Juanes Juanes, who was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia, has 17 Latin Grammys and one Grammy, and has sold over 15 million albums! And like Shakira, the global superstar cares about others, which is why he created the "Mi Sangre Foundation," an organization which helps victims of anti-personnel mines. (Oh, and did we mention that in 2005 Juanes was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine?). Yup, he's that cool! Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite
Shakira What can we say about the most famous Colombiana in the world? Shakira, who was born and raised in Baranquilla, wears her Colombian pride on her sleeve. Aside from representing Colombia all over the world with her immense talent, Shaki has also given back to her native country. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that provides education and meals for 4000 children.
John Leguizamo Most people think that actor and stand-up comic John Leguizamo is Puerto Rican, but in an interview with Spanish newspaper "El Diario" last year, John's estranged father said that John is 100% Colombian. "My intention is to clear up this situation with my son John," Leguizamo's father, Alberto Leguizamo, said. "We are not Puerto Rican. I was born in Colombia and don't have any family in Puerto Rico."