Most Influential People of All Time

The person who has had the largest impact on culture, society and history. Whether positive or negative.

The Top Ten

1 Jesus Christ Jesus Christ 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). more.

2,000 years and we're still talking about him - Vooduon

Its good to be talked and listen about someone great. No doubt he was "one" of the greatest "man" in the history. I would suggest you to learn more about him & had a good influence of him instead of hating wrong or false influence. THANK YOU

Jesus was definitely the most influential people of all time, as he is also one of the, if not the most controversial figures in history! He was the reason behind the season!

Billions claim him as Lord and Savior! - LadyLioness

He is a just prophet & messenger in Islam, whom was given the book of bible by Allah (god) to guide the children of Israel (disbelievers) and convey same message as all the prophets who came before him like (Noah, Abraham, Moses and many others may Allah's (God' s) peace be upon them all) that non ha the right to be worshiped except Allah because he is the Lord of the heavens & the world and all that is between them, The Almighty; The creator of everything; The Most Merciful; The Most Generous; The Forgiver; The Most Powerful;Allah the Almighty is the one & the only God & to him all human mankind will return at the end (i. E; resurrection).

Jesus Christ, part of the Holy Trinity, was indeed the most influential person on Earth, not really a person, he was God, in the flesh. He has definitely influenced lots of people, healed people, taught others about Christianity leading them to repent and ask Jesus to be their savior, got crucified on the cross so everyone who repented could go to heaven, and has done many other things. Almost every single person on Earth has heard about Jesus Christ, a few of those people got saved, I am grateful for that. I am thankful for hearing about God because he gave every person on Earth unending love and let his son, Jesus Christ die on the cross to pay for all our sins, and I repented and accepted Jesus as my savior. Definitely the most influential person/God ever of all time, and will always be the #1, God is working through others who believe on him to spread His word to other people so they can be saved, he is that influential.

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2 Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arabian Prophet, best known as the central figure (and last prophet) of the Abrahamic religion of Islam and is amongst the most revered and important historical figures in the world.

He was the man of true justice. He was with peace those who deserve peace and respected peace. He was there for law and order and not some silly baba or pandit who just say few words of peace and doesn't not actually guide or show the direction to attain peace in this world and hear after. My fellow Christians don't know that the founder of Christianity is not Jesus it's St. Paul. No matter how much I love Jesus the son of mary peace be upon him, he can't be the most influential person because he doesn't not meet the requirement.

Instead of proving the essence of peace and Islam, You just disregarded Yogis/Christians. There are good reason as to why most of the world detest Muhammad and many do violence (ISIS) against other religion, against women (Saudi/Iraqi law), against animals (public display of animal sacrifice) in the name of Islam.

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Peace Be Upon Him. The prophet who preached the teachings of Allah, the one and only God and presented us with the Holy Quran, the book to guide us through out our lives.

He was the best justice provider in the world he was the best and history has no personality equal to him he also promoted the respect for women that was not present in arab and the whole world before him he was greatest man ever narrated by historians

He was the best man who walked on earth he was am man of humility and justice orphan since birth but obedient to the mother heaven is under her feet so be sure to love her. He came when people buried their daughters alive. He was liberator of all women rights. Stoned at atiaf and angel Gabriel came down from haven and said give me one word and I will crush the mountain upon this village but he said no just let it go maybe a descendent of these people will worship ALLAH the one and only who. When he fought in battle he gave rules like no other he said do not burn trees do not kill the elder nor the children nor the women just fight those who attack you. People who say he is a murderer their liars they are jealous. He said a women entered hell because a cat she failed to feed. Children would run up to him and he was sure to smile at them and give them sweet fruit dates at the time when children were scared to talk to their own dads. The prophet Muhammed said the best of you in character ...more

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3 Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

Yes! He promoted non-violence during World War II during HARSH times. AMAZING PERSON

I think he is great as nelson mandela. He had lot of patience which taught, how to be patience and wait for fruitful at the end. - subhash


Political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of civil disobidience

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4 Buddha Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

Siddhartha left all of his possessions, his pampered life, his food, and even his family to gain the true knowledge of suffering and to find enlightenment. I am an Anthropologist that specializes in religion. The Buddha has influenced so many people in China, Tibet, India, Japan etc. This once rich, famous prince gave up everything he had, becoming a man of the land and became divine. His followers confronted and meditated with Jesus himself.

Two words - peace and humanity

Ultimate truth of world.

