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Famous Birthdays in January Week 4

What happens if your client’s birthday is the same as celebrities like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift or President Obama or President Xi Jinping?

EVERY SALES PITCH STARTS WITH AN ICE BREAKER, THAT SOUNDS REAL


The list of famous birthdays during January Week 4 (22nd – 28th)

Diane LaneDiane Lane Thumbnail

Birth Date: 22nd January 1960

Birth Place: New York, New York, United States

Education: Hunter College High School

Who is she?

An accomplished actress with starring role in A Walk on the Moon (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000) and an Oscar nomination in Unfaithful (2002).

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Steve PerrySteve Perry Thumbnail

Birth Date: 22nd January 1966

Birth Place: Hanford, California, United States

Education: College of the Sequoias

Full Name: Stephen Ray Perry

Who is he?

A famous singer.  He joined Journey in 1977, achieving success with the 1981 album Escape, featuring the class “Don’t Stop Believin.”

 

John Hancock (1737 – 1793) John Hancock Thumbnail

Birth Date: 23rd January 1737

Birth Place: Quincy, Massachusetts

Education: Harvard University

Who is he?

A prominent merchant and in 1780, he became the first governor of Massachusetts.  He became the President of the Continental Congress in 1781 and was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

John Hancock Insurance Co. founded on April 21 1862 was named in his honour.   The Co. was acquired in 2004 by Canadian Insurer Manulife Financial.

 

Megawati SukarnoputriMegawati Sukarnoputri Thumbnail

Birth Date: 23rd January 1947

Birth Place: Jakarta, Indonesia

Education: Padjadjaran University, University of Indonesia

Full Name: Dyah Permata Megawati Setiawati Sukarnoputri

Who is she?

She is the fifth President of Indonesia (2001-2004, and is the daughter of the first President of Indonesia (Sukarno).

 

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond Thumbnail

Birth Date: 24th January 1941

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Education: New York University

Full Name: Neil Leslie Diamond

Who is he?

A singer and songwriter.  He wrote “I’m A Believer” for The Monkees.  His own pop hits include “Heartlight” and “Sweet Caroline.”  The “Red, Red Wine” was a big hit for band UB40 in 1983.

 

Frederick II ThumbnailFrederick II (1712-1786)

Birth Date: 24th January 1712

Birth Place: Berlin, Germany

Education: Louisville Central High School

Nick Name: Frederick the Great, King of Prussia

Who is he?

Frederick II is commonly known as Frederick the Great.  He was Prussia’s king from 1740 to 1786 and establish Prussia as a strong military power.

 

Michio Kaku ThumbnailMichio Kaku

Birth Date: 24th January 1947

Birth Place: San Jose, California, United States

Education: Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley

Who is he?

He is a scientist & physicist and one of the co-founders of string field theory.  He is the author of several popular books and has appeared on numerous television programs.

 

Alicia Keys ThumbnailAlicia Keys

Birth Date: 25th January 1981

Birth Place:New York, New York, United States

Education: Professional Performance Arts School, Columbia University

Full Name: Alicia Augello Cook

Who is she?

Singer, song writer, pianist.  She is a multiple Grammy Award-winnner.  Her debut album Songs in A Minor (2001) went platinum five times over and earned her five Grammys and with more hit albums such as The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007) and Girl on Fire (2009), all of which won the artist Grammys.

 

Douglas Carl Engelbart ThumbnailDouglas C. Engelbart (1925 – 1988)

Birth Date: 25th January 1925

Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States

Education: Oregon State College (Oregon State University), University of California, Berkeley

Full Name: Douglas Carl Engelbart

Who is he?

An inventor and computer programmer, he was a pioneer in interactive computer design and invented the computer mouse in 1964.  He created the first 2D editing system and the first to demonstrate the use of mixed text-graphics and shared-screen viewing.  He founded Stanford University’s Bootstrap Project.

 

Corazon Aquino ThumbnailCorazon Aquino (1933 – 2009)

Birth Date: 25th January 1933

Birth Place: Tarlac, Philippines

Education: Mount St. Vincent College

Full Name: Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino

Who is she?

