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Elon Musk
Elon Musk is one of the greatest and most prolific modern inventors and is responsible for monumental advancements in futuristic technology like renewable energy and space travel. Many of his innovations seem to be right out of a science-fiction movie, but throughout his career he has brought about huge scientific breakthroughs. After making his first fortune from the internet payment service ‘PayPal’, he invested $100 million in his space travel company, ‘SpaceX’ and began building satellites, launch vehicles and other spacecraft both for NASA and for his own company, creating new milestones with his privately funded spacecraft. Many of his revolutionary ideas and inventions focus on space travel, renewable energy, commercial electric cars and other technologies, that look to a future where fossil fuels and other resources may be in shorter supply. His futuristic and visionary ideas have won him both scientific and philanthropic recognition and awards. The pop culture sometimes portrays him as a sort of real life super hero, dedicated to providing worldwide solutions to international problems. Musk looks to the future, hopes for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe and continues to plan far-reaching futuristic goals such a human colony on Mars. Scroll down to learn all about this illustrious personality.
Blake Griffin
Blake Austin Griffin is a well-known American professional basketball player who currently plays for Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Oklahoma City, he began playing baseball, basketball, as well as football during his school days. In his college days, he played for Oklahoma Sooners. As a sophomore, he had earned the title of the Consensus National Player of the Year. Due to his outstanding skills on the field, he was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft. Though he missed the first season due to a serious injury, he performed quite well in the following season. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. He was also named by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the 15 Greatest Rookies of all Time. Over the course of his career, he has proven to be a very efficient player. He has been an NBA All-Star five times, and has won other awards as well, such as the NBA All-Rookie First Team and NBA Slam Dunk Champion. As an actor, he made his debut in the 2018 comedy film ‘The Female Brain.’
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who rose to prominence with his super-hit singles like “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, and “Locked Out of Heaven”. With worldwide sales of over 11 million albums and 68 million singles, he is undoubtedly, one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Along with being a great singer, he is also known for his showmanship which makes him a very entertaining stage performer. He was musically inclined from a young age, which is not at all surprising given that he was born into a family of musicians. Exposed to a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B at an early age, he started making music of his own when he was a little boy. Throughout his childhood he performed at different musical venues in his hometown and there was no doubt in his mind that he would grow up to become a professional musician. A Hawaiian by birth, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical ambitions. Initially he struggled to establish himself as a singer and took to songwriting in order to earn his livelihood. Eventually he released his debut album, ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’, which became a major hit and set the pace for his illustrious career as a singer
Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an American football quarterback currently signed to the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He previously played for the NFL teams San Francisco 49ers, which had selected him as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, and the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2011, he helped the 49ers to their first NFC West division title as well as their first NFC Championship Game appearance since 1997. After being traded to the Chiefs, he led the team to the playoff in 2013 and helped secure a playoff win in 2015. He was named to three Pro Bowls during his five seasons with the Chiefs. Smith, who had an injury-ridden career, sustained a life-threatening compound fracture injury to his right leg during his first season with the Redskins in 2018 and is currently placed on the team's reserve list.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen is an English actor, writer, and comedian. He became popular for his portrayal of fictional characters, such as the illiterate and dim-witted television interviewer ‘Ali G.’ Cohen was interested in performing arts from his childhood. After graduating high school, he joined his college dramatic club and acted in stage plays. Subsequently, he took up brief assignments as a fashion model. Since acting was his first love, he auditioned for the role of a television reporter for ‘Channel 4’ and was selected instantly. He went on to portray the role of ‘Ali G,’ a comic budding rapper, on the British television show ‘The 11 O’Clock Show,’ where he interviewed politicians, writers, and other eminent personalities. His portrayal of the character made him famous overnight. Soon after, he created more fictional characters – ‘Borat,’ ‘Bruno,’ and ‘Admiral General Aladeen’ – all of which impressed the audience. Besides television, he also ventured into feature films, featuring in some of the biggest box-office hits, such as ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,’ ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,’ ‘Bruno,’ ‘Hugo,’ ‘The Dictator,’ and ‘Madagascar’ series. He has been honored with a number of awards for his television shows and movies.
