There are a lot of people who have done things that have made them famous for various reasons. At times it is difficult to classify their work or the field in which they have gained their achievements but that does not mean that their achievements are any less extraordinary or noteworthy (sometimes it may be so that we may not have created the apt category for them). This page is a collection of the biographies of such people. These biographies will help you understand the person and his / her achievements better. It will also take you on a journey through their personal and professional lives. These biographies will present you with a timeline of their lives and inform you about some interesting facts and trivia from these famous people’s lives. The people mentioned here are celebrities in their own right and the list also include those whose notoriety cannot go unnoticed.
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2Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell
Famous As: Socialite
Birthday: 25 December 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, British, American

Daughter of publishing tycoon, late Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell is a socialite infamous for her involvement with the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Charged with sex trafficking of minor girls, she is under investigation by the US Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

3Dennis Nilsen

Dennis Nilsen
Famous As: Trade unionist, Serial killer
Birthday: 23 November 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

4Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
Famous As: Alexander Hamilton's Wife
Birthday: 09 August 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: 09 November 1854

The better half of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was involved in her husband’s political career during his lifetime and worked towards protecting his legacy after his death. A social worker, she lent support to multiple charitable causes including establishing New York’s first private orphanage.

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5Jill Biden

Jill Biden
Famous As: Former Second Lady of the United States
Birthday: 03 June 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

The former Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden is the wife of Joe Biden, the 2020 presidential candidate. A passionate educator who is also fiercely independent, Jill continued to work as a full-time professor even when she was the Second Lady.  A vocal supporter of community colleges, she has also been supportive of military families and cancer research.

6Melania Trump

Melania Trump
Famous As: First Lady of the United States
Birthday: 26 April 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A former model as well as timepiece and jewellery designer, Melania Trump is the wife of 45th US President Donald Trump and the current First Lady of the United States of America. The Slovenian-American is only the second foreign born and the first naturalized citizen to hold the title.

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7Maya Harris

Maya Harris
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthday: 30 January 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

A lawyer, law professor, political analyst and a civil rights activist, Maya Harris’s list of achievements is huge. One of the youngest in the US to become a law school dean, Maya Harris has worked with Hillary Clinton and her own sister Kamala Harris in their respective presidential campaigns.

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8Susan Rice

Susan Rice
Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, Screenwriter
Birthday: 17 November 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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9Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
Famous As: Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Birthday: 21 October 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

10George Soros

George Soros
Famous As: Investor, Philanthropist
Birthday: 12 August 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Hungarian, American
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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12Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro
Famous As: Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Birthday: 15 January 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

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13Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth
Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthday: 12 March 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Thai, American

A war veteran who lost both her legs during the Iraq War, Tammy Duckworth is a symbol of courage and resilience. Her never-say-die spirit enabled her to become the first woman with a disability and the first Thai-American woman to earn a seat in Congress. She is the first member of Senate to give birth while in office.

14Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump
Famous As: Daughter of Donald Trump
Birthday: 30 October 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Ivanka Trump is the daughter of the U.S. President Donald Trump and since 2017, she has been serving as Advisor to the President.  Before venturing into politics, she dabbled a bit in modelling, became a television personality, worked as executive vice-president of the Trump Organization and also launched her own eponymous fashion line. A published author, Ivanka also supports numerous charitable causes.

15Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Famous As: Princess
Birthday: 21 August 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: 09 February 2002

A rebellion at heart with a colourful personality, Princess Margaret Rose Windsor, Countess of Snowdon could not be more different from her reserved elder sister, Queen Elizabeth II. Known for her lavish lifestyle filled with parties and drinks and glamour, this fiercely independent Royal’s life was rocked with scandals and unfulfilled romances.

16Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthday: 17 February 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

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17Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Famous As: Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Birthday: 19 February 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
The second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew is the Duke of York. A trained pilot, he has extensively served in the Royal Navy for two decades. He has been involved in various charity causes like Fight for Sight which aims at preventing blindness. He has also been in controversy due to his close connections to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

18Philip Hamilton

Philip Hamilton
Famous As: Alexander Hamilton's Son
Birthday: 22 January 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 24 November 1801

The eldest child of Alexander Hamilton—one of the founding fathers of the USA—Philip Hamilton was an intelligent student and the pride of his father. His young life came to end following a deadly duel with lawyer, George Eacker, who made offensive remarks about Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton, himself, lost his life in a similar manner three years later.

