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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Dwayne Johnson
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time & One of the World's Highest-Grossing Actors)
Dwayne Johnson
286
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Billie Eilish
(The Youngest Recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Record of the Year)
Billie Eilish
309
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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Cristiano Ronaldo
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Cristiano Ronaldo
300
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Funchal, Portugal
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
687
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: June 18, 2018
 5 
Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)
Ariana Grande
387
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Lionel Messi
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Lionel Messi
196
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kobe Bryant
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Kobe Bryant
182
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 26, 2020
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 8 
Elon Musk
(CEO of Tesla)
Elon Musk
335
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
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Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
228
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Michael Jordan
(Basketball player)
Michael Jordan
101
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Barack Obama
(44th President of the United States (2009-2017))
Barack Obama
222
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
98
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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Scarlett Johansson
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'Marriage Story', 'Jojo Rabbit' and Her Role of 'Black Widow' in MCU Films)
Scarlett Johansson
218
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Keanu Reeves
(Canadian Actor Known for His Films: 'Speed', 'Point Break' and 'The Matrix' Film Series)
Keanu Reeves
121
Birthdate: September 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Taylor Swift
(Pop Icon & One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time)
Taylor Swift
225
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Queen Elizabeth II
(Former Queen of the United Kingdom)
Queen Elizabeth II
184
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Johnny Depp
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Film Series)
Johnny Depp
136
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Eminem
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Rappers of All Time)
Eminem
140
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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LeBron James
(One of the Greatest Players in NBA History)
LeBron James
227
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 20 
Stephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist - First to Set Out a Theory of Cosmology)
Stephen Hawking
144
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Stephen Curry
(Greatest Shooter in NBA History)
Stephen Curry
136
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
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
104
Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')
Robin Williams
116
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Bill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)
Bill Gates
130
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Will Smith
(Actor)
Will Smith
159
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)
Selena Gomez
198
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Emma Watson
(Actress and Activist Best Known for Her Role of 'Hermione Granger' in the 'Harry Potter' Film Series)
Emma Watson
187
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Robert Downey Jr.
94
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ryan Reynolds
(One of the Highest-Grossing Actors of All Time Known for His Role of 'Deadpool' in ‘Marvel’ Films)
Ryan Reynolds
91
Birthdate: October 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Steve Jobs
(Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of 'Apple')
Steve Jobs
109
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011
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Juice WRLD
(Rapper)
Juice WRLD
223
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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Chadwick Boseman
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Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Stan Lee
(Primary Creative Leader of Marvel Comics and Characters such as 'Spider-Man', 'X-Men' and 'Iron Man')
Stan Lee
53
Birthdate: December 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 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
145
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jennifer Aniston
(Best Known For Her Role of 'Rachel Green' on the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Jennifer Aniston
189
Birthdate: February 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Beyonce Knowles
(One of the World's Best-Selling Recording Artists and One of the Highest-Earning Black Musicians of All Time)
Beyonce Knowles
146
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
184
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Angelina Jolie
(Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actress In Her Hey Days)
Angelina Jolie
177
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Prince
(Singer-songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist)
Prince
91
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 21, 2016
 40 
Tom Cruise
(One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time)
Tom Cruise
156
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)
Jennifer Lopez
125
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)
Jeff Bezos
239
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ed Sheeran
(Singer)
Ed Sheeran
164
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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John Cena
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
John Cena
116
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Neymar
(Football Player)
Neymar
130
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: State of São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Dua Lipa
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dua Lipa
200
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Adele
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')
Adele
156
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Lady Gaga
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists & Only Female to Achieve 4 Singles that Sold 10 Million Copies Globally)
Lady Gaga
201
Birthdate: March 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Chris Evans
(Portraying the Marvel Comics Character of Captain America)
Chris Evans
70
Birthdate: June 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Millie Bobby Brown
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Birthdate: February 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marbella, Spain