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Famous People of the Twenty First Century. Biography 2024-04-17 06:01:31

A list of people who have influenced the world in the Twenty-First Century.

  1. Donald Trump (1946 – ) Businessman, politician. 45th President of the US (2016 – )
  2. Barack Obama – First black US president
  3. Greta Thunberg – Environmental activist
  4. Pope Francis – Reforming Pope of Catholic Church
  5. Osama Bin Laden – Leader of Al-Qaeda
  6. Tony Blair – Prime Minister of UK 1997–2007
  7. Angela Merkel (1954 – ) Chancellor of Germany since 2005
  8. Silvio Berlusconi – Controversial Italian Prime Minister
  9. J.K.Rowling – Bestselling author of Harry Potter series
  10. Kim Jong Un – Leader of North Korea
  11. Usain Bolt – World Record breaker at 100m and 200m
  12. Malala Yousafzai (1997 – ) Pakistani human rights activist
  13. Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) – Scientist
  14. Linus Torvalds – creator of Linux operating system
  15. George Bush Jr. – US president 2001–2009
  16. Joe Biden – US Democratic Presidential candidate 2020
  17. Jimmy Wales – Creator of Wikipedia
  18. Steve Jobs – Entrepreneur and founder of Apple
  19. Hilary Clinton – Leading Democrat politician
  20. Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – ) (British Queen from 1953- )
  21. Jimmy Carter – Former US President still active in Peace negotiations.
  22. George Clooney – American actor and political activist
  23. Oprah Winfrey US media celebrity
  24. Paul Krugman – Nobel Prize-winning economist
  25. Tim Berners-Lee – Creator of World Wide web and proponent of free internet
  26. Lance Armstrong – Seven Times Tour De France Winner, later disqualified for drug use
  27. Prince William – heir to British throne
  28. Kate Middleton (Catherine) – Duchess of Cambridge married to Prince William
  29. Lionel Messi – Argentinian footballer, playing for Barcelona FC
  30. Rupert Murdoch – Media owner of News Corporation
  31. Al Gore – US presidential candidate and environmental campaigner
  32. Hilary Clinton (1947 – ) US politician. Candidate in 2016 election
  33. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portuguese footballer
  34. Sachin Tendulkar – Indian cricketer
  35. Emma Watson (15 April 1990 – ) British actress. Social activist.
  36. Beyonce – American singer, dancer and actress
  37. Lady Gaga (1986(- American singer
  38. Angelina Jolie (1976 – ) Actress, film director, humanitarian
  39. Vladimir Putin – Russian President
  40. Roman Abramovich – Russian oligarch
  41. David Cameron – British conservative Prime Minister
  42. Will Smith – American actor
  43. Larry Page (co-founder of Google)
  44. Angelina Jolie – American actress and film producer
  45. Sergey Brin – co-founder of Google
  46. Ivanka Trump (1981 – ) American model businesswoman and advisor to father Donald Trump.
  47. Shakira – Colombian singer and musician
  48. Serena Williams (1981 – ) (US, tennis) 20 single grand slam titles,
  49. Michael Bloomberg – Mayor of New York
  50. Mark Zuckerberg – founder, Facebook
  51. Lakshmi Mittal – Steel producer. One of the world’s richest people
  52. Luiz Incio Lula da Silva – Brazilian president
  53. Prince William (1982- ) Eldest child of Prince Charles and Diana.
  54. Elon Musk – co-founder of Paypal
  55. Sacha Baron Cohen – English actor
  56. Jon Stewart – American comedian and TV presenter
  57. Scarlett Johansson – American actress
  58. Stephen Colbert – American tv presenter
  59. Prince Charles (1948 – ) Eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II
  60. Bashar Assad – Syrian Prime Minister
  61. E.L. James – American author
  62. Rihanna – singer
  63. Novak Djokovic – Serbian tennis player
  64. Warren Buffett – Investor
  65. Xi Jinping – Chinese politician
  66. Prince Harry (1984 – ) 2nd child of Charles and Diana.
  67. Meghan Markle (1981) Actress. Wife of Prince Harry.
  68. Muhammad Yunus (1940 – ) Nobel Peace Prize 2006 for his work on Micro-lending
  69. Roger Federer (1981 – ) (Switzerland, tennis) Most dominant player of his generation

Citation: Pettinger, Tejvan. “People of the Twenty-First Century”, Oxford , www.biographyonline.net, 01/10/2013 updated 22 February 2018.

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