A public figure is a person who is well known by the majority of people in a given society. They have a certain social standing, and often live their lives in such a way that is visible to others. Public figures can be in a variety of professions, from television, politics, entertainment, journalism, or music. A public figure often comments on important issues that affect society. Michelle Obama is an example of a public figure. She is a former First Lady of the United States of America, has recently written a book, and has a film production company. You often see her talking about different issues, in public.

What makes someone a public figure?

A public figure can be defined as a person of that has public interest and fame like a politician, celebrity, sports hero, social media personality or business leader. Public figures tend to be people of concern for the public and have more access to mainstream communication channels than private figures do. The 3 types of public figures are general public figures, limited-purpose public figures, and involuntary public figures.

Do public figures have a right to privacy?

Everyone has the right to privacy as it is a fundamental right. The only exception to this may be the public figures that are in power. Public figures that are in power need to demonstrate that they are acting in what they believe is the greater good for the people they represent. Media outlets tend to try to uncover the personal lives of public figures and have reduced their expectation to privacy rights.

Do public figures have a responsibility to be role models?

Some may argue that public figures have a responsibility to be role models while others say they do not. A public figure is typically considered to be notable for their work and hold a responsibility to carry out their job. All public figures are humans and whether they are role models or not they are bound to make mistakes and should be allowed to do so.

