“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
- Oprah Winfrey
Before we start, here’s a quick pop quiz:
1. Do you know who discovered the laws of gravity?
(Hint: He discovered it through a falling apple.)
2. Do you also know who developed the three laws of motions?
(Hint: He’s the same person, and he’s very famous in school.)
3. Do you ALSO know who discovered the Color Spectrum?
(Hint: Still the same person. His initials are (S)-I-N)
So…. got your answer?
If you answered Sir Isaac Newton, then Good job!
You’re right. It is Sir Isaac Newton.
Now -- here’s the thing:
Aside from the abounding knowledge Sir Isaac Newton bestowed upon humanity (thank god for him and his big brains), a little-known fact about him is that he was actually born under the Capricorn sign.
Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643, making him one of the most famous Capricorns to ever live in history.
And that will be our topic for today.
Not Newton. I meant the Capricorn.
Today, we’ll go through a list of famous Capricorn celebrities and Capricorn eminent personalities including some interesting facts about their lives.
In addition to this, we’ll also take a closer look at some of the most common personality traits and hidden characteristics of people born under the Capricorn sign.
So… if you’re a Capricorn, then this article is for you!
Without further ado, get your seatbelts on and let’s go.
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Did you know that the “King of Rock and Roll” was a Capricorn?
Elvis Aaron Presley (known as Elvis Presley) was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, United States. His fame sky-rocketed in the late 50s, and he was well-known not only as a great American singer but also an amazing musician, and a respected actor.
Not to mention, he also made millions of girls (and guys) swoon over his undeniable charm.
Elvis Presley is considered as the highest-selling individual artist based on sales claims, making him one of the best-selling solo artists in Pop history.
Some of his greatest hits are: “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, “Jailhouse Rock”, and “Love Me Tender”.
He was also given the title of “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “The King”.
And with his gorgeous looks, swiveling hips, and groovy moves, he sure does deserve the flattering title.
If you’re a fan of basketball, then you probably know who LeBron James is.
LeBron Raymone James (famous as LeBron James) was born in Akron, Ohio, United States on December 30, 1984.
In spite of his challenging and rough childhood, LeBron James emerged through all the difficult parts of his life and is now known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
This talented NBA Star is now known all over the world, and his 50.4 Million Instagram followers and 43.1 Million Twitter followers is here to prove that claim.
Not only this. LeBron James is also SWIMMING in a whole lot of accomplishments and awards.
His achievements include:
And this isn’t even all of it yet.
Just search his name on Google, and you’ll see just how far this great NBA Star has come.
Next on our list is someone who puts the power in girl power.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (famous as Michelle Obama) was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
She was the first African-American first lady of the United States of America, and she serves as an amazing role model not only for women but also for people of all race, ethnicity, and gender.
Michelle Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and she worked as an advocate for important social issues such as poverty awareness, better education, and equal human rights during her time as the first lady of United States.
Aside from this, Michelle Obama (together with his husband, the former US President, Barack Obama) also has two daughters: Malia Ann Obama and Sasha Obama.
And with her juggling a handful of responsibilities as a mother and the first lady of USA, Michelle Obama is truly an epitome of a great Capricorn woman.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
Do you know who said that?
It was said by none other than Mr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – the next eminent Capricorn personality in our list.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He was a civil rights activist, and he strongly fought against the racial inequality and discrimination of his time by organizing non-violent protests.
He was also one of the organizers of the March on Washington in 1963 where he then also delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech – a speech that was a defining moment of the American civil rights movement and is widely recognized as one of the most iconic speeches in American history.
But wait -- there’s more:
Martin Luther King, Jr. also voiced out a lot of great ideas and opinions that made him one of the greatest American leaders of all time.
He might have walked through a dark place in his life…. but he never gave up.
Instead, he used the never-ending challenges and never-ending trials of life as his power.
