List of Famous people born in Hungary
George Soros, is a Hungarian-born American billionaire investor and philanthropist. As of May 2020, he had a net worth of $8.3 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to the Open Society Foundations, of which $15 billion have already been distributed, representing 64% of his original fortune, making him the "most generous giver" according to Forbes.
Ilona Staller, widely known by her stage name Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-Italian former porn star, politician, and singer.
Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She has been called "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century" and a "pioneer" in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting from an early age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. She first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting titled Young Girls (1932).
Marina Andreevna Pupenina, known by her pseudonym Marina Aleksandrova is a Russian actress, best known for her role as Catherine the Great in the television series Ekaterina. She is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2016).
Péter Márki-Zay is a Hungarian politician, marketer, economist and electrical engineer. He has been the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely since 2018, as well as the cofounder of the Everybody's Hungary Movement. As the winner of the 2021 Hungarian opposition primary, he will be the joint opposition candidate challenging Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary election.
John von Neumann
John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, computer scientist, engineer and polymath. Von Neumann was generally regarded as the foremost mathematician of his time and said to be "the last representative of the great mathematicians". He integrated pure and applied sciences.
Gábor Ferenc Király is a Hungarian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Viktor Mihály Orbán is a Hungarian politician who has been Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010; he was also Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002. He has also been President of Fidesz, a national conservative political party, since 1993, with a brief break between 2000 and 2003.
Leslie Mándoki, is a German-Hungarian musician who became known as a member of the music group Dschinghis Khan. He continued his career as a solo artist and became a music producer who worked with many internationally famous artists. Also known as Boris Blyatnov.
Katalin Karikó is a Hungarian biochemist who specializes in RNA-mediated mechanisms. Her research has been the development of in vitro-transcribed mRNA for protein therapies. She co-founded and was CEO of RNARx from 2006–2013. Since 2013 she has been a senior vice president at BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Katinka Hosszú is a Hungarian competitive swimmer specialized in individual medley events. She is a three-time Olympic champion and a nine-time long-course world champion. She is owner of a Budapest based swim school and swim club called Iron Swim Budapest, and co-owner and captain of Team Iron, founding member of the International Swimming League.
László Polgár, is a Hungarian chess teacher and educational psychologist. He is the father of the famous Polgár sisters: Zsuzsa, Zsófia, and Judit, whom he raised to be chess prodigies, with Judit and Zsuzsa becoming the best and second-best female chess players in the world, respectively. Judit is widely considered to be the greatest female chess player ever as she is the only woman to have been ranked in the top 10 worldwide, while Susan became the Women's World Chess Champion.
Márton Fucsovics is a Hungarian professional tennis player.
Barbara Palvin is a Hungarian model. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2016. In 2019, she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Andrea Klára Osvárt is a Hungarian actress, film producer, and former fashion model.
József Kreul Bugner is a Hungarian-born British-Australian former heavyweight boxer and actor. He holds triple nationality, being a citizen of Hungary and a naturalized citizen of both Australia and the United Kingdom. As an actor, he is best known for his role in the 1994 action film Street Fighter, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia.
József Szájer is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) of the Fidesz party. He resigned as MEP on 29 November 2020 after having been caught by Belgian police at a gay sex party on the night of 27 November, in violation of local COVID-19 regulations.
Péter Gulácsi is a Hungarian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for German club RB Leipzig and the Hungary national team.
Ernő Rubik is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including the Rubik's Cube (1974), Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Magic: Master Edition, and Rubik's Snake.
Ádám Csaba Szalai is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Bundesliga club 1. FSV Mainz 05 as a striker.