Most Influential Leaders of the 20th Century

The Top Ten Most Influential Leaders of the 20th Century

1 Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz (7 May 1892, Kumrovec – 4 May 1980, Ljubljana), commonly known as Tito, was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement more.

Come back marshal tito

One of the founders of the Third World, a greatly awarded, decorated and appreciated man all around the world. Yugoslavia under Tito was the only European communist country which did not become a Soviet satellite state. Despite this, it was a country where life standards were high and lots of people who lived in this period would even argue that they liked it better under Tito's leadership. The Yugoslavian passport was also of great value and power.

-kept a country together for years when thought impossible
-resisted both western powers and the Soviet communist block, staying neutral throughout the coldwar ( only European communist country to do so. (screw Stalin)
- Chief Leader and one of the founders of The 3rd world ( non-aligned movement)
-made Yugoslavia the first communist country to open its borders to all foreign visitors and abolished visa requirements
-active in promoting a peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
-1967, Tito offered Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubček to fly to Prague on three hours notice if Dubček needed help in facing down the Soviets.
-only communist country allowed to have an embassy in Alfredo Stroessner's Paraguay
-His public speeches often reiterated that policy of neutrality and cooperation with all countries would be natural as long as these countries did not use their influence to pressure Yugoslavia to take sides
-Tito received a total of 119 awards and ...more

In 1980 he had the largest state funeral in history.

This man, that seems unknown to many, was loved by leaders from both sides of the Cold War. His death brought enemies together in silent mourning but it also brought the end of an era of brotherhood and unity.

Tito was the greatest leader of the 20th century because his influence stretched out to a global scale, but he is also the worst leader because nobody could possibly live up to his greatness.

He fought off Hitler, humiliated Stalin and resisted pressure from the United States. He had a vision of what he believed was right and he didn't allow anyone to halt his journey.

People talk about Lenin or Marx as the socialist revolutionaries, but they are wrong. Tito was the true revolutionary, by taking elements of many different ideologies he was able to create a truly socialist nation that strived for the people and not military or economic dominance. It wasn't about controlling the most land or having ...more

2 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

He completely changed the vision, nature of his country and created a modern country from scratch. Besides, his revolution took full support from nation unlike many other revolutionists. He had the chance to become sole ruler of the country after revolution. However, he preferred democracy and gave his people right to vote.

He is the greatest leader of 20th century but unfortunately he is known a little because he has still lots of enemies. Because of the democracy he planted and the nation he cultivated he made the Turkey a civilised country. But because America wanted and wants a middleeast country in Turkeys location America is trying to erase him and erase the Ataturks modern Turkey and wants to put an uneducated middleeastern country.

He brought freedom and democracy to the Turkish people. He was not only a leader, he was a soldier, a scientist, a historian, a mathematician... He published a book about geometry and another book about history called "Turkish History Thesis". He defended the Galipoli against England, France, Australia, New Zealand and Arabs. In that battle he also defeated Admiral Winston Churchill's fleet (who is in the 3rd place on the list). He protected Ottaman Empire against England, France, Italy, Russia, Greece, Armenians, Arabs, Kurds. Then, he overthrew the Sultan and founded the modern Turkey. Ataturk Centennial is declared in 1981 by United Nations and UNESCO. Ataturk is the only person to receive such recognition by UNESCO.

What a guy, he's the guy who made me who I am today, one of the only reasons that I'm proud being a Turk, if it wasn't for him Republic of Turkey would be a puppet state just like Arabic countries today. Turks in the 20th century really was something else, Republicans will rise again.

3 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) 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 more.

Awful, AWFUL man, but you can't deny the influence he had. He transformed a country, a religion, and history itself. Best? No. Kindest? No. I hate this man with all my heart, but he had, and still has, an enourmous influence on this world.

Worst leader, worst politician, worst person who ever existed and the coward killed himself.

Personally, I believe Hitler is the greatest leader in the 20th Century. His commitment is extra-ordinary; he used all his skills to reach his aim and invented a knowledge and industry to implement his aim. He created a mission based on a philosophy; practically executed that mission;mobilized the entire nation to contribute to that mission. In this course, Hitler used all the resources around him to reach his aim; invented many resources those not freely available and managed those resources efficiently and effectively; gave a high and technical and disciplinary values to his work. I think, Hitler used all the human-distinctiveness and strengths that a human being can used to reach his aim or long felt inner-human urges.

(I know the entire world hate Hitler, so do I, but I highly respect his LEADERSHIP; how did he used his leadership a different story)

Hitler was a terrible human being, but his actions have had large effects on the world. I think he's the most referred and among the most studied individuals of the 20th Century and his story before and during his reign in Nazi Germany has paved the way for understanding and studying dictatorship.

Also, while he was bad inherently, he was a very good politician with excellent leadership and understanding of politics and economics. I think he could have been an inspirational man, had it not been for the actions and moral path he took. - CrimsonShark

4 Gandhi

the britishers had to yield and it was not easy to influence a multi linguistic populace of diversifed millions... India, he was the man... no world leader had such positive effect over millions

there is not a single personality who is comparable to mr. gandhi

He fought for peace and non-violence

Gandhi did NOT get Britain out of India. (They were going anyway within a very few years) He only got them out FASTER before India was ready. Churchill warned, (and was proved correct) that the Hindus and Muslims would wreak havoc on one another. Because Gandhi forced the issue over ONE MILLION people died needlessly in the holocaust he helped create. Also it is worth noting that Gandhi had no problem with the ridiculous caste system that has oppressed millions of Indians.

It is also worth noting that India was just a geographical expression with continuous war and oppression until the wicked imperialistic British forged it together for them.

The railroads and most of the 20th century infrastructure was also built by the wicked imperialistic British.

SUTEE, which was the practice of throwing the widow of a dead man ALIVE on his burning funeral pyre, was also stopped by the wicked imperialistic British.

The murderous THUGGE cult was also smashed by the ...more

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.

Gandhi,Hitler,Ataturk? As a American of German ancestry it pains me to say a Brit was probably not only the most influential but arguably the greatest man to walk the earth short of Christ himself.

In the face of certain doom this man lead his country to stand up, fight and oppose the most formidable force the world had ever seen. He walked among his people as the bombs were falling. Courage, strength, integrity, sincerity and the deepest conviction gave him the moral authority to lead a nation and the world from the brink of enslavement.

Hitler before Churchill what a joke. A brutal coward and a thug. He murdered a lot of people but last I checked the universal language is English not German and the symbol of his reign isn't even legal in his own nation.

By the way, all you FDR fans. Nope. Roosevelt did not have the courage to lead his people to do what was right over what was popular. As the Jewish peoples of Europe were being written out of the future, his ...more

He was irascible, opinionated, and wanted to keep the Empire together.

He was also probably the best informed, prolific author and speech writer of all time. I have little doubt that he helped save Western Europe from the clutches of Communism and did well to influence America to join him in the crusade against Hitler and Tojo.

The man saved the entire ' world. I would consider that to be very influential.

Hitler's Biggest nightmare :) Thank you Winston for all - MatrixGuy

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

A great man who tried his best to open the eyes of others.

The man tried to fight for peace between races, and rid the world of racism. He wanted equality between everyone. No idea why he had to die, for fdoing a good thing. However, he ended up influencing a lot of people as of today.

Martin Luther King Jr. paved the way into trying to make America realize that black people and white people are of equal rank and should stand together united rather than look down upon others.

Perhaps not the most influential, but surely the most proper man and a pity that he was still influential

7 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.

The person who transformed Russia from a poor agricultural country to a nuclear armed superpower

This guy was Hitlers nightmare, he transformed Russia from a weak agricultural nation to a industrial superpower and even though he did kill millions (more than Hitler) he made the Soviet Ruble worth more than a US dollar and employment was guaranteed, free health care, injured worker were guaranteed pay and the state regulated food prices and many more.

His leadership built the infastructor for the soviet union to win the space race

Hitler's true fear and nightmare. "not one step back"

8 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.

