Top Ten Most Famous People

The Top Ten
1 Jesus Christ 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). 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.

Back then millenniums ago, Jesus Christ was known by everybody in the world. He was known as the son of God and the awaited Nazareth. Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for our sins to be forgiven. If there was also a list for "Greatest Heroes Of All Time" Jesus Christ would be on top.

2 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 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 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. more.

What if I told you about The Greatest Man of All Time: A Mercy to The World? The Greatest Man of All Time inspires more than 1.9 billion people in the world today.

The famous Michael Hart ranked The Greatest Man of All Time #1 in his book The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History. In a time when ignorance, corruption, and violence were rampant in society, he guided people to knowledge, justice, and peace. In a time when his country was very divided he brought an unparalleled level of unity within his nation and across other nations.

Even his enemies could only say good about him. Although he acquired wealth and fortunes that go beyond the dreams of kings, he gave it all away in charity to the poor, hungry, and those in need. He is Our MUHAMMAD ﷺ(peace be upon him) . Does he inspire you?

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

4 Adolf Hitler 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 more.

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.

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.

If he had won the war, the world would be a better place. The jewish banking mafia now controls the politicians and the media. The state of Israel has been conducting it's own Holocaust for over 70 years way worse than WW2. He did not hated other races or cultures, he wanted every race to be proud and thrive withut mixing. He hated the jews because the majority of them promoted communist ideologies which were created as a tool to destroy nations. Look at the nightmares that was the USSR and that is China, Cuba and North Korea. He was a good person. A real hero. A real human being.

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 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 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 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, more.

Well slaves were actually freed at time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Belal was a slave from Africa and was freed by Muhammad and his companions. 1441 years ago everyone was given rights. But nations and people chose to use their own ideas. No where in all the Holy Books whether the Torah, Bible or the Quran does it say you treat a human as or like a slave. We are all slave of Allah, who has created us and unto him we return.

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.

7 Elvis Presley 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 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 Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.

Bets woman in the world after Maggie Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth the II. God Save The Queen and long live Maggie Thatcher as no woman will ever be as good as you were.

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

9 Gautama Buddha 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

Whoever said he looks like chicken noodle soup or feet, you are disrespecting a religion and a great man. May God curse you.

10 Shahrukh Khan 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 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 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.

Shah Rukh Khan is God of Acting, he is the only one who got the tags like "King of bollywood, badhshah of bollywood, Biggest movie star in the world, King of Romance, King Khan " His hardwork and dedication level made him the biggest star in the world. Billions of fans all over the world, 3 doctorates for him, one of 50 most powerful people in the world, He made the meaning of Love, most loved human on the earth, world recognizes India as Shah rukh khan's country he made India so proud globally. He had taken Indian cinema internationally.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 Barack Obama 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. more.

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.

12 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, 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...

Y'all are saying you despise him and that he's a horrible president, but would you rather have Clinton? She stole from the white house, just saying. And it's YOUR fault that he's our president. You voted for him. Twice. And he got the votes. If you didn't want him to be president, then why'd you even vote for him? This is all on you. And, he's saving our country. He's passing laws, and doing things that help us. Don't get me wrong, I don't like him, but I'd rather have him than Clinton. Just saying.

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.

13 Martin Luther King Jr. 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 more.

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 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 more.

For me, he is really overrated and rightfully not in the top 10. Do not get me wrong, he is an admirable man but to popularize him at the expense of all the other great South African leaders of his era, Those who fought for him to be released (He didn't do that himself people)

Check this
1. Contrary to popular belief, he wasn't the first ANC president, whoever said he was missed the other 10 leaders before him and Notable leaders for that.
2. Jafta Masemola (Of the PAC at the time) was also jailed for 27 years but no one ever mentions him because he refused to negotiate with the white men and term them a necessary evil like what Mandela did.

Ok I don't mean to bring down a great man's legacy but most of it is really built on lies, so For me, he is way way overrated, praise him for the truth not lies. Please and thank you.

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.

15 George Washington 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 more.

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.

Is the best president of the United States, and I think he is more recognized than Abraham Lincoln.

16 Mahatma Gandhi 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 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 more.

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.

Mohammad Ali truly was the greatest of all time, there's never been a fighter that has transcended the sport quite like him before or after. R.I.P

18 Leonardo Da Vinci 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, more.

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 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 more.

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 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 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 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 more.

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.

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!

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!

22 Julius Caesar 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 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 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, more.

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

25 Franklin D. Roosevelt 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 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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