50 Famous People from United States

Can you name 50 famous people from United States?
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Last updated: March 11, 2022
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Swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals.
Michael Phelps
Writer whose most famous novels include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and its sequel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Mark Twain
Statesman, lawyer who served as the President of the USA and led the nation through the American Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln
Track and field athlete who was a dominant sprinter in the 100 m, 200 m and long jumper from 1981 to the early 1990s.
Carl Lewis
Painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement widely noticed for his "drip technique."
Jackson Pollock
Minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
Rosa Parks
General in the US Army who commanded in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.
George S. Patton
US Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War. He was killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
George Armstrong Custer
Baseball player born as George Herman, whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.
Babe Ruth
Known as "King of Pop" he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk through his performances.
Michael Jackson
Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. he is one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Muhammad Ali
"King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
Elvis Presley
Singer, songwriter, and actress whose real name is Louise Ciccone. She was married to Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie.
Tennis player and former world No. 1 in women's single tennis who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
Serena Williams
Founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine.
Hugh Hefner
Inventor who developed early versions of the electric light bulb.
Thomas Edison
Served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
George Washington
Industrialist who converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into an accessible conveyance.
Henry Ford
Basketballer who played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Michael Jordan
Scientist who was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries regarding electricity.
Benjamin Franklin
Novelist and the author of the series of epic fantasy novels "A Song of Ice and Fire."
George R. R. Martin
Scottish-born America inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell
Media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist, known for co-founding Facebook, Inc.
Mark Zuckerberg
Actress and humanitarian who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama "Girl, Interrupted."
Angelina Jolie
Actress, model, and singer. She became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s.
Marilyn Monroe
Political activist who rescued enslaved people, using the network known as the Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman
Human rights activist best known for his time spent as a vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
Malcolm X
Actor won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump."
Tom Hanks
Actor born as Marion Robert Morrison, who became a popular icon through his starring roles in Western films.
John Wayne
Poet who is regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.
Emily Dickinson
Director of the movies "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and the adventure films in the Indiana Jones series.
Steven Spielberg
One of the greatest golfers of all time. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships.
Tiger Woods
President of the USA who served at the height of the Cold War from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
John F. Kennedy
Outlaw, bank and train robber who was assassinated by Robert Ford.
Jesse James
Writer best known for his poetry and short stories. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the US literature.
Edgar Allan Poe
Director of the movies "Pulp Fiction", "Reservoirs Dogs", "Django Unchained" and "From Dusk Till Dawn."
Quentin Tarantino
Singer, actor, and producer who was married to Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow and Barbara Marx.
Frank Sinatra
Director, producer and screenwriter best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.
George Lucas
A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.
Walt Disney
Gangster known by the nickname "Scarface", who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era in Chicago.
Al Capone
The first person to walk on the Moon.
Neil Armstrong
First female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Earhart
Widely considered the wealthiest American of all time and the richest person in modern history.
John D. Rockefeller
President of the USA and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson
Widely considered to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady
Novelist and short-story writer who wrote "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Farewell to Arms."
Ernest Hemingway
Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc.
Steve Jobs
Talk show host, television producer, actress and author, sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.
Oprah Winfrey
Business magnate, software developer, investor and a co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
Bill Gates
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