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19George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush
Famous As: 41st U.S. President
Birthday: 12 June 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 01 December 2018

The 41st president of the U.S, George H.W. Bush also twice served as the vice president of the country and held various other important political positions before assuming the presidency. During his presidency, he led successful military operation against Panama and Iraq which made him popular, but domestic issues prevented him from winning a second term at the office.

20Tiffany Trump

Tiffany Trump
Famous As: Daughter of Donald Trump
Birthday: 13 October 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

The only child of US President, Donald Trump, and his second wife, Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump has worked as a model in the past. As a teenager, she aspired to become a musician and released her debut single in 2011. She later took up a few modeling assignments. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2020.

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21Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthday: 29 February 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: 10 March 1913

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

22Angelica Schuyler Church

Angelica Schuyler Church
Famous As: Daughter of Continental Army General Philip Schuyler
Birthday: 20 February 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: 13 March 1814

A charming socialite, Angelica Schuyler Church was the daughter of Continental Army General, Philip Schuyler, and wife of British MP, John Barker Church. During her lifetime, she interacted with and created lasting friendship with numerous personalities, from revolutionaries to artists and politicians, like Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. She has been portrayed in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton.

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23Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Famous As: Painter
Birthday: 06 July 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Mexican
Died: 13 July 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

24Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus
Famous As:
Birthday: 31 October 1451
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian
Died: 20 May 1506

An Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, wanted to discover a direct water route from Europe to Asia. In his four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain, however, what he ended up discovering was not Asia, but America. Though he was not the first one to land in America, his historical journey began what eventually turned into Spanish colonization of America.

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25Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden
Famous As: Computer Professional, Former CIA Employee
Birthday: 21 June 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who came into the limelight after leaking confidential information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013, Edward Snowden has been variously called a “hero", “whistle-blower", and “traitor". A controversial figure in USA, he was granted asylum in Russia, where he now lives with his wife.

26Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway
Famous As: Counselor to the President
Birthday: 20 January 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway, the pollster and political consultant, served as counselor to the president in Donald Trump’s administration from 2017 to 2020. Earlier, she was Trump's campaign manager in 2016. She is the first woman to have run a successful US presidential campaign. Conway has been embroiled in a series of controversies and has been accused of violating public office norms.
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27Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai
Famous As: CEO of Google Inc
Birthday: 12 July 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian, American

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

28Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar
Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 09 September 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Indian
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29Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
Famous As: Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist
Birthday: 30 August 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

American investor, business tycoon and philanthropist Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors in the world by the media. The chairman and largest shareholder of the firm, Berkshire Hathaway, he is often called as the ‘Oracle’ or ‘Sage’ of Omaha. Notably, he has pledged to give away a sizable portion of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

30Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump
Famous As: Ex-Wife of Donald Trump
Birthday: 20 February 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Currently. a businesswoman and media personality, Ivana Trump started her career as a model. She is best known for being the first wife of Donald Trump, who she married in 1977. Their marriage was a troubled one and ended in a bitter, much-publicized divorce after she discovered her husband’s extramarital affair with Marla Maples.

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Famous As: Preacher
Birthday: 0004 AD
Nationality: Ancient Roman
Died: 0030 AD

32Dan Bilzerian

Dan Bilzerian
Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 07 December 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Armenian, American

A social media celebrity and a professional high-stakes poker player, Dan Bilzerian is known for his extravagant lifestyle and penchant for extreme sports. The King of Instagram, who has also acted in quite a few movies, has a huge fan base, but his lifestyle has landed him in multiple controversies and has also caused two heart attacks.

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33Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle
Famous As: US Navy SEAL Veteran
Birthday: 08 April 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: 02 February 2013

A U.S. Navy SEAL sniper, Chris Kyle was the recipient of one Silver Star Medal and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was a respected figure who had performed many acts of heroism. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009. In an unfortunate turn of events, he was murdered by a former Marine in 2013.

