Famous People of the Twenty First Century

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

  1. George Bush Jr. – US president 2001–2009
  2. Barack Obama – First black US president
  3. Osama Bin Laden – Leader of Al-Qaeda
  4. Tony Blair – Prime Minister of UK 1997–2007
  5. Silvio Berlusconi – Controversial Italian Prime Minister
  6. J.K.Rowling – Bestselling author of Harry Potter series
  7. Usain Bolt – World Record breaker at 100m and 200m
  8. Lance Armstrong – Seven Times Tour De France Winner, later disqualified for drug use
  9. Stephen Hawking – Scientist
  10. Linus Torvalds – creator of Linux operating system
  11. Jimmy Wales – Creator of Wikipedia
  12. Steve Jobs – Entrepreneur and founder of Apple
  13. Hilary Clinton – Leading Democrat politician
  14. Jimmy Carter – Former US President still active in Peace negotiations
  15. Shakira – Colombian singer and musician
  16. George Clooney – American actor and political activist
  17. Oprah Winfrey US media celebrity
  18. Paul Krugman – Nobel Prize winning economist
  19. Tim Berners-Lee – Creator of World Wide web and proponent of free internet
  20. Prince William – heir to British throne
  21. Kate Middleton (Catherine) – Duchess of Cambridge married to Prince William
  22. Sacha Baron Cohen – English actor
  23. Lionel Messi – Argentinian footballer, playing for Barcelona FC
  24. Rupert Murdoch – Media owner of News Corporation
  25. Al Gore – US presidential candidate and environmental campaigner
  26. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portuguese footballer
  27. Sachin Tendulkar – Indian cricketer
  28. Beyonce – American singer, dancer and actress
  29. Lady Gaga – American singer
  30. Vladimir Putin – Russian President
  31. Roman Abramovich – Russian oligarch
  32. David Cameron – British conservative Prime Minister
  33. Will Smith – American actor
  34. Larry Page (co-founder of Google)
  35. Angelina Jolie – American actress and film producer
  36. Sergey Brin – co-founder of Google
  37. Michael Bloomberg – Mayor of New York
  38. Mark Zuckerberg – founder, Facebook
  39. Lakshmi Mittal – Steel producer. One of world’s richest people
  40. Luiz Incio Lula da Silva – Brazilian president
  41. Elon Musk – co-founder of paypal
  42. Jon Stewart – American comedian and TV presenter
  43. Scarlett Johansson – American actress
  44. Stephen Colbert – American tv presenter
  45. Kim Jong Un – Leader of North Korea
  46. Bashar Assad – Syrian Prime Minister
  47. E.L. James – American author
  48. Rihanna – singer
  49. Novak Djokovic – Serbian tennis player
  50. Warren Buffett – Investor
  51. Xi Jinping – Chinese politician

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Citation: Pettinger, Tejvan. + “People of the Twenty First Century”, Oxford, www.biographyonline.net, 01/10/2013 updated 22 september 2017