An ideal destination for all kinds of travelers, Clearwater, FL, flaunts a prime real estate scene along the magnificent Gulf coast of Florida. The beaches here are regularly ranked among the most stunning ones in the United States. In addition to the city’s miles-long pristine beaches, tranquil breezes and clear waters, Clearwater is such an amazing neighborhood to live in. As such, it is no surprise that so many celebrities and legends are proud to call Clearwater, FL, home. Below are some of the most famous people from this wonderful city.
- Ricky Carmichael
Richard is a former American professional stock car and motocross racing driver who hails from Clearwater, FL. Between 1997 and 2007, he competed in the AMA Motocross Championship. From 2008-2011, Ricky took part in the NASCAR competitions. One of his greatest achievements is winning the AMA 450cc Motocross Championship (National) 7 times! He is also known for emerging winner in the AMA Super-cross 450cc class Championship 5 times. His unrivalled success and prowess in the motocross sport earned him the nickname ‘GOAT’ (Greatest of All Time).
- Tilian Pearson
Known to most as Tilian, Pearson was born in Clearwater, FL, in July 1987. This renowned American musician, record producer and songwriter, is the main vocalist in the post-hardcore American band ‘Dance Gavin Dance’. Pearson’s musical career started with him being the lead guitarist and clean vocalist in the American based rock band known as ‘Tides of Man’. While he was in the band, they released two studio albums and an extended play. He later departed from the band in 2010. After this, Tilian became a member of the bands ‘Emarosa’ and ‘Saosin’ briefly, after the lead vocalists of both bands left. However, they never got to release anything substantial with the groups. 2012 saw Tilian join the band ‘Dance Gavin Dance’ to replace Johnny Craig. His first album with the band was ‘acceptance Speech’, which happened in 2013.
- Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr.
Keith is a Clearwater-born professional boxer who was a former participant in the Unified World Championship. Thurman previously held the WBA title between 2015 and 2019 and the WCB title between 2017 and 2018. His formidable knockout prowess saw him earn the nickname ‘One Time’. Keith is considered one of the greatest punchers ever in the Welterweight Division. Ring Magazine ranked him as the 4th best welterweight (active) in the world!