Clearly the best President the United States had in the 30s till the mid-40s. His economic strategies were the cause of the US getting out of the Great Depression. He made America into a superpower except he was similar to Woodrow Wilson because he did declare WW1 and for FDR he did it for WW2. He is clearly flawed, especially he introduced Japanese Internment camps where people of Japanese descent were forced to undergo heavy scrutiny. FDR's legacy remains to be unpopular but important.

The greatest of U. S presidents led america out of depression and to the winning of ww2 setting the foundations to world number 1 status

Man responsible for getting US into WW2, and all the resulting deaths, not to mention fueling communism's rise. A wannabe communist who had over 50 communists in the highest levels

Of his government. Forced Japan into war, ergo, Germany.

Sank German ships long before war started -Acts of War, included Lend Lease, convoys, embargoes.

A true two faced monster.

I severely doubt that Roosevelt was a communist. The reason he was fooled by Stalin's ambitions was that he was blinded with trust. He was not working with him. A good leader, but he doesn't deserve his position in this list.

Led America out of the Great Depression and won four terms as President during incredibly challenging economic times - while fighting WW2.

9 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

The leader of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution is someone who has had one of the greatest influences on life in the 20th century. This man was largely responsible for the overthrowing of the unjust and greedy line of Russian Tsars, founded the nation that was the primary victor in World War II, and fought against the United States in the 'Cold War'. Without Lenin this world would have been a very different place.

It takes a smart man to make something bigger and better. But it takes a genius, like Vladimir Lenin to make an idea turn the other way. He gave Russia all he had. And he did something no other man in history did. He made something so revolutionary that the world will always remember Communism.

What Lenin did during his time, was damn incredible, if only he didn't have Stalin as his right hand man (which was pretty much the only HORRIBLE thing that he did (decision wise) )

He is unarguably the most influential and intelligent leader of the 20th century as he showed the entire world that Socialism was not a utopia claimed by many.

10 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 rocks. he is so infleuental and insparational

Great leader for peace. Even with those who persecuted him. Excellent example for mankind

Every leader does what they think correct and best at that time. That was their vision for a better future. For that we are grateful to you TATA MANDELA. Your sacrifices will never be fogotten... #Long-live

A man who gave his life for the nation and his people and extended his hand to his enemies

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11 Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini

He was the Grand Ayatollah and the supreme leader of Shia's, the revolution he brought has still impact in Iran. He had great leadership qualities due to which he desolate the liberal government of shah of Iran (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi) Imam Khomeini considered be the only greatest philosopher of the 20th century.

He was so influential that he had the biggest funeral ever, but his influence was bad.

One of the greatest leaders of 20th century.

Of course he was a great man, his influence over the modern societies is yet to be known

12 Muhammad Ali Jinnah "Quaid-e-Azam" Muhammad Ali Jinnah (December 25th 1876 - September 11th 1948) was a British-Indian lawyer and politician, whom would later go on to become the founder of Pakistan in 1947 and its first Governor-General. He died only a year after from tuberculous, but has remained an influential and important more.

He was the man with a great vision. He could imagine the world even before 10 years.

Muhammad ali jinnah is the man who give us our independence right. He is the man who unite the muslims and give independent state to muslims and saw a dream that this state will be the islamic republic which will help all the other muslims countries and maintain friendly relations to its neighbours. But after his death all the situation and the concept and ideology of pakistan turn on another way which is shame for us. Now once again we should need a philosopher like allama iqbal and leader as quaid e azam who give us really independence.

He was the only one who changed the map of the world.He was a great Lawyer,Politician and future awareded person

I understand why some may 100% be happy with this man but I think that no matter what but this man gave Pakistan a sort of gift of freedom, identity, honour without any other favour or help of a country. This is significant today for the country to be proud of this history. I don't why I do a poster on him bravely and proudly if people can do one on martin luther or gandhi.

13 B. R. Ambedkar Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb or B. R. Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards Untouchables (Dalits), while also more.

Dr B.R. ambedkar is one of the most influential personality of india. Due to their efficient constitution india manage to survive its freedom and independence. India with very depressed background has now become a strong, well established and words biggest Democratic country. India with more than hundred languages, six religions and various disparities is leading toward heights.

