Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids

The Top Ten

Jesus Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). ...read more.

Jesus is historically the most influential character. He came to save the world but was hated. He tried to correct the evil politics of the day but was persecuted. He did not bow down to false authority because he knew true authority was within him drawn from God. Now God is real mentor material. Jesus loved unconditionally but tried to teach a better pathway for us. Jesus healed the sick, loved the unlovely, helped the poor and stood in the way of death for us so that we could have eternal life. Look up John 3:16 in the new testament of your bible. That's right - smart kids know to dodge the dodgy mentors listed and read various wisdoms - so get your hands on a bible and be cool. After all a role model has to have self control and Jesus was walking talking self control.

That is so true if he where to come again I would give my life for him

Jesus, should be everybody's role model!

Jesus Christ died for our sins and saved us from the Pits of Hell we must reward him and just accept him as our Lord and Savior and accept his teachings follow him read the Bible accept it and truthfully believe please do that not for me but for Jesus Christ

He is loving and kind

Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

Jackie is also one of the best role models for ADULTS.

Humble, talented and charitable, Jackie is great!

Lots of caring parents who love their children take them to see Jackie Evancho. Jackie loves children and she embodies many of the good qualities that parents would like their children to have: respect for others, consideration of others, determination, independence, zest for life and positive behavior. Jackie does not shy away from her responsibility to be a role model to young people and encourages children to pursue their dreams.

Hard working, focused, charitable, does not need to leave a train wreck in her personal or professional wake; the perfect role model for today's generation.

Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

I think she's great and we have the same birthday so I tell everyone that

Emma is an inspiration to us all... she became one of the most successful young actresses, she graduated with honors at Ivy, she became a UN ambassador, she stood up for what she believed was right... all at the young age of twenty-four! Emma is amazing at pushing past negativity and criticism and strives to do her best and exceed expectations. She's a really great person who fights for what she believes in!

She is a fantastic human being. 'enough said!

She is the most beautiful actress I know and she values her education

Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.

Taylor is a good role model she teaches little kids to stand up for bullying in her song "Mean"

Children, you need to think of people who are truly role models in your life. Not a celebrity. There are more than 1000's of people who donate money to charities and even more than she does. There people who actually do physically donate their time, actually working in the charities. That is not all that makes a role model. Just because you can relate to her songs that's not what makes a role model also. Think! There are people who teach you more than she will ever teach you. Important things that shape you lot's more, and you should recognize them and respect them. They are the important role models. But your far to young to realize that yet, who will actually influence your life and it won't be a celebrity! Lastly, your parents brought you into this world and will teach you more than any celebrity. Have some respect and common sense. If you have "not so good" parents than look into your own community for role models not a celebrity. You will learn later in life who your ...more

She use to donate money to charities under her friends' name so the media wouldn't know

Alright people lets get this straight. You might not think that she is the best role model or whatever or you might think she is but Jesus or your parent should have been first, but lets be honest here. Taylor sings about her boyfriends and love. Maybe she does. Okay BUT guess what? So does Ed Sheeran. SO does Ariana Grande. So does Bruno Mars and Adam Levine. Why is Taylor the one who is getting trashed on it? She sings about the same things that everyone else does and I fond it really unfair that shes being called out on that. Here's another point. Not everyone has great parents that are there for them all the time. Sometimes they're away and lets face it. When you don't have anyone else to lean on, you're typically going to turn to music. Taylor writes relatable songs and that is why she is on this list. Maybe I am being biased because I love her a lot, but this is just straight up facts. Taylor has the most fans out of any of the real celebrities here (not saying that demi or ...more

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

He is the 16th President, the first to tare the Republican title. He freed all slaves in America!

He should be above steve jobs, aka the guy who swore and had anger issues along with treating his employees poorly and giving them all the finger and firing them when they made a small mistake

He is amazing for freeing all slaves in America

He changed the world as we know it today and without him everything would be totally different

Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following ...read more.

Everyone in this section doesn't know anything about Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs basically shaped the technology world. He created many successful things, even though he was an adopted child, and his adoptive parents were poor. Steve battled pancreatic cancer... twice. He died because of it, but when he first had it, he continued to create amazing products. Steve Jobs is a great role model because he was perseverant, and took things for the team.

