The term celebrity describes those who have managed to reach a high level of recognition and public attention. Typically, the word celebrity is treated as a synonym to wealth. Here we are sharing the life and works of 7 celebs that are also found on the list of most famous person in the world. It takes a lot of hardwork and determination to become the most famous person in the world, but these 7 celebs without a shadow of doubt deserve this title.
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1. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey plays a key role in the African-American community; she is the host of an influential talk show host, philanthropist and author. Oprah’s life has not always been this grand. Oprah grew up in extreme poverty that she even had to wear potato sacks for clothes. Her first job was as an anchor for TV station. Then she worked for a chat show, which later turned into the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her motto is to live your dreams no matter where you come from.
2. Michael Jackson
Michael began his music career at the age of 6 as a member of the famous Jackson Five. In his career as a singer, he faced many rumors about his personal life, his physical appearance and his health. Jackson is one of the most famous person in the world. His career as a solo artist took off in 1970’s with his first album selling more than 20 million copies. The album gave him the highest royalty rate ever in the industry.
3. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe spent her childhood hopping from of foster home to foster home. She got married to Jimmy Dougherty in 1942 and began working at a factory, in the South Pacific. This is when she met a photographer David Conover, who was working on a story on working women. He used Marilyn in a number of photographs and helped her begin her career as a model. Later she landed a contract with Twentieth Century Fox.
4. Walt Disney
Walt Disney is a co-founder of the Walt Disney Company. His name is attached to characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Disney was always infatuated with art from childhood and took lessons at multiple art institutes. He and his brother Roy has started Disney Studio, which ultimately became the Walt Disney Company.
5. Audrey Hepburn
Once she worked on Broadway, and later Audrey turned into a star and quickly became a movie star in Hollywood. She won her first Academy Award in 1953 for Best Actress. Audrey was a fashion icon She’s also a humanitarian and shes very well known for being a ambassador of UNICEF and Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund.
6. Angelina Jolie
Jolie began her acting career at a very young age. In the late 1990’s, Jolie won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in Gia. She won her first Academy Award in 1999 for her role in Girl, Interrupted. Today she is one of the most famous person in the world for her role as Lara Croft. She devotes a lot of her time to humanitarian efforts. Currently she is the Ambassador for UN Refugee Agency.
7. Ellen DeGeneres
After high school Ellen used to attend the University of New Orleans where she was pursuing a degree in communication studies, which she dropped to work in a law firm with her cousin. She worked through many medial jobs, and finally as a stand-up comedian at small clubs. In the year 1980 she started touring as a comedian and later aimed for film industry. She became one of the most famous person in the world and gained a lot of fame with The Ellen DeGeneres Show. At present Ellen is the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project.