Dr B.R. ambedkar is true celebrated champion of the underprivileged. He deserves more than what he has achieved today

Highly educated, can serve in foreign country for self betterment, but served in humiliating conditions in India and worked a lot for the depressed classes and overall made the constitution of India..

An enigmatic personality, brilliant and humble. He could have served into other nations for his betterment or could have converted to islam or christianity to gain political influence and power (considering the pre-independent India), but he chose only to strive for his community people and also the low level communities in hindu society. He even made reforms in the consitution to benefit every strata of the Indian society protecting the harmony and integrity of India.

14 Fidel Castro Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, known as Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016), was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he more.

Anyone who could fight out of the jungle with makeshift arms and overthrow a violent and greedy tyrant, who stood up to the might of the "good guys" for 50 years and who always had the well-being of his people at heart, deserves the accolade of leader of the 20th century. As for his influence, just look at South America in the 21st century, one by one its nations have cast off the chains of N. American imperialism, cloaked as always in a shroud of benevolence and charity. What legacy did John Paul II leave? He left Ratzinger, a despot, ex-Hitler youth, misogynist, homophobe, a beacon of hatred, a haven for serial child rapists, a friend to the powerful and corrupt and defender of ignorance and poverty. Fidel may have had to make difficult decisions in order to protect his revolution but they pale in comparison to the magnitude of the horrific crimes against humanity perpetrated by at least 6 American presidents since he first came to power.

Fidel Castro is clearly the man of the 20 century at least in the Western Hemisphere. There is no other leader in the Western hemisphere that comes even close.

A Real Warrior. He defies USA over 50 years. Still Inspiring. Thank You Castro.

Living proof that we can do better, viva revolution

15 Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, an American politician of the Democratic Party.

He made the most difficult decision a President has ever had to make. It saved untold Japanese and American Lives. He was incorruptible.He was not power hungry and made his decisions based on what was good for America and in accordance with his Christian faith.

The buck stopped with Harry

good ideas

16 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics.

He helped free poland, he helped Mother Terasa, he forgave the man that shot him, he believed people should stand side by side hand in hand in peace he even cured a woman with cancer did gandhi do that no!, and why is magaret thatcher on the list she discriminated catholics in my country IRELAND, she let bOBBY SANDS AND THE HUNGER STRIKERS DIE even though the pope tried to stop the British government doing it and give us a united ireland. He is in heaven now enjoying himself. long live pope john paul 2nds memory.

He was a great leader who believes in unity among all regardless of who they were or where they came from. He wanted unity for all religions so as to enhance peace, love and unity. He believed that all cultures were equal and should be treated so

He forgive the very person who wanted to kill him.. Its great to forgive... Forgiveness leads to PEACE on earth

The great unifier of all cultures, races, and religious beliefs. - asphaltpilot

17 Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. more.

Mao Zedong transformed China into what is now known as the People's Republic of China. Through The Great Leap Forward China is now one of the largest producers of technology oriented products. It is also one of the worst nations where human rights are concerned. Like many of the leaders on this list, he was a great leader but not a good one.

Was a genius military leader, leading China to victory in the Korean and Vietnamese war, despite China's lack of military technology and weapons at the time

His gargantuan ego, villainous contempt for the human condition, and role in shaping Southeast Asia earn Mao a spot in the top ten.

If "Influential" means he killed the most civilians of anybody in history, then Mao is your guy!

18 Mikhail Gorbachev

He completely upturned the USSR, and essentially gave the people back their freedom (such as by bringing down the berlin wall). His power makes him a great leader, and as a leader he was supported by the people.

He ended the Cold War and rightly got the Nobel Peace Price for it. Without him, Germany wouldn't been reunited in 1990.

The man who changed the world

A great and honourable man, vision combined with a good sense of humour, he need the "Cold War".

19 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

Never voted for him but must admit he accomplished everything he promised on the campaign trail. Learned to admire his confidence and action and that is what leadership I's all about.

By escalating the arms race he brought the Soviet Union to its inevitable end quicker. Through Nancy's War on Drugs he worsened conditions for those whom have addiction problems.

