35 — Guillaume Emmanuel De Homem-Christo & Thomas Bangalter

a.k.a: Daft Punk

Occupation: DJs

Born: 1974 & 1975

Died: Not Yet

Brief Description:
Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are French musicians, record producers, songwriters, composers and DJs. They’re better known as the French house music duo Daft Punk.

The two artists famously wear masks in their media appearances which allows them to retain their anonymity and protect their personal lives so not much is known about them. But you probably don’t even care to know, which brings us to why they’re on the list.

Why they’re on the list:
Guy Manuel and Thomas have been very private since their beginning and have had very limited public appearances, choosing to wear masks to conceal their identity and to focus on their music instead. The mystery surrounding Daft Punk’s identity and their elaborate disguises have also added to their popularity.

The result of this is that Daft Punk has become an iconic duo with many successful songs and albums while allowing them at the same time to lead their private lives peacefully without the drawbacks of fame.

I think there is beauty in anonymity, especially when your reputation precedes you. But this balancing act is quite difficult to achieve and for this reason alone, they deserve a spot on my list.

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