Here are 23 famous, successful introverts, according to

They span science, arts, business and politics.

They will go, or have already gone, down in history for their tremendous contributions.

So we introverts are in pretty good company!

1. Albert Einstein

Physicist, Nobel Prize winner, inventor of the theory of relativity.

Albert Einstein introvert

2. Rosa Parks

Gained immense historical importance after refusing to give her seat up for a white man.

Rosa Parks Introvert

3. Bill Gates

Microsoft founder, philanthropist, and world’s richest person.

Bill Gates Introvert

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4. Steven Spielberg

Successful, wealthy, and influential director and producer.

Steven Spielberg Introvert

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5. Sir Isaac Newton

One of the most important figures in science.

Isaac Newton Introvert

6. Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady, United Nations delegate, human rights activist, teacher, and lecturer.

Eleanor Roosevelt Introvert

7. Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder and CEO.

Mark Zuckerberg Introvert

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8. Larry Page

Co-founder of Google.

Larry Page Introvert

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9. Al Gore

Former vice president, presidential candidate, and author of An Inconvenient Truth.

Al Gore Introvert

10. Marissa Mayer

Yahoo! CEO.

Marissa Mayer Introvert

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11. Abraham Lincoln

The 16th US president.

Abraham Lincoln Introvert

12. JK Rowling

Harry Potter creator.

J K Rowling Introvert

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13. Warren Buffett

One of the most successful businessmen in the world.

Warren Buffett Introvert

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14. Mahatma Gandhi

Master of nonviolent resistance.

Mahatma Gandhi Introvert

15. Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady, Secretary of State, and current presidential candidate.

Hillary Clinton Introvert

16. Michael Jordan

One of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Michael Jordan Introvert

17. Charles Darwin

Renowned scientist and author of The Origin of Species.

Charles Darwin Introvert

18. Meryl Streep

Three-time Academy Award winning actor.

Meryl Streep Introvert

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19. Elon Musk

Founder of PayPal, Space X, and Tesla.

Elon Musk Introvert

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20. Dr. Seuss

Also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the greatest children’s book authors of all-time.

Dr Seuss Ted Geisel Introvert

21. Frederic Chopin

World-renowned and inspirational composer.

Frederic Chopin Introvert

22. Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder.

Steve Wozniak Introvert

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23. Barack Obama

First African-American US president.

Barack Obama Introvert

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Were you surprised to find any of these people were introverts?

Source: 23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History

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