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Who Is The Most Famous Carlos In The World?

Updated February 11, 2021 910 votes 33 voters 10.7k views92 items

List RulesVote up all of the Carloses you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Carlos can you think of? The famous Carloses below have many different professions, including notable actors named Carlos, famous athletes named Carlos, and even musicians named Carlos.

Carlos Santana is certainly one of the most famous Carloses on this list. One of the famous rock stars named Carlos, he is considered one of the best guitar players of all time. “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va” are some of the biggest hits he has released with his band.

Another of the famous people with the first name Carlos is Carlos Mencia. He is a comedian and host of Mind of Mencia. He has also appeared in such projects as MADtv and The Heartbreak Kid.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Carlos? Just add them to the list!

  • 1

    BirthplaceSan Pedro Sula, Honduras

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ned Arnel Mencia (born October 22, 1967), known professionally as Carlos Mencia (and previously Ned Holness) is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor known for stealing jokes. His  ...more

    #87 of 279 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA#90 of 100 100 Famous People Who Have Entertained The Troops On USO Tours#227 of 468 Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

  • 2

    BirthplaceAutlán, Mexico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Carlos Santana audio (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and roll and  ...more

    The Best Carlos Santana Albums of All Time#15 of 100 Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time#64 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock

  • 3

    BirthplaceColumbia, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos PenaVega (né Pena; August 15, 1989) is an American actor and singer. He starred on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush as Carlos García, and was a member of the band Big Time Rush. He was  ...more

    #52 of 145 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#76 of 115 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40#30 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

  • 4

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Cavazo (born July 8, 1957) is a Mexican-born American guitarist best known as the guitarist for Quiet Riot during their commercial peak. He has also played with Snow, 3 Legged Dogg, Hollywood  ...more
  • 5

    BirthplaceAschaffenburg, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Boozer Jr. (born November 20, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player. The two-time NBA All-Star played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles  ...more
  • 6

    BirthplaceToulouse, France

    NationalityFrance, Argentina

    Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango.   ...more

    #162 of 215 The Best Easy Listening Bands/Artists#23 of 85 The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time#8 of 44 The Best Tango Artists

  • 7

    BirthplaceSanturce, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America, Puerto Rico

    Carlos Ponce (born September 4, 1972) is a Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and television personality. Ponce began his acting career by participating in Spanish language soap operas for Televisa  ...more
  • 8

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico


    Carlos Slim Helú (born 28 January 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes  ...more
  • 9

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Yonkers

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Jaime Alazraqui (born July 20, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, impressionist, producer and screenwriter, possibly best known for his role as Deputy James  ...more
  • 10

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

    NationalityPuerto Rico

    Carlos Alomar (born 7 May 1951) is a Puerto Rican guitarist, composer, and arranger. He is best known for his work with David Bowie from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, having played on more Bowie  ...more
  • 11

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama


    Carlos Fuentes Macías (; Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos ˈfwentes] (listen); November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962), Aura  ...more
  • 12

    BirthplaceAnguilla, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories


    Carlos Newton (born August 17, 1976) is an Anguillian-born Canadian retired mixed martial artist and one of the original MMA pioneers. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion and Pride FC Japan MMA  ...more
  • 13

    BirthplaceAcuña Municipality, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico


    Carlos Gallardo is a Mexican actor, producer and occasional screenwriter and director, and frequent collaborator with his friend, director Robert Rodriguez.  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSanta Marta, Colombia


    Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo (born 7 August 1961) is a Colombian singer, songwriter and actor.  ...more
  • 15

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Antonio Carlos Ribeiro Barbosa Lima (born December 17, 1944) is a classical and jazz guitarist from Brazil. He has spent most of his professional life as a resident in the United States, devoting  ...more
  • 16

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany


    Carlos Kleiber (3 July 1930 – 13 July 2004) was a German-born Austrian conductor who is widely regarded as being among the greatest conductors of all time.  ...more
  • 17

    BirthplaceNew York City, NY

    Carlos Gomez is an actor.  ...more
  • 18

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Carlos Johnson (born January 17, 1953) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is left-handed, but plays a right-handed instrument upside-down like players such as Otis Rush, Albert King, and  ...more
  • 19

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Carlos Trillo was an Argentine comic book writer, best known for writing the Cybersix comics.  ...more
  • 20

    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Lacámara (born November 11, 1958), sometimes credited as Carlos Lacamara or Carlos LaCamara, is a Cuban-American actor and playwright who has had a long career on American television, making  ...more
  • 21

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil


    Carlos Alberto "Capita" Torres (17 July 1944 – 25 October 2016), also known as "O Capitão do Tri", was a Brazilian footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of all time. He  ...more

    #569 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#483 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#101 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

  • 22

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    NationalityDominican Republic

    Carlos Santana (born April 8, 1986), nicknamed "Slamtana," is a Dominican-American professional baseball designated hitter, and first baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball  ...more
  • 23

    BirthplaceSan Javier, Argentina


    Carlos Roque Monzón Ledesma (Santa Fe, Argentina; 7 August 1942 – Santa Fe, Argentina; 8 January 1995) nicknamed Escopeta (Shotgun in Spanish) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the  ...more

    #41 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century#3 of 72 The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time#38 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time

  • 24



    Carlos Leon may refer to: Carlos Leon (athlete), American Paralympic track and field athlete Carlos Augusto León (1914–1997), Venezuelan poet, essayist, bou politician and scientist Carlos de León  ...more
  • 25

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carlos Galvan is a former member of the Uptown musical group.  ...more
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