Lord Buddha was one of the first men to realise the true nature of life and spread it to the rest of the world. His teachings have bought so much good into this world and have helped many people to lead a happy and peaceful life. definitely the most positively influential person to have ever lived.

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5 Albert Einstein 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.

Physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons)

An influential man, I certainly will remember him. (Not just because he shares my birthday) but he was also a dreamer. Dreamers are the hardest thing to find these days.

Albert Einstein could not speak until he was 4 years old and his parent were told he would not amount to much. Such an inspirational man.

Man of relativty. Wihout doubt number 1

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6 Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

Of secular figures there can be little doubt, Darwin should top the list. We see the world the way we do because of him.

Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, and I greatly admire him for it, considering he was a Christian.. If it weren't for him I might be a Christian, when I am strongly atheist. And the pressure he was under; he was in a creationist world, his book the Origin of Species was ridiculed, yet he didn't keep his theory hidden for fear of this happening- he showed it to the world and changed the subject of science forever.

Darwin changed the way the scientific view views humans in the universe. He gave us the tools to truly trace humanity's origins through verifiable means, and made it possible to answer how we got here in the first place. - Robobrain

The man whos idea created the modern world.

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7 Paul the Apostle Paul the Apostle Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul, and also known by his native name Saul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the gospel of the Christ to the 1st-century world.

Paul should be listed in the second spot, his mission and ministry reached not only the Jewish people but also non-Jews and aided in the movement that became Christianity. His writings are critical to the Christian faith.

I am not sure how Martin Luther is above the Apostle Paul, as it was the Book of Romans and the book Galatians that fuelled Luther to the Reformation. If it was not for Paul then Luther have never been known... As well as Paul had a great influence on the other Apostles and Peter, making Paul's influence felt higher than Peter's despite Pope claims. And don't forget that Paul was in a scene was Luke's mentor, making Paul the most influential person under Jesus. Because in the end the Apostles and Christians, Pope's and all live for the Glory of Jesus Christ.

Other than Jesus Christ, Paul is my favorite person in the Bible. He went though so much, yet didn't complain at all. He pointed to Christ in every situation. He was (in my opinion) the most influential apostle. The books in the Bible that he wrote are not only a comfort for many, but strength for those who are crumbling under struggles and pressure. Martin Luther looked to the Apostle Paul as one of his inspirations, so how did Martin Luther go above Apostle Paul? Even though they all lived for the Glory of Jesus Christ, I know for a fact that the Apostle Paul is more influential than Martin Luther. If Martin Luther was alive... he'd agree too.

We would never know about Jesus if not for Paul. Paul is #1

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8 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Promoted equality between all people and things. With out him we may still be stuck with the clouded ideas of "justice" and "fairness" we once had.

Shouldn't be this high. This is a list of people who had the biggest influence on the world good or bad. MLK is a blip on the radar compared to many other people.

This man should be right behind jesus


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9 Confucius Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He is the founder of the religion with the same name as him. Confucius believed he was doing the Will of Ti'en (God or 'Heaven') by preaching ethics.

He is awesome and even his ideas are too!

There are not many people who thought like him.

I am Chinese and I hope that we would believe in him again, rather than communism. I am against communism!

I have learned about a new person now!

10 Abraham Abraham Abraham, originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs. His story, told in chapters 11 through 25 of the Book of Genesis, plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. According to the bible, God called upon him and told him 'through your son, Isaac, more.

The original monotheist, whose theological foundation has spread to the entire world through Christianity and Islam. He should be much higher up.

Without Abraham, there would be no Jesus. Jesus himself was Jewish and he was the first to establish a monotheistic religion, setting an example for the rest of the world. Definitely should be higher.

The prophet and the Father of the prophets, peace and blessings be upon him, god's beloved, Ibrahim

He does not deserve this position because he was really a great man and he is known in Islam as the father of all prophet

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The Contenders

11 Constantine I

Without Constantine, there may be no discussion about the merits of Jesus Christ. Constantine helped lay the foundation for what is the modern Catholic church and was instrumental in organizing its members to determine a uniform Christian doctrine (First Council of Nicaea) without which the church would fractured and most likely never would have gained the success it did. Whether good or bad, Constantine paved the way for converting the greatest nation the world had ever seen into the center for the Holy Roman Church.

He changed the course of history, two of his major decisions the foundation of Constantinople and his conversion to Christianity had profound impact on history. Our world would have been different without him, probably still in the dark ages. Besides he was a great statesman and a superb military leader.

