Top 10 Most Famous People of All Time

Whether famous for their positive influence, good deeds, and memorable accomplishments, or infamous as a result of their wickedness and atrocities, these are the people in history whose names are well known today and will continue to be spoken for generations to come.
The Top Ten
1 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).

According To The Christian Bible, Jesus' purpose on Earth was redemption and salvation. While He was on Earth he healed the sick, brought the dead back to life, forgave sins, died on the cross for the world, and gave us a pathway to salvation. ...read more.

The founder of the most followed religion: Christianity, who is followed by 2 billion of the population on earth (30% of world population), and to is recognized as a important prophet by Islam, the second major world religion (1,7 billion= 24% world population).
To is the man who found the bases of occidental cultura and heritage so to is very know by atheists and agnostics in the occidental culture.

One hundred percent true statement. A person who never wished to be number 1 or popular. Born among the unpopular, walked with the least privileged, spoke never to scholars or to thinkers, never written a book, never gave profound discourses, never been a part of any socio-political movement or historical events, believed and followed by the silly and the negligent. Never went out of that small territory which was not counted as a country among the nations - Palestine.

Yet it is wonderful that the name was not diminished or wiped out. Infact the fame increased and increased like the fragrance of world's most costly perfume. Followers multiplied from all languages and races who even not knew who this guy is or what he has done or whether he lived truly or he a myth. A power surpassing all knowledge and logics and thought influenced people's mind and thoughts to peace and calmness that made them to believe.

Of course Jesus is number one on the list. Not only did he create that largest and most influential religion in the world, he is also the most recognisable. A lot of western culture, especially law and the judicial systems, are based heavily in judeo-christian tradition. During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church dominated throughout Europe, and the pope was the most powerful man on Earth. This, of course, all originally stemmed from one man/God: Jesus. Of course, I'm Catholic, and that might mean that I could have some bias here, but he really is Extraordinarily influential today as well as in the past.

My Eldest Brother - Thine Only Begotten - Son of God - Our Lord - Our Savior - My Eternal King - Creator of our beautiful earth at direction of His Father. Our Father to Whom ALL Glory is His Forever! Thank You God the Father and Thank you To My Redeemer & King - My Lord Jesus who is indeed The Christ, Creator & Redeemer of all of humanity. There can never be anyone who will be greater then the save it be the Father Himself.

And for something as irrelevant as temporal, secular, mortal, earthly fame? Definitely 100% for sure most famous Mortal that I expect has ever and will ever live :) Thank You Jesus : )

2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose 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 the initials MJ. Dubbed the King of Pop, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. ...read more.

The difference between Elvis, Prince and MJ was that Elvis was mainly huge in America and Prince was mainly huge in Europe. MJ however...he was known in literally every part of the globe. Tribes in Africa know of him to even the smallest villages and smallest islands. The most successful, most awarded, most revolutionary, most iconic, most charitable and most popular celebrity, musician and entertainer to exist. So many musicians are influenced by Michael: Beyonce, Usher, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown and basically everyone because without MJ, none of these artists today would exist because he was their influence and he was the blueprint for R&B, soul and pop music today. He was truly the greatest and revolutionized black music, the super bowl half time performances, Grammy performances, music videos and his album "Thriller" is the most best selling album of all time and other albums are one of the best of all time. He was one of most photographed and the most ...more

MJ is the most famous person to have ever existed. No comparison with Jesus or Muhammad as they are religious specific while the King of Pop broke the boundaries of religion, race and region. He was known and loved by billions globally and still is an iconic name. According to me, Michael Jackson was the star of millennium.

