It is not every day that a man plunges into the pool and comes out with a once-in-a-lifetime performance! Michael Phelps not only mastered the technique, but made this an everyday feat as well. The most celebrated athlete and the most decorated Olympian ever in the history of the sports, Phelps with his unwavering determination and rock-solid focus went on to create tidal waves in the chlorinated and non-chlorinated world with his immaculate effort, which is clearly visible from his career graph which reached the zenith of success. Phelps has created a whopping 39 world records, 29 in individuals events and 11 in group, to become the only swimmer ever to do so. Additionally, he established a world mark by being the only Olympian with most number of Olympic gold medals (23), the only Olympian with 13 gold medals in individual events and the only Olympian to win 8 gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Interestingly, the man who created ripples in water was initially afraid to put his face under water as well. Phelps not only overcame this fear but also challenged the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that he was facing as a child to become a master at what he loved doing”swimming! Throughout the career, what distinguished him from his contemporaries and colleagues was not his back to back victories or undefeated feats, but his will to better his own records and transform the way swimming was looked upon as a sport by the world at large!
Jack Douglass, born John Patrick Douglass, but is better known to his fans by his You Tube username ˜jacksfilms'. He is an American musician and comedian, popular on the You Tube for his parodies, skits and not to forget, ˜Your Grammar Sucks' series. Jack developed a love for music while he was in high school and began playing the French horn and piano. Boys will be boys, experimenting with their curiosity, thus, soon he started making films for fun with his friends and uploaded them on You Tube. Their popularity soared. This prompted him to launch his own You Tube channel, ˜jacksfilms', where he regularly uploaded his videos. ˜Your Grammar Sucks' is one of his most popular series where the humour is all about incorrect grammar, spellings and punctuations. His other two popular series are ˜JackAsk', where he answers viewer's questions and ˜Yesterday I Asked You (YIAY)', where he puts questions to his viewers and airs the most hilarious answers. Jack relocated himself to Los Angeles where he met up with fellow You Tubers and expanded his audience. The trio of Jack Douglass, Toby Turner and Sean Klitzner gained fame and came to be known as the ˜Sideburns'. For those who are interested in You Tube, Jack Douglass is someone to look out for.
Standing tall at 5ft 10 inches, weighing 200 pounds and more is a heavy muscled prodigious puncher Mike Tyson. Christened as Michael Gerard ˜Mike' Tyson, ever since his early days, Tyson showed signs of moving in to the world of boxing. His violent streak as a child, uncanny behaviour and a resolve for violence to have his way through situations and people laid the strong foundation for him to opt for boxing, not to forget his ginormous weight of 200 pounds at 13 years of age. Popularly known for his terrorising power and intimidating temperament, Tyson quickly climbed up the ladder of success under the strong guidance of Cus D'Amato and Rooney to earn the nicknames ˜Iron Mike' and ˜the baddest man on planet'. He was popular for defeating his opponents with a single blow. Tyson dominant performance at the sports saw him reach the pinnacle of success, by becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But just as quickly did Tyson climb the ladder of success, he went into the pitfall with the same speed, courtesy his tarnished childhood, poverty-stricken upbringing, poor judgement and criminal behaviour. As such, when he was enjoying raving success and was at the peak of his power, Tyson suffered from serious blows due to his bizarre behaviour, rape conviction, financial loss, bankruptcy and imprisonment. His biting off the ear of opponent <a title='Evander Holyfield' href='/famous/evander-holyfield.htm'>Evander Holyfield</a> was the zenith as the world wrote him off as a damaged animal incapable of existing outside the ring. Though Tyson has tried to make amendments thereafter, his image has been destroyed for good, making him one of the most tragic figures of the American sports history.
Seth Abner, best known by his pseudonym ˜Scump,' is an American professional ˜Call of Duty' player. In 2015, he replaced Matthew Haag as the new captain of the popular eSports organization, ˜OpTic Gaming.' Abner has participated in many gaming tournaments and is a two time ˜Major League Gaming' (MLG) gold medalist. He won his first ˜Call of Duty World Championship' in August 2017, post which his popularity skyrocketed. He has been sponsored by various gaming companies like ˜Turtle Beach,' ˜Brisk Mate,' ˜Gymshark,' and ˜Loot Crate.' Abner has so far managed to earn a decent amount of money from his gaming career. In 2017, he won a whopping $261,250 by getting the first position at the ˜Call of Duty World League Championship.' Apart from the gaming world, Seth Abner is also quite popular on social media. While his verified Twitter account has more than 2 million followers, his YouTube channel has over 2.3 million subscribers.
