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 1 
Henry Ford
(The Founder of the ‘Ford Motor Company’)
Henry Ford
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Birthdate: July 30, 1863
Birthplace: Springwells Township, Michigan, United States
Died: April 7, 1947

Business magnate and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford is credited to have made the automobile an accessible conveyance for Americans in the 20th century. Following the success of his company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He also became known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I.

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Steve Wozniak
(Co-Founder of Apple Inc.)
Steve Wozniak
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Birthdate: August 11, 1950
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Widely recognized as one of the two important pioneers of the personal computer revolution, Steve Wozniak is credited with co-founding Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs. Not surprisingly, he has been described as one of the men that changed the course of history through technology. Apart from being a programmer and technology entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak is also a well-known philanthropist.

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Satya Nadella
(Chairman & CEO of 'Microsoft')
Satya Nadella
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Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive, currently serving as the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Since he became CEO, the company has seen a 27% annual growth rate. Born in India to a Telugu-speaking family, Nadella serves as an inspiration to millions of Indians who nurse 'The American Dream'.

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Larry Ellison
(Co-Founder of Oracle)
Larry Ellison
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Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison was Forbes’s sixth-wealthiest person in the world in 2019. He has been associated with Apple and Tesla, too. He once owned the world’s 12th-largest yacht. He is a certified pilot and also owns a tennis facility. A devoted philanthropist, he has taken The Giving Pledge.
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Martha Stewart
(Businesswoman)
Martha Stewart
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Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Martha Stewart has found success with several business ventures. She is also the publisher of a magazine called Martha Stewart Living and has written many bestselling books. Although she was convicted of charges pertaining to the ImClone stock trading case, she made a comeback and became chairwoman of her company.

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David Chang
(American Restaurateur and Founder of the Momofuku Restaurant Group)
David Chang
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Birthdate: August 5, 1977
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States

David Chang revolutionized the culinary world with his brand Momofuku, which owns several noodle bars across the world, including a 2-Michelin-star restaurant. He has produced the Netflix shows Ugly Delicious and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Several issues of his food magazine Lucky Peach have been NYT bestsellers.

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Coco Chanel
(French Fashion Designer Best Known as the Founder of 'Chanel' and Her Signature Perfume ‘Chanel No. 5’)
Coco Chanel
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Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Birthplace: Saumur, France
Died: January 10, 1971

Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is credited with replacing the corseted silhouette as the feminine standard of style with a sporty, casual chic. Her work as a designer redefined the fashionable woman in the era post World War I. She also played a vital role in revolutionizing jewelry, handbags, and fragrance.

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Meg Whitman
(Former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Meg Whitman
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Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
Meg Whitman has previously been the CEO of HP and eBay. She has also been associated with companies such as The Walt Disney Company and P&G. She was part of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns and also ran for California’s governor in 2010. She later supported Joe Biden’s presidential run.
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Mark Cuban
(Owner of the 'Dallas Mavericks' Team of NBA)
Mark Cuban
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Birthdate: July 31, 1958
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Entrepreneur, television personality and media proprietor Mark Cuban is a prolific inventor. He is a named inventor of 11 patent families. He displayed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and started many business ventures while still in college. A sports fan, he is the owner of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Dallas Mavericks.

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Salt Bae
(Restaurateur)
Salt Bae
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Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Birthplace: Erzurum, Turkey
 11 
Dana White
(Entrepreneur)
Dana White
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Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Birthplace: Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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Jennifer Flavin
(Entrepreneur, Wife of Sylvester Stallone)
Jennifer Flavin
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Birthdate: August 14, 1968
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Flavin is a former American model and wife of famous actor Sylvester Stallone. A successful model during the late-80s and early-90s, Jennifer Flavin took her popularity to another level after marrying Stallone. She now co-owns a company called Serious Skin Care where she plays an influential role.

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Edmond James de Rothschild
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Birthdate: August 19, 1845
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died: November 2, 1934

Edmond James de Rothschild was a French businessman with deep connections to the Rothschild banking family. He was a strong supporter of Zionism and donated significant amounts that went towards the establishment of the State of Israel. He also provided funds for the foundation of the Friends of the French National Museum of Natural History Society. 

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Travis Kalanick
(American Businessman, Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘Uber’)
Travis Kalanick
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Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Travis Kalanick is an American businessman. He is credited with founding Red Swoosh, a content delivery network, and Uber, a technology company. He resigned as the CEO of Uber in 2017 when the company was criticized for several unethical practices, including sexual harassment.

