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If there is one place in the world that can offer every single earthly delight that any man could ever crave for, it is Brazil. Sprawling beaches, dramatic landscapes, lively metropolises, king-size carnivals — everything about Brazil holds the greatest enticement for the rest of the world. But, its physical attractions aside, Brazil is also home to some of world’s famous men and women. That is right! Greats like Ronaldo, Eduardo Saverin, Adriana Lima, Anderson Silva, Gisele Bundchen, Felipe Massa, Paulo Coelho, Andreas Pavel, Sergio Vieira de Mello call Brazil their home. Now if that is not enough testimony for you to believe Brazil’s ingenuity, listen to this. Brazil has also been home to some of world’s exciting inventions like the Walkman, Direct-Recording Electronic Voting Machine, Hot Air Balloon, Brain-Machine Interfaces, and Antivenom Serum. Now if your interest is spiked enough, let us get on with the famous biographies of equally famous Brazilians in their timeline, trivia, and facts captured below.
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Neymar
(Football Player)
Neymar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: State of São Paulo, Brazil
Amongst the best football players in the world presently, Neymar is a part of Brazil national team and French club Paris Saint-Germain. The prolific goal scorer debuted with Santos and played for Barcelona before joining PSG in a deal that made him the world’s most expensive player. He led Brazil national team to its first Olympic gold medal in 2016.
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Pele
(Football player)
Pele
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tres Coracoes, Brazil

Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, was named the Football Player of the Century by the IFFHS. He called football “The Beautiful Game” and was one of the world’s highest-paid athlete for a while. His 1281 goals in 1363 games is a Guinness World Record.

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Ronaldo
(Brazilian Retired Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Ronaldo
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, he played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year three times. He retired in 2011 and has since established himself as a successful businessperson.

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Ronaldinho
(Football Player)
Ronaldinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Regarded as one of the best football players of all time, Ronaldinho played a crucial role in Brazil’s victory in 2002 FIFA World Cup. Later, he helped FC Barcelona win two La Liga and a UEFA Champions League title. The two time FIFA world Player of the Year, who retired in 2018, was known for his technical skills and creativity.

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Gisele Bündchen
(One of the Highest-Paid Models in the World)
Gisele Bündchen
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Horizontina, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Regarded as the epitome of supermodel, Gisele Bündchen is credited with bringing an end to the heroin chic era of modeling and ushering in a healthy look with curves. She pioneered and popularized the horse walk and is considered the only remaining supermodel. 

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Ayrton Senna
(One of the Greatest F1 Drivers in the History of the Sport)
Ayrton Senna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Died: May 1, 1994

Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian racing driver. Widely considered one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Ayrton had won the prestigious F1 World Drivers' Championship thrice. Following his fatal accident in 1994, several safety improvements were introduced to the sports' set-up; higher crash safety standards, redesigned tracks, and improved crash barriers became part of the sport.

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Anderson Silva
(One of the Best Mixed Martial Artists of All Time)
Anderson Silva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva began learning Taekwondo at 12. He holds the record of the longest reign by any UFC title-holder, being the middleweight champion from 2006 to 2013, and also has a record of 16 consecutive wins. He also has black belts in multiple martial art forms.

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Kaká
(Brazilian Former Professional Football Payer Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Kaká
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gama, Federal District, Brazil

Regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation, Kaká is a Brazilian retired football player. He is one of eight footballers to have won the Ballon d'Or, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA World Cup. Also known for his humanitarian work, Kaká has been working with the United Nations, as part of its World Food Programme initiative.

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Adriana Lima
(Brazilian Model Who was Named the 'Most Valuable Victoria's Secret Angel' in 2017)
Adriana Lima
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who became famous as a Victoria's Secret Angel. One of the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angels of all time, Lima was adjudged the most valuable Angel in 2017. Since 2003, she has been serving as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics. One of the world's highest-paid models, Adriana Lima is also known for her charity work.

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Morena Baccarin
(Best Known for Her Films: 'Firefly', 'Serenity' and TV Series: 'Homeland', 'Gotham' and 'Endgame')
Morena Baccarin
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Birthdate: June 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born in Brazil, Morena Baccarin is the daughter of Italian actor Vera Setta. The Juilliard alumna is best known for series such as Homeland, Gotham, and Firefly and movies such as the Deadpool franchise. She voiced Gideon in The Flash. She also works for refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.
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Rafael dos Anjos
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Rafael dos Anjos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. A former UFC Lightweight Champion, dos Anjos is renowned for his aggressive approach, which often takes his opponents by surprise. Characterized by his strong takedown capabilities and physical strength, dos Anjos holds victories over popular martial artists like Robbie Lawler and Benson Henderson.