Public Figures Guides
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Al Capone
179000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Al Capone
178.000
179000
3D
Al Capone
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 14, 1879
Albert Einstein
173.000
1879.00
281000
3D
Albert Einstein
5’8” | 1.73 m
July 22, 1940
Alex Trebek
173.000
1940.00
632000
3D
Alex Trebek
5’4” | 1.63 m
October 13, 1989
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
163.000
1989.00
1773000
3D
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 3, 1967
Anderson Cooper
178.000
1967.00
275000
3D
Anderson Cooper
6’1” | 1.85 m
March 15, 1767
Andrew Jackson
185.000
1767.00
274000
3D
Andrew Jackson
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 26, 1944
Angela Davis
173.000
1944.00
185000
3D
Angela Davis
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 24, 1940
Anthony Fauci
170.000
1940.00
143000
3D
Anthony Fauci
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 15, 1950
Arianna Huffington
178.000
1950.00
18000
3D
Arianna Huffington
6’2” | 1.88 m
August 19, 1946
Bill Clinton
188.000
1946.00
325000
3D
Bill Clinton
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 28, 1955
Bill Gates
178.000
1955.00
321000
3D
Bill Gates
6’2” | 1.88 m
September 25, 1969
Bill Simmons
188.000
1969.00
119000
3D
Bill Simmons
5’9” | 1.75 m (Estimated)
October 2, 1974
Bjarke Ingels
175.000
1974.00
8600
3D
Bjarke Ingels
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 10, 1951
Bob Iger
185.000
1951.00
69800
3D
Bob Iger
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 12, 1895
Buckminster Fuller
165.000
1895.00
20000
3D
Buckminster Fuller
Bugha
53000
6’0” | 1.83 m
December 30, 2002
Bugha
183.000
2002.00
53000
3D
Bugha
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 28, 1949
Caitlyn Jenner
188.000
1949.00
271000
3D
Caitlyn Jenner
5’4” | 1.63 m
June 6, 1961
Carole Baskin
163.000
1961.00
13000
3D
Carole Baskin
5’11” | 1.80 m
January 1, 1956
Christine Lagarde
180.000
1956.00
19000
3D
Christine Lagarde
Clix
28000
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 7, 2005
Clix
175.000
2005.00
28000
3D
Clix
5’5” | 1.65 m
August 19, 1883
Coco Chanel
165.000
1883.00
79000
3D
Coco Chanel
6’4” | 1.93 m
April 18, 1963
Conan O’Brien
193.000
1963.00
154000
3D
Conan O’Brien
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 12, 1947
David Letterman
188.000
1947.00
128000
3D
David Letterman
5’7” | 1.70 m
Feburary 2, 1953
Dog the Bounty Hunter
170.000
1953.00
81000
3D
Dog the Bounty Hunter
6’8” | 2.03 m
March 10, 1982
Dr Disrespect
203.000
1982.00
232000
3D
Dr Disrespect
Dr. Phil
280000
6’3” | 1.91 m
September 1, 1950
Dr. Phil
191.000
1950.00
280000
3D
Dr. Phil
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 26, 1958
Ellen DeGeneres
170.000
1958.00
409000
3D
Ellen DeGeneres
Elon Musk
831000
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 28, 1971
Elon Musk
188.000
1971.00
831000
3D
Elon Musk
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 8, 1867
Frank Lloyd Wright
170.000
1867.00
96000
3D
Frank Lloyd Wright
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 12, 1924
George H. W. Bush
188.000
1924.00
159000
3D
George H. W. Bush
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 8, 1966
Gordon Ramsay
188.000
1966.00
367000
3D
Gordon Ramsay
4’11” | 1.50 m
January 3, 2003
Greta Thunberg
150.000
2003.00
1100000
3D
Greta Thunberg
6’5” | 1.96 m
January 12, 1954
Howard Stern
196.000
1954.00
301000
3D
Howard Stern
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 19, 1976
Jack Dorsey
180.000
1976.00
136000
3D
Jack Dorsey
6’8” | 2.03 m
December 14, 1960
James Comey
203.000
1960.00
29000
3D
James Comey
5’8” | 1.73 m
August 22, 1978
James Corden
173.000
1978.00
224000
3D
James Corden
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 4, 1916
Jane Jacobs
175.000
1916.00
9900
3D
Jane Jacobs
Jay Leno
130000
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 28, 1950
Jay Leno
180.000
1950.00
130000
3D
Jay Leno
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 12, 1964
Jeff Bezos
170.000
1964.00
682000
3D
Jeff Bezos
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 4, 1961
Jeff Probst
178.000
1961.00
38000
3D
Jeff Probst
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 8, 1941
Jesse Jackson
191.000
1941.00
71000
3D
Jesse Jackson
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 13, 1967
Jimmy Kimmel
180.000
1967.00
225000
3D
Jimmy Kimmel
5’11” | 1.8 m
March 14, 1963
Joe Exotic
180.000
1963.00
13000
3D
Joe Exotic
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 30, 1735
John Adams
170.000
1735.00
186000
3D
John Adams
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 23, 1977
John Oliver
183.000
1977.00
321000
3D
John Oliver
5’7” | 1.70 m
November 28, 1962
Jon Stewart
170.000
1962.00
154000
3D
Jon Stewart
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 9, 1982
Kate Middleton
175.000
1982.00
823000
3D
Kate Middleton
5’3” | 1.60 m
October 2, 1970
Kelly Ripa
160.000
1970.00
198000
3D
Kelly Ripa
6’5” | 1.96 m
December 30, 1983
Kevin Systrom
196.000
1983.00
8400
3D
Kevin Systrom
5’6" | 1.68 m
November 5, 1955
Kris Jenner
168.000
1955.00
120000
3D
Kris Jenner
