Our modern world dazzles as a global marketplace of goods, services and corporate brand names and logos from every corner of Earth. America, as its complex history and social mandate demands, continues to be a great merging and melting pot of every race and culture on the planet. There’s no better way to see such assimilation in action, then to look at the great many multiracial Americans who keep expanding the American dream, and redefining what it means to be a citizen of the USA, and the world.
President Barack Obama is the first African American to be elected as President Of The United States of America, but he’s also a multiracial American. He’s also the first American president to be born in Hawaii. His mother was mostly English, with Scottish, Irish, German and Swiss roots. Obama’s father hailed from the Luo people in Kenya.
Mariah Carey has been wowing audiences with her singing voice since 1990, and in 2000, she signed a record breaking $100 million dollar recording contract with Virgin Records. In her career as of this writing, Carey has sold more than 200 million records, cementing her status as one of music history’s best selling artists of all time. Carey’s dad was of African American and Venezeulean descent, and her mom is Irish American.
Born in San Francisco, CA in 1940, Lee Jun-Fan became Bruce Lee and the rest is legendary martial arts and cinema history. Lee started out as a child actor in Chinese films, then he moved to the USA, to reclaim his American citizenship and study drama at The University Of Washington. Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the most influential martial arts master in modern history. His father was full blooded Chinese, while his mother Grace Ho was half Chinese and half Caucasian – tracing her bloodline back to German roots.
This elegant songbird, taken from her family and the world far too soon, was African American, Native American and Dutch. Houston set the 1980’s music charts on fire with mega hit after hit. Her film debut co-starring opposite Kevin Costner was, “The Bodyguard”, and it was not only a big box office hit, but it confirmed she could also act, which led to other big film roles.
In regards to his racial make-up, this legendary golfer refers to himself as Cablinasian, a term he coined himself. The word stands for: Caucasian, Black, American Indian and Asian. Woods has broken so many golf records, it’s difficult to keep track, but one heady financial thing’s certain. In 2010 alone, Woods earned $90.5 million dollars from his game winnings and endorsements.
This elegantly, beautiful actress wowed the film world when she won an Oscar for her performance opposite co-star Billy Bob Thornton in the powerful drama, “Monster’s Ball”, also starring Heath Ledger. Berry commands a high salary in Hollywood as an actress, and she’s also a Revlon spokeswoman. Berry’s mom is of European descent, her dad was African American.
Whoa, dude, where’s Neo? It’s how Keanu Reeves character from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” might ask about his other iconic role from “The Matrix” series of hit sci-fi, action films. He’s also dabbled in music with his grunge rock band Dogstar. His mom was English and his father of English, Irish, Portuguese, Hawaiian and Chinese descent.
This celebrated pop singer and musician can tickle the ivory piano keys like few else. Her debut album, Songs In A Minor, earned her five Grammy Awards, and sold over 12 million copies. Born Alicia Augello Cook, her mom is Italian, Scottish and Irish, and her dad is African American.