Vine comedian who gained more than 50,000 followers on the six second video app. She and friend <a title='Carly Incontro' href='/famous/carly-incontro.htm'>Carly Incontro</a> later launched the YouTube series Vining and Driving, where they would interview Vine stars while driving.
Fantasia Monique Barrino is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actor. She came into prominence after winning the ˜American Idol' title at the age of 19. She dropped out of high school and gave birth to her first child at the age of 17. Music was her forte, and her triumph at the American Idol contest set the course for her career. Following her win, she signed a contract with ˜J Records' and released her debut single, ˜I Believe.' It created history in being the first debut single to debut at the number one spot on the ˜Billboard Hot 100' list. Her debut studio album, ˜Free Yourself,' debuted at the eighth place on the ˜Billboard 200' list and was certified platinum. Fantasia had an estranged relationship with her father and has survived a suicide attempt. Inconsistent in her relationships, she had a number of affairs that led her to an abortion. She gave birth to her second child in 2011. She then married businessman Kendall Taylor and finally settled into a stable lifestyle. Her autobiography, ˜Life Is Not a Fairy Tale,' became a bestseller. She is currently a celebrity in her own right and lives happily with her husband.
Game developer whose videos detail his progress in developing Yandere Simulator. He has earned more than 2.4 million subscribers by showing off his work.
Professional wrestler known for winning several World Tag Team and Intercontinental Championships with the WWE. In 2016 he signed a deal with Ring of Honor (ROH) and became the reigning ROH World Champion in June of that year.
Angela Raiola aka Big Ang was an American reality television personality who was best known for appearing in the VH1 series ˜Mob Wives.' Her appearance in the reality show ˜Big Ang' and its spinoff ˜Miami Monkey' also garnered her considerable fame. Often referred to as a mob moll, Raiola was a woman who dated criminals and lived an opulent lifestyle. She was once herself convicted for her role in a narcotics deal and spent some time in jail. Owing to her links with gangsters and the mystery surrounding her persona, Raiola was one of the most talked about reality TV stars during her heyday. She had an enigmatic personality and was always the center of attention in parties, events, and shows. Although she was wealthy and lived a lavish lifestyle, she went through several ups and downs in her personal life. Towards the end of her life, she became ill with cancer and struggled with the disease for several months. Despite undergoing grueling treatments, she eventually succumbed to the illness in 2016.
Willam Belli is an American actor, drag queen, model, reality television personality, recording artist and author, who rose to fame after portraying the transgender woman Cherry Peck in the FX medical drama series ˜Nip/Tuck'. She gained notoriety after being disqualified from the fourth season of Logo TV's reality television show, ˜RuPaul's Drag Race'. She was part of the band Tranzkuntinental, and later formed the pop band DWV along with fellow drag queens Vicky Vox and Detox Icunt. After the group disbanded, he continued as a solo artist and has released three studio albums: ˜The Wreckoning', ˜Shartistry in Motion' and ˜Access All Areas'. He has appeared in a number of music videos by popular artists, such as ˜S&M' by Rihanna and 'Applause' by Lady Gaga. He also founded an agency, Box Meat, through which he provides talents to various events and dance clubs. His film credits include ˜American Wedding', ˜Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!', ˜BloodRayne: The Third Reich' and ˜Hurricane Bianca'. He has a successful YouTube channel and boasts of popular web-series such as ˜EastSiders', ˜Willam's Beatdown', ˜30 Days of Willam', ˜Willam's This is not the Beatdown', ˜Suck Less', and more.
Mother of dancing phenom <a title='Heaven King' href='/famous/heaven-king.htm'>Heaven King</a> who works as a dancer and choreographer. She has an enormous presence on YouTube with more than 1.4 million subscribers.