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 1 
Simon Bolivar
(Revolutionary & Military Leader)
Simon Bolivar
46
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1783
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: December 17, 1830
After losing his parents as a child, Simon Bolivar also lost his Spanish wife to yellow fever later and thus decided to devote himself to politics. He was the first president of Gran Colombia and Bolivia, and also led Peru and Venezuela in their fight for freedom, against Spain.
 2 
Miguel Cabrera
(Venezuelan Professional Baseball First Baseman and Designated Hitter)
Miguel Cabrera
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maracay

Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan baseball player who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers of MLB. An 11-time MLB All-Star, Cabrera claimed the MLB Triple Crown in 2012, becoming the first player to achieve the feat in 45 seasons. He has also won two American League MVP awards among other honors since his debut in 2003.

 3 
Edgar Ramirez
(Actor)
Edgar Ramirez
19
Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Cristóbal
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Lele Pons
(Viner, YouTuber)
Lele Pons
59
Birthdate: July 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas

Lele Pons is one of the many internet stars who started their journey on the now-defunct service, Vine. After becoming the first person to reach one billion loops on Vine, Pons started branching out and created comedy sketches for YouTube. She has since used her popularity to establish herself in the mainstream entertainment industry, appearing in films and TV series.

 5 
Jose Altuve
(Baseball player)
Jose Altuve
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 6 
Patricia Velásquez
(Venezuelan Actress and Model Known for Her Portrayal of 'Anck-Su-Namun' in the Film 'The Mummy')
Patricia Velásquez
8
Birthdate: January 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maracaibo

Patricia Velásquez is a Venezuelan model and actress best known for playing Anck-su-namun in The Mummy (1999). A former beauty queen, Velásquez took part in the Miss Venezuela 1989 contest. Patricia Velásquez is also a humanitarian; she earned the Women Together award in 2009 for her work with UNESCO. She also runs a non-profit organization called The Wayuu Taya Foundation.

 7 
Ronald Acuña Jr.
(Baseball Outfielder)
Ronald Acuña Jr.
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Guaira
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Santiago Cabrera
(Chilean-British Actor )
Santiago Cabrera
15
Birthdate: May 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Juan Guaidó
(Politician)
Juan Guaidó
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Guaira

Juan Guaidó is a Venezuelan politician who proclaimed himself the acting president of Venezuela with the support of the National Assembly. Since 2019, Guaidó has been influential in the ongoing Venezuelan presidential crisis, which started when the National Assembly refused to recognize Nicolas Maduro's inauguration to a second presidential term. In 2019, Guaidó was named in the Time 100 list.

 10 
Pastor Maldonado
(Venezuelan Professional Racing Driver)
Pastor Maldonado
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maracay
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 11 
Garbine Muguruza
(Tennis player)
Garbine Muguruza
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Carolina Herrera
(Venezuelan Fashion Designer Known for Her Elegance and for Dressing Various First Ladies)
Carolina Herrera
19
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas
Born into an affluent political family of Caracas, Carolina Herrera was introduced to fashion by her socialite grandmother. The Venezuelan-American designer, who owns a luxury clothing line and a fragrance line, is known for dressing up celebrities and eminent personalities such as Michelle Obama and Renee Zellweger. 
 13 
Felix Hernandez
(Baseball player)
Felix Hernandez
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valencia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 14 
Pablo Sandoval
(Baseball player)
Pablo Sandoval
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Gustavo Dudamel
(Grammy-Winning Venezuelan Conductor and Violinist Who Has Directed the Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Gustavo Dudamel
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barquisimeto

The son of a trombonist, Venezuelan musician Gustavo Dudamel took to music at age 5 and grew up to be a popular conductor/violinist. He has served as a director of some of the major global orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Grammy winner has also appeared in several TV programs.

 16 
Alicia Machado
(Actress)
Alicia Machado
10
Birthdate: December 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maracay
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Salomón Rondón
(Venezuelan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Salomón Rondón
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Gaby Espino
(Actor, Model)
Gaby Espino
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Rougned Odor
(Baseball player)
Rougned Odor
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Salvador Perez
(Baseball player)
Salvador Perez
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 21 
Gleyber Torres
(Baseball player)
Gleyber Torres
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Rafael de La Fuente
(Television actor, Singer, Actor, Film actor)
Rafael de La Fuente
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas
 23 
Mónica Spear
(Model, Actress)
Mónica Spear
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Died: January 6, 2014

Actor-model Mónica Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela 2004 and later participated in the Miss Universe pageant, too. She and her former husband were murdered in their car while on a vacation with their 5-year-old daughter in Venezuela, in an attempted robbery after their car broke down.

