2 Valtteri Bottas(Racing driver)
3 Nico Rosberg(Formula One Racing Driver)
The son of former Formula One world champion Keke Rosberg, Nico Rosberg followed in his father's footsteps to win the 2016 Formula One world championship. After announcing his retirement as a racing driver, Nico Rosberg became an eco-entrepreneur, helping with the construction of self-autonomous and electric vehicles. Rosberg has also worked with charities like Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli.
4 Mika Häkkinen(Finnish racing driver)
5 Jean Sibelius(Composer)
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish violinist and composer. Widely regarded as Finland's greatest composer, Sibelius' music is credited with having kindled nationalism in Finland during the country's struggle for independence from Russia. His work has inspired other important composers like Douglas Lilburn. The International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, which is held every five years, is named after him.
6 Simo Häyhä(Sniper)
7 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim(6th President of Finland (1944 - 1946))
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was a Finnish statesman and military leader who served as the leader of the White Guard during the Finnish Civil War of 1918. He also played a key role during World War II where he served as the Chief of Defense of Finland's defense forces. Thanks to his achievements, Mannerheim is regarded as Finland's greatest statesman.
8 Linus Torvalds(Software Engineer, Main developer of the Linux kernel)
9 Sanna Marin(Prime Minister)
10 Eero Saarinen(Architect)
Eero Saarinen was a Finnish-American industrial designer and architect best remembered for his impressive designs for monuments and buildings. He is credited with designing important structures, such as the Washington Dulles International Airport, the TWA Flight Center, and the Gateway Arch. He is widely regarded as one of the 20th-century's most prominent American architectures.
11 Teemu Pukki(Association football player)
12 Lauri Markkanen(Basketball player)
13 Joonas Suotamo(Actor)
14 Alvar Aalto(Architect)
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto initially had his studies interrupted by the Finnish Civil War, which saw him fighting for the White Army. His first architectural design was for his parents’ house. He had experimented with furniture and glassware, too. His works showcase a move from classicism to functionalism.
15 Lauri Törni(Soldier)
Lauri Törni was a Finnish-born American soldier who served in the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Army Special Forces. He died during the war due to a helicopter crash in 1965. In the 1990s, several books were written about Lauri Törni, making him a war hero. He was inducted into the USSOCOM Commando Hall of Honor in 2011.
16 Keke Rosberg(Formula One driver, Racecar driver)
17 Tuukka Rask(Ice hockey player)
Tuuka Rask a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Highly skilled, he won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender during the 2013-14 season. He also played for the national team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. His brother, Joonas Rask, is also a professional ice hockey player.
18 Jari Litmanen(Footballer)
19 Teemu Selänne(Ice hockey player)
20 Tove Jansson(Finnish Penwoman and the Author of the Children’s Book Series 'Moomin')
21 Sauli Koskinen(Television Host)
Finnish TV host Sauli Koskinen soared to fame after winning Big Brother 2007. He has also been a reporter and blogger for Ilta-Sanomat and has hosted his own show, Saulin Paras Kaveri. The openly gay entertainer had dated American singer Adam Lambert for almost 3 years before their split.
22 Tom of Finland(Painter, Illustrator)
23 George Gaynes(Actor)
24 Jari Kurri(Ice hockey player)
25 Paavo Nurmi(Long-distance runner)
26 Sauli Niinistö(President)
27 Ville Valo(Singer)
28 Matti Nykänen(Ski jumper)
Matti Nykänen was a Finnish ski jumper widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time. Over the course of his career, he won five Winter Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals. He won the International Masters Championship for veteran ski jumpers in 2008. He had a tumultuous personal life and faced several legal issues.
29 Sami Hyypiä(Association football player, Association football manager)
30 Pekka Rinne(Ice hockey player)
31 Saara Aalto(Singer-songwriter)
32 Tuomas Holopainen(Songwriter)
33 Heikki Kovalainen(Formula One driver)
34 Jukka Hilden(Stunt performer)
35 Jasper Paakkonen(Actor)
36 Darude(Disc jockey, Record producer)
37 Armi Kuusela(Model)
38 Pihla Viitala(Actress)
39 Robert Helenius(Boxer)
40 Sara Maria Forsberg(Singer-songwriter)
Sara Maria Forsberg is a Finnish singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality. She trained for a few years in a music academy in Jakobstad and began her career by posting videos on YouTube. In the mid-2010s, she signed to Capitol Records and released her debut single. She currently releases music as an independent artist.
41 Lukáš Hrádecký(Finnish Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Lukáš Hrádecký is a Finnish football player who plays as a goalkeeper for the Finland national team and Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. Starting from 2016, Hrádecký was adjudged Finnish Footballer of the Year for three years in a row. In 2020, Lukáš Hrádecký helped his national team qualify for the UEFA European Championship for the first time.
42 Martti Ahtisaari(Former President of Finland)
Martti Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician who served as the tenth president of Finland; he was in office from 1994 to 2000. In 2008, he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for playing an important role in resolving long-lasting and serious conflicts, such as the ones in Namibia and Iraq. In 2008, he was also awarded the Delta Prize for Global Understanding.