Berühmte Griechen - International
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Berühmte Griechen - International
Die ganze Wirtschaftskrise in Griechenland überschattet das kulturelle und geistige Erbe dieses Landes. Griechenland bringt immer noch viele internationale bekannte Größen heraus, die entweder in Griechenland selber oder in der riesigen griechischen Diaspora zu finden sind. Hierbei sind vor allem die USA und Australien hervorzuheben, in denen besonders viele Griechen leben.
1. Griechen in Großbritannien
Peter James Andrea (born 27 February 1973), better known by the stage name Peter Andre, is a British-Australian musician. Andre is best known for his hit singles "Mysterious Girl" and "Flava". He was the husband of glamour model and business woman Katie Price, with whom he had two children.
In 2009, he made a successful musical comeback after the release of his 2006 album with his then wife, Katie, A Whole New World. In 2009, he released his first album in four years, Revelation with a new single "Behind Closed Doors" which reached #3 on the UK Singles Charts. The Revelation album features a more darker side of lyrics to his previous material. This was followed by Accelerate in 2010.
Adam Robert Christodoulou (born 11 June 1989 in Lichfield) is a British racing driver, who won the 2008 British Formula Renault Championship, also won the 2009 Star Mazda Championship in the United States. His cousin Riki Christodoulou is also an emerging racing driver, currently competing in British Formula Three.
Stelios Haji- Ioannou Net worth GBP £1.29 billion
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (Greek: Στέλιος Χατζηιωάννου), born 14 February 1967) is a British entrepreneur of Greek Cypriot origin, currently a resident of Monaco. He is the scion of a wealthy, shipowning family, but is best known for setting up easyJet, a highly successful and profitable low-cost airline, with start-up funds provided by his father, the beginning of a series of ventures under the Easy brand.
Gordon Haskell (born Gordon Hionides, 27 April 1946, in Verwood, Dorset, England) is a Pop, Rock & Blues music vocalist, songwriter, and bassist. He first gained recognition as a member of the British band Les Fleur de Lys. He sang on one of the songs of King Crimson's second album, then played bass and sang on their third album. After departing from King Crimson, he continued his musical career as a solo musician & gained international recognition in 2001 with his hit song How Wonderful You Are.
A school friend of King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, the two first worked together in an amateur version of Fripp's group the League of Gentlemen in the mid-1960s. Since that time Gordon Haskell has been on the fringes of the English music scene. For a brief period he shared a London flat with Jimi Hendrix. While playing bass in the psychedelic pop band the Fleur De Lys he recorded a few singles with the group to minimal success. Haskell's debut solo album Sail in My Boat was recorded for the U.K. division of CBS Records in 1969. The album did not chart and today remains a rare collectible.
Sir Eddie Kulukundis OBE (born 1932 in London) is a member of a Greek shipping family whose professional career has spanned shipping and the theatre.
The well known philanthropist has donated in excess of £2 Million to British athletics and theatre groups. Kulukundis was made an OBE for services to British sport in 1993, and Knighted for services to British theatre and sport in 1998. He is married to the popular British actress Susan Hampshire.
Marina Lambrini Diamandis (Greek: Μαρίνα-Λαμπρινή Διαμάντη, pronounced [ðiaˈmadi]; born 10 October 1985), better known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds (sometimes stylised as Marina & the diamonds), is a Welsh singer-songwriter. She rose to fame after reaching number two on the BBC Sound of 2010 poll list, coming second to Ellie Goulding. After releasing one private EP, Diamandis released her second extended play, The Crown Jewels EP, with help from Neon Gold Records, in 2009. Now signed to 679 Recordings, she released her debut full length studio album, The Family Jewels, followed by her third extended play, The American Jewels EP, in 2010. In 2011, Marina announced that she was working on her second album, Electra Heart which is due for release on 30 April 2012. The first single from the album, "Radioactive" was released in the UK on 3 October 2011.
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου); 25 June 1963) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. Michael rose to fame in the 1980s when he formed the pop duo Wham! with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. His first solo single, "Careless Whisper", was released when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide.
As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. Michael has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists".
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark 10 June 1921)[fn 1] is the husband of Elizabeth II. He is the United Kingdom's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.
A member of the Danish-German House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince Philip was born into the Greek royal family, but his family was exiled from Greece when he was a child. After being educated in Germany, England and Scotland, he joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1939. From July 1939, he began corresponding with Princess Elizabeth, the eldest daughter and heiress presumptive of King George VI. During World War II he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets.
ΩΡΕ ΜΑΝΑ ΜΟΥ! Δεν εχουμε αλλα προβλιματα παρα να υμνειζουμε αυτους που μας λιστεβουν εδω και 200 χρονια;;;
Ich scheiß auf jeden einzelnen dieser Verräter. Erklär mir, was diese Leute für Griechenland gemacht haben und sage nichts mehr dazu.
