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Justin Bieber

JUSTIN BIEBER

BIO: 20
Canadian singer, Songwriter - Set Billboard Hot 100
American Music, APRA Music, and ARIA Music Awards
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Discovered at age 13 by talent manager Scooter Braun after he had watched his YouTube cover song videos, Bieber was signed to RBMG Records in 2008. With Bieber's debut EP My World, released in late 2009, Bieber became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. At 16 years old, Bieber released his debut studio album My World 2.0 , which contained the hit single 'Baby. The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200, making Bieber the youngest solo male act to top the chart in 47 years. Bieber had quickly established himself as a teen idol. Following his debut album and pr ...
Taylor Swift

TAYLOR SWIFT

BIO: 19
Mega Popular American singer-songwriter
Grammy Award for Album of the Year - Most awarded female winner in AMA history.
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, has received widespread critical plaudits and media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004 to pursue a career in country music. Her 2006 eponymous debut studio album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s on the Billboard 200. Its third single, 'Our Song', made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second studio album, Fearless , expands on country pop styles and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Buoyed by t ...
Clint Eastwood

CLINT EASTWOOD

BIO: 18
American Film Actor, Director
TV series Rawhide, Spaghetti Westerns, Academy Award Winner
Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, composer, and producer. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the 'Man with No Name' in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. An Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Eastwood won Best Director and Best Picture for his Western film Unforgiven and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby . His greatest commercial successes are the adventure comedy Every ...
Mike Pence

MIKE PENCE

BIO: 17
48th vice president of the United States
Former Governor of Indiana - U.S. House of Representatives
Michael Richard Pence is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current vice president of the United States, since 2017. He was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, and is the younger brother of U.S. representative Greg Pence. He graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence was elected t ...
Kamala Harris

KAMALA HARRIS

BIO: 16
US Senator from California
Democratic Candidate for US Vice President 2020
Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election. Born in Oakland, California, Harris graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected attorney general of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. She defeated Loretta ...
Donald Trump

DONALD TRUMP

BIO: 15
45th president of the United States
The Apprentice TV Star
Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump attended Fordham University for two years and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He became president of his father's real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations to building or renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. Trump and his businesses have been involved in more than 4,000 state and feder ...
Joe Biden

JOE BIDEN

BIO: 14
Former US Vice President
Democratic Candidate for US President 2020
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009. He is the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running against the incumbent, Donald Trump. Raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware, Biden studied at the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968. He was elected a New Castle County Councillor in 1970, and became the sixth-youngest senator in American history when he was elected to the U.S. Senate f ...
Bob Kahn

BOB KAHN

BIO: 13
With Vint Cerf, TCP and IP founders
National Medal of Technology, Turing Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Marconi Prize
Robert Elliot Kahn is an American electrical engineer, who, along with Vint Cerf, first proposed the Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol , the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet. In 2004, Kahn won the Turing Award with Vint Cerf for their work on TCP/IP. Background information Kahn was born in New York to parents Beatrice Pauline and Lawrence Kahn in a Jewish family. Through his father, he is related to futurist Herman Kahn. After receiving a B.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960, Kahn went on to Princeton University where he earned a M.A. in 1962 and Ph.D. in 1964, both in electrical engineeri ...
Vint Cerf

VINT CERF

BIO: 12
'Father of The Internet'
Turing Award, National Medal of Technology, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Marconi Prize
Vinton Gray Cerf is an American Internet pioneer and is recognized as one of 'the fathers of the Internet', sharing this title with TCP/IP co-developer Bob Kahn. He has received honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Life and career Cerf was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Muriel and Vinton Thurston Cerf. Cerf attended Van Nuys High School with Jon Postel and Steve Crocker. While in high school, Cerf worked at Rocketdyne on the Apollo program and helped write statistical analysis software for the non-destructive tests o ...
Barbara Liskov

BARBARA LISKOV

BIO: 11
First women granted doctorate in computer science in the US
Turing Award winner - Institute Professor at MIT
Barbara Liskov is an American computer scientist who is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ford Professor of Engineering in its School of Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science department. She was one of the first women to be granted a doctorate in computer science in the United States and is a Turing Award winner who developed the Liskov substitution principle. Early life and education Liskov was born November 7, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, to a Jewish family, the eldest of Jane and Moses Huberman's four children. She earned her BA in mathematics with a minor in physics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1961. In her ...
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