Michael Jackson is the king of pop known by everyone of any age, sex, ethnicity, country and origin. Michael Jackson was mobbed in every country poor or rich. Yes Elvis and the Beatles were huge and sold more than Michael Jackson did well guess what. Michael Jackson sold 350 million records worldwide in only 6 studio albums. Elvis Presley sold 600 million records in 23 studio albums and the Beatles 600 million records in 13 studio albums. So Michael Jackson is only below by 250,000,000 records in 7 and and 17 less albums than both Elvis and the Beatles. But apart from sales Michael Jackson was loved and recognized in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Seoul, Malaysia, Philippines all those Asian countries he got mobbed every time he went. Africa he was crowned a king and loved out there they all wanted to see him even the poorest parts of Africa went after Michael Jackson. Europe, South America, North America and Australia all loved Michael Jackson when he performed all his tours he did ...more

Michael Jackson as time goes by more will discover what a creative genius and original mind this man was. More will understand his humanitarian efforts, his love of trees and this planet. His childlike qualities will be understood to be true and authentic. Perhaps a luminary. Certainly a man we loved to hear and loved to watch. A great dancer. A beautiful being. So glad to have lived during his time. He was all about love. Miss him dearly.

3 Muhammad Muhammad ibn Abdullah (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of the world religion of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is believed to be the Seal of the Prophets within Islam. Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief.

Founder of Islam, the second major world religion (1,7 billion= 24% world population), and soon is projected to be the first world religion. Too is very knowed in occidental and hindu countries because of Muslim migration and converts

He is the best of best because he gave his life for serving humanity. He married widows, loved children, granted respect to women, married a 9 years old girl but treated her like his daughter until she became a mature. He never did anything personally. Only did and told what was right and ordered by Allah. But still has fear of burning in hell, care for his people and humanity more than his own children.

How can people even compare Michael Jackson with the holy prophet people just don't understand sometimes what's coming next for them. How could people have worshipped things they created, Allah is not a dead God, he is the ONLY God and he has no partner. We are all slaves of Allah. But we should learn to respect other people's opinions too, people worship different things but there are many proofs that Islam is the true religion for example the splitting between the moon NASA has found out that Islam is the true religion but they won't share it with the world. The bible has been changed so many times if you believe God doesn't make mistakes then why are you changing it the Quran, however is protected by Allah and it has never been changed there are rumors about the prophet that are fake, if he did those things why would he be a prophet of God then

Are you insane. Both Muhammad and Jesus are servants of Allah the almighty. Jesus is not a God. He was sent by Allah as a prophet. Just like Muhammad. Allah has warned. Those who believe that Jesus son of Mary was the God, indeed we have prepared the hell for them. Please. Those who have good deep in them will understand this. May Allah don't send us to hell for our sin and forgive us. For he is the most forgiving.
I'm warning you. He have the hell prepared for evil.
About Muhammad, he is the best of all humans and will always be

4 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 1939 and was a central figure of the Holocaust.

The man who proved the most deathly war in history, and to knowed to be one of the most villains in history. Influenced a lot history and to the border of the actual Europe, and one of the most racist ideologies ever created. Will be remembered forever in history and people in Europe and to the rest of the world.

Adolf Hitler is history's most famous monster. Everyone knows who he is. The argument that a kindergartner wouldn't know who he is doesn't convince me of anything as those kids will all have heard of Hitler before they reach middle school. I don't know how famous Jesus is outside of western nations, but I assume Hitler is known in every nation. He is the closest a person has ever come to being the devil in human form since radios and mass communication became available simply due to the scale of destruction he caused and how much he changed the entire world. He is remembered the way Genghis Khan would be remembered had modern technology existed during the 13th century. He is the ultimate bad guy that people can see videos and clear photos of.

It's almost impossible to not have heard of Adolf. He was one of the causes of World War 2 and the holocaust. He's not a great person to be on the list, but by how famous he is, yes. Well placed.

He is infamous to most and famous to some. I don't agree with those few, but without accounting for morals, I can see what they mean. I'm sure that he had good intentions, bettering the population, but he was missing key information. They WEREN'T inferior and he was depriving them of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. He thought he was right though, and if he was, I would've supported him.

5 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical ...read more.

It's because people say that he is one of the smartest people the world evver have got. And we humans like to better than others and be smarter than Einstein just gonna make it better for the world. The humans that are smarter than Einstein would often make some good stuff to this world!