Brought back American self confidence and the belief that empowering people not government is what makes America great!

With Thatcher and Gorbachev, led the way to a reunified Germany... Also restored America's stature in the world, both economically and politically.

20 Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and was the first more.

Margaret Thatcher did not try to destroy the working class. She cut spending, entitlements, welfare which was debilitating the growth of private capitalism in Britain, and killing jobs. She was trying to inspire the work ethic within the British people. Rely on yourselves; don't expect the government to take care of you. Britain was a stagnant economy. Thatcher instilled policies that brought freedom, free trade and job growth. It took time, as it does now and people lost their pensions, which gave her policies a bad rap. But Thatcher was a great leader, not allowed to go far enough. She tried to take power out of the hands of the trade unions. She was FOR the working class, the class she came from.

Should be ranked at least in the top 5. Margaret Thatcher brings a huge impact during non war period, except for a brief war over the falklands. It is easy to rank someone like Churchill higher because he was viewed as the hero who saved Britain from defeat of war. But other then that, Churchill contribution is minimal. Thatcher was so influential throughout the whole world. It was she who started of with the big privatization agenda in which was heavily copied in Asia and Eastern Europe. She also played a huge role both in Britain and Europe. It was during her leadership that welfare spending was cut and her refusal to join the Euro currency was correct. Her fight against the labor union which today influence French upcoming presidential candidate Francois Fillon and few other countries. Her stance against socialism is gaining more and more relevance today. This is a leader who can foresee things 30-40 years ahead. She is the greatest leader of the 20th century.

The politically illiterate left-wing will hate her. But she gave the working class the power of self-sufficiency instead of relying on the government for a handout. Massive respect for the Iron Lady.

Most Powerful woman that ever lived! Let you be the judge of her time in office whether it was for the better or worse but nobody can deny that she was a fantastic symbol for a country in decline!

21 Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the more.

He shaped the United States and the world as both proceeded into the 20th century. He was far ahead of his time, being both tough yet compassionate. He was extremely intelligent, hard working, humble, and a wonderful father and husband. He was probably the most idealist and honorable leader we've ever had and his enthusiasm knew no bounds.

A man with ideas that were ahead of his time. A tough man with liberal ideas. Anti trust laws, child labor laws, national parks. The greatest American president by far.

T.R. "humble? "
He was an egocentric blowhard of the first order.
His "boundless enthusiasm" was for total statism.
You don't have a clue what you're talking about.

A great military leader, and president...oh don't act like you don't know that this man led the ROUGH RIDERS

22 Deng Xiaoping

He is responsible for the spectacular rise of China in the world stage

23 Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
24 Mother Theresa

An example of ultimate compassion working selflessly with the poorest of the poor.

She is one of the most caring people that I know. she dedicated her life from the age of eighteen to help those who were less fortunate.

Forced dying patients to be baptised against their wishes and it was later found that she questioned her faith in letters to the Vatican. Not the pure and generous soul people would have you believe.

25 Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan

Founder of the UAE, eradicated much of the poverty and helped transform the country to a landmark of opportunities.

He was one of the most influential leaders in the arab world, he was the one to establish a federal state that brought together the seven emirates. he devoted his life to the service of his people and to make their country a better place.

When he died in 2004 people were in tears both Emiratis and expats. This man was known by his people not as a president but as a kind and close friend.

26 Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Born in Staunton, Virginia, he spent his early years in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina.

President of the United States 1913-1921. Entered WW1 on the side of allies and influenced the result of the war. Mastermind of U.N. Wilson principles.

27 Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.

To the ignorant person saying "Why is he here, he killed Americans! '. No he didn't, the American government sent them to die. Vietnam didn't care about Communism, they simply wanted to be free after decades of foreign oppression. He was the popular leader of Vietnam, there's a reason the biggest city is named after him. He's the father of Vietnam.

Also, I hope you realize people voting here aren't all Americans. They have internet in Vietnam, fool.