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 26, 1973
Larry Page
180.000
1973.00
74000
3D
Larry Page
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 6, 1887
Le Corbusier
173.000
1887.00
20000
3D
Le Corbusier
5’3” | 1.60 m
July 12, 1997
Malala Yousafzai
160.000
1997.00
70000
3D
Malala Yousafzai
6’4” | 1.93 m
May 19, 1925
Malcolm X
193.000
1925.00
52000
3D
Malcolm X
5’8” | 1.73 m
May 30, 1975
Marissa Mayer
173.000
1975.00
24000
3D
Marissa Mayer
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 31, 1958
Mark Cuban
188.000
1958.00
126000
3D
Mark Cuban
5’7” | 1.70 m
May 14, 1984
Mark Zuckerberg
170.000
1984.00
454000
3D
Mark Zuckerberg
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 28, 1989
Markiplier
178.000
1989.00
568000
3D
Markiplier
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 3, 1941
Martha Stewart
175.000
1941.00
163000
3D
Martha Stewart
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 15, 1929
Martin Luther King Jr.
170.000
1929.00
96000
3D
Martin Luther King Jr.
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 4, 1981
Meghan Markle
168.000
1981.00
105000
3D
Meghan Markle
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 26, 1970
Melania Trump
180.000
1970.00
1140000
3D
Melania Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 14, 1942
Michael Bloomberg
173.000
1942.00
164000
3D
Michael Bloomberg
5’11” | 1.80 m
January 17, 1964
Michelle Obama
180.000
1964.00
294000
3D
Michelle Obama
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
March 27, 1886
Mies van der Rohe
173.000
1886.00
12000
3D
Mies van der Rohe
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 1, 1937
Morgan Freeman
188.000
1937.00
435000
3D
Morgan Freeman
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 21, 1990
NICKMERCS
173.000
1990.00
59000
3D
NICKMERCS
5’11” | 1.80 m
Neil Armstrong
180.000
373000
3D
Neil Armstrong
6’0” | 1.83 m
October 8, 1980
Nick Cannon
183.000
1980.00
257000
3D
Nick Cannon
Ninja
403000
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 5, 1991
Ninja
188.000
1991.00
403000
3D
Ninja
5’9” | 1.75 m (Estimated)
June 1, 1935
Norman Foster
175.000
1935.00
5900
3D
Norman Foster
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 29, 1954
Oprah Winfrey
170.000
1954.00
210000
3D
Oprah Winfrey
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 17, 1981
Paris Hilton
173.000
1981.00
278000
3D
Paris Hilton
Pauly D
53000
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 5, 1980
Pauly D
178.000
1980.00
53000
3D
Pauly D
Pewdiepie
811000
5’11” | 1.80 m
October 24, 1989
Pewdiepie
180.000
1989.00
811000
3D
Pewdiepie
5’10” | 1.78 m (Estimated)
July 8, 1906
Philip Johnson
178.000
1906.00
7000
3D
Philip Johnson
Pokimane
538000
5’4” | 1.63 m
May 14, 1996
Pokimane
163.000
1996.00
538000
3D
Pokimane
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 14, 1948
Prince Charles
178.000
1948.00
464000
3D
Prince Charles
6’1” | 1.85 m
September 15, 1984
Prince Harry
185.000
1984.00
629000
3D
Prince Harry
6’3” | 1.91 m
June 21, 1982
Prince William
191.000
1982.00
260000
3D
Prince William
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 1, 1961
Princess Diana
178.000
1961.00
458000
3D
Princess Diana
5’11” | 1.80 m
July 18, 1950
Richard Branson
180.000
1950.00
89000
3D
Richard Branson
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 9, 1913
Richard Nixon
183.000
1913.00
246000
3D
Richard Nixon
5’3” | 1.60 m
February 4, 1913
Rosa Parks
160.000
1913.00
184000
3D
Rosa Parks
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 11, 1931
Rupert Murdoch
178.000
1931.00
72000
3D
Rupert Murdoch
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 24, 1974
Ryan Seacrest
170.000
1974.00
184000
3D
Ryan Seacrest
6’ | 1.83 m (varies)
1823 (A Visit from St Nicholas)
Santa Claus
183.000
1823.00
161000
3D
Santa Claus
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1973
Seth Myers
180.000
1973.00
196000
3D
Seth Myers
5’9” | 1.75 m
October 7, 1959
Simon Cowell
175.000
1959.00
185000
3D
Simon Cowell
Snooki
82000
4’8” | 1.42 m
November 23, 1987
Snooki
142.000
1987.00
82000
3D
Snooki
5’11” | 1.80 m
May 13, 1964
Stephen Colbert
180.000
1964.00
401000
3D
Stephen Colbert
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 8, 1942
Stephen Hawking
170.000
1942.00
423000
3D
Stephen Hawking
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 17, 1957
Steve Harvey
185.000
1957.00
343000
3D
Steve Harvey
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 24, 1955
Steve Jobs
188.000
1955.00
251000
3D
Steve Jobs
5’11” | 1.80 m
June 10, 1972
Sundar Pichai
180.000
1972.00
70000
3D
Sundar Pichai
Tfue
106000
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 2, 1998
Tfue
185.000
1998.00
106000
3D
Tfue
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 27, 1858
Theodore Roosevelt
178.000
1858.00
217000
3D
Theodore Roosevelt
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 1, 1960
Tim Cook
183.000
1960.00
76000
3D
Tim Cook
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 8, 1990
TimTheTatman
183.000
1990.00
108000
3D
TimTheTatman
6’7” | 2.01 m
February 29, 1960
Tony Robbins
201.000
1960.00
146000
3D
Tony Robbins
Le Corbusier
Set of illustrations of Le Corbusier in various poses dimensioned with overall height

