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List Rules These famous people who were brought up by parents other than their own biological parents are listed in no particular order

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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Steve Jobs Died at 56 (1955-2011) - Given up and adopted at birth

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
John Lennon Died at 40 (1940-1980) - Raised by his maternal aunt and uncle from age 5 after his father's military desertion

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Marilyn Monroe Died at 36 (1926-1962) - Grew up with foster parents, family friends, and various aunt and uncles as a ward of the state

Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Jamie Foxx age 48 - Adopted at 7 months by his maternal grandmother after his young parents split up

Nicole Richie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Nicole Richie age 34 - Raised by family friend Lionel Richie from age 3; legally adopted at age 9

Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Faith Hill age 48 - Given up and adopted at birth

Nicole Polizzi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi age 28 - Adopted at 6 months old

Ray Liotta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Ray Liotta age 61 - Adopted at 6 months old

Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Babe Ruth Died at 53 (1895-1948) - Raised in an orphanage, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, from age 7

Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Bill Clinton age 69 - Raised by his grandparents after the death of his father; adopted the name of his stepfather at age 15

Keegan-Michael Key is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Keegan-Michael Key age 44 - Given up and adopted as a child

Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Kristin Davis age 50 - Adopted by her stepfather when she was 3 years old

Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Malcolm X Died at 40 (1925-1965) - Grew up in an orphanage and foster care following his father's suspicious death and mother's mental breakdown

Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Lance Armstrong age 44 - Adopted by his stepfather at age 3

Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Eric Clapton age 70 - Grew up believing his grandparents were his parents and that his mother - 16 at his birth - was his sister

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Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Andy Dick age 50 - Adopted at birth

Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Ice-T age 57 - Raised by aunts following the death of his parents when he was 8 and 12 years old

Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Debbie Harry age 70 - Given up at 3 months and adopted shortly thereafter

Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Sarah McLachlan age 47 - Given up and adopted at a young age

Truman Capote is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Truman Capote Died at 60 (1924-1984) - Raised by relatives after the divorce of his young parents

Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Nelson Mandela Died at 95 (1918-2013) - Raised by a tribe chief after his father's death when he was 9 years old

Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Tim McGraw age 48 - Raised by his mother and stepfather, who he believed was his father

Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Gerald Ford Died at 93 (1913-2006) - Raised by his stepfather from the age of 2, after which his mother completely changed his name

Trace Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Trace Cyrus age 26 - Adopted by his stepfather when he was 4 years old

Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Keyshia Cole age 34 - Adoped at age 2 after her biological father died

apl.de.ap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
apl.de.ap age 41 - Adopted from the Philippines at age 14 by an American sponsor for young abandoned and orphaned children

Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Frances McDormand age 58 - Adopted along with her siblings by a minister and his wife

Dean Cain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Dean Cain age 49 - Adopted by his stepfather at age 3

Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Michael Bay age 50 - Given up and adopted at a young age

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Gary Coleman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Gary Coleman Died at 42 (1968-2010) - Given up and adopted at a young age

Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Ingrid Bergman Died at 67 (1915-1982) - Raised by aunts and uncles after the deaths of her parents when she was 3 and 13

David Berkowitz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
David Berkowitz - The Son of Sam age 62 - Adopted at a few days old after after his birthparents divorced during the pregnancy

JC Chasez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
JC Chasez age 39 - Raised by foster parents who eventually adopted him at age 5

Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Jesse Jackson age 74 - Born to a 16 year-old and a married man, he was adopted by his mother's new husband at 1 year old

Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Kelly Preston age 53 - Adopted by her stepfather after her biological father drowned when she was 3 years old

Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849) - Raised by a foster family from age 2, following his mother's death and father's abandonment

Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Lee Majors age 76 - Adopted by an aunt an uncle at age 2, following the deaths of his parents in unrelated accidents

Melissa Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Melissa Gilbert age 51 - Given up and adopted at birth

Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Louis Armstrong Died at 70 (1901-1971) - Raised by his grandmother, and uncle, and a foster family following his parents abandonment at a young age

Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Scott Hamilton age 57 - Adopted at 6 weeks old

Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Dave Thomas Died at 70 (1932-2002) - Given up at birth and adopted at 6 weeks old; later founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to reduce adoption costs

Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Richard Burton Died at 59 (1925-1984) - Raised by his sister and her husband following the death of their mother before he turned 2

Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Newt Gingrich age 72 - Adopted by his stepfather at age 3 after the divorce of his young parents

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Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Langston Hughes Died at 65 (1902-1967) - Raised by his maternal grandmother after his parents' divorce

James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
James Baldwin Died at 63 (1924-1987) - Adopted by his stepfather as an infant after his mother divorced his father due to drug abuse 

Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Eleanor Roosevelt Died at 78 (1884-1962) - Raised by her maternal grandmother from age 10, after the deaths of her parents

Tallulah Bankhead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Tallulah Bankhead Died at 66 (1902-1968) - Raised by her paternal grandmother from 3 weeks old, following the death of her mother

Darryl McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
D.M.C. (Darryl McDaniels) age 51 - Given up and adopted at a young age; told about his adoption at age 35

Priscilla Presley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Priscilla Presley age 70 - Raised by her stepfather after her biological father was killed in a plane crash when she was 6 months old

John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
John Hancock Died at 56 (1737-1793) - Raised by his uncle and aunt from age 7, after the death of his father