List of famous people of the 20th century who changed the world with their great deeds. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The 20th century was a highly dynamic period in the human history. The period saw tremendous growth in scientific accomplishments, explorations of new regions, discovery of new elements and minerals, advancement in technology, and the emergence of several social justice movements. Many great souls were born in the 20th century in different parts of the world which helped in giving a new direction to world history through their contributions. In world politics, one of the most influential figures to emerge was Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician. The recipient of more than 100 awards and honors, he was indeed one of the most influential people in the 20th century. Talking of science and technology, the 20th century saw the invention of the most revolutionary concept in human history: the internet. Tim Berners Lee, the man who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) is another major figure born in this era. Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, and Richard Attenborough are among the other famous figures of the 20th century. Read on to discover more about these amazing people and their contributions to the world.
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
(Chef, Author, T.V. Personality)

25 June 1956

American

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Portuguese

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

British

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

British

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

American

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

NeymarNeymar
(Brazilian Footballer)

05 February 1992

Brazilian

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Indian

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
(Actor)

12 February 1968

American

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)

09 January 1982

British

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

British

Nick JonasNick Jonas
(Singer-songwriter)

16 September 1992

American

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

British

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
(Princess)

21 August 1930

British

Chris PrattChris Pratt
(Actor)

21 June 1979

American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

American

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal
(Tennis player)

03 June 1986

Spanish

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

American

Tonya HardingTonya Harding
(Former Figure Skater, Boxer)

12 November 1970

American

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
(Football Player)

23 June 1972

French

Valerie JarrettValerie Jarrett
(Lawyer)

14 November 1956

American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

Roger FedererRoger Federer
(Tennis Star)

08 August 1981

Swiss

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Australian

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona
(Argentine footballer)

30 October 1960

Argentinian

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

British

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

British

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
(Actress)

16 February 1989

American

Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea)

08 January 1983

North Korean

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

American

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
(44th U.S. President)

04 August 1961

American

Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
(Tennis Star)

22 May 1987

Serbian

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

Bryce Dallas HowardBryce Dallas Howard
(American film actress)

02 March 1981

American

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

British

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor, Producer)

04 April 1965

American

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
(President of Russia)

07 October 1952

Russian

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
(Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip)

19 February 1960

British

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
(Rapper)

08 December 1982

American

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer & Fashion Designer)

24 July 1969

American

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

American

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

American

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

American

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Fred RogersFred Rogers
(Television Personality)

20 March 1928

American

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
(Model and Actress)

25 August 1987

American

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States)

29 May 1917

American

Imran KhanImran Khan
(Ex-Cricketer, Politician)

05 October 1952

Pakistani

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

David SpadeDavid Spade
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Television Personality)

22 July 1964

American

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
(Comedian, Actor, TV Producer)

03 November 1952

American

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

American

Prince Edward, Earl of WessexPrince Edward, Earl of Wessex
(Prince)

10 March 1964

British

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
(Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa)

18 July 1918

South African

Stan LeeStan Lee
(Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men)

28 December 1922

American

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
(Basketball player)

23 August 1978

American

John GottiJohn Gotti
(Mobster & Mafia)

27 October 1940

American

Brad PittBrad Pitt
(Actor)

18 December 1963

American