He used it to transform lives. He used it to fight for a dream he longed for to become a reality – a characteristic that sets a Capricorn apart from other signs.
To say Stephen Hawking is smart would be the understatement of the century.
Really − the man is a genius.
Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942 -- which is why he made it into our list as one of the most famous (and not to mention, smartest) Capricorn personality known today.
Stephen Hawking is a world-renowned theoretical physicist. He was known for his contributions to the fields of general relativity, cosmology, and quantum gravity -- mainly in the context of black holes.
In addition to this, he also published several works of popular science, and he is known as “one of the greatest minds in physics” since Albert Einstein.
Unfortunately, Mr. Hawking died at the age of 76 on March 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge, England due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Nevertheless, Stephen Hawking will forever be remembered as an amazing scientist and an extraordinary man who inspired millions of people around the world.
His legacy will surely live on for many years.
Here’s a quick question:
Do you know what country is known for its maple syrup, hockey, and brutally cold winters?
If you answered “Canada”, then congratulations!
You’re right. And the next person in our list is, in fact, from Canada.
Justin Pierre James Trudeau (famous as James Trudeau) was born in Ottawa, Canada on December 25, 1971…... making him a Capricorn who probably celebrates his birthdays and Christmas in one day (which is somehow sad ‘cause you receive less gifts and presents).
He is also the 23rd (and current) Prime Minister of Canada, and he has been the Leader of the Liberal Party since 2013.
But wait – here’s a fun fact about Mr. Trudeau:
According to globalnews.ca, Justin is the first prime minister to have a tattoo (as far as anyone knows). His left shoulder is inked with a big tattoo of the planet Earth (which he got when he was 23) surrounded by a Haida raven (inked when he was 40).
Just check it on Google. You’ll see what I mean.
Have you seen the movies “A Star is born”, “The Hangover”, or “Avengers: Endgame”?
If you do, then you probably know who Bradley Cooper is.
Bradley Charles Cooper (famous as Bradley Cooper) is a talented actor, director, and musician whose career had only been sky-rocketing since his first television debut with a guest spot on Sex and the City.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on January 5, 1975 – which means he takes the Capricorn as his Zodiac sign.
Here are some of his awards and accomplishments:
And this isn’t even all of it yet. Talk about an achiever.
Bradley Cooper is a successful man… and a Capricorn one at that.
Here’s an interesting fact:
Did you know that Dolly Parton originally sang Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You?
She wrote and recorded it in 1973, and Whitney Houston recorded her version in 1992 for the film The Bodyguard.
Nevertheless, the song was undoubtedly a success.
Aside from this little-known fact, Dolly Parton is also a Capricorn – which is why she made it into our list.
Dolly Rebecca Parton (famous as Dolly Parton) was born on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, USA. She is mostly recognized as an American Singer-Songwriter, record producer, actress, author, humanitarian, and businesswoman.
Some of her greatest hits are:
In short: She’s multi-talented – just as a Capricorn is.
Next on our list is someone who is all about that bass (pun very much intended).
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (famous as Meghan Trainor) was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA, on December 22, 1993.
She fell in love with music from a very young age, and she is now a famous American Singer-Songwriter with her song “All About that Bass” selling over twelve million units worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Some of her greatest hits are:
Her songs often represent modern womanhood, body image, and empowerment for women of all ages.
And like the Capricorn woman that she is, she definitely puts the power in girl power.
Last but definitely not the least is Jim Carrey – the man who made millions of stomach hurt from laughing.
James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
In spite of his major success now, Jim Carrey’s life wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
During his early life, his family had no steady income and so they lost their home and had to live in a van. In addition to this, Jim Carrey also quit high school at the age of 15 and worked as a janitor to help his family.
But later on, with the help of his unwavering determination and his knack for making people laugh, Jim Carrey went on to become one heck of a successful man.
His hit films include:
Jim Carrey’s strong will and determination is a true mark of the Capricorn sign.
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