I have a question for those who said this man was their leader and they loved him. What are you doing in the United States? Did you come here for education? Did you come here to escape poverty? This man was responsible for the horrible deaths of thousands of American lives who were fighting to keep communism from spreading into a country that did not want it. All I can say is Go Home and live with your ignorance and poverty. This man belongs with the Hitlers of the world.

A man of great honor to his people
His journey of success is unrepeatable

The man who devoted all his life for the independence and liberty of his country. Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh.

28 Lee Kuan Yew

He is a pragmatic no nonsense leader who cares for the poor, and not corrupt.

Father of modern Singapore. A pragmatic world statesman who took an insignificant fishing village of a state in South East Asia and turned it into a First World Country in one generation.

Even though often critiqued for his leadership style, he has molded Singapore - from a third world nation to a first. Thumbs up, sir!

Created from a swamp, arguably, one of the most stable and economically vibrant countries in the world.

29 Gamal Abdel Nasser

Even though he had his political and economic mistakes but he sure had the best integrity of any individual in the History of man kind, with all the love and loyalty to his people and country...

Great leader who is still respected and blessed by Egyptians for generations. Been mentioned by people after 50 years of his decease as the a devoted leader.

The best arab leader ever and remains a legend after 60 yrs. If all the leader had a bit of nasser the Middle East would have been a leading power in the world.

Nasser had a great vision for his people, people of the Arab world and for the people of the developing world.

30 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

I wish more people listened the song 'imagine'... would solve half the problems of the world...

Was such an influential person, musically and in so many other ways

One of the greatest men ever to live! He was so peaceful! - HenryDog


31 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev. He was also President from 2000-2008.

Saver of the caos in the Middle East

Great and Respected leader but not from the 20th Century,he was first elected in 2000.

Putin è ora quello che era Tito una volta!

32 Ernesto Che Guevara

An exceptional revolutionary an example of bravery and a hope in misery.

Revolution is not like an apple that will fall after it is ripe, you have to make it fall. LESSON TO ALL PEOPLE EVERYDAY

People call him a hero, but he supported the persecution of homosexuals. Another degenerate that the left-wing idolise.

Che should have lived to see this world today. He was indeed one of our
Greatest leeaders.

33 Soekarno

His thought is still relevant today. Helping other Asia Africa countries to secure their independence against colonialism and imperialism. For the unity of his country he never fight back against the power that was trying to overthrow him with the creeping coup known as Gestapu

Indonesia's Great Leader of Revolution, the people's tounge extension, one of the founder of Asia-Africa Conference, founder of CONEFO (Conference of New Emerging Forces), founder of Non Aligned movement. Well known for his quotes especially the one which he said to USA "Go to hell with your Aid! " Indonesia independence's proclaimer alongside hatta

34 Imran Khan

He is the man who can drive the world to peace.He is the last hope of Pakistan.

He is one of the greatest patriot in entire history of Pakistan. If he holds the leadership of our country, Pakistan will flourish in the right direction. Imran has very strong ideology and disliked by some western countries, but he is undoubtedly a sincere and true politician ever came to Pakistani politics.

He is a very honest man and he won the cricket World Cup for Pakistan. He cares all about Pakistan.

We can not judge a on the basis of cricket or mythical speeches without performance.

35 Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator more.

He's a cool dude

Great President.

36 Ferdinand Marcos
37 Charles de Gaulle Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman. He was the leader of Free France (1940–44) and the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944–46). In 1958, he founded the Fifth Republic and was elected as the 18th more.

French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969.

He was the leader on the Free French Forces and a true opponent to the Vichy Regime. He play a huge part in the decolonisation.

Should be on the top ten. He restore the nation of France, and succeed after the terrible defeat on juin 40, to get a occupation zone in Germany, to avoid a civil war, and get a seat to France at the ONU.

38 Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)

So influential, he had a cartoon character named after (and a damn great one at that (it's Avatar: The Last Airbender in case you were wondering) )

The man is peace incarnate, life-long leader of Tibet, Buddhism and Eastern spirituality. Feared by China and loved the world over.

He can't compare to any being in the world. A great spritural and political leader.
Philosopher, thinker, Author, Neuro Scientist and a celebrity.

