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

Updated October 16, 2020 5.9k votes 620 voters 216.9k views108 items

List RulesVote up all of the Michaels you have heard of.

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 Jackson

    Michael Jackson


    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, United States of America

    Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson


    BirthplaceBedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who... more on Wikipedia

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    Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps


    BirthplaceTowson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American retired competitive swimmer and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Michael Schumacher

    BirthplaceHürth, Germany

    Michael Schumacher (born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver who raced in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Michael B. Jordan

    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California, United States of America

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  • 7
    Michael J. Fox

    Michael J. Fox


    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Michael Caine

    Michael Caine


    BirthplaceRotherhithe, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas


    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé


    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    Michael Steven Bublé (born September 9, 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Michael Keaton

    Michael Keaton


    BirthplaceCoraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), known professionally as Michael Keaton, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Mike Myers

    Mike Myers


    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Michael John Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Michael Bolton

    Michael Bolton


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Michael Strahan

    Michael Strahan


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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  • 15
    Michael Clarke Duncan

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Michael Vick

    Michael Vick



    Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Mike Piazza

    Mike Piazza


    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 18
    Michael Kors

    Michael Kors


    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

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  • 19
    Mike Trout

    Mike Trout


    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

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  • 20
    Michael Cera

    Michael Cera


    BirthplaceBrampton, Canada

    Michael Austin Cera (born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian actor, producer, singer, and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Michael Bay

    Michael Bay


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker known for directing and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Michael Sheen

    Michael Sheen


    BirthplaceNewport, United Kingdom

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  • 23
    Michael Fassbender

    BirthplaceHeidelberg, Germany

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  • 24
    Michael Irvin

    Michael Irvin


    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

    Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966) is a retired American football player, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Michael K. Williams

    BirthplaceFlatbush, New York City, New York, United States of America

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