The names of some famous persons by the name Madonna
(or its variants) are:Madonna Swan
, born on 12 September, a famous survivor. Madonna Swan's background: An American Indian woman Lakota. Born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Madonna Swan prevailed over extreme difficulties including the Native American tuberculosis epidemic of the 20th century to lead a fulfilled life. She overcame the terrible conditions of socio-economic deprivation, restricted education, poor health care, and confinement to the Indian tuberculosis sanatorium and the reservation, to attend college, become a Head Start teacher, marry, raise a child, and be named Native American Woman of the Year. Madonna Swan become an inspiration to both Indian and non-Indian women. Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie
, born on 16 August, a famous singer. Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie 's background: American pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer, record producer, film producer, actress, film director and author. She is most commonly referred to as simply, Madonna. She is known for the use of sexual, social and religious themes in her work and has been nicknamed the 'Material Girl' and 'Queen Of Pop' by the media. Since her debut in 1982, Madonna has released many chart-topping albums and singles, and has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Billboard reported that her 2006 Confessions Tour holds the record for the highest grossing concert tour by a female artist. According to both the 2007 Guinness Book of Records, and Forbes, she is the top earning female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of over $325 million. In 2001, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Madonna as the 'World’s Most-successful Female Musician'. She is the 2nd most successful top selling female artist in the US according to the RIAA, and 15th biggest selling artist overall. In the UnMadonna Buder
, born on 24 July, a famous nun. Madonna Buder's background: A Roman Catholic nun from Spokane, Washington. As a nun with the Sisters for Christian Community, Sister Madonna has the freedom to choose her own ministry and lifestyle. Madonna Buder wins the Women 75+ age division at Ironman Canada. She is well known in the Triathlon community for her achievements in age group races. She has completed over 200 triathlons including thirteen Ironman Triathlons. At the 2005 Hawaii Ironman, at age 75, she became the oldest woman ever to complete the race, finishing 1 hour before the 17-hour midnight cut-off time. At the 2006 Hawaii Ironman, at age 76, she again became the oldest woman ever to complete the race, finishing with a time of 16:59:03. Sister Buder started running when she was aged 49. During her sporting career, she has worked hard at also raising money for various charities. She is quoted as saying 'I train religiously'.