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Famous People from Hawaii


Wondering if there are famous people from Hawaii? Learn more about the most famous people from Hawaii! Hawaii has been home to many celebrities who have become well known across the world. Many think of Hawaii as a small quiet place only famous for its beautiful beaches and lots of sunshine. 

Although this is true, it is only one aspect of the vast island. Hawaii is also home to some essential people who are associated with politics, entertainment, sport and power for decades. If you like to find out more about Hawaii and explore THE REAL Hawaii, experience ALOHA and learn about Hawaiian Culture and History, come on tour with Daniels Hawaii.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, famously known by his stage name “The Rock,” was born on May 2, 1972. The renowned actor, former professional wrestler, producer, businessman, and once footballer is from Hawaii. Hawaiians call the islands “The Rock”. That’s why Dwayne Johnson chose his nickname or alias or whatever you like to call it, THE ROCK. The Rock made it also into our article of “Are Hawaiian Men Attractive?“.

He is a fantastic bodybuilder, and in recent years we see him show his hawaiian culture in his movies. The Rocks’ culture proudly shows off its rich multi-cultural heritage. Johnson’s mother is Samoan, and his father is of Black Nova heritage. Check him out staring in Baywatch!

Bruno Mars

Peter Gene Hernandez or popularly known by his professional name Bruno Mars has also announced he is Hawaiian. The singer, record producer, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist is one of the greatest talents in American music. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bruno Mars didn’t move to America until 2003 solely to pursue his musical career. 

He later signed a musical contract in 2009, and then his musical career skyrocketed. He wrote and released top hits like “billionaire,” “just the way you are,” “grenade,” and “lazy song.” 

In his career, Bruno Mars has sold over 130 million records worldwide. This makes him one of the bestselling music artists of all time. He has also broken several records on BillBoard, received several awards and nominations, including the Grammy. Find his music on amazon.

Barack Obama

A history maker, the 44th president and the first black president of the United States Of America. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was born on August 4, 1961. 

After graduating in 1983 from Columbia University, he started working as a community organizer in Chicago, and this can be seen as the beginning of his political career. By 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law, where he was the first black person to head the Harvard Law Review. 

After that, he became a civil rights attorney from 1992 – 2004. Turning to elective politics, he represented the 13th district in Illinois from 1997 – 2004 when he decided to run for the US senate. He wrote books and there are of course many books about him. Find books about Barack Obama on Amazon.

Remember the TV Show Magnum P.I.? The mansion where Higgins and Magnum used to live is located in Waimanalo. Waimanalo is famous for Waimanalo Beach, which was rated the #1 beach in the USA. Well, it was located there. If you believe the rumors, former president Barack Obama bought the mansion and is building a new family home there now. On the Oahu circle island tour with Daniels Hawaii, you will pass by the property on the east side of Oahu. Interested in finding out more about famous people in Hawaii? Explore Hawaii with Daniels Hawaii.