These adoptees found their path to fame and fortune as entertainers, inventors, authors, politicians, and athletes. While most may have found long-lasting success in their respective fields, some were unable to handle their celebrity. From the revolutionary technophile Steve Jobs to the actress-turned-U.S. First Lady Nancy Regan, explore our group of Famous Adoptees.
Scholar, Military Leader, Political Leader, Emperor / 121 - 180
As Emperor of Rome from 161-180, Marcus Aurelius kept the empire safe from the Parthians and Germans, but is best known for his intellectual pursuits.
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profile name: Steve Jobs profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Marcus Aurelius profile occupation: Scholar, Military Leader, Political Leader, Emperor
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profile name: Jeff Dunham profile occupation: Comedian
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profile name: Jodie Sweetin profile occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
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profile name: Nancy Reagan profile occupation: Film Actress, U.S. First Lady
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profile name: Nicole Richie profile occupation: Fashion Designer, Reality Television Star
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