Imam Malik--The Scholar of Medina
Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Abi Amir Al-Asbahi most commonly know as Imam Malik was the scholar of Medina. He was a scholar in Fiqh (jurisprudence), Tafseer (interpretation of the Quran), and even a Mujtahid (also known as a Mufti). His family was originally from Yemen, but when Abu Amir (great, great grandfather) converted to Islam and was a sahabi, he traveled to Medina. Imam Malik was approved by more than 70 scholars to start giving Fatwas (verdict).
As a Child
Imam Malik's father was Anas ibn Malik (not the famous sahabi), he was a Tab'ee (someone who met the Sahaba) and his grandfather was also a Tab'ee. But his great granfather was actually a sahabi (friend of the Prophet) himself.