CitizenPath recognizes birthdays this week for famous, respected and accomplished Americans with immigrant roots:
Mikhail Baryshnikov (born January 27, 1948) is a RussianAmerican dancer, choreographer, and actor, and considered by many to be one of the greatest ballet dancers in history.
Vinod Khosla (born January 28, 1955) is an IndianAmerican businessman and venture capitalist. Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems.
Ayn Rand (February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a RussianAmerican novelist, philosopher, and Conservative political activist known for her philosophy called Objectivism.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), better known simply as Shakira, is a ColombianAmerican singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model.