Who do you guys think is the most recognizable name in the world, at present? Only living people are eligible.
Here are my 2 cents:
Barack Obama - leader of the "free world".. self explanatory
Vladmir Putin - He's been the leader of russia for a while now.. probably near same level of recognizability as obama
Queen Elizabeth II - I don't really have much basis for this but i suspect she is super recognizable. I think lots of people around the world know of the queen of england... maybe not by name but like they know who she is. plus she is old as shit
Bono - He has been around for a long time, is still relevant, has a strong presence around the world, and I think musicians have an edge in this because they spread by radio.
Beyonce - I don't really know about her worldwide presence but she is the biggest music star in the U.S.. so I have to assume in the world at the moment as well.
Ronaldo - There are a few athletes I could pick, but I think some of them may have lost relevancy with younger generations. I don't know much about football, but I know it's the most popular sport around the world by far. And I (think?) ronaldo is maybe the most popular player?
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Self explanatory. Some of his action movies are huge worldwide. He was mr perfect or mr olympia or whatever that was. He is insanely recognizable.
Jackie Chan - Famous in the U.S. and China - so I figure he's famous everywhere else too?
So my actual pick for #1 is Obama. But I'd like to believe it's actually someone else. What do you guys think? I imagine there are famous people in other countries that I don't know about because I am a dumb american.