Most Influential People of All Time

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

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41 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

Greatest donar in world

42 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

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43 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.

44 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II is 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 Romney.

Thanks for proving my point. You just say "worst president in American history". You don't say why because you can't. Really? Worse than Bush? Worse than Coolidge? Worse than Grant? Learn some history before making such a false statement.

Oh Obama you don't have to be hated by your country anymore come join the Canadian government.

If Obama is here then Putin King abdullah should be here too

Are you serious worst president the usa ever had

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45 Cai Lun

The invention of paper by Cai Lun was the most important ever, together with the Transistor and the Condom

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46 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 os good

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47 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.

48 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



49 Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, X rays, Radio, Remote Control, Laser, and electric motors. Tesla developed and used more.

This man help give us the modern age, a genius without a doubt who was robbed by Edision as well as other power brokers of the day. I admire him not only for his incredible mind but for a character that was so dedicated to the idea and to the greater progression of man that though he knew later that he had been dubbed he made very little of it and went on inventing, writing and creating till the end. I cannot say enough about this amazing individual.

This guy was so incredible, his ideas were ROBBED by Thomas Edison!

Nikola Tesla is the greatest geek who ever lived. I read two books about him and I think he is the most awesome person ever

Champion of science. Worth being on this list and much higher...

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50 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...

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

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

51 Abubakir As-Siddique

He deserves to be higher up on the list

I think he must be at the top of criminal and murderer list

I'm surprised why he is out of top 10 he was good leader and he was a good examplery leader to all our leaders

52 Mother Teresa Mother Teresa Mother Teresa also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary.

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 helped so many people its unbelievable

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53 Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gutenberg Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. more.

54 is to low could produce and disseminate information at lightning speed compared to calligraphy. Revolutionized learning in Europe

54 Umar Al-Khattab

I would like him to be in top 3 he established good empires such as the ottoman empire

I am surprised why is he out of top 10

He should be in the top 3,or at least in top 5


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55 Edward Jenner
56 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!


57 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.

58 Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.
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60 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

He is a genius and the fact that he is also disabled makes him a great role model for disabled people.

Hawking is one of the most influential people of all time. He inspired me to get into cosmology.

He is the greatest genius after Albert Einstein. He can be placed in top 10.

Truly an inspiring soul. He should be in top 10!

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