He helped the Catholic Church greatly but for selfish reasons

Although I don't agree with eveyting he did, he did make christianity last througout the dark ages dispite the deaths of all the leaders of the church that christ organized and I think that's pretty good. Not to mention extremely influential. - queen11

12 Martin Luther Martin Luther Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.

Is this about Martin Luther, or Martin Luther King Jr? Martin Luther is the Christian reformationist, and Martin Luther King Jr is the campaigner for black rights in the USA. Considering the lack of 'King' after the name, it seems most people are ignorant of the original Martin Luther. The original Martin Luther is probably the reason Martin Luther King Jr's parents named him Martin Luther, and probably also the reason his father was named Martin Luther as well (Martin Luther King Sr).

For those of you who are confused. No, this is not the Martin Luther King Jr., the man who gave the "I have a dream speech." Although he is very important and an inspiration to me and millions of others. Martin Luther was a monk and the creator of Lutheranism. He was born in Germany and lived from 1483 to 1546. Martin Luther was also a composer, theology professor, and priest, but he's mostly known as a monk.

In kiching off the protestant reformation, Martin Luthur triggered a whole sequence of events that have led direclty tot he society we know and enjoy today.

People actually don't know who Martin Luther is?! Have they ever been to school?!

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13 Michael Jackson 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 more.

They didn't call him the king of pop for no reason from dance moves that have inspired most musicians of today and one of the biggest givers in the music business.

His musical genuis and humble humanitarian work places him among the greats. It's not about what you do for a living but what you've done for others that will matter in the end. Michael has helped so many people outside of his charity work. He's truly a role model and a hero. The way Michael experienced betrayal and adversity by showing love and true class, that is why he is loved all across the globe and truly one of the most influential individuals. Long Live The King!

No one has more impact on our society than Michael. Listen to his songs and his message. And all the money from his concert tours that he donated to help the poor. He was a great humanitarian and an inspiration to all.


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14 Joseph Lister

I voted for him as a joke.

Obviously he is a nobody

He was very good in medical

15 Aristotle Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.

A massive contributor to every field of human knowledge. He started on nearly nothing and ended up as the near-sole basis of all science for almost two thousand years. Possibly the only person in human history to have known everything there is to know in his time, a true polymath. His metaphysics still hold clear merit in the modern world, and much of how we see and separate the sciences is derived from him.

The basis of many scientific theories and philosophies come from Aristotle, along with his direct contribution to history as the teacher of Alexander the Great and inspiration to other philosophers/scientists such as Rene Descartes.

Easily the most influential person who didn't find a religion...

He basically created the philosophy of the west, it would be madness not to add him. You hear me? MADNESS!

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16 Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

He's well-known for physics, but he also invented differential and integral calculus, came up with color theory, studied the speed of sound, he was an astronomer who built the first reflecting telescope... He was arguably the single most important thinker in human history. He contributed to everything.

Discoverd gravity

Why is Isaac Newton not higher? Pretty sad that anyone would think a video game designer is more influential then Isaac Newton. Ranking Einstein ahead of Isaac Newton is like saying Sidney Crosby is a better hockey player then Wayne Gretzky, this list is retarded

He invented calculus. He should be next to like, Muhammed and Jesus. He pretty much helped bring about the entire Scientific Revolution, which led to innumerable innovations in medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy.

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17 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of more.

Ok, somehow hard to write here. I don't think Jesus isn't that big anymore. Maybe in the US but elsewhere? I don't know.

Hitler as a leader wasn't worse than Stalin or Mao Zedong (I mean the tough side; they all were bad persons who killed millions). But he had more influence on people and still has, than both of them.

So what I mean is:

He is responsible for USA and USSR to gain the state of superpowers. Without him, the atomic bomb, either wouldn't have been invented, or would have been later invented.

Also Germany wouldn't have lost it's state as a science centre of the whole world, which is still discussable by asking was it good or bad?! (They had scientists none reached till today).

First man on moon, as ridiculous it sounds, wouldn't have been without him that fast. It was the competition between Soviets and Americans, which was a result of WW2 and the engaging of German scientists after the war (What wouldn't have happened, if WW2 hasn't ...more


Convinced an entire nation to believe what he believed! He's very intelligent and cunning.

He might have killed millions of people but if you look at him before that he was a great person. He created Vollswagen, the autobahn, the first ever Boy Scouts and created millions of jobs to bring Germany out of a depression created by world war 1 with over 40% unemployment rate. He also was a great speaker and was able to influence all of Germany into believing in his goal. Now if you don't think creating a world war has some kind of influence on the world you are an idiot. He should be much higher on this list.

