List of Famous people born on February 24th
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer. He competed between 1996 and 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017. During his career he won fifteen major world titles including The Ring in five weight classes, the lineal championship in four weight classes, and retired with an undefeated record. As an amateur, Mayweather won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three U.S. Golden Gloves championships, and the U.S. national championship at featherweight.
Walter Ferguson Smith is a Scottish former football player, manager and director. He is primarily associated with his two spells as manager of Scottish club Rangers.
Jan Maciej Błachowicz is a Polish professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Light Heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. A professional since 2007, he also competed for KSW and is the former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion. He is the second Polish champion in UFC history, after Joanna Jędrzejczyk and the first male Polish champion. As of January 25, 2021, he is #14 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.
Fala Chen is a Chinese-American actress who has appeared on film, television, and stage. She is best known for her roles in Hong Kong drama series including Steps, No Regrets, Triumph in the Skies II, and Lives of Omission. She also stars in the Hong Kong films Tales from the Dark 2 (2013), Turning Point (2009), and Despicable Me 3. On stage, she portrayed Kyra Hollis in Skylight by David Hare (2016). In 2018, Chen wrote, directed and starred in the short film Passinger, which was a finalist for the Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong Short Film Competition. She made her first Hollywood appearance in the HBO miniseries The Undoing in 2020 and is set to star in the upcoming Disney Marvel film Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings in 2021. Fala’s mother tongue is in Mandarin, but she is multilingual, and is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Japanese.
Priscilla Chan is an American pediatrician and philanthropist. She and her husband Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc., established the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in December 2015, with a pledge to transfer 99 percent of their Facebook shares, then valued at $45 billion. She attended Harvard University and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Vinay Rai, known mononymously as Vinay, is an Indian actor, commonly appearing in Tamil films.
Juan Sebastián Marroquín Santos is a Colombian architect, author, and the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Corey Dwight Benjamin is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1998 to 2003. He graduated from Fontana High School in Fontana, California, then played college basketball for Oregon State University, and was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft.
Philipp Rösler, is a German physician and former politician who served as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2011 to 2013.
Hans-Dieter "Hansi" Flick is a German professional football coach and former player who most recently was the manager of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. From August 2006 to July 2014, he was the assistant coach of the Germany national team under manager Joachim Löw. In August 2020, Flick won the UEFA Champions League as the manager of Bayern, completing the club's second continental treble. In 2021, he also led the side to a FIFA Club World Cup and another Bundesliga title. Flick is set to replace Löw as the head coach of the German national team, after Euro 2020.