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Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World? 

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Updated January 14, 2020 3k votes 360 voters 200.3k views 103 items

List Rules Vote up the Michael you think is the most famous.

How many celebrities named Michael can you think of? The famous Mikes and Michaels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Michael, famous athletes named Michael, and even political figures named Michael. 

Michael Jackson is certainly one of the most famous Michaels on this list. One of the famous singers named Michael, he started his career at the age of 6 with the Jackson Five. About 5-6 years later, he went solo and became one of the most famous musicians of all time

Another of the famous people with the first name Michael is Michael Jordan. He was a former player for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He's received 5 MVP Awards and is arguably the best basketball player in the history of the sport.

Michael Buble is one of the famous singers named Michael. This list also features famous athletes named Mike - like Mike Singletary - and movie stars named Michael, like Michael Caine. There are also football players named Michael, movie stars named Michael, and male singers named Michael (like Michael Bolton). 

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

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant ...more

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 52

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as ...more

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American retired competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also ...more

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Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 50

Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

Michael Schumacher (; German: [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ] (listen); born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Jordan Grand Prix, Benetton and Ferrari, ...more

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 57

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California

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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 43

Birthplace: Burnaby, Canada

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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 74

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 85

Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom

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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven

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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 67

Birthplace: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 55

Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

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Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 44

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 30

Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Dec. at 55 (1957-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 76

Birthplace: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 41

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

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Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 59

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America

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Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 35

Birthplace: Virginia

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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 27

Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey

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Michael K. Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 52

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

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Michael Sheen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 50

Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 54

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 57

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

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