Reading the reviews, I learned some stuff I never knew. Albert is like my idol a little bit and he deserves #6. He was a great scientist that, yes, made life as it is, easy for the 'future'. When people her the words: "famous scientist", most think about Einstein. He may not be THE BEST,but he is the best.

Albert Einstein was a great person.. He even preferred death over surgery because he didn't want to have an artificial life.. That's something easy to say but its really brave

I think Einstein was a really good person. I never paid a lot of attention to him until I read Charlie Thorne and the last equation (thank you, Stuart Gibbs).

6 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy. He married Mary Todd and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator. He lost the election, but in debating with Douglas he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.

You all do know lincoln only freed the slaves to save the union he didn't do it just cause he didn't support slavery he didn't even free all of them. He even wrote "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that"

Anyone can relate to Lincoln. No matter who they are. In some way he has positively impacted the lives of all Americans for the past 150 years. He was great man but also just a man. He was humble and liked to tell dirty jokes. When I learn about him I can see myself in him. I think that is why he is so loved.

Same. I think no words are needed and enough can be said, but I also agree he is a hero that helped out the American citizens. He did not hide his opinion about slavery. He never lied (I can believe). I won't force you,but I think you should vote for him. It's OK if you vote for Jesus or Albert or some else though, but London was a hero.

Yes, Americans would know who he is, but people outside of America up to the age of about 14 generally have no idea about him. Around that age, they do now of him, but most still do not know his significance.

7 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. ...read more.

Music or even the culture of America, the World and entertainment has never been quite right since Elvis Presley's last breath and heartbeat that day in August 44 years ago. Though God gave humanity on loan the gift of the short life of Elvis Aron Presley. Sadly generation-x and 21st century millennial generations think that boomers overrate him. Boomers are not actually the biggest fans. Pre-boomers are. Fact is Elvis Presley arrived prime on stage in the mid 1950s before boomers came of age. Boomers didn't come of age until the 1960s and 1970s when the Beatles arrived on the music scene.

No one did or will ever surpass him in entertainment or popular culture. He did more for bringing down racial barriers then anyone!

Known in practically every country in the world and known by his first name. The greatest and the biggest star ever, the most famous man after Christ who has ever lived. Nobody will ever equal his achievements, all attained in just over 20 years, absolutely fantastic man. We love you Elvis, God bless you.

Elvis was a artist that had no boundaries, the things he could have done and perform all over the world would have been second to none, it's so sad he didn't have or take the opportunity to do more, but what he did do was outstanding, and the world is a sadder place with out him!

8 Diana, Princess of Wales Diana, Princess of Wales (born Lady Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. She married Prince Charles on 29 July 1981, and separated from him in 1992 before finally divorcing him in 1996. She was killed in a car crash on 31 August 1997.

By far the most famous woman of the twentieth century. She was loved by all from every corner of the Earth for her beauty, passion, and heart. Unlike others who's fame comes and goes, her fame will move beyond time and she will forever be in our hearts.

An incredible person, not just an ordinary, but an extraordinary lady. Princess Diana is very beautiful and kind, she had changed the monarchy in a good way and she will always be remembered as the Queen of Hearts. We shall all take her as our icon.

She stood besides others and would not let go. It's so sad that she lived a small life. She left 2 children. she loved everyone. she even said Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. That is a true princess

Princess Diana was an amazing person, she was extremely beautiful both on the inside and the outside. Whatever she did for the world in the limited amount of time she had was incredible. Had she lived long enough, she'd have done a lot of things for good. She is still the Queen of our hearts and shall always continue to be. PLEASE VOTE FOR DIANA

9 Gautama 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.

Founder of one of the majors religions in world, Bhudism, and to a wise man with good filosofy who many westerners have adquired.

Master was great, his teachings reflects human life as it is,

he was one of the first who sacrifice everything and work for human welfare even after attaining enlightenment.

And this list which puts even Michael Jackson & Adolf Hitler ahead of Master,

I don't understand.

Master explained the truth of the life and always emphasized reality.

Master never a taught single thing bad or unethical or dishonest or illogical or impractical in his teaching.

