Professional golf player Tiger Woods was the youngest man (at the age of 21) and the first African-American to win the U.S. Masters.
Professional golf player Tiger Woods was born in Cyprus, California, on December 30, 1975. Woods won the U.S. Masters at Augusta in 1997 with a record score at the age of 21. He was the youngest man and first African American to earn the title. In 2009, Woods took a hiatus from golf, returning in 2010, but as his personal life took a turn for the worse, the golfer was not at the top of his game. From 2001 to 2012, he was cited by Forbes as the highest-paid professional athlete. In 2012, Woods won the AT&T National, becoming the second-leading golfer for PGA wins—beating Jack Nicklaus's long-held record for the spot.
Michael Schumacher is arguably the best racing driver that the F1 circuit has ever seen. The seven time world champion has barely left any milestone unaccomplished. Born in the fall of 1969, Schumacher or Schumi, as he is fondly called in the circuit showed an early interest in racing.
He started his winning streak at the age of six, when he won his first club championship. His father, Rolf Schumacher was a bricklayer who took on multiple jobs like renting and repairing karts to support Michael’s racing. Throughout his career, he has shown exceptional accuracy and is known to commit very few mistakes, especially when the going gets tough in wet conditions. He made his Formula One debut with Jordan-Ford team in 1991, before shifting in the later part of the decade to Ferrari. For his time there, Schumacher has been credited for turning once struggling Ferrari in the most successful teams in Formula One history. He surprised hi fans when he announced his retirement from professional Formula F1 in 2006.
Mike Tyson is a former heavyweight boxing champion who's served jail time and appeared in several films.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1966, Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1986, at age 20. He lost the title in 1990 and later served three years in prison over rape charges. He subsequently earned further notoriety by biting Evander Holyfield's ear during a rematch in 1997. Tyson has gone on to appear in several films, including a documentary on his life.
Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Bulls to six national championships and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times.
American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA.
Usain Bolt became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in world record times in 2008. Four years later, at the London Olympics, he became the first man to win gold medals in both the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympic Games and the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Games competition.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, beating rival Yohan Blake, who took silver. Bolt ran the race in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record, making him the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Games competition. The win marked Bolt's second consecutive gold medal in the 100. Bolt went on to compete in the men's 200, claiming his second consecutive gold medal in that race. He is the first man to win both the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympic Games, as well as the first man to ever win back-to-back gold medals in double sprints.
A member of three Brazilian World Cup-champion teams, Pelé is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time.
Born on October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil, soccer legend Pelé became a superstar with his performance in the 1958 World Cup. Pelé played professionally in Brazil for two decades, winning three World Cups along the way, before joining the New York Cosmos late in his career. Named FIFA co-Player of the Century in 1999, he is a global ambassador for soccer and other humanitarian causes.