From artists to Silicon Valley tech kings, this list proves that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things in life. While some of these historical figures were handed their fame, others fought every step of the way overcome one obstacle after another, showing how far true grit and determination can take a person.
Would you know the names of these famous people by an image? Would you know the difference between Georgia O'Keeffe or Anne Morrow Lindbergh? Johnnie Cochran is best known for his role in the O.J. Simpson case, but he also represented Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Tupac. Could you identify him if you saw him walking down the street? How about two of the most iconic figures in American History? Can you figure out which image is Jesse James and which image is John D. Rockefeller? Doubtless you've heard of iconic tech industry names Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, but would you be able to distinguish one from the other in an image?
Take this quiz to find out what separates the everyday Joe and Jane from some of the most famous people you have ever heard of. You might find out they are a lot more like you than you thought!
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