Because a good guy and find a way for a people that hard to live, also find a way to peace a world from suffer, old, sick and dead. And I loved him so much And he failed to peace the world he did try his best to human life

You probably have been living under a rock if you've not heard of the one and only, the greatest Buddha to walk on Earth!

10 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Obama is much better than Trump in a variety of ways. Instead of saying the election was rigged, and challenging it until inauguration day, Obama transferred the power in a humble way. When Biden got elected, Donald Trump said the election was rigged and only wanted to count the votes from election day. He challenged Biden's win for months after Biden humbly accepted his victory.

He may have not been the best president. Damn he saves America as we know it, I don't think people really understand the depth of how in shambles the American economy was. This man inherited somthing rotten and saved it, while the other side wanted to ride the cycle and let the economy bounce back by itself.

He is the best president the worlds ever seen and Donald trump should resign he is an alien who would date his own daughter if she wasn't his daughter. He is ugly and his hands are tiny!

Barack Obama is a good person and was the first African American president. He tripled the stock market, cut unemployment in half, ended two wars, cut the uninsured rate in half, brought gas down to $2.75 cut the anual Bush deficon by two-thirds and got Bin Laden.

The Newcomers

? Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (January 6, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.
? Kate Middleton Catherine, Princess of Wales (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton) is a member of the British royal family. Her husband, William, Prince of Wales, is next in line to become king of the United Kingdom and of 15 other Commonwealth realms, making Catherine a likely future queen consort.
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11 Shahrukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan, also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood", "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.

One of the best actor in the world. Great inspiration, humble, charitable, soft spoken, kind hearted, passionate, well read, witty, brilliant orator, loyal, honest, hardworking caring family man. He respect all religion. Always stands for women right. He works for women acid victims single handedly. He is funding a cancer treatment ward at Nanabati Hospital all alone for free treatment of needy people for many years. He is the most dignified person.

He is the biggest movie star in the world, world second richest actor, only actor moon crater is named after, he has 4 honorary doctorate degree, Newsweek magazine most powerful 50 people around the world, recipient of UNESCO pyramid and crystal award for philanthropy, a rare species of orchid in Singapore named after him. Recipient of highest civilian award of France and Malaysia. He is the only actor he is in the list of 365 people change the world.

He is a great actor who is capable of his talent. At the same time, he is a wonderful man, a loving husband, a father who cares about his children, a successful businessman, a good friend. He has many contributions in the fields of women's and children's rights in his country., And this year won the Crystal Award at the Davos Economic Forum. He is an integrated system in one individual.

He is the greatest actor in the world and no one can perform better his iconic character from some movies and also he is so down to earth and humble, he is the recipient of the UNEECO award for hidden charity...this man came from low class family and now he is the living richest actor in the world. He go more than 220 awards from all over the world.
He is the most popular person in the world...people from every country know him and love him..

12 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, Donald J Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his ...read more.

President Trump is easily the greatest president since Teddy Roosevelt, and maybe the greatest ever. The press and global elites have all colluded to try to tear him down like they've tried to do to many others before - including the President's longtime friend, the late Michael Jackson - but they simply can't. He's pursuing peace in the Middle East and Korean peninsula, crafted and passed great trade deals, cut taxes down dramatically, and much more, all with the corrupt evils of the world attempting to bring him down.

Donald was NOT a good president in my opinion. Sure Clinton stole from the white house but there are so many other people running for president other than red and blue. You can't say would you rather Clinton if there are more than to candidates. So you should start seeing what other candidates went for other than what blue and red did. In fact you should watch everyone's speech before you vote...

Love this guy. Best president this country has ever seen in History, but of course if your a Liberal he would be your most hated.

Although he isn't very liked, he is known all across the world. America has relations with many countries, and this is why Donald Trump's speeches and persona are well known to people outside of the US.

13 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

Martin Luther King JR is a man with a lot of hopes. He gave the 'I HAVE A DREAM" speech. He was a brave man who wanted to have a voice in freedom to all. He wanted to have part in a honorable acceptable world. Martin wanted to be the leader for the blacks. He was a good leader for his non violence beliefs for everyone. He wanted freedom, but not through violence.

