List of Famous people born in Hungary

George Soros

Schwartz György
First Name George
Last Name Soros
Born on August 12, 1930 (age 93)
Born in Hungary
Net Worth $8.6B

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.

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Ilona Staller

Anna Ilona Staller
First Name Ilona
Born on November 26, 1951 (age 72)
Born in Hungary

Ilona Staller, widely known by her stage name Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-Italian former porn star, politician, and singer.

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Amrita Sher-Gil

First Name Amrita
Born on January 30, 1913
Died on December 5, 1941 (aged 28)
Born in Hungary

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).

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Marina Aleksandrova

Марина Андреевна Пупенина
First Name Marina
Last Name Aleksandrova
Born on August 29, 1982 (age 41)
Height 158 cm | 5'2

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).

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Péter Márki-Zay

First Name Péter
Last Name Márki-Zay
Born on May 9, 1972 (age 51)

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.

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John von Neumann

Neumann János Lajos
First Name John
Last Name Neumann
Born on December 28, 1903
Died on February 8, 1957 (aged 53)
Born in Hungary

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.

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Gábor Király

Gábor Ferenc Király
First Name Gábor
Last Name Király
Born on April 1, 1976 (age 47)
Born in Hungary, Vas County
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Gábor Ferenc Király is a Hungarian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

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Viktor Orbán

Orbán Viktor Mihály
First Name Viktor
Born on May 31, 1963 (age 60)

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.

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Leslie Mándoki

László Mándoki
First Name Leslie
Last Name Mándoki
Born on January 7, 1953 (age 70)
Born in Hungary

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.

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Katalin Karikó

First Name Katalin
Born on January 17, 1955 (age 68)

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.

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