She was the 11th president and first female president) of the Philippines and restored democracy after the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.  Her husband had been an opponent of Ferdinand Marcos and was assassinated upon returning from exile. In 1986, Marcos unexpectedly called for elections in 1986 and Corazon Aquino became the unified opposition’s presidential candidate. She took office after Marcos fled the country, and served as president until 1992.

 

Douglas MacArthur ThumbnailDouglas MacArthur (1880 – 1964)

Birth Date: 26th January 1880

Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Education: West Point

Who is he?

A famous American general, re-known for his command of Allied forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He fought in World War I, and in World War II was the commander of Allied forces in the Pacific. He criticized President Harry Truman’s handling of the Korean War and was subsequently relieved of his command.

 

Jose Mourinho ThumbnailJose Mourinho

Birth Date: 26th January 1963

Birth Place: Setubal, Portugal

Education: Technical University of Lisbon

Who is he?

A successful and controversial football manager,  his career has led to many league titles and accolades with with Porto FC, Chelsea FC, Internazionale and Real Madrid.

 

Wolfgang Mozart ThumbnailWolfgang Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Birth Date: 27th January 1756

Birth Place: Salzburg, Austria

Full Name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Who is he?

A musician and composer, he created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that profoundly shaped classical music.  At 5 years old, he was already capable of playing multiple instruments and composing his own music.

 

Edward John Smith ThumbnailEdward J. Smith (1850 – 1912)

Birth Date: 27th January 1850

Birth Place: Hanley, United Kingdom

Education: Royal Naval Reserve

Full Name: Edward John Smith

Who is he?

The Captain of the luxury vessel Titanic which sank in 1912.  The sinking is one of the most famous disasters at sea in history.

 

Lewis Carroll ThumbnailLewis Carroll (1832 – 1898)

Birth Date: January 27, 1832

Birth Place: Daresbury, England

Education: Christ Church (Oxford), Rugby School, Richmond School, Yorkshire

Original Name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Pen Name: Lewis Carroll

Who is he?

The famous author of the children’s classics “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.”

 

Kaiser Wilhelm ThumbnailKaiser Wilhelm (1859 – 1941)

Birth Date: 27th January 1859

Birth Place: Potsdam, Germany

Education: Kassel at the Friedrichsgymnasium

Full Name: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert

Who is he?

He is the emperor of Germany from 1888 until the end of World War I.  During the war, he allowed his military advisers to dictate German policy. Realizing that Germany would lose the war, he abdicated the throne in November 1918 and fled to the Netherlands.

 

Steve Wynn ThumbnailSteve Wynn

Birth Date: 27th January 1942

Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Education: University of Pennsylvania, Manlius School

Full Name: Stephen Alan Wynn

Who is he?

In 1967, he moved to Las Vegas and brought new life to the Las Vegas strip by renovating the Golden Nugget and opening The Mirage and The Bellagio.  In 2005, he opened the Wynn Las Vegas. A year later, he opened Wynn Macau.

 

Carlos Slim Helú ThumbnailCarlos Slim Helú

Birth Date: 28th January 1940

Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico

Education: National Autonomous University of Mexico

Who is he?

He purchased investments following the economic crash of 1982, which later made him the richest man in the world between 2011 – 2013 (Forbes)

 

Elijah Wood ThumbnailElijah Wood

Birth Date: 28th January 1981

Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Best Known: Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings

Who is he?

An Actor who was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for his role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. His other notable films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, and Happy Feet.

 

Credits: Biography & Famous Birthdays


We get curious questions why we track popular people and their birthdays which are non-related to wealth management, financial markets and investments.

Here are 10 reasons why:

  1. Clients don’t care about complex solutions, neither can they understand them.
  2. There are hundreds of banks and thousands of wealth managers, your solution is not the best, and may be the worst.
  3. If they don’t like you, no matter how low your fees are or how good your solution is, they will not listen to you.
  4. No matter how expert you are, you need to find a willing listener.
  5. A good conversation is different from a real conversation.
  6. Every sales pitch starts with an ice breaker, that sounds real.
  7. You can’t accurately predict financial market, so keep those conversation short.
  8. If you need an excuse to be personable & emotional, linking to famous people you know always help.
  9. There is no better connections than birthday connections.
  10. And there is no better announcement than having the same birthdays as Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Jet Li, Jackie Chan.

 



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