With an extensive career spanning six decades, veteran actor Harrison Ford is a major figure in Hollywood. The recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, he is one of the highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time. Besides acting, he is a licensed pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
From being a licensed physician, Korean-American actor Ken Jeong went on to do stand-up comedy and eventually ventured into acting. He got his breakthrough role with film Knocked Up but he garnered widespread fame with The Hangover film franchise and the acclaimed sitcom Community. His other notable films include Pineapple Express, Crazy Rich Asian and a recent Netflix stand-up special.
Eminent British actor, Patrick Stewart, is best known for his work in television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and four films associated with it. Another project that brought him immense recognition was the X-Men film series. A passionate stage artist, he has devoted considerable time to stage and delivered strong performances in Anthony and Cleopatra and A Christmas Carol.
Actor and model, Colton Haynes, starred as Jackson Whittemore in the MTV supernatural drama series Teen Wolf. This role made him a teen icon and gained him international popularity. Active in the entertainment field since he was 15, he first built a successful career as a model before venturing into acting. He is openly gay.
A prominent actor who was active in the entertainment industry for five decades, Robert Forster was known for his versatility. As a college student, he initially planned to study law but eventually changed his mind and ventured into acting. Dedicated to his profession with a passion, he continued working even after being diagnosed with cancer.
Guillermo Ochoa is a Mexican professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Liga MX club América and the Mexico national team. He made his senior-level professional debut in 2004 and won his first league title in 2005. He has been a part of many FIFA World Cup squads. He is married to Mexican model Karla Mora.
First baseman and outfielder Cody Bellinger, son of former MLB player Clay Bellinger, led the Los Angeles Dodgers to their first World Series win in 30 years, in 2020. The two-time All-Star was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the National League MVP in 2019.
Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, poet, and essayist. In 1986, he became the first sub-Saharan African to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a young man, he worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London. In Nigeria, he was actively involved in the country’s freedom struggle. He has taught at various international universities.
From working as a full-time waitress to becoming a prominent actress in Hollywood, Aya Cash's journey has been quite incredible and inspiring. As someone with humble beginnings, Aya Cash knows the importance of giving back to society, hence she works closely with a non-profit organization called INARA, which helps war-wounded refugee children receive medical help.
Steven R. McQueen is an actor and model. He is best known for playing Jeremy Gilbert in the popular American teen drama TV series The Vampire Diaries. The son of actor Chad McQueen, Steven R. McQueen followed in the footsteps of his father, although he was close to his stepfather, Luc Robitaille, during his growing up years.
A professor of design and architecture, Erno Rubik is the man behind the Rubik’s Cube. The Hungarian inventor himself took a month to solve his Rubik’s Cube puzzle, before marketing it worldwide as a popular game. He later also invented Rubik’s Magic and now promotes problem solving and mathematics.
Anglo-Welsh mathematician, occultist, astronomer, teacher, astrologer and alchemist John Dee is best-remembered as advisor to Queen of England, Elizabeth I. Dee coined the term British Empire and advocated its formation by founding of English colonies in the New World. He had one of the largest libraries in England at the time and wrote on astrology, geography, trigonometry, navigation and calendar reform.
Carmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress best known for her role in the telenovela Sin senos no hay paraíso, for which she won a Your World Award. She started acting as a teenager and initially appeared in small roles in TV shows. As her career progressed, she was able to bag more substantial roles in both TV shows and films.
Faf du Plessis is a South African cricketer who captained the national team in the ODI format from 2013 to 2019. He has also captained the national team in the other two formats of the game. He became the first South African player to score centuries in ODI, T20, and Test cricket after he scored his first T20I century in 2015.
Tulisa Contostavlos is an English singer, television personality, songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality television music competition series The X Factor, where she served as one of the judges. Her life and career inspired the 2014 documentary, Tulisa: The Price of Fame, which premiered on BBC Three.
Jose Andres is a Spanish-born American restaurateur and chef. Andrés, who owns restaurants in many American cities like Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City, Las Vegas, and Chicago, is credited with introducing the concept of small plates dining to America. Jose Andres was honored with the 2015 National Humanities Medal for founding a non-profit organization called World Central Kitchen.
Ma Ying-jeou is a Taiwanese politician who served as the justice minister of Taiwan from 1993 to 1996. From 2008 to 2016, he served as the sixth president of Taiwan. Although he has been quite popular as a politician, Ma Ying-jeou has also attracted criticisms from several environmental groups for his construction of the Taipei Arena and the Maokong Gondola.
Best known for his surprise victory against boxing legend Mike Tyson in 2004, former boxer Danny Williams has won countless heavyweight titles, such as the Commonwealth and the British titles. Known to his fans as the Brixton Bomber, he retired in late 2020 owing to health concerns.
A Holocaust survivor, Simone Veil had lost her father, mother, and brother to Nazi concentration camps. She grew up to be a magistrate and became the first woman president of the European Parliament. She had also been an able health minister and rallied for abortion rights of French women.
Louise Mandrell is an American singer who achieved popularity during the 1970s and 1980s by recording a string of country songs, such as Put It On Me and I Thought You'd Never Ask. She is also renowned for her comedy skills as well as her ability to play multiple instruments.