Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Top 10 Famous People from Seattle

Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist. He ranks 2nd on the Forbes list of billionaires in 2013.

Apolo Ohno Olympic Speed Skating Champion and also Dancing with the Stars Champion.

Gail Devers Olympic Track and Field Champion.

Richard F. Gordon  Jr. NASA astronaut.

Stephen S. Oswald NASA astronaut.

Judy Collins noted singer of "Both Sides Now" written by Joni Mitchell was born in Seattle and lived there for the first ten years of her life.  Her family then moved to Denver, Colorado.

Ben Haggerty stage name Macklemore Rapper who has won various music awards and is up for several Grammys in 2014.

Jim Whittaker first American to climb Mt. Everest, famous quote, "You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can't be conquered; you conquer yourself" and "If you aren't living on the edge, you are taking up too much space".

Mary Youngblood is an award winning Native American Musician.

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft is the current owner of the Seattle Seahawks who will be playing in the upcoming XLVIII Superbowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2nd.

Unfortunately, wikipedia does not list sports alliances but I wager if any of these people are rooting for the Seahawks they have an impressive fan base. Tomorrow: the Colorado Crowd.

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