Top Ten People That Have Changed Our World for the Good

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The Top Ten

1 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.

The most courageous and large hearted human to ever walk this planet. He could look disgusting White supremacists who jut burned crosses on his lawn in their eyes and see past all their consuming and ignorant hatred..He could see the good in the lowest form of human life and celebrate everyone. We so desperately need someone like him today!

This guy really pushed respecting diversity.

He was a peacemaker and help our society. Definitely deserves number one.

I love you Martin Luther King

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2 Mahatma Gandhi

Martin Luther King saved a quarter of the US. Gandhi saved the ENTIRE nation of India which itself is more than 3 times the population of the US today. Martin Luther King may have been a great man but there is only one reason he is the highest on this list and also the only reason all of these silly US presidents are on this list at all. Simply stupid Americans thinking they and their history are more important than everyone else's.

Mahatma Gandhi was an awesome person, and was a legend! Whoever is responsible for his death (he died of murder), I'm gonna force you to listen to Justin Bieber's Baby and watch Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners!

Sure John Lennon is a great inspiration but how the hell is he above Gandhi? Gandhi is a hero.

Mahatma Gandhi one is the most greatest men in world history

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3 Jesus

Jesus is supposed to be number 1, he did everything possible that helped humanity and all life, he controlled life and saved life.

Jesus is the one and only true God. He has saved is all from sin. Nobody can surpass that. - AngryByrd

For real? John Lennon's little statement came true? He's more popular than Jesus? What?! Come on!

Jesus is not a person, he is God

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4 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.

No, not the vampire hunter or whatever - Billyv

5 Stephen King Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Many of his most well-known novels include Carrie, It, The Shinning, The Stand, Misery, The Dark Tower series, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was later ...read more.

I love King but seriously? How the hell is a horror writer placed higher than other people like Buddha and Einstein who have really changed our world for the good? All King has ever done was write horror stories like It and The Shinning. That's about it. I've never really seen him discover a cure for a fatal disease or free slaves.

This man is a creep, how did he even get on this list?

Probably not for the clowns though. - Aragorn98

6 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.

He believes that human life is impermanent. It is about how we see things and we all need peace of mind in the end.

He taught Peace, Harmony & Meditation

Lord buddha is great

Buddha tried to stop the wars while he he a adult (Siddhartha Gautama)
and he actually did!

7 Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong

First human being to leave the planet and walk on another world, he will be remembered long after every other person on this list is forgotten.

8 John Lennon 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.

No he is overrated and a dick to his original son and his fellow Beatles

9 John F Kennedy John F Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 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 in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment ...read more.
10 Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American ...read more.

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11 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.
12 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
13 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.
14 Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following ...read more.

His death led to the end of the electronic golden age.

I read his book

He was the greatest DICKHED IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND! - Asge2361

15 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein

Should be number 1. No doubt. - gemcloben

A legend in Science & inspiration for all!

16 John Adams John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Adams served as the president of the United States from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 90.

He helped us through the start of our country. He deserves to be on this list.

17 Henry Ford Henry Ford Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Raging, butt-hurt, egotistical SJW's simply can't stand the fact that some great geniuses, who do amazing things, can also be kind of jerks in their personal lives. Nobody except 12-year olds thinks that Ford "invented" the car, but what he DID do was invent a way to mass-produce them, making them readily available and easily affordable to nearly everyone.

Yeah.. the raging, butt-hurt, egotistical Nazi who didn't really invent the car but is credited for it anyway. Yeah, definitely deserves to be above Muhammad, Mandela and Mother Teresa.

18 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. ...read more.
19 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and served as the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809. He was born on April 13, 1743, and died on July 4, 1826, on the same day 2nd United States President John Adams died.
20 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.

Should be number 1. If Allah didn't create him there could have been no Islam

At the moment he is one of the people who change the world for the worst!

He is the best!

21 Robert Koch Robert Koch Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch (11 December 1843 – 27 May 1910) was a celebrated German physician and pioneering microbiologist. As the founder of modern bacteriology, he is known for his role in identifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and for giving experimental ...read more.
22 Satoru Iwata Satoru Iwata Satoru Iwata was a Japanese game programmer and businessman who served as the fourth president and chief executive officer of Nintendo. V 1 Comment
23 Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev
24 Abner Doubleday
25 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. ...read more.
26 Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
27 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 ...read more.
28 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history.
29 Bill Gates Bill Gates William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.
30 B. R. Ambedkar B. R. Ambedkar B.R. Ambedkar was the first Indian to pursue an doctorate in economics abroad. He argued that industrialization and agricultural growth could enhance the Indian economy.He stressed investment in agriculture as the primary industry of India. According to Sharad Pawar, Ambedkar’s vision helped the government ...read more.
31 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

Great director and exceptional visionary

32 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.
33 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 ...read more.
34 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a 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. ...read more.

I can't believe he's not on this list yet. He changed the modern music as we know it, he opened black music to the world, he inspired most of the singers to come ( The Beatles, Michael Jackson... ).

35 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Jackie shares her sweet music with the world and leaves her audience members feeling hopeful, refreshed and inspired. - BobG

36 Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.
37 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.
38 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

From what I hear, he seemed incredible. I'm proud to have drawn him! - keycha1n

A wonderful under appreciated Man. - Billyv

39 Mother Teresa
40 Woodrow Wilson 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.

Ended child Labor and passed women suffrage which means they could vote

He need child labour and let women vote

41 J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known by his pen name J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
42 Wright Brothers
43 Herodotus
44 Anton LaVey Anton LaVey Anton Szandor LaVey was an American author, musician and occultist, best known for forming the Church of Satan as well as the philosophy LaVeyan Satanism, a philosophy centered around individuality and "being your own god". It does not have anything to do with worshipping an actual Devil.
45 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 ...read more.

I love you Michael Jackson

46 Toby Fox Toby Fox
47 Robert Kennedy
48 Sam Adams
49 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison
50 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
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