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Famous Birthdays in January Week 3

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?


The list of famous birthdays during January Week 3 (15th – 21st)

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)Martin Luthur King Jr Thumbnail

Birth Date: 15th January 1929

Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Education: Boston University, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary

Full Name: Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is he?

A Baptist minister & civil-rights activist.  He played a key role in ending the segregation of African-American citizen, leading to the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.  In April 1968, he was assassinated.  He made one of the greatest speech of all time in his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.”


Aristotle Onassis (1906 – 1975)Aristotle Onassis Thumbnail

Birth Date: 15th January 1906

Birth Place: Karatas, Turkey

Education: Evangelical Greek School

Who is he?

A Greek entrepreneur and a shipping tycoon.  He dated many famous women, including the widowed Jacqueline Kennedy (spouse of President John. F Kennedy), whom he married in 1968.


Kate MossKate Moss Thumbnail

Birth Date: 16th January 1974

Birth Place: London, England

Education: Riddlesdown Collegiate

Who is she?

She is a supermodel and was featured in Calvin Klein’s Obsession ad campaign in 1993.


Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama Thumbnail

Birth Date: 17th January 1964

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Education: Harvard Law School, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Princeton University

Full Name: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Who is she?

First Lady of United States and wife of President Barack Obama, the first Black President in history of United States.


Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)Benjamin Franklin Thumbnail

Birth Date: 17th January 1906

Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Education: Boston Latin School

Who is he?

A founding father of United States of America, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the United States’ Constitution, negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War.  A Diplomat, Scientist, Inventor and writer, he published Poor Richard’s Almanack, invented bifocal glasses and organized the first successful American lending library.


Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali Thumbnail

Birth Date: 17th January 1942

Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Education: Louisville Central High School

Original Name: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

Who is he?

An Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964, and two more times in the 1970s.  He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 and has devoted his time to philanthropy, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.  His most famous quote “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”


Al Capone (1899 – 1947)Al Capone Thumbnail

Birth Date: 17th January 1899

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Education: Columbia University, King’s College

Nickname: Scarface

Full Name: Alphonse Capone

Who is he?

One of the most famous American gangsters,, he rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era.  In 1931, he was sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1931 for a tax evasion conviction.  His personal fortune was estimated at $100 million and was responsible for countless murders.


Vidal Sassoon (1928 – 2012)Vidal Sassoon Thumbnail

Birth Date: 17th January 1928

Birth Place: Hammersmith, United Kingdom

Education: Essendine Road Primary School

Who is he?

He revolutionized women’s hairstyles and created an international hair-products empire with a 1980s advertising campaign: “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.”


Jim CarreyJIm Carey Thumbnail

Birth Date: 17th January 1962

Birth Place: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Full Name: James Eugene Carrey

Who is he?

Famous Comedian and Actor, he starred in box office hits in Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveThe Mask, The Truman Show and Man on the Moon.  Other popular movies include The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls(1995), Batman Forever (1995), The Cable Guy (1996) and Liar Liar (1997)


Jay Chou

Jay Chou Thumbnail


Birth Date: 18th January 1979

Birth Place: Linkou District, New Taipei, Taiwan

Education: Tamkang Senior High School

Full Name: Chou Jie Lun

Who is he?

He is a successful musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, and actor. In 2000, Chou released his debut album, titled Jay and followed with numerous success in album release and hit songs.  He also acted in movies Initial D (2005), Curse Of The Golden Flower (2006), and has ventured into Hollywood in 2011 in movie The Green Hornet.


Steve Reeves (1926 – 2000)Steve Reeves

Birth Date: 21st January 1926

Birth Place: Glasgow, Montana, United States

Education: Castlemont High School

Full Name: Stephen L. Reeves

Who is he?

A Bodybuilder and Actor, he claimed the titles Mr. America, Mr. World and Mr. Universe by the age of 25. He starred in 18 films, including Hercules (1959), Hercules Unchained (1960) and The Last Days of Pompeii (1960).


Christian Dior (1905 – 1957)Christian Dior Thumbnail

Birth Date: 21st January 1905

Birth Place: Granville, France

Education: École des Sciences Politiques

Who is he?

A legendary French fashion designer, he exploded onto the Paris fashion scene in 1905 with designs that flew in the face of wartime restrictions and reintroduced a femininity and focus on luxury to women’s fashion.


Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus Thumbnail

Birth Date: 21st January 1940

Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Education: The Ohio State University

Full Name: Jack William Nicklaus

Nickname: The Golden Bear

Who is he?

An American golfer, he won six Masters Tournaments among his record-breaking 18 career major championships.


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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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