 24 
Gabriela Spanic
(Actor, Model, Q17274366)
Gabriela Spanic
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ortiz
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Karen Hauer
(Latin Dancer Best Known for Her Appearances on the British TV Series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’)
Karen Hauer
7
Birthdate: April 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia

Karen Hauer is a Venezuelan Latin dance specialist. She has appeared on popular television dance competition series, such as Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance. In 2018, Karen Hauer announced that she would be performing and teaching at Donahey's Dancing with The Stars Weekends. She is currently one of the most popular dancers from Venezuela.

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Omar Vizquel
(Baseball player)
Omar Vizquel
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Johan Santana
(Baseball pitcher)
Johan Santana
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tovar
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Josef Martínez
(Venezuelan Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Josef Martínez
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jorge Linares
(Venezuelan Professional Boxer)
Jorge Linares
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barinas
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 30 
Sebastian Gutierrez
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)
Sebastian Gutierrez
2
Birthdate: September 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas

Sebastian Gutierrez is a Venezuelan screenwriter and filmmaker known for writing the screenplays of popular movies like The Eye, Snakes on a Plane, and Gothika. He is also credited with creating, writing, and directing the crime drama television series, Jett. Sebastian Gutierrez also received critical acclaim for directing the 1998 crime thriller movie Judas Kiss, which marked his directorial debut.

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Edwin Valero
(Venezuelan Professional Boxer)
Edwin Valero
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mérida
Died: April 19, 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Ozzie Guillen
(Former Baseballer shortstop)
Ozzie Guillen
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ocumare del Tuy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Willson Contreras
(Baseball catcher)
Willson Contreras
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Ricardo Montaner
(One of the Best-Selling Latin Music Artists)
Ricardo Montaner
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valentín Alsina

Latin Grammy-winning Argentine-Venezuelan singer Ricardo Montaner is considered one of the most successful Latin music artists ever. Apart from releasing hit tracks such as Tan Enamorados, he also appeared in the Latin soap Niña Bonita. He has also been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and owns a charity.

 35 
Sonya Smith
(Actress)
Sonya Smith
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Dayana Mendoza
(Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Dayana Mendoza
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Andrew Divoff
(Actor Known for Portraying the Evil Djinn in the First Two Wishmaster Movies)
Andrew Divoff
1
Birthdate: July 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Tome
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Chiquinquirá Delgado
(Actor, Model)
Chiquinquirá Delgado
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maracaibo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Jacqueline Saburido
(Journalist)
Jacqueline Saburido
7
Birthdate: December 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
 40 
Evaluna Montaner
(Actress)
Evaluna Montaner
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 41 
Bobby Abreu
(Baseball player)
Bobby Abreu
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turmero
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Felipe Vázquez
(Baseball player)
Felipe Vázquez
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Felipe
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Asdrúbal Cabrera
(Baseball player)
Asdrúbal Cabrera
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Puerto La Cruz
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Marwin González
(Baseball player)
Marwin González
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puerto Ordaz
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Carlos the Jackal
(Mercenary, Terrorist)
Carlos the Jackal
11
Birthdate: October 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas
 46 
Veronica Macedo
(Venezuelan Mixed Martial Artist)
Veronica Macedo
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caracas
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 47 
Antonio José de Sucre
(Former President of Bolivia (1825 - 1828))
Antonio José de Sucre
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1795
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cumaná
Died: June 4, 1830

Antonio José de Sucre was a Venezuelan political leader who served as the President of Peru from 23 June to 17 July 1823. He also served as the second president of Bolivia from 29 December 1825 to 18 April 1828. Antonio José de Sucre also played an influential role as an independence leader through his work alongside Simón Bolívar.

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Hugo Chavez
(Former President of Venezuela)
Hugo Chavez
43
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sabaneta
Died: March 5, 2013
Hugo Chavez was the president of Venezuela from 1999 till 2013. Though elected for another term, he died of complications due to cancer before being sworn in. He is remembered for his involvement in the MBR-200 and for establishing the Fifth Republic Movement. His policies are known as “Chavismo.”
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Carlos Zambrano
(Baseball pitcher)
Carlos Zambrano
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 50 
Nicolás Maduro
(President of Venezuela)
Nicolás Maduro
34
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Nicolás Maduro was a bus driver and a union leader before being elected to the National Assembly. He held important administrative posts under Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, before taking over as the president after Chávez’s death in 2013. A dictator, he is held responsible for the economic failure of Venezuela.