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Who are the most famous man and woman in the world?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    Oprah is the most famous woman in the world.
    She said so.
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Jessica Alba, based on another thread on Anything Goes, has definitely enhanced her chances of scoring the world's most famous woman.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Again Claw, famous in the states doesn't translate to fame worldwide. Until Alba starts doing charity work in Africa, Asia and beyond, she'll never even have a shot at being the most famous American actress in the world.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    That's a good point about Jordan and Woods. Ali never did endorsements but he fought all over the world and probably visited five times as many countries as he fought in.
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Could the title go to a dead person?

    Princess Di would rate quite high, even today. I'd also say Elvis, but worldwide?

    How about a fictional character?

    Mickey Mouse

    Person that should be the most famous person?

    Male or female who develops something that cures cancer or another terrible disease.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I would say Ali and Princess Di.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    If dead people are OK, I'd go with Di and John Paul II.

    Live people, the Queen and Beckham or Schumacher.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    10 years ago I would have agreed...
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    This subject is addressed a little in this month's Esquire story on Jolie. The interesting thing about her is that in one half of the world she's famous for being a beautiful actress. In the other half, they know her as someone who's there to help. That's rather simplistic, but generally accurate.

    The most famous man will probably always be the U.S. president, though Tiger and a handful of soccer players would be near the top of the list.
  10. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    I'd say that anyone under 35 or so, even diehard soccer fans, had Pele fall off their star radar a long time ago, if he was ever there.

    We have to remember the percentage of people in the world who are under 35 :D
  11. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    I'd say the most famous couple right now, and for the foreseeable future, would be Brangelina.
  12. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    More so than Bennifer a little while back?
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