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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 1955-02-24 Given up and adopted at birth Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and ...more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
John Lennon 1940-10-09 Raised by his maternal aunt and uncle from age 5 after his father's military desertion John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of ...more

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Marilyn Monroe 1926-06-01 Grew up with foster parents, family friends, and various aunt and uncles as a ward of the state Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After ...more

Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Jamie Foxx 1967-12-13 Adopted at 7 months by his maternal grandmother after his young parents split up Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned ...more

Nicole Richie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Nicole Richie 1981-09-21 Raised by family friend Lionel Richie from age 3; legally adopted at age 9 Nicole Camille Richie is an American fashion designer, author, actress and television personality. Richie rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, ...more

Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Faith Hill 1967-09-21 Given up and adopted at birth Faith Hill is an American country pop singer and occasional actress. She is one of the most successful country artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Hill is ...more

Nicole Polizzi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi 1987-11-23 Adopted at 6 months old Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" LaValle is an American reality television personality and dancer who is best known for being a cast member of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore and currently ...more

Ray Liotta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Ray Liotta 1954-12-18 Adopted at 6 months old Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta is an American actor, film producer and voice actor. He is known for his portrayals of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas and Shoeless Joe Jackson in ...more

Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Babe Ruth 1895-02-06

Raised in an orphanage, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, from age 7

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and ...more

Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Bill Clinton 1946-08-19 Raised by his grandparents after the death of his father; adopted the name of his stepfather at age 15 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 ...more

Keegan-Michael Key is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Keegan-Michael Key 1971-03-22 Given up and adopted as a child Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and comedian. He is best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele, his six seasons as a cast ...more

Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Kristin Davis 1965-02-24 Adopted by her stepfather when she was 3 years old Η Κρίστιν Ντέιβις είναι ηθοποιός.

Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Malcolm X 1925-05-19 Grew up in an orphanage and foster care following his father's suspicious death and mother's mental breakdown
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the ...more

Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Lance Armstrong 1971-09-18 Adopted by his stepfather at age 3 Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles in ...more

Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Eric Clapton 1945-03-30 Grew up believing his grandparents were his parents and that his mother - 16 at his birth - was his sister Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as ...more

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Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Andy Dick 1965-12-21 Adopted at birth Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. He is best known as a comic but is also known for his eccentric and controversial ...more

Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Ice-T 1958-02-16 Raised by aunts following the death of his parents when he was 8 and 12 years old Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he ...more

Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Debbie Harry 1945-07-01 Given up at 3 months and adopted shortly thereafter Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie. She recorded several number one ...more

Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Sarah McLachlan 1968-01-28 Given up and adopted at a young age Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million ...more

Truman Capote is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Truman Capote 1924 Raised by relatives after the divorce of his young parents Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary ...more

Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Nelson Mandela 1918-07-18 Raised by a tribe chief after his father's death when he was 9 years old Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more

Tim McGraw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Tim McGraw 1967-05-01 Raised by his mother and stepfather, who he believed was his father Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw is an American singer and actor. He has been married to fellow singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw. McGraw ...more

Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Gerald Ford 1913-07-14 Raised by his stepfather from the age of 2, after which his mother completely changed his name Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving ...more

Trace Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Trace Cyrus 1989-02-24 Adopted by his stepfather when he was 4 years old Trace Dempsey Cyrus is an American musician. The son of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and brother of recording artist Miley Cyrus, he is the backing vocalist and lead guitarist of the band ...more

Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Keyshia Cole 1981-10-15 Adoped at age 2 after her biological father died Keyshia Cole is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California, and her career began when she met MC Hammer at the ...more

apl.de.ap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
apl.de.ap 1974-11-28 Adopted from the Philippines at age 14 by an American sponsor for young abandoned and orphaned children Allan Pineda Lindo better known as apl.de.ap, is a Filipino-born American rapper, record producer, and singer best known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas.

