Most Influential Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries
The Top Ten
I know Martin Luther King was the most influential in the United States but across the world Bill Gates is just as influential. Without him we wouldn't have Microsoft, and he gave Apple over 100 million dollars when they were almost bankrupt, if he hadn't have done those things, not only would Steve Jobs be a very unsuccessful person but technology would probably still be only to specific people for VERY specific reasons. He has become the richest person, but he has given over 30 BILLION to charity to cure things such as malaria. - techisawesome
Great as he was, Dr. King was NOT the most influential in the USA; there are several names who had far more and more lasting influence here. Bill Gates being one of them.
Influence somewhat negative in the long run, he never seemed to really like America too much.
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Made American music / American styles popular all over the world in the fifties. Big influence in pop-culture.
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3. Neil Armstrong