Famous People Of The 21st Century

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The 21st century has seen the rise of several great men who have influenced it as well as shaped it to a great extent. From Barack Obama to Tony Blair to Narendra Modi, all across the globe there have been numerous examples where people have defied odds to achieve what they set out to do. While Barack Obama became the first black to become the President of the United States, Narendra Modi rose from the humble background to become the Prime Minister of the largest democracy of the World. This section is compilation of famous people of the 21st century who have inspired the masses through their great deeds, be it politics, sports, literature, arts or any other field.
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 1 
Cristiano Ronaldo
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Cristiano Ronaldo
400
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Funchal, Portugal
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Dwayne Johnson
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time & One of the World's Highest-Grossing Actors)
Dwayne Johnson
394
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 3 
Billie Eilish
(The Youngest Recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Record of the Year)
Billie Eilish
405
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
856
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: June 18, 2018
 5 
Lionel Messi
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Lionel Messi
301
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Johnny Depp
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Film Series)
Johnny Depp
388
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)
Ariana Grande
521
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 8 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
345
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kobe Bryant
222
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2020
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 10 
Michael Jordan
( The Greatest Basketball Player of All Time)
Michael Jordan
150
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 11 
Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
318
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Barack Obama
(44th President of the United States (2009-2017))
Barack Obama
284
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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LeBron James
(One of the Greatest Players in NBA History)
LeBron James
341
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 14 
Eminem
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Rappers of All Time)
Eminem
210
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Taylor Swift
(Pop Icon & One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time)
Taylor Swift
331
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
191
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Keanu Reeves
(Canadian Actor Known for His Films: 'Speed', 'Point Break' and 'The Matrix' Film Series)
Keanu Reeves
158
Birthdate: September 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Scarlett Johansson
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Marriage Story', 'Jojo Rabbit' and Her Role of 'Black Widow' in MCU Films)
Scarlett Johansson
296
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Stephen Curry
(Professional Basketball Player Who is Regarded as the Greatest Shooter in NBA History)
Stephen Curry
208
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Ryan Reynolds
(One of the Highest-Grossing Actors of All Time Known for His Role of 'Deadpool' in ‘Marvel’ Films)
Ryan Reynolds
138
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Chris Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Thor' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Chris Hemsworth
162
Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Stephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist - First to Set Out a Theory of Cosmology)
Stephen Hawking
214
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Emma Watson
(Actress and Activist Best Known for Her Role of 'Hermione Granger' in the 'Harry Potter' Film Series)
Emma Watson
297
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Will Smith
(American Actor and Rapper)
Will Smith
205
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)
Selena Gomez
289
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Elon Musk
(CEO of Tesla)
Elon Musk
893
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
 27 
Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')
Robin Williams
159
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Bill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)
Bill Gates
201
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
229
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Downey Jr.
129
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Angelina Jolie
(Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress In Her Hey Days)
Angelina Jolie
247
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Tom Cruise
(One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time)
Tom Cruise
206
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Kylian Mbappé
(French Football Forward - Considered One of the Best Players in the World)
Kylian Mbappé
178
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Steve Jobs
(Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of 'Apple')
Steve Jobs
158
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011
 35 
Chadwick Boseman
78
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Jennifer Aniston
(Best Known For Her Role of 'Rachel Green' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Jennifer Aniston
258
Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 37 
Neymar
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Neymar
195
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: State of São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Stan Lee
(Primary Creative Leader of Marvel Comics and Characters such as 'Spider-Man', 'X-Men' and 'Iron Man')
Stan Lee
79
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Millie Bobby Brown
131
Birthdate: February 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marbella, Spain
 40 
Beyonce Knowles
(Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Lead Singer of the R&B Group ‘Destiny’s Child’)
Beyonce Knowles
204
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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John Cena
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
John Cena
168
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 42 
Juice WRLD
(Rapper)
Juice WRLD
327
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Leonardo DiCaprio
(One of the Highest Grossing Talented Actors in Hollywood Known for His Work in Biopics and Period Films)
Leonardo DiCaprio
230
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)
Jeff Bezos
315
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 45 
Ed Sheeran
(Singer)
Ed Sheeran
229
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Harry Styles
(Singer and Actor)
Harry Styles
195
Birthdate: February 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Redditch, Worcestershire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)
Jennifer Lopez
185
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 48 
Dua Lipa
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dua Lipa
288
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 49 
Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)
Prince
126
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21, 2016
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Betty White
(Referred the 'First Lady of Television', She Holds the Record for the ‘Longest TV Career by a Female’)
Betty White
118
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)