Um He did not make the Xbox. That's Microsoft. You should go to school and try to learn because your information IS WRONG! And Yes he was bald but still he went from nothing to Rich af.

The last electronic inventor ever to live.

He was a brilliant businessman who gets all the credit for Steve Wozniak's inventions. If being a hippie who takes credit for his friend and gets all the money for it is a good role model for kids, then he should be #1. If not, then I don't think he belongs on this list.

Bill Nye William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.

He's just the coolest guy out. he's made me try heaps of experiments in the house even tho my mother yells at me for breaking the roof. Like sorry I wanna be bill nye mum

I suprised he's actually in the top five.lets go bill nye the science guy

Good role model, teaches science.

You taught us science when the teachers were too lazy. Thank you.

JK Rowling

shows you what you can do if you do something you love and are willing to pay the price to do it.

she came from nothing and now she's richer than the queen! She's determined and modest and such a great women. She is giving her money to charity all the time too

She gave half the world a childhood. How's that not a role model?

And barack obama is only a a role model to American kids.
Please usa, some backbone! There are other countries in the world.

Proof anything is possible, harry potter got rejected several times but one company gave it a try and now,she is rich off it.

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

Um guys?
Ariana is a jerk.

She is spoiled and she was caught wishing death to fans! Like, who does that?!
So what if she is cute? That doesn't make up for being a jerk!
So what if she loves animals? That doesn't make up for wishing death on fans!

Seriously, she was caught LICKING DONUTS. And she didn't even buy them afterwards!
That is completely immature and, frankly just gross.
Then she said she hates Americans and America!
80 percent of her fans are IN America!

She DID post a "sorry" video, but she was just sorry she got caught.

But then again, sometimes I have acted like that too.

In kindergarten!

But Ariana is a great role model.

If you want kids to turn out to be spoiled, bratty, and act like little jerks the rest of their lives! If you want your kids to wish death on good people. If you want your kids to lick
Donuts and then hate America and Americans, Ariana is an awesome role model.

No... Remember the donut shop thing where she was xenophobic and licked the donuts as if it's Ice Cream.

She is always a smiling, cute and happy person and she is beautiful without being skinny or doing stupid things that many celebrities. She has an amazing voice and her acting talent is huge too.

I love ariana grande like crazy because cat is my fave character in sam and cat

Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "It Ain't Me". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

I believe that Selena Gomez is someone teens look up to as a role model. She has made such a big impact on other lives that she should continue being a positive role model. She is always so humble and sweet, just being a regular person. She doesn't pretend to be good person just to get that "role model" label. She also doesn't try to be super or act like someone she isn't. She stays true to herself and that's why I think most teens look up to her. She will always be a great role model as long as she remains who she is.

As a 17-year-old she had really made a big impact on my life, In fact, I sometimes wonder what would have happened to me if I didn't know her, Anyway yes she genuinely seems like a good person who truly wants to help people. - guccigangkid69

Oh please, please vote for her she's very kind and caring to young children from all around the world and she doesn't show off her body a lot of times. There are just so many things children and adults from all ages can learn from her.

You're my role model, I love you SO much, songs really helped me escape myself from some of my dark thoughts.

She cares of her fans & she's the youngest UNICEF ambassador on 2007. Love you Selena

The Newcomers

? Guru Nanak Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October–November.

The Contenders

Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Michael Jackson is a very good role model, whoever said he stinks they are wrong. He did a lot of great things for his fans, his family, and really he did a lot of good stuff to the world to.

Laugh out loud that he does

What?! Michael Jackson is a terrible role model! He teaches insecurity (he changed his looks because he didn't like the way he looked) he also teaches it's not cool to grow up and everyone should want to be like peter pan and never grow up.

People change he had done alto of bad things in life but think of all the good things

Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.

She advocates to stop bullying and to get help right away if you have a problem. She is also living hope that recovery is possible.

Demi shared her story to help those who are in similar situations. She inspires every person to be him or her self and to ignore all the haters. She shows young girls that there is no need to be perfect and that in itself shows the perfection of her personality. LOVATIC for Life!

