List of Famous people born in Germany
Ralf Rangnick is a German professional football manager, sports executive, and former player who was most recently head of sport and development at Red Bull GmbH. He is considered to be one of the most influential coaches and executives in the world.
Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes. Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles and, at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68) and podium finishes (155)—which have since been broken by Lewis Hamilton—while he maintains the records for the most fastest laps (77) and the most races won in a single season (13), amongst others.
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. A member of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel is the first female chancellor of Germany. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world and by many commentators since 2016 as the "leader of the free world".
Olaf Scholz is a German politician serving as Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor under Chancellor Angela Merkel since 14 March 2018. He served as First Mayor of Hamburg from 7 March 2011 to 13 March 2018 and Acting Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 13 February to 22 April 2018.
Matthias Schweighöfer is a German actor, voice actor, film director, and producer.
Annalena Charlotte Alma Baerbock is a German politician who currently serves as the chairwoman of the German green party Alliance 90/The Greens. Since 2013, she has also held a seat in the Bundestag, the German federal parliament.
Christian Wolfgang Lindner is a German politician, member of the Bundestag and leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP).
Thomas Tuchel is a German professional football coach and former player who is the current head coach at Premier League club Chelsea. Revered for his tactical knowledge and style of play, Tuchel's coaching career has also been characterized by his fractious relationships with his employers.
Zazie Olivia Beetz is an American actress. She stars in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016–present), for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy (2016–19).
Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor and film producer. Born in Germany to a German mother and American father, Willis moved to the U.S. with his family when he was two years old. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles.