Top 10 Most Famous Adopted Celebrities in the World

We have seen so many celebrities who have adopted kids from various parts of the world but we are not much aware that there are some of the very famous celebrities who themselves have been adopted. They have risen from that and have managed to become one of the well-known faces in the whole world. There are some names which will definitely be a shock you. So here is our list of the top 10 most famous adopted celebrities in the whole world.

10. Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

Our list starts with Debbie Harry who is famous throughout the world for being a successful singer and actor. The birth name of Debbie Harry is Deborah Ann Harry. She was born on 1st July 1945 in Florida, United States. She became famous throughout the world for being the lead singer of the band named as Blondie. She also did some of the performances as a solo artist. She was adopted by a couple who were from New Jersey. In the year 1965 she moved to New York to be a singer.  She has also worked in some of the television shows and is one of the famous celebrities there in United States.

9. Nicole Ritchie

Nicole Ritchie

The next adopted celebrity in our list is Nicole Ritchie. The birth names of this American actor, fashion designer, singer and author is Nicole Camille Escovedo. She was born on 21st September 1981 in California, United States to a lady whose name was Judy James. She was adopted by a couple who lived in Canada when Nicole was very young. She was talented from the very beginning and her adopted parents helped her to become what she is today. She is currently married to Joel Madden and is mother of two wonderful kids. Later on she met her biological mother through her friend and now she has friendly relation with her.

8. D.M.C.

Darryl Matthews McDaniels

Darryl Matthews McDaniels who is well known by the name of D.M.C. is the celebrity that we have at the number eighth spot in our list. Darryl Matthews McDaniels was born on 31st May 1964 in New York, United states. Later on her mother informed him that he was adopted. D.M.C. then tried his level best to search his biological roots but there has been no such indication that he succeeded in doing so. Darryl Matthews McDaniels is one of the America’s most popular musician is known as one of the pioneers of the hip hop culture. He founded the world famous hip hop group named as Run D.M.C.

7. Faith Hill

Faith Hill

This American country singer is also adopted. The birth name of Faith Hill is Audrey Faith Perry. She was born on 21st September 1967. She is one of the most talented singers in the United States. She has been a record selling artist in America and has been honoured with Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music, American Music Award and many more. She was adopted by a Christian couple when she was a baby who raised her along with their two sons. She married Dan Hill but this marriage ended in 1994. She then met Tim McGraw and then both of them married in the year 1996 and since then she is with Tim McGrew.

6. Richard Burton

Richard Burton

The next celebrity in our list is Richard Burton. This Welsh actor was born on 10th November 1925 in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. This talented Welsh actor died in the year 1984 when he was 58 years old in Switzerland. He was born to a couple in Wales. His father worked in coal mines and her mother died after she gave birth to the thirteenth child. Richard Burton was the twelfth child of his parents. His childhood was very rough. He was cared by his sister. Later on his teacher in the school named as Philip adopted him and supported him to work in the theatres and work on his acting skills. He later on became one of the most famous actors of his time.

5. John Lennon

John Lennon

John Lennon whose birth name happens to be John Winston Lennon is at the number fifth spot in our list. John Lennon was born on 9th October 1940 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He was one of the most famous musicians of his time. He died in the New York City, United States on 8th December 1980 merely at an age of 40. He had a very rough childhood as his mother was abandoned by his father and she took care of him with huge difficulty. In fact then later on her mother also could not devote enough time to this young kid and so he was adopted by his aunt named as Mimi Smith who nourished this young child to become such a famous musician.

4. Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Born with the biological name of Malcolm Little, Malcolm X is another well-known adopted celebrity in our list. He is known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabaz.He was born on 19th May 1925 in Nebraska, United States. He survived for merely 39 years but in these 39 years he made his mark to get remembered by many people throughout the world. He died on 21st February 1965 in New York City, United States. He was an African – American minister who belonged to the Muslim community. He also acted as one of the human right activist.

3. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

The whole world is aware about the beauty of the American actress Marilyn Monroe but very little people know that this beautiful lady was adopted. Her birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson and she was born on 1st June 1926. She spent her most of the childhood in the foster homes. She could not live with her mother as she has some of the brain disorder and she was not in a condition to take care of the child so she was eventually adopted by Grace McKee who raised her as her own child. She could not survive long in this world and died at an age of 36 on 5th August 1962 in Los Angeles, United States.

2. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

The former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela was also adopted by his parents. The birth name of this great politician is Rolihlahla Mandela. He was born on 18th July 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. He lost his father at a very young age and because of the debt his father took, he was adopted by a Thembu king named as Jongintaba. He was just nine years old then. Facing all those difficulties in his formative years, he raised to become the president of the South Africa. Today the world knows him as one of the best politician of all times.

1. Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

One such adopted celebrity who is at the number first spot in our list of the top ten most famous adopted celebrities in the world is the founder of the Apple Inc. named as Steve Jobs. He was born on 24th February 1955 in San Francisco, United States. He was one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the modern world who gave the Apple products to this world. The world shed tears when this great personality died on 5th October 2011 at an age of 56 in California, United States. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs who raised Steve as their own son and gave him all necessary facilities they could afford.

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