Demi is an amazing role model for teenagers and especially for those who go through difficult situations and bullying! She has even written a book to help people and make them believe in themselves. She celebrated her 21st birthday in Africa because she thought it would be more important than just having a party! She tries to inspire people and also has advised her fans to spend sometime with the things they love in order to forget to feel better and make themselves to forget their darkest moments!

Well I think demi is a good role model personally, though other might not think that there is a lot of her music that has helped me, Because of her I'm a better person and I'm also alive because of her. I look up to her in a lot of ways, not that I want to be her but, I want to be like her.

Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

He is by far the most hard working athlete. For example, when he was younger, he was kicked out of the basketball team. He started to try harder. Furthermore, when he got to the NBA he still appreciates his coach for kicking him out of the team. Only because he is now in the position he always wanted to be in. Therefore, I believe he should be part of this list.

He was rejected by his school basketball coach for being too short. Now he's the greatest player of basketball in the world.

He is really down to earth guy and a great basketball player. (better than LeBron james)

He has his own charity and donates to many others even after retirement.

Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Adele is beautiful, talented, and inspiring. Yes, she is not as well known as "American pop stars" such as Taylor Swift, or Ariana Grande. Even so, I firmly believe that she lets her true and natural beauty show. Something that is not portrayed enough in our society is inner beauty. Adele has this inner beauty, a high level of talent, and is underrated in how amazing she truly is!

Adele experienced a lot of bullying during her life because of her weight, she has shown people all over the world it is okay to be a larger size as you are beautiful no matter what

A truly normal lass living her dream :) A great Mum, wife and singer

Adele, she is amazing I think that she should be more thought about, shes encouraged me to sing, and follow my dream no matter what I look like or what my weight is.

Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.

Ellen stands up for what she believes is right and always donates money to people who are struggling.

She is the loveliest person ever.

Ellen is an amazing person. She is charitable, funny, and just seems like a great person.

The episode with Talia proves this. I literally cried seeing it, it was so sweet of Ellen to do all that for a young girl who was suffering cancer!

She is a kind person who gives away money to people who need it and on the ellen show she often gives gifts of some sort to her guests she also has a lovely personality making people laugh and always feel better

Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.

He is not a jerk

Um guys?
Why is this guy not in the top ten?

He's no scientist. He's a sophist and a demonstrable fraud.

A fraud of the lowest order.

Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

He is a good father and husband. He has morale conviction. He actually wants to be a good president, unlike many of our past presidents. He handles racism and general discrimination excellently much better than I do. He never flinches in the face of idiots, which is sometime else he does much better than me. He is on the top of my lists for roll models.

You're a fool. He hasn't done anything. The only reason he's on here is because of foolish liberals thinking he's a good role model because he's the first African American president. Besides, all presidents try to be good presidents. But some fail. Like Obama. He is a horrible role model. Your a blind, bloody, fool if you think this person is a good person.

I see all these people, all of them going on and having a go at him. Nobody is perfect; did you not learn that? And if you hate him for all he does, then do so. We all know you couldn't even run for President and yet you act like he didn't accomplish anything. The people who post these negative comments are just people who can't do even a quarter of the job this man is doing. I myself can't and also, this is noy some American standing up, this is a British child who thinks this man is a great role model and deserves at least a few good claps as President and not hated on. Obama care may have negative effects, but that's all you think about. Now go get a life and do something that makes people happy instead of the opposite.

Written by a british child, 14
(And yes, I realise this is revealing but you all need to know that a young child has more sense than you critics)

Um... You know NOTHING about American politics. If you did you would be a Trump Supporter.

ObamaCare was bad, and Anon, I'm not racist or ignorant, ObamaCare was really REALLY bad.

He is a great president, well as good as he can be since he has a senate full of republicans who undermines whatever good he is trying to do. I bet all of you who is saying he is not a good role model are either, racist towards blacks, Arabs (because he has a Muslim name), republicans, or ignorant as hell... So Bush was better then, someone who went to war with every country he could so that his friends who supplies the military with weapons and most probably funded his campaign would make money. Bush Senior same ...picking fights around the world to put money in the pockets of the weapon suppliers...Plus America is not a super power, they owe the real super power lots and lots of money...China...and stop acting like the world police when you can't put order in your own backyard.

Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He should have been first in this list. He has been through so much and he still managed to be on top and prove people that he can really make it. He came from a black neighbourhood, getting bullied everyday at school, his father left him when he was a baby, his uncle died, he couldn't find a job, he had drug problems, he got divorced twice and look at him now. He's probably the best selling artist of all times, he is the most talented and gifted music artist. He teaches people that you can do anything you set your mind to and that's why he wil always be my biggest role model.

I feel like he touches each of his fans/listeners personally with whatever issue they're dealing with with at least one of his songs... He should definitely be up in this list... Although Eminem is super controversial, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion to everything in life, he has changed many lives positively (and negatively, partially if you take some cases into consideration), but he still perseveres no matter how much hate he receives, including death threats and demotivating acts against him and that is a characteristic that everyone needs! He is definitely someone to look up to for many more characteristics that I have not mentioned...

I don't know why he is #41. He isn't that people! He is my role model by a long shot

He is a good role model cause he is gay and he tells you to lose yourself.

Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

So strong even though her husband divorced her through a text. And is now having a kid. Idol

Yes, because dressing up almost completely naked is great for the younger generation. -_-

Katy is so amazing I love her, it would be mazing to meet her. She is a role model because she is unique and dosn't care what others think about her... I love how she is so true to her fans she is one of the only celebrites that know how much her fans mean to her and how important they are for her sucess BY LAUREN GRACE... KATY COME TO AUSTRALIA!

Because she is unique

Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

I think she should keep singing country it really fits her, in my opinion.

Carrie underwood is a great personand deserves good, she is a caring mother and a great singer. I've loved her for most of my life, sure she fell down the stairs and had to get surgery but she didn't hit her head hard enought to turn on us! love you carrie!

No she's just a stupid right-wing talentless yank.

She is a great role model because she is talented as a singer and as a musician and she could inspire the kids to start taking vocal lessons or learning an instrument.

Ben Carson Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. is a retired American neurosurgeon and former candidate for President of the United States.

Started life at the bottom if his class where everyone called him "Dummy." His father abandoned Ben's family and his mother was illiterate. They were extremely poor. Ben had a terrible temper to boot.

But his mom got her kids to turn off the T.V. and begin reading. They had to give her book reports. The books opened up their world and turned their life around.

Ben rose to the top of his class. Went on to save many lives as a world-class surgeon. Many people are now trying to get him to run for President of the USA.

One of the best surgeons of all time.

Proof positive that no matter what hand you are dealt, you can rise above it and go on to achieve virtually anything.

Yup, leave it to a liberal to diss one of the greatest people ever because they don't like his religion.

Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

This isn't even for kids, waving your butt at the crowd, being a sex symbol and loving sex is good for kids.

She could be a role model for everyone. She teaches the kids to be true to themselves and that they can do amazing things if they have faith and talent. She is a very good influence.

Beyonce is always humble and is a remarkable role model for kids.

This is not school appropriate

Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

I just want to say, if you like Shakira, READ MY COMMENT! Did you know Shakira was in the school choir! But one day her music teacher told her she sounded like a goat and she got expelled from the choir! Then she started helping people who are homeless or starving and said 'When I grow up and become an artist I will help all those people who are starving and homeless.' And she did. Artists don't have to be good singers to be role models. It's the things they do. I don't actually really like Shakira's voice but I feel so inspired by her now. Now I want to say, HA HA HA! Silly music teacher! Look at Shakira now! HA!

In every music video she smiles. She doesn't take drugs or smoke. In la la la she let a lot of kids into the music video and she loves football

She cares for every person's background and she made a song just about Africa

I like Shakira so much! I have an girl that loves Shakira!

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

Even if he didn't develop the theory of relativity would still be regarded as one of the greatest scientists ever. In fact his Nobel Prize in physics was not awarded for relativity at all.

The best scientist of all time.

What is he doing at 185?

Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

How is he below Ariana "Donut" Grande, Barack ObamaCare, and Beyonshakemybutt, He is dead, but he is the first man on the moon.

Really cool to first guy on the moon

He flew into a green screen

He was on the moon

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