Die sind die größten Steuerhinterzieher und Landesverräter überhaupt. Aide, macht den Thread zu.
Ist nicht diese Lockentyp von Hangover Grieche oder so?
Zitat von Dulee
ja ist er, auch die von CSI Miami, die lockige Blondine ist Griechin.
2. Griechen in den USA
Johnny A. is an American guitarist/songwriter, born November 14, 1952 in Malden, Massachusetts.
Growing up in Boston as a young child, he became interested in music, starting with drums at age six. Upon being exposed to The Beatles in 1964 (age 12), Johnny bought a $49 Lafayette Electronics guitar. In the late seventies, he formed a band called The Streets, performing mostly in the Boston area. In 1986 his band, Hearts On Fire, placed second in the WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble only to be edged out by Gang Green.
Spiro Theodore Agnew (pronunciation: /ˈspɪroʊ ˈæɡnjuː/; November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th Vice President of the United States (1969–1973), serving under President Richard Nixon, and the 55th Governor of Maryland (1967–1969). He was also the first Greek American to hold these offices.
Armand Paul Alivisatos is an American scientist of Greek descent, researching the structural, thermodynamic, optical, and electrical properties of nanocrystals. In 2009, he was named the Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Elaine Kontominas Alquist (born August 21, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is currently a Democratic State Senator from California's 13th Senate District. Prior to serving in the Senate, she served in the State Assembly for 6 years.
Philip Nicholas "Phil" Angelides ( /ˌændʒɨˈliːdɨs/ an-jə-lee-dees; born June 12, 1953 in Sacramento, California) is an American politician who was California State Treasurer and the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of California in the 2006 elections. Angelides currently serves as the Chair of the Apollo Alliance and of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film director, and producer. Aniston gained worldwide recognition in the 1990s for portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Aniston has also enjoyed a successful Hollywood film career. She gained critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films She's the One (1996), Office Space (1999), The Good Girl (2002), and Friends with Money (2006). She has had her greatest commercial successes with the films Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), and Horrible Bosses (2011). Aniston has been selected for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
George Leon Argyros (born 1937 in Detroit, Michigan) is the former United States Ambassador to Spain. He is also a successful real estate investor, and was the owner of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners from 1981 to 1989.
Ja und nein es sind teilweise wichtige Persönlichkeiten und man kann sie nicht alle als Verräter abstempeln. Maria Menounos zum Beispiel hat den Eurovision Song Contest 2006 moderriert und die mächtige griechische Lobby in den USA hat Einflus auf die Politik. Ferner sammeln momentan in Zeiten der Krise viele Auslandsgriechen Geld und schicken es nach Griechenland.
Hier noch ein Bericht von CNN
With crisis at home, Greek-Americans to economic rescue?
Larisa Antypa was ready for her cruise in the Caribbean when news of the economic crisis in Greece, her home country, began to worsen.Antypa, a program coordinator for the Greek Cultural Center in Astoria, Queens, canceled her trip and decided that she would instead spend her vacation money in Greece.
Like a growing number of her fellow expatriates, Antypa hopes to bolster the teetering Greek economy -- roiled again on Tuesday by a wave of violent protests and a countrywide strike against proposed austerity measures -- through tourism. It accounts for 15% of the country's jobs and 18% of its GDP, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
"I want to support Greece by spending my money there; it's very important when your country's in trouble to do whatever you can," Antypa said. "I ask people why they're going back, why they don't go somewhere else, and they say, 'Now, Greece needs us.' "
Antypa said that more members of her community, largely motivated by pride of country, are vacationing in Greece than ever before. This perception was corroborated by Ted Spyropoulos, president of the U.S. chapter of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad, who said the number of Greek-Americans visiting home has surged and is expected to increase anywhere from 20% to 30% in 2011 from 2010.
"(Greeks) have an obligation to go because Greece needs the help right now," said Spyropoulos, who added his organization has launched a campaign to encourage Greek-Americans to travel there. "There's been a call from outside that Greece needs help."
This year's 10% increase in income from American tourists, who spend three times more than the average traveler, was huge for Greece's economic development, said Chris Petsilas, the director of the U.S. office of the Greek National Tourism Organization. Despite Greece's debt crisis and crippling unemployment, Pestilas said tourism is booming.
"In crises, other tourists postpone their trips to our country; this year, the Greek-Americans will come and they will bring all their friends," Pestilas said.
Pestilas added that the Greek government had encouraged tourism from Americans by loosening regulations on cruise ships, eliminating taxes for airlines and cutting fees for hotels.
Still, for many Greek-Americans, attempts to visit Greece have been hamstrung by high airfare prices and a sputtering economy at home.
Wen interessiert das? Wenn sie Einfluss haben, dann sind sie mitverantwortlich für die Scheiße, die gerade passiert. Da kenne ich kein Wenn und Aber.
Wir sind wirklich dumm, dass wir zu solchen Leuten auch noch aufschauen.
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