Google needs to index a page that has the most famous people using the name Lloyd and I wanted that page to be mine. First things first, just look how Lloyd is spelled. It is obviously a bizarre looking word. Parents are almost like, we’re going to give you a name that has double L’s and a Y, if you can make it through childhood, you’ll succeed. Here are a few of the most famous Lloyd’s.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
He’s a famous musical composer having a net worth of 700 million dollars. He created famous musicals like Evita, Phantom of the Opera, and Cats, just to name a few. He’s probably the most famous person on the list but the one I care the least about.
Lloyd: That’s a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?
Lady at bus stop: Austria.
Lloyd: Austria! Well, then. G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!
Lloyd: Hey, look, the Monkees. They were a huge influence on the Beatles.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Certainly in the real running for most famous man with the name Lloyd. If you hear a question about architecture on Jeopardy, chances are your best guess is Frank Lloyd Wright. “Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called “the best all-time work of American architecture””
Last names count as well. Probably best known as Doc Brown in Back to the Future but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have other gems. Anyone remember Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Or Switchblade Sam in Dennis the Menace? Al the Angel in Angels in the Outfield? Dennis in Camp Nowhere? These are all classics to kids growing up in the 90′s. I just hope he has enough money he doesn’t have to continue working because I could see him as a guy who doesn’t save any cash.
CEO of Goldman Sachs and one of the major minds in the banking crash of 2008. He comes off as relatively clean but he’s involved in so much shit that the public has no clue. One of his highlights, “In November 2009, he declared in an interview, as a banker: “I’m doing God’s work.” Several days later he indicated that he regretted that remark and said he had intended it as a joke. He also apologized on behalf of Goldman Sachs to the public for unspecified “things that were clearly wrong and have reason to regret” and which contributed to the financial and economic crisis. The firm announced a 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, committing $500 million to aid American small businesses.
Lloyd’s of London
Lloyds of London is most famous for oddball insurance policies. Here are a few of their better ones:
- Silent film comedian Ben Turpin’s eyes against uncrossing
- Cricketer Merv Hughes’s trademark walrus mustache while playing for Australia between 1985-1994
- The hands of the 1932 World Yo-Yo Champion Harvey Lowe
- Keith Richards’ fingers
- Food critic and gourmet Egon Ronay’s taste buds for £250,000
- Whitney Houston’s, Toni Braxton’s, Celine Dion’s, Bob Dylan’s and Bruce Springsteen’s vocal cords
- Michael Flatley’s legs for $47 million(the policy was only in effect when he was touring, and forbade him from dancing except on stage)
- Troy Polamalu’s hair for $1 million
- Holly Madison’s breasts for $1 million
- A confident comedy theatre group against the risk of a member of their audience dying of laughter
Saving the best for last. “Why can’t you be more like Lloyd Braun?” This clip brings out the best in George.