Famous People Of The 21st Century

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Actor
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Youngest Artist in Grammy History
Birthdate: December 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 3 Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: February 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Funchal, Portugal
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 4 XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: June 18, 2018

 5 Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Pop Music Sensation
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 6 Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 7 Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2020
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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 8 Elon Musk

Elon Musk
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: CEO of Tesla
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
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 9 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson
175
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 11 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 12 Barack Obama

Barack Obama
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 44th President of the United States
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 13 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American Pop & Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 14 LeBron James

LeBron James
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: One of the Greatest Players in NBA History
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 15 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 16 Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist - First to Set Out a Theory of Cosmology
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 17 Eminem

Eminem
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves
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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Film producer, Film director, Singer, Voice actor, Musician
Birthdate: September 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 19 Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp
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Famous As: Actor, Producer & Musician
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 Bill Gates

Bill Gates
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Founder of Microssoft
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 21 Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Greatest Shooter in NBA History
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 22 Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 23 Robin Williams

Robin Williams
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 24 Will Smith

Will Smith
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 25 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of Apple
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011

 26 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 27 Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 28 Emma Watson

Emma Watson
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress, Activist
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 29 Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 30 Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio
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Famous As: Famous for His Work in Biopics & Period Films
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 31 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston
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Famous As: Known For Her Role of Rachel Green on TV Sitcom 'Friends'
Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 32 Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 33 Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 34 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress In Her Hey Days
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 35 Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 36 Stan Lee

Stan Lee
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Comic book writer
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Amazon.com
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 39 Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 40 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 41 Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 42 Prince

Prince
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21, 2016

 43 Adele

Adele
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 44 Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
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Famous As: One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 Serena Williams

Serena Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Tennis player
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 46 Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 47 Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dalby, Australia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 48 John Cena

John Cena
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 49 Kanye West

Kanye West
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: One of the Greatest and Most Influential Hip Hop Musicians of All Time
Birthdate: June 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 Betty White

Betty White
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Famous As: First Lady of Television
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)