's Guide.

Radio Times

Radio Times is a British magazine that comes out weekly and focuses on TV and radio schedules, along with interviews, film reviews, and lifestyle articles. It was started in May 1923 by John Reith, who was with the British Broadcasting Company (later the British Broadcasting Corporation). Originally published by BBC Magazines, it's now handled by Immediate Media Company, which was bought by Hubert Burda in 2017.

The magazine publishes on Tuesdays and covers listings for the week ahead from Saturday to Friday. It used to cover from Sunday to Saturday, but this changed in 1960. Every December, there's a special issue covering two weeks. It started with Christmas and New Year's schedules but sometimes they're split into separate editions if the two-week period ends just before New Year's.

People

People is a weekly American magazine that's all about celebrity news and interesting stories about people. It's published by Dotdash Meredith, a company owned by IAC. At one point, it had the largest audience of any American magazine, but it dropped to second place in 2018. People is famous for its yearly special issues like "World's Most Beautiful" and "Sexiest Man Alive."

Their website, People.com, covers celebrity news, crime updates, fashion tips, and human interest stories. The magazine is based in New York City and also has offices in Los Angeles and London. They used to have offices in Austin, Miami, and Chicago, but they closed those down in 2006.

Hello!

HELLO! is a weekly magazine that focuses on celebrity news and human-interest stories, with a special interest in royalty. It was first published in the United Kingdom on May 21, 1988, following the format of the Spanish weekly magazine ¡Hola!. It covers aristocrats, celebrities, and members of royalty. The magazine gained attention for featuring Catherine, Princess of Wales, on its cover for 21 consecutive editions between 2022 and 2023, with flattering stories about her.

Elle

ELLE is a women's magazine that was started in France in 1945 by Hélène Gordon-Lazareff. It covers fashion, beauty, society, and lifestyle topics. The name "Elle" means "She" in French. It's now one of the biggest fashion and lifestyle magazines globally, with 45 editions worldwide and millions of readers. ELLE expanded internationally with editions like Elle UK and Elle USA in 1985. The magazine is owned by the Paris-based Lagardère Group, with headquarters in Greater Paris.

Women's Health

Women's Health is a lifestyle magazine focused on women's health, sex, nutrition, and fitness. Published by Hearst, it comes out ten times a year in the US, reaching 1.5 million readers. It also has 13 international editions and is read by over 8 million people worldwide. Originally founded by Rodale, Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, it covers topics like fitness, relationships, food, weight loss, beauty, and style. The magazine features celebrities on its covers, like Elisha Cuthbert, Ashley Greene, and Anna Kournikova.

VANITY FAIR

VANITY FAIR is a monthly American magazine by Condé Nast, covering popular culture, fashion, and current events. It was first published from 1913 to 1936, then restarted in 1983 under Conde Nast ownership. Besides the US edition, there are international versions in the UK, Italy, Spain, France, and Mexico. Radhika Jones has been the Editor-in-Chief since 2018.

ESSENCE

ESSENCE is a monthly American lifestyle magazine that focuses on fashion, beauty, entertainment, and culture. It's aimed at African-American women and was first published in 1970.

BBC Gardeners' World

BBC Gardeners' World is a British gardening magazine that comes out every month. It's owned by Immediate Media Company and has tips from presenters of the TV show Gardeners' World. Started in 1991, it often includes deals on plants, free extras, and giveaways. You can buy it at newsstands or subscribe to get it regularly. In 2013, it had a circulation of 237,650 copies, which dropped to 219,222 copies in 2014.

India Today

India Today is a popular weekly news magazine in India published by Living Media India Limited. It's widely read, with close to 8 million readers. In 2014, India Today also started an online opinion-based website called the DailyO.

InStyle

InStyle is a women's fashion magazine in the US that started in 1994. Originally linked to People magazine, it later became its own publication. In February 2022, it was announced that InStyle would stop printing magazines and switch to being digital-only.

GQ

GQ, short for Gentlemen's Quarterly, is a men's magazine founded in 1931 and based in New York City. It covers topics like fashion, style, culture, food, movies, fitness, and more for men. The magazine also features articles on topics like sex, music, travel, celebrities, sports, technology, and books. GQ is known internationally and is published monthly.

Popular Science Magazines

S.No

Science Magazine

1

Popular Science

2

Scientific American

3

Popular Mechanics

4

Science Reporter

5

New Scientist

6

Science News

7

Discover

8

American Scientist

9

Universum

10

National Geographic

11

All About Space

12

Science Illustrated

13

Global Science

14

Dream 2047

15

Galileu

16

The Scientist

17

SciTech

18

Cosmos

19

Smithsonian

20

The Electrical Experimenter

21

Science-Gossip

22

Modern Electrics

23

National Geographic Kids

24

BBC Science Focus

25

Scientific American Mind

26

The Scientific Monthly

Popular Fashion Magazines

S.No

Fashion Magazine 

1

Harper's Bazaar

2

InStyle

3

Marie Claire

4

Glamour

5

Nylon

6

Fashion

7

Teen Vogue

8

Femina

9

Seventeen

10

Lucire

11

Cliché Magazine

12

Fashion Central

13

Schön!

14

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

15

Real Simple

16

New Beauty

17

Footwear News

18

Dazed

19

BASIC Magazine

Popular Business Magazines

S.No

Business Magazine 

1

Entrepreneur

2

Bloomberg Businessweek

3

Fast Company

4

WIRED

5

Harvard Business Review

6

Adweek

7

Inc.

8

Business Today

9

Economic and Political Weekly

10

Outlook

11

Banking Frontiers

12

Communication Arts

13

Americas Quarterly

14

Robb Report

15

Inventors Digest

16

ISBInsight

17

Success

18

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