Lil Nas X
Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known as Lil Nas X ( NAHZ), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He came to international attention for his country rap single "Old Town Road", which first achieved viral popularity on the micro-platform video sharing app TikTok in early 2019, and was Diamond Certified by November the same year. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for nineteen weeks, the longest for any song since the chart debuted in 1958. In June 2019, Nas X came out as gay, the only artist ever to have done so while having a number-one record. "Old Town Road" earned him two MTV Video Music Awards including Song of the Year; the American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Song; and Nas X is the only openly LGBTQ artist to win a Country Music Association award. He won two Grammy Awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance along with being nominated for a total of six, the most for any male in 2019. TIME named him to their inaugural TIME 100 Next list. His debut EP, 7, was released in June 2019 with its second single, "Panini", peaking at number five on the Hot 100 and three on Rolling Stone's Top 100. Its third single "Rodeo" with Cardi B, peaked at number nine on the Rolling Stone Top 100. As of September 2019, his songs have been streamed over 2.3 billion times.
Drake
Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter, who has emerged as one of the best rappers in recent times. He started his career as an actor in the Canadian TV series 'Degrassi: The Next Generation', but soon switched to music, which has been his passion since childhood. He began his musical journey with a number of self-released mixtapes. As he gained popularity, he released an EP titled 'So Far Gone'. He later went on to release four studio albums, 'Thank Me Later', 'Take Care', 'Nothing Was the Same' and 'Views'. His songs are marked by his egotistical lyrics, often dealing with his personal experiences and relationships with women. Drake, who had a different childhood than most other rappers of African-American origin, feels irritated at the notion that growing up in a neighborhood with guns and drugs makes his peers more "official". According to him, his struggles were no less daunting, but he would prefer that people know him by his music, and not his upbringing.
Chris Harrison
Chris Harrison is an American television and game show host. He shot to fame when he hosted the ABC TV reality dating show ‘The Bachelor’ in 2002. The show, which aired its 24th season from January to March 2020, became a massive hit and paved way for several spinoffs. Two of them, ‘The Bachelorette’ (renewed for sixteenth season) and ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ (renewed for seventh season) are still running with Harrison as their host. Aside from hosting the dating series, he has hosted a number of other shows like ‘Miss America Pageant’ and ‘Designers' Challenge’. He also took up the hosting responsibilities for the nationally syndicated game show, ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ for which he earned the ‘Emmy’ nomination twice for best game show host. In 2015, he turned author and penned a book titled ‘The Perfect Letter’.
Lori Loughlin
Lori Loughlin is an American film and television actress and model. Lori began her career at a young age as a model and appeared in several commercials before she made it big in the television and film industry. Her most memorable performance has been her enactment of Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the famous ABC sitcom ‘Full House’. Originally she was to be cast in only six episodes of the show, but owing to her lovable character and critical reception she stayed on to play the role for seven years. She also found her way into several blockbuster Hollywood movies such as ‘Secret Admirer’ and ‘The Night Before’. She became a voice actor in the animated direct-to-video ‘Farce of the Penguins’. Apart from ‘Full House’, she ruled television with her performance in ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’, ‘Summerland’ and ‘When Calls the Heart’. Spanning her 3 decade career she has worked alongside stars such as Keanu Reeves, C. Thomas Howell, John Stamos, Bob Saget and Shawn Christian. She has received many accolades for her stellar performances and is presently working in the ‘Full House’ sequel titled ‘Fuller House’.
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actor and film producer. She is best known for her role as ‘Dr. Isobel Stevens’ on ABC's medical drama ‘Grey's Anatomy’ for which she won the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.’ She has also starred in films, such as ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory,’ ‘Knocked Up,’ ‘27 Dresses,’ ‘The Ugly Truth,’ ‘Killers,’ ‘Life As We Know It,’ and ‘New Year's Eve’ among others. As an actor, she does not want to be typecast as someone who plays glamorous roles, and wants to do more challenging roles. She often speaks her mind, earning both respect and criticism. She started her career as a child model with ‘Wilhelmina Models’ before turning towards full-time acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film ‘That Night.’ She starred as ‘Isabel Evans’ in the television series ‘Roswell’ and acted in the movie ‘My Father the Hero’ before landing her path-breaking role in‘Grey's Anatomy.’ She has appeared as a cover model on several publications, including ‘Maxim,’ ‘Vanity Fair,’ and ‘Cosmopolitan.’ On the personal front, the actor got married to singer Josh Kelley in 2007.
Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger is an American football quarterback, signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He started playing football at Findlay High School, and then continued at Miami University. In NFL history, he became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback, and has been one of the most efficient passers. Decorated with an AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, and a five-time winner of Pro Bowl, he first rose to fame after he led the Steelers to a 21-10 victory against Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the young age of 23. He also led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title soon after. Currently, he ranks 9th all-time in NFL passer rating, and holds the fourth highest career winning percentage. Ben admires former football quarterback John Elway, and wears No. 7 jersey in his honor. He has been nicknamed Big Ben because he has a big built that is unusual for quarterbacks. Apart from football, he has started a foundation to support the police and fire departments in the US, and to boost the quality of life of residents of Ohio and Pittsburgh. He recently said that he would take out some time to evaluate all aspects of his life like his health, family, and career.
Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard is a famous American ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) player who plays for the ‘Portland Trail Blazers.’ During his college days, he led the ‘Weber State Wildcats,’ earning two ‘Big Sky Player of the Year’ awards and becoming the second-highest scorer in ‘Weber State’ history. He started his professional career with the ‘Trail Blazers’ and won the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year Award’ to announce his entry into the professional circle. He signed a US$ 120-million contract for five years with his team. Soon, he became the fastest player, in the history of ‘NBA,’ to have scored 600 three-pointers and a career-high of 51 points in a game. Despite several injuries, Lillard holds the present record of the fastest player to score 10,000 points in professional basketball. He is the recipient of the ‘Magic Johnson Award’ and is a respected basketball celebrity in the US. Besides basketball, he is a rapper and a hip-hop artist who has released two successful albums and a number of singles. His social media handle, ‘4-Bar Friday’ provides a platform for rappers to upload their videos on ‘Instagram.’ He also has a signature shoe line, known as ‘Adidas Dame,’ which is dedicated to his love for skating as a child. This young basketball player has everything going for him.
Mike Pence
Mike Pence is an American politician serving as the 48th vice president of the United States of America since 2017. Previously, he served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. A conservative and supporter of the Tea Party movement, he had previously represented Indiana's second and sixth congressional district in the ‘United States House of Representatives’ from 2001 to 2013. Born into a Catholic family with political leanings, he became interested in politics at an early age due to the influence of his family. As a young man, he idolized former President John F. Kennedy and was later inspired by Ronald Reagan. He went on to graduate from ‘Hanover College’ and earned his J.D. from ‘Indiana University School of Law,’ following which he began his career. He started a career as a radio talk show host in the 1990s, while trying to enter politics. After years of unsuccessful attempts, he was finally elected to the ‘U.S. House of Representatives’ in Indiana's second congressional district in 2000. Since then, his political career has been on the rise.
Mitch Mcconnell
Mitch McConnell is a US Republican senator who has been a minority as well as majority party leader. He has played a significant role in US politics and decision making. He did his Bachelor of Arts with honours in political science and did law from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. He enlisted in the US Army Reserve but had to be discharged on medical grounds after five weeks of training at Fort Knox. He started his political career by interning under Senator John Sherman Cooper and was elected as the Jefferson County Judge/Executive. He was elected to the US senate by a narrow margin against Walter Dee Huddleston of the Democratic Party and became the first Republican to win in Kentucky after more than a decade. He is known to be a moderate who supports causes for political gains rather than ideology and has swayed to the right from his earlier stand. He has gained the reputation of being the villain rather than a popular leader. He has three children from his previous marriage to Sherrill Redmon and is presently married to Elaine Chao who is the Secretary of Transportation under Donald Trump. Though he is an influential leader, he has to constantly guard against his opponents in the opposition as well as in his own party.
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is a former American actress who is a member of the British royal family through her marriage to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. As an actress, she is best known for her starring role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama series 'Suits'. She rose to prominence following her appearance as FBI special agent, Amy Jessup, in the sci-fi thriller 'Fringe'. Debuting in 2000 with a role on the longest-running American soap opera, 'General Hospital', she has acted in television shows, such as 'Cuts', 'CSI: NY', 'Deal or No Deal', '90210', 'Knight Rider', 'Without a Trace', and 'CSI: Miami'. She has also appeared in films like 'Remember Me' and 'Horrible Bosses'. She is a blogger and served as the editor-in-chief of her lifestyle brand 'The Tig' before she discontinued it in April 2017. Collaborating with Canadian clothing company, Reitmans, she released a clothing line for fashionable working women in November 2016. She was appointed a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada in 2016. Moreover, she has worked as an advocate with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Following reports of her involvement with Prince Harry in 2016, she became Google's most searched actress that year. She married him in 2018 in a lavish ceremony that was attended by celebrities from across the globe.