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Jimmy Wales
(Internet Entrepreneur, Webmaster and Co-Founder of the Online Encyclopedia ‘Wikipedia’)
Jimmy Wales
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Birthdate: August 7, 1966
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales is widely known as the co-founder of the not-for-profit online encyclopedia Wikipedia, though he has claimed to be its sole founder. Wikipedia had its roots in Nupedia, a free encyclopedia that was funded by Wales’s portal Bomis. Wales also co-founded Wikia, or Fandom, a web-hosting service.
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Ray Dalio
(Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund ‘Bridgewater Associates’)
Ray Dalio
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Birthdate: August 8, 1949
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
Business magnate Ray Dalio founded the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, which became the world’s largest by 2013. He has also written the bestselling book Principles: Life & Work. Named to Time 100, he has joined the Giving Pledge and often donates to various philanthropic causes, including education and healthcare.
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Michael Kors
(Fashion Designer)
Michael Kors
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Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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Ginni Rometty
(The First Female CEO and Chairperson of IBM)
Ginni Rometty
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Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was named to the World's Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes in 2018. She led IBM through its conversion to a leading data company. The Northwestern University alumna has also earned the Edison Achievement Award. She became part of Time 100 in 2012.

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Stanley A McChrystal
(Retired Armed Force Officer)
Stanley A McChrystal
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Birthdate: August 14, 1954
Birthplace: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

Retired United States Army general, Stanley A McChrysta,l is best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the 2000s. He was described as "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met" by Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Following his retirement, he began teaching courses in international relations at Yale University.

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Chad Hurley
(Entrepreneur, Former CEO of YouTube)
Chad Hurley
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Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

Media mogul Chad Hurley is a co-founder and former CEO of the video-sharing websites, YouTube and MixBit. Interested in computers and electronic media since high school, he co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005. The following year, the trio sold YouTube to Google Inc. Hurley is also a part-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

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Linus Sebastian
(CEO of Linus Media Group)
Linus Sebastian
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Birthdate: August 20, 1986
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Linus Sebastian is a Canadian YouTube personality whose technology channel Linus Tech Tips is ranked highly among Google's most preferred advertising channels for the technology category on YouTube. Also an entrepreneur, Sebastian owns a video sharing platform called Floatplane Media. Sebastian is also credited with founding Linus Media Group for which he has been serving as the CEO since 2013.

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Dave Hester
(Reality TV Star, Professional Auctioneer)
Dave Hester
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Birthdate: July 23, 1964
Birthplace: Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base near Oceanside, California, USA
Dave Hester, or The Mogul, soared to stardom with the A&E reality show Storage Wars. He is known for his signature catchword “Yuuup!” He was initially the owner of the Rags to Riches thrift store and the Newport Consignment Gallery but later closed them down to open an auction house.
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Yves Saint Laurent
(French Fashion Designer and Founder of His Eponymous Fashion Label)
Yves Saint Laurent
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Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: June 1, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded his eponymous fashion label in 1961. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most popular and influential fashion designers, Saint Laurent is credited with helping women all over the world find confidence by looking both elegant and comfortable at the same time. His life and career inspired many films.

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Li Ka-shing
(Hong Kong Business Magnate and One of the Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Asia)
Li Ka-shing
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Birthdate: July 29, 1928
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Li Ka-shing, also known as Superman, remains Hong Kong’s richest man, in spite of a drop in his net worth due to the Hong Kong riots and the coronavirus pandemic. The business tycoon is known for his association with Hutchison and for his investments in the video-conferencing platform Zoom.
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Sergey Brin
(Co-Founder of 'Google')
Sergey Brin
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Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Google co-founder Sergey Brin also served as the president of Alphabet Inc. The seventh-richest person in the world as of 2020, Brin earlier dropped his PhD plans at Stanford, following which he and Larry Page launched Google in a garage. He is a devoted philanthropist and a Democratic Party donor.
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Anne Wojcicki
(Co-FOunder & CEO of 23andMe)
Anne Wojcicki
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Birthdate: July 28, 1973
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
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Masayoshi Son
(Founder, Chairman and CEO of Japanese Holding Company 'SoftBank')
Masayoshi Son
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Birthdate: August 11, 1957
Birthplace: Tosu, Saga, Japan

Masayoshi Son is a Japanese technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor. He is credited with founding SoftBank, a popular Japanese holding company, for which he also serves as the chief executive officer. One of the richest men in Japan, Son has pledged to donate $120 million to support the victims affected by the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku.

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John Carmack
(Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist)
John Carmack
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Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Birthplace: Kansas City

Computer-game developer John Carmack introduced pioneering innovations in the 3-D game arena. He specializes in first-person shooter games, such as Quake and Doom. The id Software founder had spent a year in a juvenile home and had later dropped out of university to become a freelance programmer.

