75+ ESTP Famous People & Celebrities
by Lisa Sparrow
Spirited and audacious, ESTPs (Entrepreneurs) are bound to be the center of attention—and they love it!
As such, it isn’t surprising that they often achieve public recognition. Oftentimes, fame seems to come naturally to them—they simply pursue their passions and give their all, always striving to become the best at whatever they do.
Needless to say, their drive, effortless confidence, and engaging personalities charm people all around the globe, and rightfully so.
Well, if you’re interested to find out which public figures belong to the Entrepreneur personality type, look no further!
In this article, we’ll share a mega-list of 76 famous ESTP people and celebrities, including actors, musicians, authors, politicians, athletes, and more. Let’s dive right in!
15 Famous ESTP Actors and Actresses
From Angelina Jolie to Samuel L. Jackson, Hollywood and the film industry as a whole are packed with famous ESTPs, and it’s not without good reason. Not only do Entrepreneurs thrive in the spotlight, but they also possess many qualities needed to succeed in acting.
Charismatic and spontaneous, they capture the audience’s attention by delivering convincing performances and occasionally adding their personal touch to the script through improvisation. A great example of this is Jack Nicholson, who came up with the iconic “Here’s Johnny!” line completely on his own during the filming of The Shining.
This ability to improvise likely comes from extraverted sensing (Se), the dominant ESTP cognitive function that also makes them very in tune with their physicality and environment. Thanks to their observant nature and strong body awareness, ESTP actors and actresses easily embody different characters and have great movement control.
Since Entrepreneurs aren’t that sensitive or emotional, it isn’t surprising that they typically go for physically demanding or more light-hearted, funny roles than those that require immense emotional depth.
With that in mind, here are some of the most famous male and female ESTP celebrities in the film industry, along with some of their most famous movies:
- Amber Heard: Zombieland (2009), The Rum Diary (2011), Aquaman (2018)
- Chris Hemsworth: Thor (2011), Extraction (2020), Spiderhead (2022)
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Baywatch (2017), Rampage (2018), Jungle Cruise (2021)
- Eddie Murphy: Coming to America (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), Dr. Dolittle (1998)
- Jason Momoa: Aquaman (2018), Dune (2021), Slumberland (2022)
- Jon Bernthal: Fury (2014), The Accountant (2016), Ford v Ferrari (2019)
- Kevin Spacey: The Unusual Suspects (1995), American Beauty (1999), 21 (2008)
- Marlene Dietrich: Morocco (1930), Blonde Venus (1932), Shanghai Express (1932)
- Mark Wahlberg: Shooter (2007), The Fighter (2010), The Gambler (2014)
- Matt LeBlanc: Friends (1994 - 2004), Charlotte’s Angels (2000), Joey (2004 - 2006)
- Mila Kunis: Black Swan (2010), Friends With Benefits (2011), Ted (2012)
- Milla Jovovich: The Fifth Element (1997), Resident Evil (2002), Monster Hunter (2020)
21 Famous ESTP Musicians
Music is another industry where ESTPs shine, often due to their inherent charisma and confidence. More often than not, ESTP musicians amass thousands, if not millions, of fans not only because of their musical talents but also thanks to their bold, captivating personalities.
Expressive and daring, Entrepreneurs typically venture outside traditional music genres and excel at bringing the underground culture—be it rock or hip-hop—to the mainstream. Even when they do make radio-friendly music that appeals to the masses, they usually reinvent it in one way or another, just like Madonna did when she revolutionized pop culture back in the 1980s.
Speaking of female ESTP musicians, they tend to possess strong, powerful vocals and a matching attitude, much like their male counterparts. A few examples of this include P!nk, Brody Dalle of The Distillers, Suzi Quatro, Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Fergie, all of whom are known for their dynamic stage presence and impressive, (often) deep, and raspy voices.
Now, let’s check out some other famous ESTP names in the music industry:
- 50 Cent, American rapper and businessman
- Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), American rock singer
- Billy Idol, British rock singer-songwriter and actor
- Billy Ray Cyrus, American country singer
- Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Canadian rock musician
- DaBaby, American rapper
- Frank Sinatra, American traditional pop singer
- Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers), American singer-songwriter and actor
- Kodak Black, American rapper
- Lyn-Z (Mindless Self Indulgence), Scottish bassist and visual artist
- Machine Gun Kelly, American rapper
- Megan Thee Stallion, American rapper and singer
- Ted Nugent (The Amboy Dukes), American guitarist and singer-songwriter
- Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), American drummer
- Tyga, American rapper
5 Famous ESTP Authors
Let’s be real—sitting in front of a computer or a piece of paper and trying to arrange words into coherent sentences isn’t most ESTPs’ idea of fun. After all, these personalities are action-oriented, so they often have neither the patience nor the desire to pick up writing.
In other words, the solitary and sedentary nature of writing is rather incompatible with the outgoing, energetic ESTP personality. Nonetheless, this isn’t to say that people with this personality type can’t make terrific writers.
Sure, it might be hard to imagine an ESTP writing poetry or a romance novel. Still, we shouldn’t forget that Entrepreneurs are logical and analytical due to their auxiliary introverted thinking (Ti) function. This, along with their excellent observation skills, can translate surprisingly well into writing and help them come up with detailed and realistic plots and settings for their stories.
