Pablo Escobar (1949-1993)
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria often referred as the ‘King of coke’ was a notorious Colombian drug lord. He was considered as the most flagrant, influential and wealthiest criminal in the history of cocaine trafficking. The ‘Medellin Cartel’ was formed by him in collaboration with other criminals to ship cocaine to the American market. The 1970s and 1980s saw Pablo Escobar and the ‘Medellin Cartel’ enjoying near monopoly in the cocaine smuggling business in the U.S. shipping over 80% of the total drug smuggled in the country. He earned billions of dollars and by the early 90s his known estimated net worth was $30 billion. The earnings sum up to around $100 billion when money buried in various parts of Colombia are included.
Zoë Kravitz (1988-)
Zoë Isabella Kravitz is an American actress, singer and model, who is known for films such as ‘No Reservations’ and ‘X:Men: First Class.’ Born in Los Angeles, California, to a family of musicians, her family’s influence helped her enter the industry at the young age of eighteen, when she appeared in a supporting role in her debut film ‘No Reservations’. Since then, she has appeared in several significant films such as ‘Yelling to the Sky’, where she appeared in a lead role, and ‘The Divergent Series’, a series of popular science fiction films. As a model, she has appeared in several well-known magazines like ‘French Jalouse,’ ‘Venus Zine,’ and ‘Elle.’
Woody Allen (1935-)
Having a penchant for humor and wit, Woody Allen still stands strong for his age in the entertainment industry and is respected by the world for his ability to express his feelings and emotions using slapstick humor. Magnificently endowed in the field of creativity, Allen has made a mark not only as a comedian but as an actor, director, playwright and jazz musician. In his five decade long career, Allen has given the world numerous movies and theatrical works which are going to be influential and inspirational for the sheer sense of novelty and ingenuity that they carry. His long list of work has touched the various genres of humor, right from slapstick to satirical and even dark comedy.
Bette Midler (1945-)
Winner of Grammy and Golden Globe Awards, Bette Midler is an American singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. One of the bestselling female singers, her albums have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. She rose from very a humble beginning – from being a cabaret dancer at a gay bathhouse, she went on to become one of the most successful singers in the music industry. In a career spanning over a period of several decades, Midler, a multi-talented personality, has earned great appreciation in film and television industry. She has also appeared on several Broadway shows and is also a composer and songwriter. Midler has established herself as one of the most successful and highly paid personalities in the entertainment business.
Richard Pryor (1940-2005)
Richard Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, television writer, and social critic. A highly-acclaimed comedian, he was as renowned for his hilarious improvisations during his live comedy shows as for his dashing lifestyle, multiple affairs, and a lifelong battle with drug addiction. He influenced many up-and-coming, modern comic artists with his flair for captivating the audience with minute observations and skillful storytelling. Considered as one of the greatest comedians of his generation, Pryor influenced generations of stand-up comedians and was referred to as ‘The Picasso of our Profession’ and ‘The Seminal Comedian of the Last 50 Years’ by his colleagues.
Sarah Silverman (1970-)
Sarah Silverman is an American actress, stand-up comedian, singer, writer, and producer. Known for her sassy remarks and tongue-in-cheek humor, she rose to prominence due to her satirical comedy. She is also known for voicing her opinion on social taboos and controversial topics, including racism, sexism, and religion. Interestingly, she developed a passion for comedy at a very young age. She started performing in her teens at local clubs and community theatres. Eventually, she dropped out of ‘New York University’ to pursue a full-time career in comedy. Though she received a major break after she was roped in as a writer and performer at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ she could not make most of the opportunity as she was ousted after the first season.
Emily Mortimer (1971-)
Emily Mortimer is a British actor and screenwriter who is also known for her marked contribution to Hollywood films. A former theater student with a noteworthy legacy, Mortimer has an unassuming personality. She appeared in ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ a sequel to the 1964 cult classic musical ‘Mary Poppins.’ This was a milestone for Mortimer. She played a quirky French assistant in ‘The Pink Panther’ movies and an ambitious and headstrong news producer in ‘The Newsroom.’