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Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim.
Actor Woody Harrelson’s father was a contract killer.
In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.
Bob Marley was the father of 3 children born to 3 different women in one month.
In 1997, James Cameron saved Guillermo del Toro’s father from Mexican kidnappers by paying the US$1 million ransom.
In 2008, a Catholic Bishop resigned to become Paraguay’s President. He was later found to be the father of at least two children.
Osama bin Laden’s father married 22 times, fathering at least 54 children. Osama was his 17th son.
Robert Oppenheimer, “the father of the atomic bomb,” tried to kill his university tutor with a poisoned apple.
Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.
Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham Lincoln, was present or nearby the assassinations of his father, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
Bob Marley was seen as a “white man” in his native Jamaica, due to having a British father. He suffered racism and discrimination when growing up.
The city of “New Amsterdam” was given to the Duke of York in 1664 as an 18th birthday present from his father. He renamed the city as “New York.”
Anne Frank’s father survived Auschwitz and died in 1980 of lung cancer.
In Ancient Rome, the punishment for killing one’s father was the death penalty, consisting of being sewn up in a sack along with a viper, a dog, and a cock.
Abraham Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn’t attend his funeral.
Anne Frank’s father was an officer in the German army during World War I.
John F. Kennedy, had he lived, would have inherited a fortune from his father estimated at US$1 billion in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation.
Tom Cruise grew up in near poverty and was regularly beaten by his father.
Barack Obama’s late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government.
Barack Obama won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.”