Top Ten People Who Get Way too Much Credit

The Top Ten

1 Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

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.

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? ).

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

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 - BlueTopazIceVanilla

He didn't discover America he just went there by accident because he was too dumb

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

3 Kanye West 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.

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

Thinks Beyonce is better than Beck smh - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

I hate him - 0744rose

Ha ha ha lol

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4 Donald Trump 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.

Just let him stick to being a businessman. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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

Thank god Hillary is above Trump. VIVA LA TRUMP - Puga

I'm sorry, but your precious Donald Trump is not below Hillary Clinton anymore. - allamassal

Yes,

but hey! I'm sure 99.9% of his followers used social media and started hating him!

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5 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler 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 1939 and was a central figure of ...read more.
6 Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
7 Yoichi Masuzoe
8 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.
9 Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election.

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

10 Ozzy Osbourne 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. - Metal_Treasure

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. - zxm

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11 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.
12 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 through its Civil War - 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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

He freed the slaves. He deserves the credit - ryanrimmel

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"? - Billyv

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. - Billyv

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

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13 Lauren Faust 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.
14 Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.
15 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan 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 .

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

16 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

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

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

17 Ariana Grande 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. - DynastiNoble

Unrepentant donut licker.

18 Kurt Cobain 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.
19 Jimmy Page 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.

The most overrated guitarist in history! - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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.

again! - zxm

20 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.

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

He was a pedophile

21 Rosa Parks 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".
22 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.
23 Lucas Cruikshank Lucas Cruikshank Lucas Alan Cruikshank is an American actor and YouTube personality who created the character Fred Figglehorn and the associated Fred series for his channel on the video-sharing website YouTube in late 2005. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional six-year-old who has a dysfunctional ...read more.
24 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.
25 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

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

How is he under Bowie, Page & Cobain?!

"Fat Pig" Bieber

26 Bernie Sanders 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. - PackFan2005

27 George W. Bush 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.
28 Thomas Gabriel Fischer Thomas Gabriel Fischer Thomas Gabriel Fischer, earlier known by his stage name of Tom G. Warrior, is a Swiss metal musician. He best known as the frontman for extreme metal bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon.

He doesn't get the amount of credit Kanye West does.

He's really underrated.

29 Ted Cruz Ted Cruz Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is an American attorney and politician; he was elected in 2012 as the junior United States Senator from Texas.

At least he ain't racist

30 John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald "Jack" 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 ...read more.

Exactly, he was in office for a relatively short period of time, but people give him way too much credit. Maybe he "would" have done things, but he didn't.

He died way too short he was a hero

31 James Rolfe James Rolfe James Duncan Rolfe is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, film and video game critic, and internet personality, best known for starring in the web television series The Angry Video Game Nerd, a joint production of Rolfe's Cinemassacre Productions, GameTrailers, and ScrewAttack.
32 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.
33 Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, ...read more.
34 Thomas Almeida Thomas Almeida Thomas Guimarães Almeida is a undefeated Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
35 Thomas Davis Thomas Davis Thomas Antonio Davis is an American football outside linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
36 Andy Roddick Andy Roddick
37 Thomas Muller Thomas Muller Thomas Müller is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
38 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.
39 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.
40 John Stockton John Stockton John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, from 1984 to 2003. Stockton is regarded as one of the best point guards of all time, holding the NBA ...read more.
41 John Lackey John Lackey John Derran Lackey is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.
42 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.

He's not even real. Why the heck is he on this list anyway?

How does he get credit? He never gets girls!

43 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.
44 Andy Herran Andy Herran
45 George Gervin George Gervin George Gervin, nicknamed "The Iceman," is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls.
46 George Lopez George Lopez George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez.
47 Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon
48 Aaron Lewis Aaron Lewis Aaron Lewis is an American musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and founding member of the rock group Staind, with whom he has released seven studio albums.
49 Andrew Whitworth Andrew Whitworth Andrew James Whitworth is an American football offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.
50 Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen Andrew Stefan McCutchen, nicknamed "Cutch" is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
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1. Thomas Edison
2. Kurt Cobain
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1. Thomas Edison
2. Kanye West
3. Ozzy Osbourne
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