On top of that, some Entrepreneurs dabble in writing as a way to share their personal experiences and practical tips with others. Unsurprisingly, many famous ESTPs have written at least one book, even if writing isn’t their biggest passion in life.
If you want to see for yourself what kind of writers Entrepreneurs are, here are some authors who are thought to belong to the ESTP personality type:
- Marquis de Sade: “Justine” (1791), “Juliette” (1797), “The 120 Days of Sodom” (1904)
- Ernest Hemingway: “A Farewell to Arms” (1929), “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1940), “The Old Man and the Sea” (1952)
- Waldo Waldman: “Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business” (2009)
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “A Study in Scarlet” (1887), “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” (1892), “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes” (1893)
- Gala Dalí: “La vida secreta: Diario inédito” (2011)
10 Famous ESTP Political Figures
Since ESTPs are rather enterprising and assertive by nature, it’s only natural that many of them are drawn to politics.
Not only are they charismatic, but they’re also skilled at persuasive communication, so they don’t usually have trouble gaining public support and building a strong network. Most importantly, their charm and persuasiveness often help ESTPs beat their competition, motivating them to continue doing their best.
Practical and resourceful, ESTPs are great at navigating complex issues. However, they aren’t big on structure, organization, and long-term planning, which can become problematic. Unless they work on developing their inferior introverted intuition (Ni) function, ESTP politicians may lack foresight and be thus prone to making impulsive decisions.
Entrepreneurs are ambitious and have confidence to spare, so it’s not uncommon for them to take on leadership positions. Unsurprisingly, many famous ESTPs have served as presidents, prime ministers, and similar, including:
- Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States and businessman
- George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States
- Jair Bolsonaro, the 38th president of Brazil
- John McCain, American politician and Navy officer
- Nelson Rockefeller, former vice president of the United States
- Nicolas Sarkozy, former president of France
- Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister of Italy and media mogul
- Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian right-wing politician
- Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom
10 Famous ESTP Athletes
Since Se is the dominant ESTP cognitive function, people with this personality type enjoy being physically active and often excel in sports. Naturally, they’re more likely to pursue a career in sports and become professional athletes than most other personality types.
On top of that, ESTPs are highly competitive. Not only do they enjoy physical activity, but they derive lots of satisfaction from beating records and improving their skills. As a result, they are often drawn to mixed martial arts, bodybuilding, and similar sports that enable them to compete against worthy opponents.
Since ESTPs are also outgoing and collaborative, they often enjoy team sports such as football. They quickly react to changing situations, adapt to changes and opponents’ playstyles, and take advantage of any opportunity to gain the winning edge. Needless to say, they make a valuable asset to any sports team!
Some of the most famous ESTP professional athletes include:
- Andrew Tate, British-American former professional kickboxer, businessman, and social media influencer
- Chris Bumstead, Canadian professional bodybuilder
- Colby Covington, American professional mixed martial artist
- Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist
- Eddie “The Beast” Hall, English former strongman and boxer
- Gerard Piqué, Spanish former professional football player
- Jake Paul, American internet personality and professional boxer
- O.J. Simpson, American former professional football player
- Stephen Curry, American professional basketball player
- Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish professional football player
15 Other Famous ESTP People and Celebrities
Entrepreneurs are resourceful, adventurous, and opportunistic, so it’s no surprise that some of them make a name for themselves outside of sports, movies, politics, and music. So, now that we’ve come to the end of this list, let’s check out some famous ESTP people we didn’t get to cover above!
Here are some famous ESTP people who have left their mark on history and influenced the world in their unique way:
- Alexander the Great, former king of Macedonia
- Alfred Hitchcock, English filmmaker
- Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom
- Emma Chamberlain, American internet personality, model, and winner of 2018 Streamy Award
- Epicurus, ancient Greek philosopher and founder of Epicureanism
- Harry Houdini, Hungarian-American escape artist and stunt performer
- Jay Leno, American TV host and actor
- Joe Rogan, American former TV presenter, podcast host, comedian, and commentator
- Michael Bay, American filmmaker
- Robert Kraft, American businessman
The truth is, when we talk about famous ESTPs, we can’t ignore the fact that some became well-known for all the wrong reasons.
Since Entrepreneurs can be rather impulsive, they are prone to risky behavior, especially when they’re unhealthy. While most ESTPs enjoy the rush of adrenaline, others seek it without any regard for their own or other people’s safety, which might be one reason why some of them engage in illegal activities.
On that note, here are some of the most famous ESTP criminals:
- Al Capone, American gangster, leader of the Chicago Outfit organized crime syndicate, and businessman
- Harvey Weinstein, American former film producer and sex offender
- Jeffrey Epstein, American financier and sex offender
- Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord and leader of the Medellín Cartel
- Richard Ramirez, American serial killer and sex offender known as the Night Stalker
Congratulations—now you know which famous people and celebrities are ESTPs!
The bottom line is that thanks to their natural confidence, charisma, and persuasiveness, ESTPs can succeed and become famous in many fields. Whether they’re actors, athletes, or politicians, they often stand out not only for their professional accomplishments but also for their forceful personalities.
Unfortunately, some Entrepreneurs have such strong personalities that they themselves struggle to handle them. Fame and the power that comes with it can make this even more difficult, which might explain why some famous ESTPs are no strangers to controversy and even crime.