I believe what he did to help African Americans was unbelievable. His "I Have A Dream" speech is still known today. His dream was wonderful. He wanted peace. There was NOTHING wrong with African Americans. He proved this. African Americans are only desended from REALLY tan people. So? They are equal to whites. And that's that.

Martin Luther King Jr is a great person. He did many great things. He fought for the black people. I love his I Have A Dream. speech. It makes me want to do something really great. He definitely is a awesome and great person in our world.

Martin Luther King Jr. sacrificed himself and fought for black people rights. He never gave up and was a hero, especially to black people. Some of the others are pretty good, but Martin Luther King Jr. is awesome.

14 Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

Overall Nelson Mandela is a an amazing person with a legacy that is unforgettable. I did a report on him and I learned so many positive contributes that this man brought to the world, I believe that he is the most inspiring person.

He lived to face enormous challenges, yet forgave those who oppressed him. He continued to stand for reconciliation. He has changed and affected millions positively.

I agree with post 32 He was a very great man and he was in prison And turned to be a President And Nelson Mandela was at the 1995, 2007 Champion Ship of the Springboks. He is a very great man, a honourble man. From: Niki Stander.

He is undoubtedly the world's most respected icon and is Globally recognised for his personal well-being and honour to human kind.

15 George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732– December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and served as the president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created the Constitution of the United States and the American federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.

Chronology -- 20 years of 2 decades after George Washington's death on the same day/date was when Alabama was ratified with admission to the union during its statehood date.
George Washington's death: December 14, 1799.
20 years or 2 decades later.
Alabama's ratification to the union statehood date: December 14, 1819.

Washington, the first president of the United States, was a fair, honest, brave, and kind man. He had led the Revolutionary War, and had the chance to become the king of the U.S.A. He was fair and honest, so he did not become the king because America had just fought a war to be independent from Kings and royalty. Why have a another king? Washington instead became a president. He was always brave and noble. I admire him for that. FACT: at Washingtons president ceremony, he forgot his Bible (which he needed) luckily, they were in a church and quickly found a substitute. Now they always bring an extra Bible to president ceremonies.

He was the first president of the United States of America. Many people did/do look up at him. He was very respected. He was also the leader of the Continental Congress. According to my History teacher, he is the most famous person in American History (who doesn't know him? )

He did more for America than anyone else has or ever will, and he certainly deserves to be on the list if Michael Jackson and Hitler of all people are.

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

Rembered in actual world as a very important figure of peace and descolonitzacions, not only in India but in the entire world.

He tought non-violence to the world which even many God had failed to do so. Followers of many God believe in killing animals and have no mercy for living beings. Mahatma Gandhi followed the principles of Jain religion, the only true religion in the world which tells us to live and let live. To me non-violence is the biggest thing that can change the whole world and save the only planet Earth.

The future generations may or might not believe such a person of blood and flesh had ever walked on earth _ Albert Einstein.
No God had taken care of our souls. Neither KarlMarx's communism nor any socialist philosophy can break the shackles of blacks. It's only the great Gandhi's philosophy would do it. Yes it had done.
The greatest ever to walk on earth.

A guy says that people know Hitler more than Gandhi. But our bapu Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the best, is the best and will be the best. He didn't start a religion, but still he preached humanity, taught us to fight without even touching anyone. We do not need a top 10 list for showing the popularity of a person by votes.

17 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sporting figures of the 20th century, and is frequently ranked as the best heavyweight boxer and greatest athlete of the century.

Wolpert summaries the profound effect that Jinnah had on the world:

Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.

This man chose to beat people for a living. In fact, if my memory serves me, he broke all of the rules just to fight people. I'm sorry, but this man is nothing more than a glorified bully.

He was the greatest entertainer and talker. He protested against vietnam war in cost of loosing all of his money and title.

Muhammad Ali in his time was the most famous person on the planet he rivals lots of famous superstars.

