While Capricorns are known to be cool, calm and collected people in most situations, the GOATed sign is also often recognized for their intense work ethic, which usually results in these holiday babies going on to become titans of industry within several fields, including film, television, music, sports and even activism.
Take a look at 10 Capricorns known for rising to the top of their chosen fields below.
Denzel Washington - Dec. 28
Considered one of the greatest actors of all time, Denzel Washington has been revered as the GOAT of the big screen by many who’ve followed in his footsteps, including Michael B. Jordan and the late Chadwick Boseman.
LeBron James - Dec. 30
While the years-long debate of whether LeBron James or Aquarius Michael Jordan is the true GOAT of the NBA rages on, fans of the Akron, Ohio native have no problem arguing for the current Laker.
Many cite his all-around game being stronger than Jordan’s, his ability to carry a team (without the help of Scottie Pippen or Dennis Rodman-level talent on his squad), and his longevity within the league as reasons he’s truly the greatest at his sport, but something tells us this debate won’t be resolved for years to come.
Tiger Woods - Dec. 30
For some, the legacy of Tiger Woods will forever be clouded by personal scandal, but that shouldn’t overshadow his game-changing impact on golf, as he is still largely considered the GOAT of the sport.
Gabby Douglas - Dec. 31
Three-time Olympic gold-medalist Gabby Douglas is a certified GOAT within gymnastics, becoming the first African-American to win the all-around gold medal and the first American to earn gold medals in both team and individual all-around events during London’s 2012 Olympic Games.
John Singleton - Jan. 6
The late John Singleton’s GOAT status is unquestionable, as he’s largely considered responsible for jumpstarting the careers of Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, and several others. His film Boyz In The Hood is also considered to be Angela Bassett and Regina King’s first significant roles, and launched Ice Cube’s career on the big screen.
The youngest and first African-American to garner a Best Director Oscar nomination, Singleton’s impact continues to be felt today in shows like the immensely popular Snowfall, which he created and executive produced until his death in 2019.
Mary J. Blige - Jan. 11
The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop soul, Mary J. Blige has been the GOAT of the hybrid genre since she made her 1992 debut with, What’s The 411.
Shonda Rhimes - Jan. 13
Paving the way for fellow Capricorn show creator Issa Rae, Shonda Rhimes is largely considered a GOAT within television, with her Shondaland Productions bringing fans massively popular shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder and Netflix’s Bridgerton.
LL Cool J - Jan. 14
LL Cool J’s influence is so deeply rooted within Hip-Hop, that he’s often praised for paving the way for other GOATs such as Jay-Z and Eminem. The Queens rep is also so confident in his position, that he named his 2000 album The G.O.A.T.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Jan. 15
The Civil Rights Movement was powered by the work and dedication of many, but it was Capricorn Martin Luther King Jr. who is largely considered the driving force behind one of the largest social movements in American history.
Muhammad Ali - Jan. 17
Not only is Muhammad Ali largely considered the GOAT of boxing, but is also revered as one of the first athletes to use his celebrity to bring attention to social causes, cementing him as “the greatest” both in and out of the ring.