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Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Singer / 1981 -
Beyoncé Knowles is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist who's acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows.
Cyclist, Philanthropist / 1971 -
Lance Armstrong is a professional American cyclist and testicular cancer survivor who, in 2012, was stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won from 1999 to 2005 due to evidence of performance-enhancing drug use.
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profile name: Beyoncé Knowles profile occupation: Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Singer
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profile name: Selena Gomez profile occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, Philanthropist
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profile name: Lance Armstrong profile occupation: Cyclist, Philanthropist
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profile name: Selena profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Willie Nelson profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Howard Hughes profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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