10 Celebrities Popular than their Countries

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There are ample celebrities all around the world that are popular in their countries. Then there are some celebrities that are popular beyond one boundary. At last, comes the people that are admired almost around the globe. Today in this life article we will be looking at 10 celebrities that are more popular than their countries.

10. Mother Teresa – Albania

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There isn’t one country with whom Mother Teresa is associated. Mother Teresa had a total nationality of 5 countries including Albania, Ottoman, Yugoslav, Yugoslavian, and India. But her family is an Albanian Descent so we are considering Albania for this list.

Mother Teresa was a well-known personality when it comes to charity and looking care for poor people, abandoned and orphaned children and babies. She received a Noble Peace prize in 1979. She lived most of her life in India and was also a citizenship holder. Mother Teresa was awarded various other Indian awards such as Padma Shri and Bharat Ratna (The highest civilian award in India).

9. Arnold – Austria


Arnold Schwarzenegger is considered the greatest bodybuilder or one of the two greatest bodybuilders that we ever had. The other greatest bodybuilder is none other than Ronnie Coleman. Arnold was born in the village of Austria called Thal and played significant roles in his entire career from being a bodybuilder to actor, producer, politician and businessman.

8. Nicki Minaj – Trinidad and Tobago

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is a popular songwriter, singer and rapper. She is a very popular celebrity around the globe with Instagram followers of 203 million as of writing this article. Nicki was born in the small dual-island Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. Nicki Minaj’s real name was Nicki Maraj but she eventually adopted her stage name and changed her real name.

7. Mia Khalifa – Lebanon

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Mia Khalifa is a social media personality and a former porn star. Her real name is Sarah Joe Chamoun. While her stage name was taken from her dog ”Mia’ and the American rapper ‘Wiz Khalifa’.

She became the most viewed performer in just 2 months of starting her career as a porn star. Although Mia Khalifa left porn filming back in 2019, she is still on the top list of porn stars.

6. Messi – Argentina

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Messi is an Argentine football player and is one of the most respected football players of his generation. He has been 6 times FIFA’s player of the year and is currently 4th most followed on Instagram.

An anonymous person on Quora describes Messi as “The kind of player he’s, you just cannot take your eye off him. Creative, mesmerizing and ruthless all in one! Every touch, every turn, and every shot is done to perfection. A once-in-a-generation talent who dwarfed even the great Ronaldinho who made Barca universal. There are goalscorers, there are playmakers, there are entertainers, and then there is Messi. His honesty and integrity on the pitch is another endearing factor.”

5. Shakira – Colombia

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Shakira is a Colombian singer known for her versatility and is also referred to as the ‘Queen of Latin Music. Her worldwide impact was with FIFA songs i.e, Waka Waka in 2010 and La La La in 2014. Along with her singing, she is also famous for her grooving moves that force people to jump on the dance floor.

4. Rihanna – Barbados

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Rihanna is a Barbadian singer known for her versatile voice and great sense of fashion. Apart from singing, she is also involved in various humanitarian causes, and businesses as a businesswoman and in the fashion industry.

3. Melania Trump – Slovenia


Melania Trump is a former model and businesswoman who was also the first lady of the United States as the wife of 45th President Donald Trump. She was born in the city of Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

2. Prophet Muhammad & Osama Bin Laden – Saudi Arabia

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Prophet Muhammad in Left | Osama Bin Laden in Right

Saudi Arabia is an oil-based high-income economy. But if we talk about the personalities that are popular from Saudi Arabia then the first one is Prophet Muhammad, who was the founder of the Islam religion. Popular and respected in all the Islamic countries around the globe.

He was born in Mecca and died in Medina of Saudi Arabia. It is been believed everyone Muslim around the globe should go for the hajj at least once in a lifetime if possible, which is a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

While talking about the other personality, Osama Bin Laden who was a terrorist. His popularity had got a sudden spike in 2001 and was a known name after it especially in western countries and around the globe.

1. Christiano Ronaldo – Portugal

Christiano Ronaldo popular celebrity

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro popularly known as Christiano Ronaldo is a well-known name not only just in the football industry but also in general. He has incredible achievements in sports and is famous for his athletic body, style and much more.

Special Mentions

Kim Kardashian – Armenia

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles but her father was a third-generation Armenian – American while her mother was of European descent. So this family link makes Kim as Armenian.

But just a fact to consider, Kim only visited Armenia for the first time in 2015. For all the people that we saw on the list, there were one or more things that made them famous. In the case of Kim Kardashian, there isn’t any specific thing that made her famous but she knew she had to be famous.

Currently, she is a media celebrity, businesswoman and billionaire as per Forbes.

Bob Marley & Hussain Bolt – Jamaica

Bob Marley & Hussain Bolt popular celebrity

Bob Marley was a Jamaican musician and a popular celebrity singer. It’s been said his music resonates the people of various backgrounds because he always had messages in his music such as equal rights and anti-racism.

His music was so popular that it made him an international superstar and gave Jamaican music international exposure.

While the other side we have Hussain Bolt who is considered the greatest sprinter of all time. His records in 100, 200, and 4 * 100-meter races are extremely difficult to break for any sports person.

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