1 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
Sir Elton John has just received the highest honour. He's been appointed to the "Order of the Companions of Honour" group (December 2019).
He's gay, but he STILL got knighted! This shows how accepting our world is and should be
2 Bill Gates
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer. Born on 28 Oct 1955, he co-founded Microsoft along Paul Allen in 1975.
Because Bill Gates doesn't have British citizenship, he received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. That means he can add KBE after his name but he can't call himself Sir William Gates or Sir Bill Gates.
Honestly, never expected Bill to be on this list
3 Sean Connery
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (August 25, 1930 - October 31, 2020) was a retired Scottish actor and producer who had won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. ...read more.
James Bond. 007. The first. Contrary to some people's beliefs, not the longest serving.
4 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
He deserves it.
5 Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.
6 Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004
7 Charlie Chaplin
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era. He is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.
He was the best actor of his time.
8 Michael Caine
Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a British film icon. Known for his cockney accent, Caine was born in South London, where during his ...read more.
9 Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.
10 Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (1922-2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. He was best known for his villainous roles in films such as Dracula in the Hammer Horror films, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit ...read more.
11 Niels Bohr
Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.
12 Steven Spielberg
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
He was one of the best directors of all time.
13 Bernard Montgomery
14 Ben Kingsley
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
15 Ian McKellen
Sir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards.
16 Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
17 Mick Jagger
Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".
19 David Attenborough
He is such an inspiration. He knows so much, he's done so much. He appreciates the cruelty of nature as well as the fact that it is under threat.
A great human being I know, I appreciate his works. All are just dares.
20 Ringo Starr
Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
He deserves it
21 Isaac Newton
22 William Alexander Smith
23 Barry Gibb
Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a British singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.
24 Roger Bannister
25 Richard Hadlee