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18 George Washington George Washington George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

AND the revisionist dumbing-down of the American education system is complete. Some of the posts here reflect the most brainwashed SJW's anywhere.

He was general of the us army and unanimously elected president? How is that not important and influential

Thanks to him, we have America. And how much has america given us? Well, They are one of the largest economies, One of the largest militaries, Huge influence over other countries

I do not care about this man but he was for shure racist.

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19 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

He stopped racism in South Africa. How more influential can you be? He probably changed more than ten people put together could.

Nelson Mandela is amazing! My family is African and we had to leave Africa because of apatite and just as we left he got out of prison. I'm so proud of my country now because of what he has done and even today he brings great happiness to my family.

Great leader with great desire to change lives of young people

Jesus was just influential to Christians. But seriously Adolf Hitler 51th place I would put him second and Mandela first but the reason I choose Mandela is that he influenced the world in a good way and Hitler in a horrible way

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20 Pope Peter I

My one over-riding goal, even more than being God's representative on Earth, was to one day find myself between Socrates and Tupac.

21 Max Planck Max Planck Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck was a German quantum physicist who was born on April 23, 1858 in Kiel, Germany. He is best known for winning a Nobel prize on the field of physics in 1918 and he published his own well known book called treatise on thermodynamics. His accomplishments was for being elected more.
22 Justinian I

He developed the foundation of our law system today.

23 Abraham Lincoln 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.

"that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish on this earth"
"trusting on Him who can go with me and remain with you, I confidently hope that all will yet be well."
"i am a firm believer in the people, if given accurate information they can be relied upon to meet any national crisis"

Arguably the greatest president ever who led his country through the toughest of times.

Indeed, one of the few who truly recognize themselves as human beings. Those who know the majesty of nature constructed by altruism and consideration.

Amazing person

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24 Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

I am just going to say that this man spread democracy through out Europe.
If it wasn't for him then europe would still be a continent ruled by absolute monarchy. Stop right their and just think about it in his time their was legit no other country besides the US that is a democracy. This man also spread the idea of equality.

French statesman, king of France, the most brilliant general of his time, he won series of splendid victories against England, Russia and Austria in 1805. He was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 and exiled to St Helena, where he died in 1821.

He was a political reformer and brought glory to France. He did not kill his own people like Stalin, he was well educated and he seeked peace when he became an emperor but his enemies regarded him as a traitor and that is why he fought against them.

Napoleonic code, pushed the unification of Italy and Germany, sold the United States the massive Louisiana territory thus allowing America to become the declining superpower that it is today.

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25 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

Justin Bieber *Status* HAS A COLD/MINOR SICKNESS - Cancels entire concert

Freddie Mercury *Status* VERY VERY SICK, ALMOST DYING - Still sings like no other man can

I cannot believe he wasn't in the top ten, let alone the whole list! By now, you must know me, the crazed Freddie Mercury fan. I am just very upset that I had to ADD him! He deserves to be number 2 or 1! (Jesus is #one). All you have to do is listen to "The Show Must Go On". He influenced me in many ways. He told me to be creative, to love, and of course that you should never give up. As I say, "Don't stop till you drop! "
And this quote was like how Freddie was. He never gave up until he succumbed to HIV/AIDS in 1991. Long live.

If it weren't for him and Queen there wouldn't probably be a Lady Gaga! He influenced her! What a great man!

Even today, this man still influences many people in all different ways. He taught people to never give up! Very influential man.

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26 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Ben belongs in the top 10, easy.

No doubt.. read of him

27 Anne Frank Anne Frank Annelies Marie Frank was a German-born diarist. Anne for short. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands more.

This young girl was like anywhere young girl. She liked music, had crushes. But she was treated as inhuman. All because she was Jewish. Her family and another family and a dentist had to go into hiding. Luckily this kind woman Miep Gies gave them the attic and the back of the house. Unfortunately she was discovered in 1945 August. Nobody knows the person who betrayed her. But she and the others were sent to westerbrok camp and the aushtwitz where Edith frank died and then Bergen Belsen Anne and marmot were the only members of the family still together. Otto frank was the only one to survive

Wait wait wait
Anne frank is higher than
Karl marx.Che Guevara.Joseph stalin
This is the funniest list or the worst one available on the internet.
I have no words.

Inspirational girl she is!

She was an inspirational person.

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28 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

The greatest cultural force of the 20 th century without a doubt. He changed it all making way for the freedom of the world. That weirdo jackson above Elvis? What a joke. He wouldn't have got anywhere without Elvis, the king. Fantastic artist, unequalled and never will be!

