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Oct 21 2010
1 Barack Obama (2008-) 44th President of the United States, (Swiss distant ancestors). 59441
2 Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) theoretical physicist widely regarded as the most important scientist of the 20th century and one of the greatest physicists of all time 42876
3 Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) author, political activist and lecturer. First deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. 13768
4 Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) 34st President of the United States 13337
5 Ryan Seacrest (1974 - ) television and radio host, television producer, and entrepreneur 9297
6 Meryl Streep (1949 - ) Film actress 9149
7 Liev Schreiber (1976 - ) Film actor 7179
8 Michelle Pfeiffer (1958 - ) Film actress 7148
9 Ben Roethlisberger (1982 - ) football quarterback in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers 7073
10 Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964) 31st President of the United States 6987
11 Cyndi Lauper (1953 - ) singer-songwriter and actress 6412
12 George Lucas (1944 - ) Film director 6340
13 J. Edgar Hoover (1935 - 1972) first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. 5988
14 Steve Ballmer (1956 - ) businessman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation 4426
15 Bobby Fischer (1943 - 2008), controversial world chess champion 3937
16 Jewel (1974 - ) singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and author 3725
17 Bridget Marquardt (1975 - ) model, actress 3165
18 James Caviezel (1968 - ) Film actor 3132
19 Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973) automobile race car driver and automotive designer, hero of World War I, government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation 1817
20 Gary Gygax (1938 – 2008) writer and game designer, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) 1391
21 Chesley Sullenberger (1951 - ) American airline transport pilot (ATP) who successfully carried out the emergency ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, saving the lives of the 155 people on the aircraft. 1120
22 Berry Berenson (1948 - 2001) photographer, actress, and model 951
23 Robert Frank (1924 - ) important figure in American photography and film 903
24 Henry Clay Frick (1849 - 1919) industrialist and art patron, once known as "America's most hated man". as per CNBC one of the "Worst American CEOs of All Time". 878
25 Theda Bara (1885 - 1955) silent film actress and sex symbol 829
26 Victor Mature (1913 - 1999) Film actor 818
27 Albert Gallatin (1761 – 1849) Senator of Pennsylvania 759
28 Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873) zoologist, glaciologist, and geologist, the husband of educator Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, and one of the first world-class American scientists 566
29 Marc Forster (1969 - ) Film director, raised in Davos (Switzerland), Swiss mother, holds Swiss citizenship 564
30 Karina Lombard (1969 - ) singer and actress 547
31 William Wyler (1902 – 1981) Film director 534
32 Felix Bloch (1905 - 1983) physicist 440
33 Amy Klobuchar (1960 - ) Senator of Minnesota 434
34 Henry Wirz (1822 - 1865) the only Confederate soldier executed in the aftermath of the American Civil War for war crimes 432
35 Jodi Ann Paterson (1975 - ) model, actress and former beauty queen. 425
36 Louis Chevrolet (1878 - 1941) racing driver and the founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, now the most famous brand of General Motors. 367
37 John Sutter (1803 - 1880) Californian famous for his association with the California Gold Rush (in that gold was discovered by James W. Marshall in Sutter's Mill) and for establishing Sutter's Fort in an area that would later become the capital of California, Sacramento 342
38 Elvis Perkins (1976 - ) singer-songwriter 315
39 August Schellenberg (1936 - ) actor 286
40 Edmond H. Fischer (1920 - ) biochemist 283
41 Billie Dove (1903 - 1997) Film actress 268
42 Anthony G. Brown (1961 - ) Governor of Maryland 254
43 James L. Buckley (1923 - ) Senator of New York 245
44 Jeff Hostetler (1961 - ) football quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins. 243
