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Famous People : 
Apart from its coverage of maps, important events, and issues around the world, MapsofWorld also offers information on famous personalities, both past and present, who have made an impact on the world around us.

Click on the links below to find out more about the life histories, and political, social or economic impact of the achievers and pioneers listed below. Each of these famous men and women have made their mark by changing the world in their own way. From hereditary rulers to elected leaders, from pioneers in science and technology to visionaries in business, from political activists to inspiring writers and media personalities, our world has been, and is, shaped by many great people, who have achieved fame through their genius, hard work, and dedicated effort.

Find out what made these achievers reach the pinnacle of their professions, why they appear on the lists of the most powerful people worldwide and how they make a difference to the lives of others around them, through their political vision, technological breakthroughs, business acumen or communication of ideas and themes. From visionary figures of the 20th century to emerging leaders of the 21st century, our changing times have thrown up many inspiring leaders.

With in-depth researched articles on their lives, work, and impact in their chosen spheres of endeavor, you can find out all you want to know about these achievers right here. Learn more about the lives and achievements of these famous people with MapsofWorld.

Famous People (women) : 
  1. Melinda Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  2. Michelle Obama, First Lady, United States
  3. Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India
  4. Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur, Media Personality
  5. Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair and Parliamentarian, National League for Democracy, Burma
  6. J.K. Rowling, Author
  7. Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  8. Queen Elizabeth, Queen of the United Kingdom

Famous People (Men) : 
  1. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
  4. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Former Premier of the Soviet Union
  5. Joseph Stalin, Former Leader of the Soviet Union
  6. Mikhail Gorbachev, Former Head of State of the USSR
  7. Barack Obama, President of the United States
  8. George Washington, Former President of the United States
  9. Abraham Lincoln, Former President of the United States
  10. Mao Zedong, Former Chairman of the Communist Party of China
  11. Pope Francis, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
  12. Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  13. Winston Churchill, Former Prime Minster of the United Kingdom
  14. Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
  15. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com
  16. Sergey Brin, Cofounder, Director Of Special Projects, Google
  17. Larry Page, CEO, Google
  18. Steve Jobs, Former CEO, Apple
  19. Mark Zuckerberg, Cofounder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook
  20. Rupert Murdoch & family, Chairman and CEO, News Corp
  21. Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
  22. Elon Musk, Founder, CEO, Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
  23. Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle
  24. Robin Li, Founder and CEO, Baidu
  25. Fidel Castro, Former President of Cuba
  26. Che Guevara, Revolutionary Leader
  27. Yasser Arafat, Former President of the Palestinian National Authority

Last Updated : January 08, 2014

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