Everyone is interested about celebrities. We just love to get any bit of information about them. In this day and age, it is so easy to be a celebrity. Online sensations abound. However, some of them are just after their 15 minutes of fame and are, in reality, superficial. We rarely find celebrities who are not just popular but who also have interesting personalities to back them up. Here is TheRichest’s list of most interesting people in the world.
10 Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was discovered as an actress in New York City when she was 14 years old. She landed her first major role as a lead cast member on The Bill Engvall Show in 2007. In 2010, her portrayal of Ree Dolly in Winter Bone earned her the Best Newcoming Actress distinction at the Hollywood Awards with several other nominations. In 2012, she earned the Best Actress award from the Golden Globe and Academy Award, among others, for her role in the film Silver Linings Playbook. She is also known for playing the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy. The Rolling Stone has called her the most talented young actress in America and she even made it to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.
9 Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris was born on January 17, 1984 in Scotland. He was a football fan who initially aspired to become a football player. However, fate had something different destined for him. He is now a popular singer, DJ, record producer, and songwriter. In 2007, his debut album, I Created Disco, was released and became a gold record. In 2009, his second album, Ready for the Weekend, was released and reached number one on the UK Album Chart. His third album, 18 Months, was released in 2012. He has also produced and written records for other artists like Cheryl Cole, Kylie Minogue, and Rihanna. Forbes Magazine said that he is the highest paid DJ in 2013, grossing around $46 million. He also holds the record for the most UK top 10 hits from a studio album with nine top 10 hits, a record previously held by Michael Jackson.
8 Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels was born on November 17, 1944 in Toronto, Canada. He is a writer and television producer more popularly known for producing, writing, and creating the hit show, Saturday Night Live in 1975. This show has produced some of the best American comedians. He has also produced several television and film projects that have spun off from the show. He started his career as a broadcaster and writer for CBC Radio. He then became a writer for some shows and had a brief acting stint as well.
7 Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish fashion executive born on March 28, 1936. He is the founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, known for the clothing and accessory shop Zara. He is said to be the third richest person in the world with his a $57 billion net worth. He is a self-made man who also has real estate investments. This is surprising considering that he is a railway worker’s son who started as a gofer in a shirt shop. He began making lingerie and dressing gowns in his living room and the business grew bigger and bigger.
6 Michelle Obama
We all know that Michelle Obama is the first lady of the United States, the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama. What makes her interesting is how simple yet extraordinary she can be. She wears clothes that average American women can afford. She loves bacon and french fries. She shops at Target and she loves to sleep. She enjoys nights out with friends too. Yet she is also one of only three first ladies to hold a graduate degree. She obtained her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1998. She is very down-to-earth and very passionate about causes she believes in.
5 Betty White
Betty White is an American actress known for her role in the hit television show, The Golden Girls. She was a born on January 17, 1922. She received several acting awards and nominations. In 2010, she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild. Apart from her popularity as an actress, she is also known for being an animal rights activist. She works with several organizations like Farm Animal Reform Movement, Los Angeles Zoo Commission, and Friends of Animals, among others.
4 Shania Twain
Shania Twain was born on August 28, 1965 in Canada. She started singing at an early age and by the age of 11, she was already singing professionally in bars. In 1995, her album The Woman in Me became a hit. Her subsequent albums became hits as well, especially the 1997 album Come on Over. Dubbed as the Queen of Country Pop, she has won 27 BMI Songwriter awards and 5 Grammy awards. She has sold more than 75 million albums and was ranked 72nd on Billboard’s Artists of the Decade for 2000 to 2010.
3 Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player born on May 22, 1987. He dreamed of being the world’s number 1 tennis player and of winning in Wimbledon. So far, he seems to be on the right track. He is currently ranked number one by the Association of Tennis Professionals and he has won a lot of tournaments. He is believed to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Apart from these, he also has a talent of impersonating other celebrities such as fellow tennis players Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal.
Macklemore is an American rapper who began independently releasing music in 2000. He has released a mixtape, EPs, and albums. He has a significant number of online fans. This is surprising considering that none of his records were released by a major record company. Some of his albums and singles even reached number 1 on the Billboard hit charts. Perhaps, we can attribute his popularity to his raps about equal rights even if he is a straight rapper. Hopefully, some other musicians can follow suit.
1 Jose Mujica
Jose Alberto Mujica Cordano was born on May 20, 1935. He became the President of Uruguay in 2010. He used to be a guerilla fighter and member of the coalition of left wing parties. He also occupied a number of positions in the government before becoming president. He was a former senator and minister. He is described as the world’s poorest president. Although his monthly salary of $12,000 is not that bad, he donates 90% of this amount to charities that will benefit people and small entrepreneurs.
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