This is a list of notable historical and living Mongolians (of Mongolia, a landlocked country in East Asia with about 3 million inhabitants as of 2015, or the Mongolian diaspora) and of people of Mongolian descent, sorted by field and name:
Asashōryū Akinori (b. 1980), professional sumo wrestler, the 68th yokozuna in history, one of the most successful yokozuna ever. In 2005, he became the first wrestler to win all six official tournaments (honbasho) in a single year.
Kostya Tszyu (b. 1968), boxer of paternal Mongolian descent, who is considered one of the greatest Australian boxers in history, as well as one of the hardest-punching light-welterweights in the division's history.
Tim Tszyu (b. 1994), professional boxer, the son of Kostya Tszyu.
Yanjaa, Mongolian-Swedish triple world-record holding memory athlete, public speaker, and polyglot. First woman in history to place at the world event together with fellow countryman Munkhshur Narmandakh.
Zanabazar (1635-1723), sculptor, painter, architect, poet, costume designer, scholar and linguist, beside being the supreme spiritual authority of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Outer Mongolia.
Timur (1336-1405), Turco-Mongol conqueror born into the Barlas tribe who shared an ancestor with Genghis Khan on his father's side and allegedly was a direct descendant of Khan on his mother's side. Founded the Timurid Empire.
The Mandarin, fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Mandarin is of Mongolian origin and a descendant of Genghis Khan. He was portrayed by Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3. The character was associated with Mongolian script words' in the movie, with the Mongolian minister of sports and tourism reportedly writing a letter against it, and Marvel later apologizing.
^Kilmer stated in an interview that he is of Mongolian descent.
^Seagal has stated that he is of Mongol (Kalmyk) descent in a 2007 interview. It is unknown whether this is accurate. Seagal is married to Erdenetuya Batsukh, of Mongolian ethnicity, with whom he has a son.
^This isn't actually a depiction of Dashi but simply that of a Kara-Khitan man.
^Lenin never spoke of his origins, and other ethnicities have been proposed instead of Kalmyk.
^金東昭 [Kim Dong-so] (1991), 金啓宗과 淸格爾泰―中國의 두 元老 알타이語學者 [Jin Qizong and Chinggeltei ―Two Chinese Altaists], Journal of the Altaic Society of Korea (in Korean), 3 (1): 45–56, archived from the original on 2013-02-18, retrieved 2010-06-04
^Luo Jianjin. "Ming'antu and His Power Series Expansions"(PDF). Institute for the History of Science, Inner Mongolia Normal University; Institute of Science, Technology and Culture, Zhejiang University. Archived from the original(PDF) on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
^Кычанов Е. И. (1995). Жизнь Темучжина, думавшего покорить мир: Чингис-хан. Личность и эпоха (2-е изд., перераб. и доп ed.). Москва: Издательская фирма «Восточная литература» РАН; Школа-Пpecc. p. 18. ISBN5-02-017390-8.