Famous Colombian Men

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 1 Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar.
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Famous As: Colombian Drug Lord
Birthdate: December 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rionegro
Died: December 2, 1993

A notorious Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar was the founder and leader of the infamous Medellín Cartel. His drug cartel monopolized the cocaine trade into the United States and he became one of the wealthiest criminals ever in history. Dubbed "The King of Cocaine", he left behind a controversial legacy upon his death at the age of 44.

 2 Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: April 17, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also known as “Gabo,” is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the magic realism literary style. His novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera have achieved cult status. He previously worked as a journalist.

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 3 Lil Pump

Lil Pump.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 17, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Lil Pump is an American singer-songwriter and rapper. He is counted among the most important rappers of the SoundCloud rap scene. Known for his hyperactive public persona, Lil Pump has often been criticised for using drugs, such as xanax, marijuana, and lean, without discretion. He has also been arrested on a number of occasions for various reasons.

 4 Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia

 5 James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia

James Rodríguez is a versatile football player adept at playing as a central midfielder, playmaker, and winger. At the initial stages of his career, he was counted among the best young international players. He made a major impact during the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he won the Golden Boot for scoring the most number of goals.

 6 Sebastián Marroquín

Sebastián Marroquín.
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Famous As: Son of Pablo Escobar
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Sebastián Marroquín is the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He and his family fled to Mozambique after Pablo’s death, and then to Argentina, where he dropped “Escobar” from his name. He owns an organic clothing line and has written a book and contributed to a documentary about Pablo.

 7 John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo.
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Famous As: Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

John Leguizamo is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who is credited with voicing Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age film series. Over the years, John Leguizamo has also played a major role in helping the Hispanic community and has been honored by organizations, such as the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

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 8 Carlos Lehder

Carlos Lehder.
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Famous As: Drug Lord
Birthdate: September 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Armenia, Colombia

German-Colombian drug kingpin Carlos Lehder, co-founder of the Medellín Cartel, which smuggled cocaine into the U.S., formed the Muerte a Secuestradores, to fight against the kidnappings of his cartel members. He escaped from the kidnappers but spent a 33-year sentence in the U.S., following which he was released.

 9 J Balvin

J Balvin.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

J Balvin is a Colombian singer whose genres include reggaeton, hip hop, and Latin pop. Known as the Prince of Reggaeton, Balvin is one of the highest-selling Latin music artists in the world. He was presented with the Global Icon Award for spreading Latin music worldwide. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 10 Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 11 Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Necoclí, Colombia

 12 Carlos Valderrama

Carlos Valderrama
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia
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 13 Carlos Valdes

Carlos Valdes.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Carlos Valdes is a Colombian-American actor, dancer, and singer. Valdes is best known for playing Cisco Ramon / Vibe in the popular American superhero TV series, The Flash. He portrays the role in other Arrowverse-related projects as well. A multi-talented personality, Valdes is also an accomplished instrumentalist and songwriter; he plays the piano, guitar, ukulele, percussion, and bass.

 14 Andrés Escobar

Andrés Escobar
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Medellín
Died: July 2, 1994

 15 Jackson Martínez

Jackson Martínez
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quibdó

 16 Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos.
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Famous As: President of Colombia
Birthdate: August 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá

Juan Manuel Santos is a Colombian politician who served as the 32nd president of Colombia. He is credited with co-founding the Social Party of National Unity, which he led to prominence. For his efforts to put an end to Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war, Santos was honored with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

 17 Carlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barranquilla

 18 David Ospina

David Ospina
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

 19 Juanes

Juanes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia

 20 Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist
Birthdate: April 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 21 Iván Duque

Iván Duque
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Famous As: President of Colombia
Birthdate: August 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 22 Diego Murillo Bejarano

Diego Murillo Bejarano
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: February 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tuluá, Colombia

 23 Sebastián Yatra

Sebastián Yatra.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medellin

Colombian pop sensation Sebastián Yatra soared to fame with singled such as Traicionera and Robarte un Beso. Yatra was a promising soccer player in school. He was in the news for his relationship with Argentine singer Tini Stoessel, and their subsequent break-up announcement on Twitter broke their fans’ hearts.

 24 Juan Pablo Raba

Juan Pablo Raba.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bogotá

Juan Pablo Raba is a Colombian actor best known for his portrayal of Gustavo Gaviria in the American crime drama TV series, Narcos. Over the years, he has established himself in the American TV industry. Apart from being an actor, Raba takes an active part in the campaigns organized by several animal and human rights organizations.

 25 Jon Gries

Jon Gries
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

 26 Luis Garavito

Luis Garavito
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Famous As: Colombian serial killer
Birthdate: January 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Génova

 27 Juan Fernando Quintero

Juan Fernando Quintero
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barranquilla

 28 Samuel E. Wright

Samuel E. Wright
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Samuel E. Wright is best known for his performances in The Lion King and The Tap Dance Kid. Fans also know him as the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and his track Under the Sea, from the movie, won an Academy Award.

 29 Gio Urshela

Gio Urshela
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Famous As: Baseball third baseman
Birthdate: October 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia

 30 Luis Muriel

Luis Muriel
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santo Tomás

 31 Maluma

Maluma.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Medellin, Colombia

Maluma is a Colombian singer, actor, and songwriter. After developing an interest in music early in his life, Maluma started recording songs at age 16. He then went on to collaborate with many successful artists and is currently among the best-selling Latin music artists, with sales of more than 26 million records worldwide.

 32 Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Departamento del Magdalena, Colombia

 33 Juan Carlos Osorio

Juan Carlos Osorio
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Rosa de Cabal

 34 Cristián Zapata

Cristián Zapata
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Padilla, Cauca

 35 Álvaro Uribe

Álvaro Uribe
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Famous As: Former President of Colombia
Birthdate: July 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medellín

 36 René Higuita

René Higuita
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: August 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Medellín

 37 Ernesto Samper Pizano

Ernesto Samper Pizano
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 38 Víctor Ibarbo

Víctor Ibarbo
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tumaco

 39 Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tunja

 40 Hugo Rodallega

Hugo Rodallega
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Candelaria, Valle del Cauca

 41 Fabio Ochoa Vásquez

Fabio Ochoa Vásquez
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Famous As: Drug trafficker
Birthdate: May 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

 42 Edgar Renteria

Edgar Renteria
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Famous As: Baseball shortstop
Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

 43 Adrián Ramos

Adrián Ramos
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santander de Quilichao

 44 Andrés Pastrana Arango

Andrés Pastrana Arango
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: August 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

 45 Breidis Prescott

Breidis Prescott
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barranquilla

 46 Francisco de Paula Santander

Francisco de Paula Santander
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Famous As: President of Colombia
Birthdate: April 2, 1792
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rosario, Viceroyalty of New Granada, Colombia
Died: March 6, 1840

 47 Giovanni Moreno

Giovanni Moreno
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Segovia

 48 Virgilio Barco Vargas

Virgilio Barco Vargas
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: September 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia
Died: May 20, 1997

 49 Julio César Turbay Ayala

Julio César Turbay Ayala
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Died: September 13, 2005

 50 Iván Córdoba

Iván Córdoba
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: August 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rionegro

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