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50 Cent

Rap artist M USA 1975-


Aishwarya Bachchan

Alex Rodriguez

Albert Einstein

Amy Winehouse

Angela Merkel

Angelina Jolie

Anna Netrebko

Anne Frank

Asashoryu

Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal

Audrey Hepburn

Aung San Suu Kyi

Ayumi Hamasaki

 


Actress

Baseball star

Nobel-prize winning physicist

Singer and songwriter

German Chancellor

Actress

Opera singer

Diarist

Sumo fighter

Founder of the Republic of Turkey

Actress and humanitarian

Democracy leader

Singer


F

M

M

F

F

F

F

F

M

M

F

F

F


India

USA

Austria

UK

Germany

USA

Russia

Germany

Mongolia

Turkey

UK

Burma

Japan


1973-

1975-

1889-1977

1983-2011

1954-

1976-

1971-

1929-1945

1980-

1881-1938

1929-1993

1945-

1978-



 
Ban Ki-moon

Barack Obama

Beyonce Knowles

Bill Gates

Bjork

Bob Dylan

Bob Marley

Brad Pitt

Britney Spears

 

U.N. Secretary General

44th U.S. President

Singer and actor

Founder of Microsoft

Singer and actor

Singer and poet

Singer

Actor

Singer

M

M

F

M

F

M

M

M

F

S. Korea

USA

USA

USA

Iceland

USA

Jamaica

USA

USA

1944-

1961-

1981-

1955-

1965-

1941-

1945-1981

1963-

1981-



 

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Carla Bruni

Celine Dion

Cesar Chavez

Che Guevara

Christiane Amanpour

Christina Aguilera

Coco Chanel

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristina Kirchner

 

Model and France's First Lady

Singer

Union leader

Freedom fighter

CNN journalist

Singer

Fashion designer

Football (soccer) player

Argentina's President

F

F

M

M

F

F

F

M

F

Italy

Canada

USA

Argentina

Iran

Colombia

France

Portugal

Argentina

1967-

1968-

1927-1993

1928-1967

1958-

1980-

1883-1971

1985-

1953-

Dalai Lama

David Beckham

Dian Fossey

Dmitry Medvedev

Diana, Princess of Wales

Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman

 

Spiritual leader

Football (soccer) player

Zoologist

Russian President

British princess

Governor of D.I.F.C.

M

M

F

M

F

M

Tibet

England

USA

Russia

England

UAE

1935-

1975-

1932-1985

1965-

1961-1997

1973-

Edith Piaf

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Ellen MacArthur

Enzo Ferrari

Eva Peron

 

Singer

President of Liberia

Record-breaking yachtswoman

Racing car and F1 pioneer

Former Argentine First Lady

F

F

F

M

F

France

Liberia

England

Italy

Argentina

1915-1963

1938-

1976-

1898-1988

1919-1952

Fernando Botero

Fidel Castro

Francis Firebrace

 

Painter and sculptor

Former leader of Cuba

Aboriginal storyteller

M

M

M

Colombia

Cuba

Australia

1932-

1926-

1936-

Georgia O'Keeffe

Germaine Greer

Gilberto Gil

Gloria Arroyo

Gore Vidal

 

Artist, painter, potter

Writer, academic and feminist

Singer and musician

Philippines President

Social and political commentator

F

F

M

F

M

USA

Australia

Brazil

Philppines

USA

1887-1986

1939-

1942-

1947-

1925-2012

Haifa Wehbe

Halle Berry

Helen Clark

Helen Keller

Hikaru Utada

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hu Jintao

Hugo Chavez

 

Singer

Actor

Ex-New Zealand Prime Minister

Writer and campaigner

Singer

US Senator for New York

Chinese President

Venezuelan President

F

F

F

F

F

F

M

M

Lebanon

USA

New Zealand

USA

Japan

USA

China

Venezuela

1976-

1966-

1950-

1880-1968

1983-

1947-

1942-

1954-2013

Ichiro Suzuki

Indra Nooyi

Ingrid Betancourt

Isabel Allende


Ivy Bean

 

Baseball player

CEO of PepsiCo

Freed hostage

Writer and novelist


Twitter/Facebook user (age 104)

M

F

F

F


F

Japan

India

Colombia

Chile (b.Peru)

England

1973-

1955-

1961-

1942-


1905-

Jackie Chan

Jay-Z

Jay Chou

Jennifer Lopez

J.K. Rowling

John Lennon

John McCain

Johhny Depp

Jonathan Ive, KBE

Jose Ramos Horta

Julia Roberts

Justin Bieber

Justin Timberlake

 

Actor

Rap artist

Singer

Actor and singer

Harry Potter author

Singer and ex-Beatles member

US Presidential candidate

Actor

Designer of iPod, iPhone, iPad...

East Timor President

Actor

Actor / Singer

Singer

M

M

M

F

F

M

M

M

M

M

F

M

M

China

USA

Taiwan

USA

England

England

USA

USA

England

East Timor

USA

Canada

USA

1954-

1969-

1979-

1969-

1965-

1940-1980

1936-

1963-

1967-

1949-

1967-

1994-

1981-

Kate Moss

Keira Knightley

Kim Jong-Il

King Bhumipol

King Mswati III

Kitano Takeshi

Kobe Bryant

 

Supermodel

Actor

North Korean leader

King of Thailand

King of Swaziland

Actor, producer, comedian ...

