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List of famous male authors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male authors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being authors. There are thousand of males working as authors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic authors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a author then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male authors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male authors?" and "Who are the best male authors?"
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Authors
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Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America United States, + more

Profession: Politician, Author, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, 60 Minutes, Mistaken for Strangers, Senator Obama Goes to Africa

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#97 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#31 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#70 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#43 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Authors
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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Hope, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area, Arkansas, Hempstead County United States of America, + more

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer Teacher

Credits: Fire in the Blood, The Final Days, The Last Party, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

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#3 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#41 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#7 on The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents

#82 on Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Authors
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist Author, + more

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#5 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#5 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

#3 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Authors
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William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Historian Actor, + more

Credits: Inside Edition, The O'Reilly Factor, The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: O'Reilly vs. Stewart 2012, Legends & Lies

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#76 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#57 on The Greatest Cricketers

#26 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#32 on Dream Presidential Debate Moderators

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Authors
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William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect, ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Real Time with Bill Maher, Religulous, Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home, Bill Maher: The Decider

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#49 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#68 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#29 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

#17 on The All-Time Greatest Late Night Talk Show Hosts

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Authors
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night, The Electric Company

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#25 on The Funniest People of All Time

#17 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#51 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#59 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Authors
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Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist Musician, + more

Credits: Forrest Gump, American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, The Big Lebowski

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#68 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#15 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#69 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#80 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Authors
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Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Profession: Media Personality, Businessperson, Wrestler, Musician Author, + more

Credits: WWF Raw, WWE Smackdown!, WrestleMania X8, MacGruber

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#25 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#26 on The Best WCW Wrestlers of All Time

#28 on The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time

#31 on The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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