18 Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) 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, and cartography.

One of the greats. If he wasn't around we wouldn't have cars, bikes, planes and helicopters. He achieved so many things and did so many things. He also made the most amazing painting the mon alias. What a star. He did so many things and he was born in the 1400s and people still remember him.

"Many people might not know why he's famous or what he even looks like but everyone knows the name and at least some of his art and he has a whole city named after him!

The very first Renaissance man. Had the world regarded him as a hero much like Jesus Christ, we may be better off today.

HE IS THE BEST! Something that many people do not know that on the Mona Lisa the bridge has simbols saying "The answer lies here. What does it mean?

19 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) 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. Lennon was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing and drawings, on film, and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

One of the most Phenomenal human beings to ever walk this planet. He has contributed so much that is good, hopeful, cutting edge and forward thinking. We lost so much when he died but his music, charity and compassion will always live on!

John Lennon is the lead singer of the most famous band ever "The Beatles" and he also was a singer by himself and was a huge success. He is so amazing.

Not only was he already in the most iconic band in pop culture, but he had the most notable solo career afterward. Singer/songwriter, activist, artist, there's a lot John Lennon did in 40 years.

I LOVE John Lennon and I always will! He is the best musician that ever walk this planet! I love him and I have never met a person who doesn't know John! He has made history!

20 Moses Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions. He is the Lawgiver of Judaism. God sent him to the Pharaoh in Egypt to tell him to release the children of Israel from bondage. When the Pharaoh disobeyed God, God sent 10 plagues. Finally, Pharaoh relented, and Moses led the children out of Israel (through ...read more.

One of the most important characters in the abrhamaic religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) so is a well nowed character by the majority of religious people around the world.

If you know Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible, you should know Moses. He was one of God's great prophets.

Everybody knows him. Being religious or not, you should vote for him.

I'm not religious but Moses should be in the top three probably.

21 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce da 5'9") half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 5 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and 13 worldwide.

Well, we ARE talking about famous people and I know that Ghandi is an amazing human being that can never be forgotten. But I must say, if you go out to ask people around all ages who Ghandi is, they wouldn't know what to answer. I bet they could even name a couple tracks of Eminem's. It's just my opinion, though. Also, based on my experience, quite a large number of young folks aren't familiar with Albert Einstein and they're the ones rapping along to Without Me.

He is the greatest rapper of all time, best selling artist of this century, so much awards you can't even count, do you know someone who don't know him? No, really everyone knows eminem.

He's had a massive worldwide following for at least 15 years and still has sll the numbers to prove it. He appeals to almost all walks of life and is an inspirational hero to many. He sold out back to back 80,0000 people arenas at Wembley last year. He's won 15 Grammies and an Oscar. He's still one of the most sought after artists to collabs with other artists. He deserves this and much more!

What? Rap God on 19th... He sold over 230mill records around the world 53 singles on top billboard hot 100 has the most fastest selling hip hop album ever Marshall Mathers LP - 32+mill records sold around the world got true inspirational songs... But still on 19th come on stans!

22 Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar, known by his cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

The man who initiated the Roman Empire, one of the most influences in Europe and western culture. A symbol of power and remembered as one of the most important history characters.

Should be number 2- definitely most well- known ancient leader, and one of the greatest minds to ever walk the earth. The MIGHTY Roman Empire existed because of him.

Caesar's legacy continues to this day. English, Russian, German all use some variation of the Roman Emperors name to mean "leader".

Julius Caesar! He has a salad named after him! I'm actually surprised Cleopetra isn't even close to Julius' rank.

23 Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Known worldwide for his influence on the sport of basketball and the sports industry as a whole.

Best player ever! Also a very smart and successful business men!

The platinum standard of being a winner. The greatest champion ever

Great basketball player and a very compassionate man.

24 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Well if she isn't famous her nipples through her shirt sure are.

25 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 ...read more.

Above all presidents to serve in office, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered the best. A man coming into the White House, later elected another 3 times, took on America's greatest challenge in the World's darkest time. We all looked up to him.

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