1、J.K. Rowling is the pen name she uses as a writer. The J is for Joanne, her real first name, but she prefers to be called Jo.
Apparently, people only call her Joanne when they're angry with her. The K is made up. Her publisher asked her to write using a name with two initials, but she didn't have a middle name.
Jo did a few different things before she struck upon the idea of writing children's books. She worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International and as an English teacher in Portugal.
The idea for the Harry Potter novels came from nowhere while she was on a train to London. She said,"The characters and situations came flooding into my head".
2、Jackie Chan is a true action movie great. He has appeared in dozens of movies and is a screen legend. He had a simple beginning as a Chinese refugee in Hong Kong. His early yearswere, perhaps, a sign of things to come.
His parents nicknamed him ‘Pao-Pao', which means cannonball, because he had so much energy.
Chan enrolled in the China Drama Academy to study opera while still in his teens. He spent ten years there and worked part-time as a stuntman in the kung fu movie industry.
He soon earned the reputation as Hong Kong's most fearless stuntman. He moved into acting, but his first two films were both flops. He quit the movie business and moved to Australia.
3、John Winston Ono Lennon is one of the most famous musical artists ever. He shot to fame as one of The Beatles. He co-wrote most of the band's songs, the majority of which are now rock classics.
He also helped shape the social revolution of the 1960s. His solo career further elevated him as a music legend. Lennon also achieved fame as a peace activist.
Lennon was born in Liverpool in 1940. He was brought up by an aunt, who bought him a harmonica and taught him how to play the banjo.
Lennon's mother played him Elvis Presley records and he fell in love with Rock and Roll. He told his mother and aunt he would be a famous singer one day.
4、Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. J.Lo, is a multi-talented and influential superstar. She is an actress, singer-songwriter, record producer, and dancer. She is also a very smart businesswoman and has used her fame to launch her own fashion line and perfumes.
She has upset animal rights groups by using fur. She is the richest entertainer of Latin American ancestry in Hollywood.
Lopez was born in 1969 and raised in the Bronx district of New York. She always dreamed of fame but left it quite late before she did something about it. When she was 19, she started singing and dancing lessons.
After two years, she was selected as a dancer for MTV and as a backup singer for Janet Jackson.
5、Halle Berry is an award-winning actress, fashion model, beauty queen, and businesswoman.She won a Best Actress Oscar for ‘Monster's Ball’ and a Golden Raspberry Worst Actress award forher role in ‘Catwoman’.
Berry is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid stars and earns $10 millionper movie.She has been married three times and gave birth to her first child in 2008.
马克吐温 ：Mark Twain
莎士比亚 ： Shakespeare
Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist, although most people probably know him as the most intelligent person who ever lived. In 1999, ‘Time’ magazine named Einstein as the Person of the Century. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He went on to publish over 300 scientific papers.
William Henry Gates III was born on October 28, 1955. He is one of the world's richest people and perhaps the most successful businessman ever. He co-founded the software giant Microsoft and turned it into the world’s largest software company. ‘Time’ magazine voted Gates as one of the biggest influences of the 20th Century.
J.K. Rowling is the pen name she uses as a writer. The J is for Joanne, her real first name, but she prefers to be called Jo. Seven Potter novels later and Rowling is one of the richest women in the world. In fact, she is the first novelist ever to become a billionaire from writing.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived between 1756 and 1791. He is one of the most famous composers ever to live. You can hear his music almost everywhere today – in TV commercials, movies, mobile phone ringtones, and of course concert halls. He composed over 600 works ranging from symphonies, piano concertos, operas and choral music.
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is probably one of history’s most famous names. He was a Spanish painter and sculptor and perhaps the most recognized figure in twentieth-century art. He is best known for starting the Cubist style. Among his most famous works is the painting of the German bombing of the Spanish city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.