Have you ever been enchanted by the sparkling and beautiful vampires or graceful shape shifters of the world of Forks? Or how about the never-ending love story of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan? These, among all other factors have caused millions of fans around the world to love the books of the Twilight Series, and the person behind this wonderful literary genius is Stephenie Meyer.
Aamir Khan is the most popular Bollywood actor in the international scene nowadays, appearing in unforgettable movies, such as “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,” “Talaash,” “Just Like Stars, Every Child is Special,” and “3 Idiots.” Called Mr. Perfectionist in his home country, India, Aamir is also a successful director and producer. His Aamir Khan Productions produced Bollywood box-office hits with sales records that are yet to be broken, not to mention that Lagaan has earned a nomination in the Academy Awards. His achievements landed him in TIME’s 2013 list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Leonardo DiCaprio is an award-winning Hollywood actor known for his impeccable characterizations of the most complex personalities ever played on screen, such as J. Edgar Hoover in “J. Edgar,” Romeo Montague in “Romeo + Juliet,” Arnie Grape in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” Anthony Rimbaud in “Total Eclipse,” Amsterdam Vallon in “Gangs of New York,” Frank Abagnale Jr. in “Catch Me If You Can,” and of course Jack Dawson in “Titanic.” Most if not all of his films are critically-acclaimed worldwide. He manages to make time for philanthropy and social work despite his crazy schedule.
Stan Lee co-created the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Spider-Man among many others. He redefined the comic book industry and pushed for the Comics Code Authority to reform its policies. Stan Lee made a respectable career out of being a comic book writer by making his characters imperfect so that readers could relate to them more easily. His Stan Lee Foundation focuses to increase literacy and aids under-privileged kids get quality education. The cameo appearances he made in the TV and movie adaptations of his stories are well-received and adored by his readers, young and old.
Anthony Michael Bourdain is a world-renowned chef, writer, travel journalist and television personality who is most famous for hosting and producing the television show “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” a food and travel reality series that was one of the most famous shows of its kind. Not only was it among the most popular, it also became an inspiration for other shows to be based on. In his over fifty years in the food industry, Anthony has established a reputation amongst his viewers and readers for being someone who truly loves food, and loves to share his love of food to others.
Arnel Pineda is a Filipino artist who once lived in the streets of Manila—homeless and hungry. He lost his mother to a longstanding disease and his siblings were given up for relatives’ adoption by his father. Arnel eked out a living by singing for friends and joining singing contests. His biggest break came when Neal Schon of the American band Journey heard him do a cover of Faithfully on YouTube. He was called for auditions and has since then became the band’s vocalist. Journey found their Steve Perry in Arnel.
Cesar Millan is the most famous dog owner trainer and dog psychologist in the whole world. He built an enterprise out of making unruly dogs behave and teaching clueless dog owners how to become effective pack leaders. He’s written six books and four of them became bestsellers. His “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” show ran for 8 years and has been nominated for Outstanding Reality Program in the Emmy, making the “Dog Whisperer” brand millions in valuation.
There is probably no person in the planet today who does not know about songs like “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance” or “Born This Way.” Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known worldwide as the pop singer Lady Gaga, is the genius behind these songs that have literally ‘taken’ the world by storm. Lady Gaga’s success is such that she is among the most famous artists in the world, and her albums have sold millions of copies in a short span of time.
Steven Frayne, more popularly known as Dynamo, is a very famous magician and illusionist most popular for his documentary show “Dynamo: Magician Impossible.” Throughout his career as a street magician, Steven has been invited to perform for numerous important and well-known people, even to someone as important as Prince Charles of England. And while magic shows have indeed declined in popularity in the past few years, Steven was able to bring back the appeal of magic shows through simple yet charming magic tricks he performs in the streets.
Michael James Holmes, or simply Mike Holmes, is a famous professional contractor and television personality most notable for hosting “Holmes on Homes,” a popular television show where he helps homeowners whose houses’ renovations have turned out wrong, and its successor television series, “Holmes Inspection,” where he helps homeowners who were victims of poor home inspections. Through his television shows, Mike has reached out to numerous homeowners and helped them correct issues that have caused a lot of problems in their houses.