Top Ten People Who Have Had the Biggest Positive Impact on the World

The Top Ten

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

He did his best to stop racism but even now in few countries it's still happening.

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.

2 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). ...read more.

Jesus never wanted to hate he wanted to love. Sad how people abuse him for power.

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.

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

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

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

4 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.

He should be number one. He freed the slaves from Egypt and gave them the ten amendments.

5 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

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

6 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.

Wow, excuse all of you.

7 Neil Armstrong Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

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 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, ...read more.
9 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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Should be number 1. No doubt. - gemcloben

Yes and no. Albert Einstein started the whole nuclear weapon thing. Later on in his life he said he regretted it very much. - Silverfroststorm

A legend in Science & inspiration for all!

12 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.
13 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.
14 Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowskap, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.

This is certainly open to debate. Radium is quite carcinogenic. Many "clock girls" who painted radium on clock and aircraft-instrument faces developed fatal cancers from exposure, particularly from repeatedly wetting their brushes with saliva. Radium was misused, particularly on military personnel and veterans, to "treat" a variety of conditions. For instance, radium pellets were inserted into nasal passages to "treat" sinusitis. Pure insanity.

15 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.
16 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.
17 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

18 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

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

19 Leo Tolstoy Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.
20 Joan of Arc Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. ...read more.
21 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.

22 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.

23 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!

No one greater or even equal to prophet mohammad (swa) he (saw) was on number one position, he (saw) is number one posstion,and he(saw) will be on no one position. He (saw) is the role model of every person, he(saw) will be the ideal of every person. He(saw) is the greatest man ever, he(saw) is the greatest social reformer, peaceful man, greatest spritul leader, most loveable person on the earth. He(saw) is the prophet not for Muslims he (saw) is prophet for all people. Please read his(saw) biography or history than every one can understand him (saw).

24 Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, poetry, ...read more.
25 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.
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