Famous People Named Michael
Take a look at famous people named Michael, such as Michael Phelps, Michael Jackson, and Michael Johnson.
Basketball Player / 1963 -
Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Bulls to six national championships and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer / 1958 - 2009
Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson's award-winning career as the King of Pop transformed the face of pop music and popular culture. He released the best-selling album in history, Thriller, in 1982. He died unexpectedly in 2009.
Football Player / 1980 -
Star Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's promising career was been tainted by illegal activities including involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring.
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profile name: Michael Jordan profile occupation: Basketball Player
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profile name: Michael Jackson profile occupation: Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer
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profile name: Michael Oher profile occupation: Football Player
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profile name: Michael Phelps profile occupation: Professional Swimmer
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profile name: Michael Vick profile occupation: Football Player
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profile name: Michael Dell profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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