39 Narendra Damodardas Modi

He is worst leader ever India seen, hatred is choice of ruling

Who would have thought that the tea-seller would serve India becoming its Prime Minister? He is the man who is vibrant, visionary, vigorous, valid and what not? He has made Indians once again realised that India is the best! Ya! He deserve to be at the top!

Whole world can see the influence of Modi! Modi!

He's the best leader in the world

40 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917-November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, more.

Alas in 1963. He was Kicked out of the American Club by Lee Harvey Oswald and a bunch of other people then moments after. he lost his life

he was only 46 years old - Kambochia12

Risked and lost his life by courageously attempting to take on the powerElites by his decision to shut down the Corruption of the Federal Reserve which would have a huge positive affect on the world by making an incredibly positive shift in the direction of the financial evolution of the planet.

41 Benigno Aquino Jr.

He saved a country, the Philippines, from 30+ years of plunder and tyrannical rule by the greedy and conscienceless Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. He spent years in prison as a political prisoner and in the end made the ultimate sacrifice of risking his life to bring back democracy to the Filipinos. He was assassinated in August 1987 which led to the bloodless revolution "People Power" that removed the Marcoses from power. There is no greater love than to lay your life for a friend.

42 Dwight D. 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.

Had already saved the world before he even ran for president.

Won WWII, desegregated the schools, ended the Korean War, built the highway system and warned the people of the US about the military industrial complex...

Last career military man who became President of the United States.

One of the great Generals of WWII.

43 Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

Tahir ul qadri is the greatest scholar of the Muslim world. He gave the fatwa on terrorism

He is not a leader I think so.

He should be in the top 10!

Father of The Nation

44 Haile Selassie

He brought long term peace and modernization to the poor country of Ethiopia, He unified Africa by being instrumental in the establishment of the Organization of African Unity. He was a respected statesman around the world. May his soul rest in peace.

He was one of the greatest leaders in Ethiopian history. He had achieved so many goals which were targeted by him and by other previous kings.

Why not u put his beauty and majesty pic?

45 Juan Peron
46 Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru, a yogi and profound mystic of our times, is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life.

He is beyond what I can put in words

47 Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until his resignation in 1974, the only president to resign from office. He had previously served as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as a U.S. Representative and also Senator more.

He brought an end to the war in Vietnam and the civil unrest in America. He was also partly responsible for bringing China into the international community and reducing tensions in the Superpower standoff between the USA and the USSR with the SALT initiative. However, his downfall came with Watergate, where he made a costly mistake of trying to prevent people from discovering the incident but he always maintained that it was a mistake of the heart and not the head, and that he never profited from his mistakes. After a long struggle, throughout his life and career, he decided to resign from office, so the country could heal and move on.

48 Mesut Yılmaz
49 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.

He is the best despite he was just a man with revolutionary ideas

""The most complete human being of our age" - Jean-Paul Sartre

50 A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Prabhupada is greatest person among the listed because all other great people fight for society/nation/world to bring the change/improvement in materialistic world. But it is temporary achievement.

Ex: Gandhi/Nelson Mandela/Martin Luther King they fight for the nation they achieved with what change they want to bring to the nation. But still their nation/country is struggling with some thing else like poverty, unemployment, new diseases

Prabhupada movement (ISKCON) is taking away the people from materialistic problems (poverty, unemployment, diseases,...) to spiritual world and delivering them unlimited happiness.

Srila Prabhupada was genuinely interested in the well being of all the living entities. Such was his compassion that even on his death bed he was only concerned to save all the people from sufferings and miseries. His humility, compassion, vision, determination, endurance, patience, enthusiasm and all the most important love towards all the children of God is unmatchable and would remain so. He did what big big organizations like UN could also not do, he built a home in which all of Gods children could live peacefully and happily.

He should be kept on, top list because what he did nobody could do in the entire history. He brought whole world under one roof that Lord Krishna is, God and we His children... Jai prabhupada

He is one of the true spiritual guru who had spread the krishna consciousness across the globe without any boundaries and explained the whole world about the Krishna and his Bhakti..

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