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

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Updated June 7, 2020 3.6k votes 485 voters 207.3k views 105 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

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the ...more

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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: New York City, USA, New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant

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

Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer and activist with a film and television career ...more

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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 Caine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 85

Birthplace: Rotherhithe, England, London

Sir Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a British film icon. Known ...more

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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 11 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 Bolton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven

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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 Kors is listed (or ranked) 14 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 Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Michael Sheen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 50

Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

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Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 44

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 27

Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey

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Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 30

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Americas, Brampton

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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: 38

Birthplace: Virginia

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 41

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

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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, USA, New York

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Mike Piazza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 50

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Age: 77

Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

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