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Philippe Coutinho
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and Winger)
Philippe Coutinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer, Phillipe Coutinho, is hailed as one of the most talented midfielders and playmakers in the world. He has been a key player for Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Liverpool, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He was a member of the Brazilian national team that won the 2019 Copa America.

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José Aldo
(Mixed Martial Artist)
José Aldo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
MMA fighter José Aldo is best known for his UFC Featherweight Championship win in 2010, a title he defended seven times. In 2014, his win against Cad Mendes was termed the Fight of the Year by many organizations. By 2020, he was ranked 6th in the UFC Bantamweight rankings.
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Roberto Firmino
(Footballer)
Roberto Firmino
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maceió, Alagoas
Roberto Firmino started his career with Figueirense and Hoffenheim, before joining Liverpool, with whom he won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and a Premier League. Known for his no-look goals and Matador-style celebration, he was part of the 2019 Copa America-winning Brazil team
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Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)
Paulo Coelho
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho is best known for his iconic novel The Alchemist, which has been translated into about 70 languages. He was once sent to a mental institution by his parents for not following the usual career path. He dropped out of law school and became a hippie later.

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Alessandra Ambrosio
(One of the World’s Sexiest Women)
Alessandra Ambrosio
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Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Brazilian-American model/actor Alessandra Ambrósio has been a Victoria's Secret Angel and also promoted the brand’s PINK line. Named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, she is also associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, co-owns a beachwear brand, and has appeared on various TV shows.
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Dani Alves
(Footballer Right-Back)
Dani Alves
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Juazeiro, State of Bahia, Brazil

Dani Alves is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays as a right-back for La Liga club Barcelona and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered one of the greatest full-backs of all time. With 46 titles at the senior level and 47 official titles overall, he is the most decorated player in the history of football. 

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Gabriel Jesus
(Football player)
Gabriel Jesus
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Alice Braga
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Angélica’ in the Film ‘City of God’)
Alice Braga
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Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Alice Braga is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses from Brazil, having appeared in popular films like I Am Legend, Repo Men, The Rite, Predators, and Elysium. An openly bisexual actress, Alice Braga serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community, especially bisexuals.

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Marcelo Vieira
(Football - Left-back for Brazil)
Marcelo Vieira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer Marcelo Vieira, who now captains the Spanish club Real Madrid, is known as one of the world’s best left-backs. The Rio-born football star has previously had a successful stint with the Brazilian club Fluminense. He also won Brazil a team bronze and a team silver at the Olympics.

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Rivaldo
(Football Player)
Rivaldo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Brazilian former footballer Rivaldo is known for his powerful strikes and has had successful stints with the clubs Barcelona and Milan. He is the seventh-highest goal-scorer for Brazil and was part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team. Post-retirement, he appeared in the film I Am Not Salvador
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Roberto Carlos
(Football Player)
Roberto Carlos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Garça, State of São Paulo, Brazil

A major force behind Brazil’s World Cup win in 2002, Roberto Carlos was born into a poor peasant family and grew up working on his family farm. He soared to fame during his 11-season stint with Real Madrid, winning four La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions Leagues with them.

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Royce Gracie
(One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of Mixed Martial Arts)
Royce Gracie
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian MMA fighter Royce Gracie, part of the renowned Gracie family of mixed martial artists, won the UFC 1, UFC 2, and UFC 4 championships. He made the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, popular, and holds the 7th degree red/black coral belt in the art.

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Romário
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Romário
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of football, Romario has had an engaging and electric presence both on and off field. He starred in Brazil's 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph and was named the Player of The Tournament, earning a Golden Ball. He later turned to politics after he bid adieu to the field.
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Thiago Silva
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Thiago Silva
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thiago Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays as a center-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Brazil national team. He is counted among the best central defenders of his generation. He began playing football as a teenager and had a brilliant youth career. He made his international debut in 2008 and has appeared in seven major tournaments. 

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Camila Alves
(Brazilian Model, Designer and Wife of American Actor Matthew McConaughey)
Camila Alves
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Itambacuri, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

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Robinho
(Footballer)
Robinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: São Vicente, São Paulo

Robinho is a Brazilian football player who was lucky and talented enough to be picked by Pelé as his heir apparent when the former was 15 years old. However, his career has been marked by inconsistency and Robinho is often accused of not living up to his potential. He has also been convicted of sexual assault by an Italian court.