34John McCain

John McCain
Famous As: United States Senator
Birthday: 29 August 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: 25 August 2018

John McCain served as a US Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. Previously he was a US naval officer and is hailed as a war hero for his heroics during the Vietnam War. He was a supporter of LGBT rights, gun regulations and campaign finance reform. He was a Republican nominee for the 2008 presidential election but lost to Barack Obama.

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35Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthday: 17 January 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Wife of the former U.S President, Barack Obama, and one of the most popular First Ladies of the United States, Michelle Obama is a celebrity in her own right. She is still very popular and is a sought-after speaker around the globe and often lends her voice to issues like poverty awareness, education, nutrition, women’s rights, immigration and racism.

36Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Famous As: Former First Lady, Political Leader
Birthday: 26 October 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Married to former US president, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Thereafter, she became the first First Lady to hold US senator office. The former Secretary of State in the administration of Barrack Obama also fought and lost, as a Democratic nominee, the 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump.

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Famous As: Bishop of Cagliari
Birthday: 0000 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0370 AD

38Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthday: 05 August 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: 25 August 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

39Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort
Famous As: Author
Birthday: 09 July 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
The former stock broker, who was convicted for stock-market manipulation and cheating several investors, Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in prison before he was released and altered his way of living. Using his life experiences, he became a motivational speaker and also authored two memoirs, one of which, The Wolf of Wall Street, was adapted into an award winning film.

40Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara
Famous As: Actress
Birthday: 17 April 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Rooney Mara is a well-known actress who won the Cannes Film Festival Award for her performance in the movie Carol. Apart from being an actress, Rooney is also an animal rights activist. Also known for her charity work, Rooney supervises the Uweza Foundation, which supports programs for children in Nairobi. She is also the founder of Hiraeth Collective, a vegan clothing line.

41Emmett Till

Emmett Till
Famous As: African-American teenager
Birthday: 25 July 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: 28 August 1955

In the 1950s, a teenage African-American boy, Emmett Till was kidnapped, tortured and brutally killed for allegedly misbehaving with a white woman. Those responsible were never convicted but the brutality of the crime brought focus on racial discrimination and African-American Civil Rights Movement. It eventually played a crucial role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

42Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Famous As: Publisher, U.S. First Lady
Birthday: 28 July 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: 19 May 1994

43David Attenborough

David Attenborough
Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthday: 08 May 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Widely regarded as a national treasure in the United Kingdom, Sir David Attenborough is the only person to have received BAFTAs for TV shows meant for different television sets, such as black and white, color, 3D, HD, and 4K. In 2002, he was mentioned in BBC's 100 Greatest Britons list.

44Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh
Famous As: Painter
Birthday: 30 March 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French, Dutch
Died: 29 July 1890

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter and is said to be one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. However, he was not commercially successful in his lifetime and died by suicide at 37 after years of mental health issues and poverty. He gained recognition and respect in the 20th century.

45Eric Trump

Eric Trump
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthday: 06 January 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

46Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin
Famous As: Television Personality
Birthday: 22 February 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian
Died: 04 September 2006

Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

47Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar
Famous As: Doctor
Birthday: 16 August 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

A convicted sex offender, Larry Nassar was once the USA Gymnastics national team doctor. He is a former professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. At least 250 young women and girls have accused him of sexual assault. He is currently in prison on charges of sexual assault of minors and child pornography.

48Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
Famous As: Polymath
Birthday: 15 April 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: 02 May 1519

Widely regarded as one of the greatest painters ever, Leonardo da Vinci was an extremely talented polymath. While his work The Mona Lisa became the most famous portrait, his drawing The Vitruvian Man became a cultural icon. A man well ahead of his time, Leonardo is also known for his notes on science and invention.

49David Blaine

David Blaine
Famous As: Magician
Birthday: 04 April 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

David Blaine is a one of the most popular magicians and illusionists globally who fascinates others with his magic tricks, endurance stunts and extreme performances. His famous stunts include Frozen in Time and Above the Below. He started as a street performer and later began doing television shows.

50J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien
Famous As: Writer
Birthday: 03 January 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, South African
Died: 02 September 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

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