Chinese New Year is just around the corner.
In formal Chinese astrology, the birth sign system is a 12-year rotation that starts with the rat, followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and ends with the pig.
An old Chinese saying, "Shi yang jiu bu quan", literally meaning, "nine out of 10 people born in the Year of the Goat will suffer greatly", prevails in many parts of the country.
That being said, many famous figures in China and abroad were born in the Year of the Goat, and have accomplished much in their lives.
Here we list just a few, and also other celebrities born in each year of the Chinese zodiac.