Tim Allen
Tim Allen is an American actor, comedian, voice over artist, entertainer, and writer. After struggling for years as a stand-up comedian at the comedy clubs in Los Angeles and appearing in small-time cable shows and television commercials, Allen received his big breakthrough with ABC’s sitcom ‘Home Improvement.’ The series ran for eight years and kick-started Allen’s acting career and established him as an actor and comedian in Hollywood. After appearing in the sitcom, he landed meaty roles in movies like ‘Galaxy Quest’ and ‘The Santa Clause’ film series. He also voiced ‘Buzz Lightyear’ in the ‘Toy Story’ film series. Before becoming an actor, Allen’s life was chaotic. His father died when he was only 11, and he dealt with illegal drugs to make easy money. He was arrested for the possession of cocaine and was put behind bars for 28 months.
Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player. He is currently playing for the team, ‘Toronto Raptors,’ of the ‘National Basketball Association.’ He is one of the most valuable players of the ‘NBA.’ Leonard was interested in playing basketball, from his school days. In his senior year in school, he won the title of ‘California Mr. Basketball.’ Leonard started his amateur career with the ‘San Diego State University’ basketball team, ‘Aztecs.’ He gave an exceptional performance, and was selected as the 15th overall pick in the ‘2011 NBA Draft,’ by the ‘Indiana Pacers.’ Later, he was traded to the ‘San Antonio Spurs,’ and remained with the team, for a long time. Leonard was selected to the ‘NBA All-Rookie First Team,’ in the first year of his professional career. He was named as the ‘NBA Finals Most Valuable Player,’ and also won the title of ‘NBA Defensive Player of the Year,’ in two consecutive years. After some tremendous performances, Leonard’s game was shadowed by some injuries. He suffered an injury to his quadriceps, and missed some games. Leonard was traded to ‘Toronto Raptors,’ and is currently playing for the team.
Jennette Mccurdy
Jeanette McCurdy is an American actress who became famous for her role in sitcoms, TV serials and movies. Her talent as a singer and a songwriter has also brought her a lot of fame. She has written numerous songs which she has sung herself. Her other talents include being a screenwriter and a producer of videos and movies. She has earned a lot of popularity as a writer also by writing for some famous magazines. She has won a lot of awards for her performances in various movies made for the TV and has also been nominated for her work in serials. Her all-round performance in the world of entertainment has made a large number of people her fans for a long time to come. Presently she has more than 6.4 million followers on Instagram and more than 6.31 million followers on Twitter with the figures increasing every single day.
Dolly Parton
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. Parton's music includes 25 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5". She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992) and Joyful Noise (2012). In 2020, at the age of 74, Parton received worldwide attention after posting four pictures in which she showed how she would present herself on the social media platforms LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. The original post on Instagram went viral after celebrities posted their own versions of the so-called Dolly Parton challenge on social media.
Chris Cuomo
Christopher Charles Cuomo ( KWOH-moh; born August 9, 1970) is an American television journalist, best known as the presenter of Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news analysis show on CNN. Cuomo has previously been the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent and the co-anchor for ABC's 20/20, and before his current show, he was one of two co-anchors of the weekday edition of New Day, a three-hour morning news show, until May 2018.
Kayleigh Mcenany
Kayleigh McEnany is an American writer and political commentator. She came into the limelight during the 2016 presidential election for her unwavering support for Donald Trump. She drew extensive national attention for her pro-Trump stance. A former CNN contributor, McEnany has been serving as the national spokesperson for Republican National Committee since 2017. She has never failed to impress her peers with her bold attitude and sophisticated demeanor. With degrees from the prestigious University of Oxford and the Harvard Law School, she is a highly educated woman who commands respect and admiration from her colleagues in the field of journalism. Interested in politics since school, McEnany has emerged as one of the most popular faces in the field of political journalism. Besides being one of Trump's earliest vocal supporters, she has also worked for other political leaders like Adam Putnam, Yom Gallagher and George W. Bush.
Eminem
Eminem is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. The 'Rolling Stone' magazine has labeled him the 'King of Hip Hop,' and listed him in its list of the '100 Greatest Artists of All Time.' He became passionate about rapping at a young age of fourteen, and began attending local open-mic competitions with friends. As he grew up, he formed a group of rappers called 'D12,' which became quite popular among local music lovers. Soon, he caught the attention of famous record producer Dr. Dre, and with Dre's assistance, he released successful albums like 'The Slim Shady LP,' and 'The Marshall Mathers LP.' His albums have all been roaring hits, making him one of the biggest sensations in the rap industry. Most of his songs are based on his personal struggles with his family members and his career. This is considered by many as the USP of his albums, making them close to his fans' hearts. He has often run into trouble with the law. He is known for his explicit use of words, often sending out aggressive signals. Yet, this famous rap artiste has managed to win the hearts of critics and followers alike, bagging more than a dozen 'Grammy Awards.'