Top Ten People Who Get Way too Much Credit

The Top Ten

Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

His credit for the lightbulb is a lie. The idea came in 1806 from Humphry Davy and the actually working lightbulb came in 1854 from Heinrich Göbel. In 1879 Edison experimented with carbonfibre for the lightbulb ( that's all he did actually ). He also was a partisan for continuous current while Nikola Tesla was a defender of alternating current. Electricity now works on alternating current wich means that Edison was wrong in a way. He can actually getting credit for inventing a proper working electric chair ( but must we be proud of that? ).

Yeah he didn't invent the light bulb that has been established. He more revolutionized the way light bulbs functioned today. And yes Nikola Tesla deserves to be recognized for his work on electricity

Nikola Tesla deserves more credit.

Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

Went to America for the first time in recorded history, while killing indians (or Native Americans, OR INDIGENOUS) along the way

Like that one visitor said, Christopher Columbus found America on accident. Not to mention he killed, tortured, and enslaved the natives so they could do to bidding.
He also brought smallpox, but that's not really his fault because they didn't really know what that was back then

Why the heck do we get a day off for him? We should get a day off for somebody else, who actually DID something to help people

Such as Marco Polo, who instead of massacring people, started trades with them. Or basically anyone other than Ingrid Newkirk.

He didn't even discover America. Leif Erikson discovered America before him. And a lot of people think there were explorers before Leif Erikson.

Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

"Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time! " What a narcissist.

I don't give him any credit. I'm fine with that.

Thinks Beyonce is better than Beck smh

Ha ha ha lol

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 ...read more.
Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

A+ for making so much dough!
But in terms of politics...let's just say the score is a little lower.

Make him die and you would've done all my birthday gifts in my life

Just let him stick to being a businessman.

worst guy

Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as 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 ...read more.

8 years as Commander in Chief and he never closed Guantanamo like he promised. 8 years to reverse Bush's invasion of the Middle East and instead blew more money on it. 8 years to heal race relations and people hate each other more than they have in decades. 8 years to make health care less corrupt and we have even more red tape and insane bills.

Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician who was a Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 and 2016 elections.

Decent term as a senator but was the worst secretary of state we ever had.

She literally mentally unfit to be president and a sociopath

Get her above Trump again.

Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

@AggressiveBlaze - I appreciate most of your comments on this site but this one needs a serious revision because this comment actually proves that Ozzy really gets credits for achievements made by other people.

Iron Maiden music was influenced by Deep Purple, Bruce D. operatic singing style was influenced by Ian Gillan and not Ozzy. Metallica were mostly influenced by Deep Purple and Thin Lizzy.

Megadeth music is fast and is nowhere near the slow Black Sabbath. Megadeth have no blues elements in their music while Black Sabbath were very bluesy - Black Sabbath music was more heavy blues rock than heavy metal.

And last but not least - Tony Iommi and not Ozzy was the main composer in the band. Ozzy can't even read notes and this is a well known fact. Ozzy singing ability? - I don't even want to talk about that.

Yeah,I agree with @Metal_Treasure that iron maiden were influenced by Deep Purple.They started heavy metal.And I also like to say that many metal guitarists of 70s(mostly rhythm guitarists) were influenced by johnny ramone of ramones.His strumming technique was fast down-strokes.Even James Hetfield,Kirk Hammett and Dave Mustaine and bands like Iron Maiden were influenced by him (johnny ramone).But he barely gets any credit.

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The Contenders

LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.
Lauren Faust Lauren Johanna Faust is an American animator, screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for developing Hasbro's animated television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as well as working frequently with her husband Craig McCracken.
Aaron Rodgers Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.
David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

What makes David Bowie on this list?
He was one of the most innovative musicians in the music history!
I mean Blackstar is the best album of 2016
And Ziggy was one of the top 5 in the 70's

Blackstar is the greatest album of 2016, Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory and Low are all in the Top 5 albums of the 1970s and he was an incredible musician. How does he get too much credit?

Exactly. People on TTT treat him like he's some type of god when he's just a normal guy.

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.

It was good he freed the slaves, but people don't know the full story.
At first, Lincoln only freed slaves in the SOUTH. The slaves in the northern states were still in bondage. The only reason Lincoln did THAT was to give the South some incentive to rejoin the Union, while keeping Northern slave states happy so they wouldn't leave the Union and join the Confederates.
There is a quote from Lincoln (look it up) that basically says he doesn't mind if slavery is abolished or not as long as the Union is put back together. It's tough to believe, but it's true.
Of course, he later freed ALL the slaves, which was fantastic, but we can't forget that he wouldn't have if something had not gone the Union's way.

I hate these "revisionist" lists made up by people who think they are so smart that they found out something nobody else did.

People making such lists should at least provide brief statements and reasons for inclusions; make an argument if you believe there's an intelligent point and want your opinions respected. Instead, they just make claims and "thumb down" those who disagree.

He freed the slaves. He deserves the credit

He led the country through its potentially permanent split, and re-United the United States of America. Was he perfect or all-powerful? - probably not. But who's giving him "too much credit"?

Those who are downvoting my comment they support slavery.accept it

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

She licked donuts.

Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Cetainly not the best guitarist in the world of all time like many people are claiming. Guitarists like Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Angus Young and so many others are way better than him.

Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.
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.

People are talking about him like he changed the world with his music. Really, who are we kidding? So overrated.

He was a pedophile

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

I don't hate Ronald Reagan, but there was that Iran-Contra Affair scandal where senior officials of the Reagan administration ran a secret project to give weapons to Iran, which wasn't allowed at the time.

Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Bernie Sanders Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an independent American Senator from Vermont and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

Trump and clinton are on the list he should be too. Even Cruz is on here lol. A lot of young people like him but don't even understand his idea's.

Younger people these days are becoming more and more Socialist by the day. Just look at Russia. The youth there are projecting Socialist ideas. If Bernie had been the Democratic Nominee, America would’ve been doomed.

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.
Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

From what I've seen and heard he mostly gets hate, not credits.

How is he under Bowie, Page & Cobain?!

Because Bieber gets more hate than credit. In fact, he shouldn't even be in this list because of that.

George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.
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