Top Australians you should know about

What does the word “great” really mean? Specifically, when do you associate a person with the word “great”? It is usually a description of someone who has exceptional qualities or a tag which conveys a feeling of satisfaction and pride.
Greatest Australians are the individuals who have played an integral role in making the country what it is today or someone who has made Australia proud. It can be political leaders, sports stars, business identities and other inspirational personalities. While there are several Australian personalities that fit the bill, this post will talk about a few of them.
• Mike Rann
The 44th Premier of South Australia is one of the most influential political figures. Mike Rann first became the Premier in the year 2002 and was then re-elected in 2006 and 2010 elections. Right from infrastructure in the state, job scenario, promoting environment-friendly measures, to the economic condition, Rann government abundantly contributed to the development of South Australia and made it a better place for the Australians. He resigned in the year 2011, and Jay Weatherill became the 45th Premier of the state.
• Julian Assange
Born on 3rd of July 1971, Julian Assange is a computer programmer, journalist and publisher, and someone who now needs no introduction. He founded WikiLeaks in the year 2006 and achieved prominence all over the world in 2010 when the organization released several leaks, like Collateral Murder, war logs of Afghanistan and Iraq, CableGate, etc. His popularity all over the world increased during the 2016 US Presidential elections when the organization released Podesta emails and DNC leaks.
• Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea was born in Sydney in the year 1990. She is a popular rapper, actress, singer, and model. The New Classic, Iggy’s first studio album ruled several charts all over the world and received rave reviews. She also topped Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and became the first non-American female rapper to achieve this feat. Iggy received two American Music Awards and also an MTV Video Music Award in the year 2014. MTV Europe Music Award, three Teen Choice Awards, ARIA Award, and People’s Choice Awards are some other awards Iggy has won in the past few years.
• Heath Ledger
Heathcliff Andrew “Heath” Ledger was born on 4th of April in 1979 and is remembered for his award-winning performance as the Joker in the Dark Knight. Heath has worked in many Hollywood projects, including The Patriot, Lords of Dogtown, A Knight’s Tale, Brokeback Mountain and Monster’s Ball. Heath also made some music videos and had aspirations of becoming a movie director. He died in the year 2008 from the accidental intoxication of prescription drugs.
The personalities mentioned above are only a few of the greatest personalities that this country has produced. While Australians are known to lounge on sunny beaches throughout the day, work remains a major focus, and it is a natural talent and focus on work which has made it one of the wealthiest and a leading country in education, health, and economic freedom.

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