45 Fritz Zwicky (1898 - 1974) astronomer 231
46 Adolph Rickenbacker (1886 – 1976) Pioneer of the electric guitar and founder of the Rickenbacker guitar company, whose products would be an important influence on 1960's music through, among others, The Beatles, The Who and The Byrds. 168
47 Robert Lutz (1932 - ) General Motors Vice Chairman of Product Development and Chairman of GM North America, the world's largest automaker 153
48 Meyer Guggenheim (1828 - 1905) statesman, patriarch of Guggenheim family 150
49 S. S. Kresge (1867 – 1966) merchant, philanthropist and founder of the The S. S. Kresge Company, now Sears Holdings Corporation. 147
50 Philip Schaff (1819 - 1893) Protestant theologian and a historian of the Christian church 146
51 Othmar Ammann (1879 - 1965) civil engineer 128
52 William Wirt (1772 - 1834) author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence 125
53 Max Theiler (1899 - 1972) virologist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for developing a vaccine against yellow fever 124
54 Etienne Wenger (1952 - ) educational researcher 99
55 Adolf Meyer (1866 - 1950) psychiatrist 97
56 Robert B. Meyner (1908 – 1990) Governor of New Jersey 97
57 William "Pudge" Heffelfinger (1867-1954), first professional football player 91
58 Simon Guggenheim (1867 - 1941) businessman, politician, and philanthropist 87
59 Christoph Meili (1968 - ) whistleblower. 81
60 Jean Piccard (1884 - 1963) scientist and high-altitude balloonist 80
61 Herbert Matter (1907-1984) photographer and graphic designer 72
62 Alexander Emanuel Agassiz (1835 - 1910), geologist and zoologist 72
63 Henry Bouquet 54
64 Felix Zollicoffer (1812 – 1862) newspaperman, three-term US Congressman from Tennessee, officer in the United States Army, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War 51
65 Armand Borel (1923 - 2003) mathematician 49
66 James William Good (1866 – 1929) Congressman Iowa 44
67 Martin Buser (1958 - ) champion of sled dog racing 43
68 Florian Cajori (1859 - 1930) mathematician 43
69 David Alter (1807 - 1881) American inventor, almost discovered spectroscopy 39
70 Bruce Tognazzini (1945 - ) usability consultant in partnership the Nielsen Norman Group 38
71 John Joachim Zubly (1724 - 1781) pastor, planter, and statesman during the American Revolution 36
72 Rudolph Ganz (1877 - 1972) pianist, conductor and composer 29
73 Otto Frederick Hunziker (1873 - 1959) dairy educator and technologist 28
74 Josias Joesler (1895 - 1927) architect 25
75 Jeremy Maxwell (1973 - ) Film actor 23
76 Emanuel L. Philipp (1861 – 1925) Governor of Wisconsin 22
77 James S. Negley (1826 – 1901) Congressman Pennsylvania 20
78 Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840 - 1914) archeologist 19
79 Edward Walter Eberle (1864 - 1929) admiral in the United States Navy, served as Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy and third Chief of Naval Operations 18
80 Daniel Kumler Flickinger (1824 - 1911) Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ 13
81 Robert Julius Trumpler (1886 – 1956) astronomer 12
82 Fernand Auberjonois (1910 - 2004) highly respected journalist, foreign correspondent of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Toledo Blade 9
83 Renée Zellweger (1969 - ) Film actress >[link]</ref> 8
84 James G. Sterchi (1867 - 1932) furniture store magnate 8
85 Martin Marty (1834 - 1886) Benedictine priest 7
86 Walter Gautschi (1927 - ) mathematician 7
87 Jeremiah Theus (1716 - 1774) painter 6
88 René Murat Auberjonois (1940 - ) Film actor 5
89 Louis François de Pourtalès (1824-80) Naturalist < 5
90 Adolfo Müller-Ury (1862-1947) portrait and impressionistic still-life painter < 5
91 Sean Michael (1988 - ) Film actor < 5
92 Q'Orianka Kilcher (1990 - ) singer and actress < 5
93 William Frank Buckley (1925 - 2008) writer < 5
94 Rudolph "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone (1913 - 1996) perhaps the best known pool player in the United States < 5
95 Milton Hershey (1857 – 1945) confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company < 5
96 Robert Portman (1955 -) Congressman Ohio < 5

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