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Spencer Matthews
(Television personality)
Spencer Matthews
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Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Birthplace: London, England
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Reid Hoffman
(Co-Founder of LinkedIn)
Reid Hoffman
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Birthdate: August 5, 1967
Birthplace: Stanford
Billionaire businessman Reid Hoffman, co-founder of the professional networking platform LinkedIn, also serves as a partner of the firm Greylock Partners. The Stanford and Oxford alumnus is also a prominent philanthropist and has been a board member of Do Something. He has also worked with PayPal and written several books.
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Lamar Hunt
(American Sports Executive and BusinessmanBusinessman)
Lamar Hunt
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Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 13, 2006

Businessman Lamar Hunt was a major promoter of American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States. He was the principal founder of the Major League Soccer (MLS) and American Football League (AFL). He was also the co-founder of World Championship Tennis. In 1982, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. 

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Tom Colicchio
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Birthdate: August 15, 1962
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
 33 
Geoffrey Zakarian
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Birthdate: July 25, 1959
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, US
 34 
George Soros
(American Billionare Businessman, Investor and Founder of 'Soros Fund Management')
George Soros
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Birthdate: August 12, 1930
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
A Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist, activist and author, George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations. Amongst the country’s most successful investors, he made a huge profit during the 1992 Black Wednesday crisis and became famous as the man who broke the Bank of England.
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Stan Kroenke
(American Billionaire Businessman and the Owner of 'Kroenke Sports & Entertainment')
Stan Kroenke
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Birthdate: July 29, 1947
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States

Stan Kroenke is an American businessman. Kroenke has been playing a key role in the sporting world as he owns Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the holding company of several sporting clubs, such as Arsenal Football Club, The Denver Nuggets, The Los Angeles Rams, The Colorado Avalanche, The Colorado Mammoth, and The Colorado Rapids.

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Frederick W. Smith
(Business person)
Frederick W. Smith
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Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Birthplace: Marks, Mississippi
 37 
Steve Case
(Entrepreneur)
Steve Case
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Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Birthplace: Honolulu
 38 
Henri Fayol
(Industrialist, Management Thinker)
Henri Fayol
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Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

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Seth Bullock
(Politician)
Seth Bullock
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Birthdate: July 23, 1849
Birthplace: Amherstburg, Canada
Died: September 23, 1919

Canadian-American frontiersman, hardware store owner, sheriff, U.S. Marshal, horse breeder and hotel owner Seth Bullock is best known for building the Bullock Hotel, the oldest hotel in Deadwood. Bullock was appointed the first sheriff of the then lawless Dakota where he eventually emerged as a prominent figure civilizing the rowdy camp without killing anyone.

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Mike Holmes
(Investors)
Mike Holmes
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Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Birthplace: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
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Timothy Geithner
(American Banker and 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury (2009 - 2013))
Timothy Geithner
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Birthdate: August 18, 1961
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
 42 
Azim Premji
(Business Tycoon)
Azim Premji
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Birthdate: July 24, 1945
Birthplace: Karachi

Business magnate Azim Premji revolutionized the Indian software industry with Wipro Limited. Twice listed to Time 100, he transformed his vegetable oil and soap manufacturing company to a leading IT solutions brand, through marked diversification. He owns a non-profit foundation and is the first Indian to join The Giving Pledge.

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Louis Vuitton
(Businessman)
Louis Vuitton
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Birthdate: August 4, 1821
Birthplace: France
Died: February 27, 1892

After losing his parents at 10, Louis Vuitton ran away to Paris, where he gained repute as a box-maker/packer, and was even hired by Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugénie de Montijo. He then founded the iconic French fashion and luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton, which now operates in 50 countries.

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Jack L Warner
(Film Executive)
Jack L Warner
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Birthdate: August 2, 1892
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: September 9, 1978

One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.

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Joran van der Sloot
(Dutch Convicted Murderer Who Killed Stephany Flores Ramírez)
Joran van der Sloot
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Birthdate: August 6, 1987
Birthplace: Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

Currently serving a 28-year sentence for robbing and killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010, Dutch criminal Joran van der Sloot is currently also facing a probable 18-year sentence for smuggling drugs hidden in vegetables. He is allegedly also associated with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

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Cheryl Crane
(Real estate broker)
Cheryl Crane
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Birthdate: July 25, 1943
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Arlene Dahl
(Actress)
Arlene Dahl
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Birthdate: August 11, 1925
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Harshad Mehta
(Known for Involvement in the 1992 Indian Securities Scam)
Harshad Mehta
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Birthdate: July 29, 1954
Birthplace: Gujarat, India
Died: December 31, 2001
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Mitzi Shore
(Co-founder and owner of The Comedy Store)
Mitzi Shore
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Birthdate: July 25, 1930
Birthplace: Marinette, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 11, 2018
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William Weld
(Lawyer)
William Weld
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Birthdate: July 31, 1945
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, U.S.