Basketball player

F

F

M

M

M

M

M

England

England

North Korea

Thailand

Swaziland

Japan

USA

1974-

1985-

1941-2011

1927-

1968-

1947-

1978-

Lady Gaga

Larry Page

Leonardo DiCaprio

Lewis Hamilton

Lionel Messi

Lorena Ochoa

Lucy Liu

Luisa Diogo

 

Singer-songwriter

Co-founder of Google

Actor

Formula One racing driver

Football player

Golfer

Actor

Prime Minister of Mozambique

F

M

M

M

M

F

F

F

USA

USA

USA

England

Argentina

Mexico

USA

Mozambique

1986-

1973-

1974-

1985-

1987-

1981-

1968-

1958-

Madonna

Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Malcolm X

Margaret Thatcher

Margot Fonteyn

Maria Callas

Maria Montessori

Maria Sharapova

Marie Curie

Mark Zuckerberg

Marilyn Monroe

Martin Luther King

Martti Ahtisaari

Mary J. Blige

Maya Angelou

Michael Jackson

Michael Moore

Michelle Bachelet

Missy Elliott

Mohandes Mahatma Gandhi

Mother Teresa

Muqtada Al-sadr

 

Singer and actor

Leader of Palestine

Iranian President

Civil rights leader

Former U.K. Prime Minister

Ballerina

Opera singer

Educationalist

Tennis player

Two-time Nobel Prize winner

Facebook creator

Actor

Civil rights leader

2008 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Singer and rap artist

Writer and poet

Singer, dancer, legend

Documentary movie maker

President of Chile

Rap artist

Political and ideological leader

Charity worker

Religious leader

F

M

M

M

F

F

F

F

F

F

M

F

M

M

F

F

M

M

F

F

M

F

M

USA

Palestine

Iran

USA

England

England

Greece

Italy

Russia

Poland

USA

USA

USA

Finland

USA

USA

USA

USA

Chile

USA

India

Albania

Iraq

1958-

1935-

1956-

1925-1965

1925-2013

1919-1991

1923-1977

1870-1952

1987-

1867-1934

1983-

1926-1962

1929-1968

1937-

1971-

1928-

1958-2009

1954-

1951-

1971-

1969-1948

1910-1997

1973-

Naguib Mahfouz

Nancy Ajram

Naomi Campbell

Nelson Mandela

Nicole Kidman

Noam Chomsky

 

Writer

Singer

Supermodel

Ex-President of South Africa

Actor

Writer and linguist

M

F

F

M

F

M

Egypt

Lebanon

England

South Africa

Australia

USA

1911-2006

1983-

1970-

1918-2013

1967-

1928-

Oprah Winfrey

Osama Bin Laden

Oscar Pistorius

 

Chat show presenter

Al Qaeda founder

Paralympian triple-gold winner

F

M

M

USA

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

1954-

1957-2011

1986-

Pablo Picasso

Paris Hilton

Paulo Coelho

Penelope Cruz

Pope Benedict XVI

Preity Zinta

 

Artist

Celebrity

Writer

Actor

Pope

Actor

M

F

M

F

M

F

Spain

USA

Brazil

Spain

Germany

India

1881-1973

1981-

1947-

1974-

1927-

1975-

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Rania

Quentin Tarantino

 

Queen of England

Queen of Jordan

Movie producer and director

F

F

M

England

Kuwait

USA

1926-

1970-

1963-

Rachel Carson

Radovan Karadzic

Ratan Tata

Robert Mugabe

Rowan Atkinson

 

Writer and environmentalist

Former Serbian leader

Indian industrialist

Zimbabwe President

Actor and comedian

F

M

M

M

M

USA

Serbia

India

Zimbabwe

England

1907-1964

1945-

1937-

1924-

1955-

Sarah Palin

Sergey Brin

Shakira

Sheikh Mohammed Al
Maktoum

Sheikha Lubna

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shirin Ebadi

Sonia Gandhi

Steve Jobs

Steven Spielberg

 

U.S. Vice-Presidential nominee

Co-founder of Google

Singer

Ruler of Dubai
 

U.A.E. Government Minister

Video game designer

Nobel Peace Prize winner

Indian political leader

Founder of Apple, genius

Move producer and director

F

M

F

M
 

F

M

F

F

M

M

USA

USA

Colombia

UAE
 

UAE

Japan

Iran

Italy

USA

USA

1964-

1973-

1977-

1949-
 

1958-

1952-

1947-

1946-

1955-2011

1946-

Tadao Ando

Tata Young

Tiger Woods

Tim Berners-Lee

 

Architect

Singer

Golf player

Inventor of the World Wide Web

M

F

M

M

Japan

Thailand

USA

England

1941-

1980-

1975-

1955-

Vaneeza Ahmed

Venus Williams

 

Actor and model

Tennis player

F

F

Pakistan

USA

1971-

1980-

Walt Disney

Wangari Maathai

Wayne Rooney

Will Smith

William & Kate (Duke &
Duchess of Cambridge)

Wolfgang Mozart

 

Cartoonist and movie producer

Environmentalist

Football player

Actor

British Royals


Composer

M

F

M

M

M/F


M

USA

Kenya

England

USA

UK


Austria

1901-1966

1940-2011

1985-

1968-

1982-


1756-1791

Yao Ming

Yelena Isinbayeva

Yulia Tymoshenko

Yusuf Islam

 

Basketball player

Pole vaulter

Ukrainian political leader

Singer

M

F

F

M

China

Russia

Ukraine

England

1980-

1982-

1960-

1948-

Zhang Ziyi

 Actor
 

F China 1979-


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