Frances McDormand is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Frances McDormand 1957-06-23 Adopted along with her siblings by a minister and his wife Frances Louise McDormand is an American actress. She married director and writer Joel Coen in 1984 and has starred in several of the Coen brothers' films, including Blood Simple, Raising ...more

Dean Cain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Dean Cain 1966-07-31 Adopted by his stepfather at age 3 Dean George Cain is an American actor. He is most widely known for his role as Superman in the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Michael Bay 1965-02-17 Given up and adopted at a young age Michael Benjamin Bay is an American film director and producer. He is known for directing big-budget action films characterized by fast edits, stylistic visuals and extreme use of special ...more

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Gary Coleman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Gary Coleman 1968-02-08 Given up and adopted at a young age Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in ...more

Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Ingrid Bergman 1915-08-29 Raised by aunts and uncles after the deaths of her parents when she was 3 and 13 Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best ...more

David Berkowitz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
David Berkowitz - The Son of Sam 1953-06-01 Adopted at a few days old after after his birthparents divorced during the pregnancy David Richard Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer ...more

JC Chasez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
JC Chasez 1976-08-08 Raised by foster parents who eventually adopted him at age 5 Joshua Scott "JC" Chasez is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, entertainer, record producer, and occasional actor. He started out his career as a cast member on the The Mickey ...more

Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Jesse Jackson 1941-10-08 Born to a 16 year-old and a married man, he was adopted by his mother's new husband at 1 year old Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. ...more

Kelly Preston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Kelly Preston 1962-10-13 Adopted by her stepfather after her biological father drowned when she was 3 years old Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. She is married ...more

Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Edgar Allan Poe 1809-01-19 Raised by a foster family from age 2, following his mother's death and father's abandonment Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of ...more

Lee Majors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Lee Majors 1939-04-23 Adopted by an aunt an uncle at age 2, following the deaths of his parents in unrelated accidents Lee Majors is an American television, film and voice actor, best known for his roles as Heath Barkley in the TV series The Big Valley, as Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man and ...more

Melissa Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Melissa Gilbert 1964-05-08 Given up and adopted at birth Melissa Ellen Gilbert is an American actress and television director. Gilbert began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s appearing in numerous commercials and guest starring roles on ...more

Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Louis Armstrong 1901-08-04 Raised by his grandmother, and uncle, and a foster family following his parents abandonment at a young age Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

Scott Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Scott Hamilton 1958-08-28 Adopted at 6 weeks old Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the ...more

Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Dave Thomas 1932-07-02 Given up at birth and adopted at 6 weeks old; later founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to reduce adoption costs Rex David "Dave" Thomas was an American businessperson and philanthropist. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in ...more

Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Richard Burton 1925-11-10 Raised by his sister and her husband following the death of their mother before he turned 2 Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever ...more

Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Newt Gingrich 1943-06-17 Adopted by his stepfather at age 3 after the divorce of his young parents Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until ...more

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Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Langston Hughes 1902-02-01 Raised by his maternal grandmother after his parents' divorce James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz ...more

James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
James Baldwin 1924-08-02 Adopted by his stepfather as an infant after his mother divorced his father due to drug abuse  James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of ...more

Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-10-11 Raised by her maternal grandmother from age 10, after the deaths of her parents Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her ...more

Tallulah Bankhead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Tallulah Bankhead 1902-01-31 Raised by her paternal grandmother from 3 weeks old, following the death of her mother Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and reputed libertine. Bankhead was also known for her deep voice, flamboyant personality and support ...more

Darryl McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
D.M.C. (Darryl McDaniels) 1964-05-31 Given up and adopted at a young age; told about his adoption at age 35 Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels is an American musician. He is one of the pioneers of hip hop culture and founding members of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

Priscilla Presley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
Priscilla Presley 1945-05-24 Raised by her stepfather after her biological father was killed in a plane crash when she was 6 months old Priscilla Ann Presley is an American actress and business magnate. She is the former wife of the late singer Elvis Presley as well as co-founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley ...more

John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 60+ Adopted Celebrities
John Hancock 1737-01-23 Raised by his uncle and aunt from age 7, after the death of his father  John Hancock was a merchant, smuggler, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor ...more