This list is nonsense! Elvis was the greatest cultural force of the 2Oth century. He led the way for other artists, he was the greatest icon ever, the most influential person in music history, the rest just tried to copy him.

Who made this list? Tupac is more influential on a social cultural level than Elvis in the world? Michael Jackson is more important than Elvis in changing music? " Before Elvis there was nothing " said John Lennon, and he was right. Elvis made black music ( it was called race-music back in the fifties ) popular by mixing it with white music all over the world ( a very risky thing to do in the racist US ). He started ( now taking for granted ) a teen revolution in attitude, style, clothes etc... Without him there would be no Michael Jackson or Tupac ( and so many other entertainers, black and white ). He was pretty important and influential on a cultural level all over the world.

He flipped the world and everything changed. The old repressive ways were replaced with a new freedom... Entertainers today can say, do, and be what they wish because of the social revolution that began with Elvis Presley.

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29 Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. more.

He was next to god. He is my idol. A real human being and fantastic personality

The most influential person to youth. He describes the duties of youth in such away that, the youth have the power to change the fate of an economy of a country and the entire world. My suggestion to any one is that please read his books then we can influence ourselves and we are the one going to rock the world!

Read his quotes then you will get all the power or energy to take up all the challenges and responsibilities. A great man who practiced what he preached

He is the person who introduce Hinduism to the world. With his effort Hinduism is now a days considered as the only way of living.

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30 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

"So complicated to escape fate
And you can never understand till we trade places
Tell the world I been guilty to being anxious
Ain't no way in hell, that I could ever be a rapist
It's time to face this, cold world on a good day
When will they let the little kids in the hood play?
I got shot 5 times but I'm still breathing
Living proof there's a God if you need a reason"

This man stood up for what he believed and never let go of what he thought he was a legend I'm only 13 but he still inspires me I wish he didn't die but all good things come to an end

Pac is the realist that ever wrote. He was a prophet for everything he wrote with his pen happened and is still happening today. Like he put it "I don't know how to change the world, but I can guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world." So many people have changed their lives for the better because of this mam. He is the Black Jesus not only for black people in America, but for all the people that suffered. He was the stone that the government refused but the food that the people needed.

Alright, I'll be the first to comment on my homie. I am a white 13 year old, yet I still praise his music, knowledge, lifestyle, and everything else. I have a picture of him on the wall and his own book. He may be forgotten but he is still in this child's eyes and he was a good person and he teaches me through his music. R.I.P. friend, thug till I die, and even when I die cause I'll be in THUG MANSION.

He inspires so many people even after his death. He also influenced a lot of rappers that appeared after him such as Nas, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.

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31 Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. more.

Get a life.

32 Malcolm X Malcolm X Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist.

"We declare our right on this earth... To be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary. "

33 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events more.

WWII. America = Back to Back world war champs!

Great president

34 Dwight Eisenhower Dwight Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.
35 Felix Manalo

Felix Y. Manalo is the founder of the Most Indigenous Religious Organization in the World

He's so very influential, very popular and very respectable person... - ANNECURTISSMITH

Felix Ysagun Manalo (born Félix Manalo ý Ysagun May 10, 1886 - April 12, 1963), also known as Ka Félix, was the first Executive Minister (Tagalog: Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan) of the Philippines'-based religious organization Iglesia ni Cristo, and incorporated it with the Philippine Government on July 27, 1914. He is the father of Eraño G. Manalo, who succeeded him as Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, and the grandfather of Eduardo V. Manalo, the current Executive Minister.
Because there were no precursors to the registered church, external sources and critics of the Iglesia ni Cristo refer to him as the founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo and describe him as such but the official INC doctrines claim otherwise.
The official doctrine of the Iglesia ni Cristo is that Felix Y. Manalo is the last messenger of God, sent to reestablish the first church founded by Jesus Christ, which the INC claims to have fallen into apostasy following the death of the Apostles.

36 Bill Gates Bill Gates William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.


He technically made the internet so.

He made what the world is today

He created Microsoft

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37 Ellen DeGeneres 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.

Just because she is brave and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, if that ain't influential then I don't know what is!

38 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

Champion in the ring, a champion to his religion, a champion to his race and a champion to man kind

The only Muhammad that should be on this list.

