List of Famous people named Carlos
Carlos 'El Professor' Hank González (Politician)
Carlos Hank González (1927–2001), nicknamed El Profesor, was a Mexican politician and influential businessman. Originally a teacher, he was an entrepreneur who built political contacts along with a business empire, leading to various government and political positions at the state and national level. He was prevented from seeking the presidency due to laws requiring both parents to be Mexicans by birth; his father was German. He has been involved in drug trafficking, money laundering, corruption, and criminal threats.
Carlos Gardel was a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He was one of the most influential interpreters of world popular music in the first half of the 20th century. Gardel is the most famous popular tango singer of all time and is recognized throughout the world even in the most remote places on the planet. He was notable for his baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.
Carlos Marighella was a Brazilian politician, writer and guerrilla fighter of Marxist–Leninist orientation, accused of engaging in "terrorist acts" against the Brazilian Military Dictatorship.
Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Carlos Salinas de Gortari CYC DMN is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who served as President of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. He is widely regarded as the most influential and controversial politician in Mexico since the 1990s. Earlier in his career he worked in the Budget Secretariat, eventually becoming Secretary. He was the PRI presidential candidate in 1988, and was declared elected on 6 July 1988 after accusations of electoral fraud.
Carlos Ghosn is a Brazilian-born businessman. Ghosn also holds French and Lebanese nationality. As of January 2020, he is an internationally wanted fugitive. Ghosn has served as the CEO of Michelin North America, Chairman and CEO of Renault, chairman of AvtoVAZ, Chairman and CEO of Nissan, and Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors. Ghosn was also Chairman and CEO of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, a strategic partnership among those automotive manufacturers through a complex cross-shareholding agreement. The venture has held approximately 10% of the total market share since 2010, and as of 2017, was understood to be the largest automobile group worldwide.
Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros selected Correa with the first overall selection of the 2012 MLB draft.
Carlos Torres is a Colombian actor. The beginning of his debut on television in the Colombian drama series Padres e Hijos. His most notable roles in television have been in telenovelas such as Francisco el matemático: Clase 2017, The Queen of Flow, and All For Love.
Carlos Falcó, 5th Marquess of Griñón
Carlos Falcó y Fernández de Córdoba, 5th Marquess of Griñón, GE was a Spanish peer. He was best known for one of his titles, Marquess of Griñón, despite holding another higher-ranking title, Marquess of Castel-Moncayo, with Grandeeship attached.
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia is a Spanish tennis player. Alcaraz has a career high ATP singles ranking of 136 achieved on 19 October 2020.At the age of 16, Alcaraz made his ATP main draw debut at the 2020 Rio Open, defeating fellow countryman Albert Ramos Viñolas, 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–2), in three hours and 36 minutes, after receiving a wildcard for the singles main draw.
Carlos Alberto Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Boca Juniors and formerly for the Argentina national team. A quick, tenacious, powerful, hard-working and dynamic forward in his prime, Tevez is capable of playing as a striker, as a winger, as a supporting forward, or as an attacking midfielder.
Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas is a German-Colombian former drug lord who was co-founder of the Medellín Cartel. He was released from prison in the United States after 33 years in 2020. Born in Armenia, Colombia, Lehder eventually ran a cocaine transport empire on Norman's Cay island, 210 miles (340 km) off the Florida coast in the central Bahamas.
Carlos Yunior Acosta Quesada CBE is a Cuban-British ballet director and retired dancer who is director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He danced with many companies including the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He was a permanent member of The Royal Ballet from 1998 to 2015. In 2003, he was promoted to principal guest artist, a rank which reduced his commitment, enabling him to concentrate on a growing schedule of international guest appearances and tours. He celebrated his farewell after 17 years at The Royal Ballet, dancing his last performance in November 2015 in Carmen, which he both choreographed and starred in.
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. As of February 2020, he is the fifth-richest person in the world according to Forbes' listing of The World's Billionaires, with he and his family having a net worth estimated at $68.9 billion. He is the richest person in Latin America.
Carlos Augusto Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a centre-back, and is the current manager of S.C. Braga.
Carlos Manuel Brito Leal de Queiroz, ComIH, is a Portuguese football coach who last managed the Colombia national team. He has served as the manager of his native Portugal's national team on two occasions, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Iran, leading South Africa (2002), Portugal (2010) and Iran to the FIFA World Cup. At club level, he has also managed Sporting CP, the New York/New Jersey Metrostars in Major League Soccer and Spanish club Real Madrid. He also had two spells as Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United.
Armand Carlos Netsing Takam is a Cameroonian-born French professional boxer who challenged for the unified WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua in 2017. As an amateur he represented Cameroon at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Carlos Henrique Raposo, commonly known as Carlos Kaiser, is a Brazilian former footballer who played as a striker. Although his abilities were far short of professional standard, he managed to sign for numerous teams during his decade-long career. He never actually played a regular game and hid his limited ability with injuries, frequent team changes and other ruses.
Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido is a Mexican professional footballer who captains and plays for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC. Described as an incredibly versatile player who can play as a forward, winger, and attacking midfielder, Vela is known for being a creative player and prolific scorer.
Carlos Joseph Condit is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion.
Carlos Roberto PeñaVega is an American actor and singer. He starred on the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush as Carlos García, and was a member of the band Big Time Rush. He was also the host of the network's game show Webheads.