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Famous Birthdays in January Week 1

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 1 (1st – 7th)

  • Mel Gibson – 3rd January 1956
  • J.R.R. Tolkien – 3rd January 1892
  • Michael Schumacher – 3rd January 1969
  • Sir Issac Newton – 4th January 1643
  • Rowan Atkinson – 6th January 1955
  • Nicholas Cage – 7th January 1964
  • Lewis Hamilton – 7th January 1985


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Mel GibsonMel Gibson Thumbnail

Birth Date: 3rd January 1956

Birth Place: Peekskill, New York

Education: National Institute of Dramatic Art and St. Leo’s Catholic College in Australia

Full Name: Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson

Who is he?

Lead Actor in top movies such as Braveheart, Hamlet, Maverick, Mad Max and Lethal Weapon.


J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973)JRR Tolkein Thumbnail

Birth Date: 3rd January 1892

Birth Place: Bloemfontein, South Africa

Education: King Edward’s School and Exeter College

Who is he?

Author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher Thumbnail

Birth Date: 3rd January 1969

Birth Place: Hurth, Germany

Education: Not Available

Who is he?

7 times Formula 1 World Champion and lead driver for Ferrari from 1996 – 2006


Sir Issac Newton (1643 – 1727)Sir Issac Newton Thumbnail

Birth Date: 4th January 1643

Birth Place: Woolsthorpe, England

Education: University of Cambridge, Trinity College, The King’s School

Who is he?

One of the greatest physicist and mathematician.  In 1687, he published his the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) including what is known as the 3 Law of Newton:

  1. A stationary body will stay stationary unless an external force is applied to it
  2. Force is equal to mass times acceleration, and a change in motion is proportional to the force applied
  3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction


Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson Thumbnail

Birth Date: 6th January 1955

Birth Place: Peekskill, New York

Education: The Queen’s College, University of Oxford

Full Name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson

Who is he?

Lead Actor and Comedian in the TV series & move: Mr Bean


Nicholas CageNicholas Cage Thumbnail

Birth Date: 7th January 1964

Birth Place: Long Beach, California

Education: American Conservatory Theatre, Beverly Hills High School

Full Name: Nicolas Kim Coppola

Who is he?

Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for the movie Leaving Las Vegas.  Also starred in Gone in Sixty Seconds, Con Air, The Rock, National Treasure, Face/Off, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass, Matchstick Men, Moonstruck and Adaptation.


Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton Thumbnail

Birth Date: 7th January 1985

Birth Place: Stevenage, England

Education: The John Henry Newman School, Cambridge Arts and Sciences College

Full Name: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton

Who is he?

Formula One racing driver and 2008, 2014 and 2015 Formula One World Champion.


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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