He was a really amazing guy

Has to be the Greatest. Not because of boxing even though he was.
Stood up for what he believed in, no matter what.
Spoke with his charismatic mind with wise words.
Changed the world from race to religeon through reciting inspirational poems, humour and most of all courage and belief.
There is nothing left to say, that he hasnt said himself.

39 Isaac Newton Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

English mathematician and physicist, famous for his discovery of the law of Gravitation and three Laws of Motion.

Greatest scientist of all time

Uh, he's already on the list


40 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. more.

In 20, 50, 100, 500 years girls/women will still copy and imitate her - Alexandr

A timeless character. Her mystery and persona will forever intrigue generations to come.

41 Che Guevara Che Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.

A romanticized monster who murdered innocent women and children in public stadiums. The cult of personality that has grown around him is a fine example of the ignorance and degeneracy of the leftist mentality.

He was the best...

Most notarius latin-American man in history, stod up against the greed and extreme poverty in latin-america. Great man who died way too young, he changed the world for the better

Greatest guerrilla fighter of all time. Helped to save Cuba from the capitalist claws of USA and general Fulgencio Batista. HASTA SIEMPRE COMANDANTE!

42 Winston Churchill 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.

He altered history.

The dude stood up to Hitler. How much more influential can it get?

One of the greatest leaders England and the world has ever seen. He saved his country in the face of fear showing great courage and bravery. He stood strong when nobody else did.

Intelligent, Confident and Hilarious. He commanded the respect and attention of the entire world. He should be rated much higher!

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43 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

If you cannot understand my argument, and declare "It's Greek to me'', you are quoting Shakespeare; if you claim to be more sinned against than sinning, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you recall your salad days, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you act more in sorrow than in anger; if your wish is farther to the thought; if your lost property has vanished into thin air, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you have ever refused to budge an inch or suffered from green-eyed jealousy, if you have played fast and loose, if you have been tongue-tied, a tower of strength, hoodwinked or in a pickle, if you have knitted your brows, made a virtue of necessity, insisted on fair play, slept not one wink, stood on ceremony, danced attendance (on your lord and master), laughed yourself into stitches, had short shrift, cold comfort or too much of a good thing, if you have seen better days or lived in a fool's paradise -why, be that as it may, the more fool you, for it is a foregone conclusion that ...more

Countless words attributed to modern day english language.

His plays offered new definitions of western civilization. Next to the bible he is the most quoted author in history. - mgenet

he's amazing. i love his plays. brilliant! - Jeheffiner

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44 Mother Teresa Mother Teresa Mother Teresa also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. She was born on August 26th, 1910 and died September 5, 1997 On September 5th, 2016, Pope Francis Canonized Mother Teresa, making her St. Teresa of Calcutta.

A Lovable and Adoring person who sacrificed life for orphanage

She is my real mother. She was in kolkata where I am living. Really honour to me.

Humble, selfless, loving and caring. Your legacy will live on forever on Mother Teresa

She must be place in top 10s

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45 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

I love her.. I think she should be second, after Dr Sandra Lee



46 Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

Turned the Soviet Union into an industrial powerhouse second only to the U.S. through the power of communism, a monumental economic and military leader, and stopped a crazy, delusional right-winged German with an inferior mustache from conquering the world in WWII. If it wasn't for our great leader Stalin and his leadership on the Eastern Front, we would have been slaves to Nazis.

Stood up to the Nazis, won World War II, made The Soviet Union a superpower, scared America, and had a perfect mustache.

47 Edward Jenner

Inventor of vaccination, not well known but really should be in the top five because he has indirectly saved more lives than any other person on Earth - dead or alive

48 Moses Moses

Moses, talked to God, peace be upon Moses, the prophet, the first to wake up from the graves in the day of resurrection, before Muhammad and the rest of the prophets, and their peoples,

Founded the Jewish nation, another move without which we wouldn't have Christianity or Islam (through Judaism) and whose laws also influenced all of the modern world. Should be much higher up.

The Ten commandments and the Levitical laws put forth by him are still the backbone of every free nation that supports natural law.

I think he should be in a more higher rank because he was more influential than jesus

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

Considered as the greatest player to ever set foot on the basketball court. Love by many around the world and Nike is still making a lot of money selling Jordan brand. Not only influential in the basketball court but also influenced many athletes around the world such as soccer David Beckham and the current dominate player in the NBA Lebron James.

The greatest sportsman of all time! Owns a billion dollar brand! I don't know why Ali gets all the hype, he is widely regarded to NOT be the greatest boxer of all time!

50 Michelangelo Michelangelo Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. more.

Look at his works in the Vatican and you will know he deserves better than this.

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