Le Corbusier is considered a pioneer of modern architecture, urban planning, and design. He was an architect, painter, designer, planner and writer. He was driven by the need to create better living conditions for city dwellers and is considered hugely influence in the field of urban planning. His architecture career spanned five decades, and he designed residential and commercial buildings across Europe, the US and India.

His architectural style was developed from his Five Points of Modern Architecture, which became emblematic of his simple, clean and modern design. He died, aged 77, in France.

Le Corbusier had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Drawings of Le Corbusier in a range of casual poses from standing to sitting
Le Corbusier is considered a pioneer of modern architecture, urban planning, and design. He was an architect, painter, designer, planner and writer. He was driven by the need to create better living conditions for city dwellers and is considered hugely influence in the field of urban planning.

Le Corbusier had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Drawings of Le Corbusier in a range of casual poses from standing to sitting
Le Corbusier
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Death: August 27, 1965 (aged 77)

Given Name
Birthday
October 6, 1887

Drawings include:
Le Corbusier front, side, side (walking), side (casual, beach), back (nude), front (sitting)

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James Comey
Set of illustrations of James Comey in various poses measured with overall height

James Comey is an American lawyer. After a distinguished legal career, Barack Obama appointed him as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013. He has been marred by controversy since the 2016 Presidential election. He oversaw the Clinton email investigation, and his decisions were viewed by Clinton supporters as integral to her defeat. After his election, Donald Trump fired James Comey after being unhappy with Comey’s choice to leak a memo recording a meeting between the two. Although James Comey was found to have breached FBI protocol, he has not been prosecuted and continues to enjoy an active public life.

James Comey has a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

James Comey is an American lawyer. After a distinguished legal career, Barack Obama appointed him as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2013. He has been marred by controversy since the 2016 Presidential election when he oversaw the Clinton email investigation.

James Comey has a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

James Comey
Height:
6’8” | 2.03 m
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Birthday
December 14, 1960

Drawings include:
James Comey front, side (casual), front (oath)

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Michelle Obama
Collection of drawings of Michelle Obama measured with overall height

Michelle Obama is the former First Lady of the United States. Born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago in 1964, she studied first at Princeton University and later at Harvard Law School, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. They married in 1992 and have two children together. She supported her husband in his 2008 Presidential bid and became First Lady upon his inauguration in January 2009. She was a hugely popular First Lady, known for her charisma and approachable character, as well as her Let’s Move! Campaign, intent on reducing child obesity. She published her memoir, entitled Becoming, which became a worldwide success.

Michelle Obama has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Michelle Obama is the former First Lady of the United States. Born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago in 1964, she studied first at Princeton University and later at Harvard Law School, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. They married in 1992 and have two children together.

Michelle Obama has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Michelle Obama
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Birthday
January 17, 1964

Drawings include:
Michelle Obama front, front (posing), walking (front), walking (side)

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Alex Trebek
Size comparison drawings of Alex Trebek comparing the heights of other related media personalities

Alex Trebek was born in Canada and is best known for his role as a television personality as a gameshow host for Jeopardy.  Alex Trebek got his start in broadcasting where he worked endlessly to become the best he could be which led him to his first hosting position for a show called 'Music Hop' in the early 1960s and went on to host a variety of different programs through the 60s. Trebek’s first game show debut was for The Wizard of Odds, which brought him to the United States, where he became a citizen in late 90s. Trebek has also guest starred shows such as How I Met Your Mother and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Alex Trebek had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Alex Trebek with height measurements
Alex Trebek was born in Canada and is best known for his role as a television personality as a gameshow host for Jeopardy. Alex Trebek got his start in broadcasting where he worked endlessly to become the best he could be which led him to his first hosting position for a show called 'Music Hop.'

Alex Trebek had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Alex Trebek with height measurements
Alex Trebek
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 1961–2020

Death: November 8, 2020

Given Name
George Alexander Trebek
Birthday
July 22, 1940

Drawings include:
Alex Trebek elevations (assorted)

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Greta Thunberg
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Greta Thunberg in relation to other political figures

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist known internationally for urging world leaders to take action against climate change. She started gaining media attention for her criticism of country leaders failing to take action to resolve the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg’s activism started at the age of 15 when she started spending school days outside of the Swedish Parliament. In 2018, she addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference and in 2019 sailed to North America to attend the UN Climate Action Summit. Greta Thunberg was named the Time’s Person of the Year in 2019 and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice.

Greta Thunberg has a height of 4’11” (1.50 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Greta Thunberg labeled with overall height
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist known internationally for urging world leaders to take action against climate change. She started gaining media attention for her criticism of country leaders failing to take action to resolve the climate crisis.

Greta Thunberg has a height of 4’11” (1.50 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Greta Thunberg labeled with overall height
Greta Thunberg
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4’11” | 1.50 m
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Country: Sweden

Occupation: Environmental activist

Birthday
January 3, 2003

Drawings include:
Greta Thunberg elevations (assorted)

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