Celebrities are often seen as the pole stars around which society revolves. Whether they are politicians, top athletes or musicians – these people exert a magical attraction on the rest of us. In the constant glare of the media and the public, their lives are spot-lit from all angles. These are always special people: politicians, entrepreneurs, musicians, sportspeople, scientists, motivational experts and adventurers who influence our daily lives and shape the way in which we see the world. Among those listed here are many prestigious German personalities, as well as celebrities from all over the globe.