Adoption 60+ Adopted Celebrities  

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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
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Born to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble. Given up at birth. Adopted by Paul Jobs and Clara Hagopian.
 

Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer

Also Ranked

#46 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#57 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#94 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#53 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
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Born to Julia and Alfred Lennon, who went AWOL from the military in 1944, when John was five years old. By the time he returned, Julia was pregnant with another man's child. After an ugly custody dispute with Alfred, Julia gave her sister, Mimi Smith, custody of John. He lived with his aunt and uncle George throughout his childhood and adolescence.
 

Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Also Ranked

#35 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#9 on The Best Singers of All Time

#6 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#42 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
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Grew up with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender until age 7, with some contact with her mother, Gladys Pearl Baker. In 1934, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Gladys was committed to a mental hospital, whereupon Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) became a ward of the state. Family friend Grace McKee Goddard took responsibility for family affairs, and Monroe lived with various foster families over the next several years, many of which were abusive. 
 

Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl

Also Ranked

#60 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#19 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#30 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#69 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
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Born Eric Marlon Bishop to Darrell Bishop and Louise Annette Talley Dixon to young parents, who split up shortly after his birth. Adopted at 7 months by his mother's adoptive parents, Esther and Mark Talley.
 

Age: 50

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Terrell

Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Also Ranked

#83 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#86 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#18 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

#61 on The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

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