1. Oscar de la Hoya • February 4, 1973
The ‘Golden Boy’, Oscar de la Hoya became an Olympic boxing phenom in 1992 and has been breaking records ever since. His picture book, Super Oscar, was named Bilingual Children’s Picture Book of the year in 2007. He also founded the nonprofit Golden Boy Partners to help revitalize urban communities.
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2. Ellen DeGeneres • January 26, 1958
This comedian/actress/talk show host has been making us laugh since her stand-up debut on The Tonight Show in 1986. Ellen joined the ranks of Aquarius celebrities who helped change the world when her eponymous character on Ellen came out in 1997, making her the first openly gay sitcom character. Although it was controversial, she weathered the storm and paved the way for mainstream LGBT acceptance.