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Charles Oliveira
(Mixed martial artist)
Charles Oliveira
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guarujá Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
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Wagner Moura
(Journalist)
Wagner Moura
5
Birthdate: June 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil
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David Luiz
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-back)
David Luiz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Diadema, Brazil

David Luiz is a Brazilian professional footballer. He currently plays for the Brazilian sports club Flamengo. He is primarily a center-back, but he can also play as a defensive midfielder. Since making his full international debut for Brazil in 2010, he has earned over 50 caps for his country. He also co-owns an Italian restaurant.  

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Fred
(Football player)
Fred
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Willian
(Football player)
Willian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ribeirão Pires, Brazil
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Hulk
(Footballer)
Hulk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Campina Grande, Brazil

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, better known as Hulk due to his strong built, is a Brazilian football player. He is currently one of the most important members of the Shanghai SIPG F.C., which competes in the Chinese Super League. Also a key player for Brazil, Hulk helped his national team win the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Vitor Belfort
(Mixed Martial Artist Who Competes in the Heavyweight, Middleweight Divisions)
Vitor Belfort
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Jair Bolsonaro
(President of Brazil )
Jair Bolsonaro
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glicério, State of São Paulo, Brazil

The 38th president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro started his career in the military, serving in the army's field artillery and parachutist units. He then overcame false accusations and first-degree conviction to become the president of Brazil. Over the years, Jair Bolsonaro has also received criticisms for voicing against homosexuality, secularism, abortion, and same-sex marriage.

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Benny Blanco
(Record producer)
Benny Blanco
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reston, Virginia
Record producer and songwriter Benny Blanco has worked with renowned artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. His debut solo single, Eastside, was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. He has won the BMI Songwriter of the Year five times. He also had a collaborative cooking show on YouTube.
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Alisson
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Alisson
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
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Fabrício Werdum
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist)
Fabrício Werdum
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Rodrigo Santoro
(Brazilian Actor Known for His Role as ‘Xerxes’ in the Films ‘300’ and '300: Rise of an Empire')
Rodrigo Santoro
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Birthdate: August 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian actor and voice actor Rodrigo Santoro is best known for his portrayal of Persian King Xerxes in the movie 300. After training at the Actor's Workshop of Rede Globo, he started appearing in TV shows. Eventually, he began acting in films in Brazil. He has also appeared in many Hollywood movies and is the recipient of many awards.

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Casemiro
(Association football player)
Casemiro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São José dos Campos
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Lyoto Machida
(Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Karateka)
Lyoto Machida
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Brazilian professional mixed martial artist Lyoto Machida is currently signed with Bellator MMA. He competes in the light heavyweight division. He was previously associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The son of Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto began his training when he was just three. He has an MMA record of 26 wins from 36 matches.

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Oscar
(Footballer)
Oscar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
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Douglas Costa
(Association football player)
Douglas Costa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sapucaia do Sul
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Fabinho
(Association football player)
Fabinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
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Carlos Ghosn
(Former CEO of Renault & Nissan)
Carlos Ghosn
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guajará-Mirim, State of Rondônia, Brazil

Carlos Ghosn is a French–Lebanese–Brazilian businessman who served as the CEO of Michelin North America. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault. In 1999, he saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and turned around its fortune. In 2018, he was arrested in Japan for misusing Nissan's assets. He dramatically escaped from the custody is currently an internationally wanted fugitive.

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Richarlison
(Association football player)
Richarlison
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nova Venécia, Brazil
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Ederson
(Footballer)
Ederson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Osasco, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Pepe
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Pepe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maceió, Brazil

Pepe is a football player who plays for the Portugal national team and FC Porto. Counted among the leading defenders of his generation, Pepe played important roles in Portugal's championship-winning performances in the 2016 UEFA European Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League. He was named Süper Lig Defender of the Year in 2018.

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Demian Maia
(One of the Greatest Grapplers in Mixed Martial Artist History)
Demian Maia
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian grappler and mixed martial artist Demian Maia is regarded as one of the greatest grapplers in MMA history. He currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a Welterweight. He began training in judo as a child and started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a young man. Today, he is a fourth-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Anitta
(Singer)
Anitta
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Larissa de Macedo Machado, better known as Anitta, soared to fame with the tracks Meiga e Abusada and Show das Poderosas. She has won the MTV Europe Music Award for the Best Brazilian Act five times and became the first Brazilian musician to earn the Best Latin American Act award.