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Mexican People

Famous Mexican People

Meet famous people from Mexico and important Mexican personalities that they have earned international recognition.

The number of people in Mexico is every increasing, in 1980 there were approximately 67 million Mexican inhabitants and, according to the 2010 national census the population of Mexico was 112,336,538, making it the 11th most populous country in the world, and without doubt, the most populous Spanish speaking country.

With so many people, there is little surprise that Mexican people are a hugely diverse group, with varied origins. Mexican society is far from uniform, and its ethnic diversity is just one of the fascinating elements of this multicultural aggregation. While there is a great diversity in Mexico, the predominant group is 'mestizo', i.e. multi-racial, with mixed Spanish and indigenous Mexican roots.

In general, Mexican people are considered to be hard-working and extremely family-orientated. Life in Mexican cities has become relatively similar to that of the United States, however in rural areas villager follow the way of life that is more closely related to the indigenous people of Mexico, with a strong significance placed on tradition and customs.

There are a considerable number of noteworthy famous people from Mexico, from Nobel Prize winners to 'Telenovela' stars. The list is almost endless, but this section will give you a great insight into some of the most celebrated famous Mexican people.