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. more.

Take Jesus Christ out of the equation, and all the rest of the people on this list would lose much of their significance, with maybe the exception of Moses. Removing any of the other individuals from this list in history might result in a slight change in the world, possibly for the worse or for the better. However, if Jesus Christ is removed from history, the world we currently inhabit would be unrecognizable. Jesus Christ has had a profound impact on every aspect of our world.

His organization is the largest on Earth. His message is the most famous. His teachings are the foundations of laws and courts around the world. Nations were built in his name. His name is the greatest source of hope for most of humanity.

The perfect human who died after providing for his mother, prayed for his killers, and promised salvation. "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." I can't list everything he did and still does here.

Jesus Christ is the only perfect human to remain faithful to God's righteous standards throughout his entire lifetime, until death, in all of human history. This is what qualified him to give himself on behalf of mankind so they too can have hope for a future in paradise again. John 3:16.

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. more.

Michael Joseph Jackson wasn't "just a celebrity". He had an impact that no other artist could dream of. Michael followed the path of Jesus Christ and always helped poor children. Most of his income he would give away to charity. You can go to any country in the world, visit the poorest, undeveloped village, and they will know Michael Jackson. No other artist can inspire the world like him. R.I.P. King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Michael has sold over 1 billion records worldwide. The world's population is near 8 billion people, with over 6 billion being Michael Jackson fans. Michael was, and will always be, the greatest singer, dancer, etc., forever.

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 with only 6 studio albums. Elvis Presley sold 600 million records with 23 studio albums, and the Beatles sold 600 million records with 13 studio albums. So, Michael Jackson is only behind by 250 million records with 7 and 17 fewer albums than both Elvis and the Beatles. But apart from sales, Michael Jackson was loved and recognized in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Seoul, Malaysia, the Philippines, and all those Asian countries where he got mobbed every time he went. In Africa, he was crowned a king and loved. Even the poorest parts of Africa sought after Michael Jackson. Europe, South America, North America, and Australia all loved Michael Jackson. When he performed all his tours in ...more

The difference between Elvis, Prince, and MJ was that Elvis was mainly huge in America, while Prince was mainly huge in Europe. MJ, however, was known in literally every part of the globe. Tribes in Africa know of him, as do even the smallest villages and islands. He was 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: Beyoncé, Usher, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, and basically everyone. 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, Super Bowl halftime performances, Grammy performances, and music videos. His album "Thriller" is the best-selling album of all time, and his other albums are among the best of all time. He was one of the most photographed and the most ...more

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.

Our Prophet Muhammad SAW is the best man ever! No one compares to him! Michael Jackson, Jesus, they can never be above the humanity of our beloved prophet. While Michael has been doing charity for some years, our Prophet, 1400 years ago, started the organization of charity called Hilful Fuzul. He taught this world how to forgive and how to be humanitarian. No one can be above him! A person who is more charitable and better than a person who feeds others without eating himself. At least Michael, Ya Allah, I am like a fool, who am I comparing with! In any case, no one, no human can be equal to the Prophet. Our Prophet used to tie stones to his stomach even when he was hungry, but even though he owned a lot of property during that period, he did not keep anything for himself and gave it all to the poor and afflicted. Did Michael or anyone else feed others without eating themselves? Never! Even though he owns so much property, he gave it all away, not indulging in the luxury of enjoying ...more

He was ranked number 1 on countless lists of the most influential human beings to have ever existed. He was a blessing sent to humanity from Allah, especially for the corrupt Arabs who ruled the subcontinent at that time. He preserved women's rights in the Middle East and ended racial discrimination. Indeed, he was the best of the best. He was the Messenger of Allah (swt).

He is the best of the best because he gave his life for serving humanity. He married widows, loved children, granted respect to women, married a 9-year-old girl but treated her like his daughter until she matured. He never did anything personally, only did and told what was right and ordered by Allah. But he still had a fear of burning in hell and cared 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 worshiped things they created? Allah is not a dead God. He is the ONLY God and 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, 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 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?

4 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician of Austrian descent who served as the leader of the Nazi Party since 1921, Chancellor of Germany since 1933, and Führer of Nazi Germany since 1934. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he reversed the Treaty of Versailles, initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was a central figure of the Holocaust. He committed suicide two days before Soviet soldiers stormed his underground shelter in Berlin.

Literally everyone knows him. This is the man who plunged the world into WWII. This is the man who started the largest genocide ever.

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.

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 he had good intentions to better the population, but he was missing key information. They weren't inferior, and he was depriving them of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He thought he was right, though, and if he were, I would have supported him.

Adolf was a person of significant importance in history. He must be recognized as someone we never want to have again. He is a learning case in history for us to remember the worst in humanity and never repeat ourselves. I find that he must be recognized as the most famous so that leaders of millennia ahead know exactly what NOT to do.

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 more.

Albert Einstein was a very intelligent person who helped us create new things and stay curious. He invented some of the things we still use today.

It's because people say he is one of the smartest individuals the world has ever had. We humans like to be better than others, and being smarter than Einstein will only make it better for the world. Those who are smarter than Einstein often contribute good things to the world.

Reading the reviews, I learned some things I never knew. Albert is somewhat like my idol, and he deserves #6. He was a great scientist who made life easier for future generations. When people hear 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 lead an artificial life. It's easy to say, but it's really brave.

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.

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 a 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's why he is so loved.

Same. I think no words are needed, and enough has been said, but I also agree that he is a hero who helped out the American citizens. He did not hide his opinion about slavery and never lied, as far as I can tell. I won't force you, but I think you should vote for him. It's okay if you vote for Jesus, Albert, or someone else, but Lincoln was a hero.

Both he and George Washington were fantastic leaders. He freed the slaves and was a confident speaker. I am not American, but I respect him very much.

He's the best president alive. After what he has done for our country, he ended slavery. I truly believe every president loves this man.

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. more.

Music, and even the culture of America and the world, has never been quite the same since Elvis Presley's last breath and heartbeat that day in August 44 years ago. Though God gave humanity the gift of the short life of Elvis Aron Presley on loan, sadly, Generation X and 21st-century millennials think that boomers overrate him. Boomers are not actually the biggest fans. Pre-boomers are. The fact is, Elvis Presley arrived on stage in his prime 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.

Known in practically every country in the world by his first name, Elvis was the greatest and 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. He was an absolutely fantastic man. We love you, Elvis. God bless you.

Elvis was an artist who had no boundaries. The things he could have done and performed 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 without him.

Elvis is the most famous man since Christ was here. A totally unique entertainer, he was unmatchable and unequaled. The coolest guy who ever lived. Thank you for your wonderful voice, your fantastic concerts, and your amazing generosity, Elvis. You are the true number one.

8 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 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 the Korean Peninsula, crafted and passed great trade deals, dramatically cut taxes, and much more, all while the corrupt evils of the world attempt to bring him down.

Though I thought he was kind of a not-so-bad president, his construction of the Wall and his opinions on climate change aren't really...reasonable, I guess. But overall, I think that he's maybe a good president. At least I guess so.

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 have Clinton? if there are more than two candidates. So you should start seeing what other candidates are offering besides what blue and red did. In fact, you should watch everyone's speech before you vote.

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.

9 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 whose fame comes and goes, her fame will endure beyond time and she will forever be in our hearts.

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

She stood beside others and would not let go. It's so sad that she lived a small life. She left two 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 would have done a lot of good. She is still the Queen of our hearts and will always continue to be. PLEASE VOTE FOR DIANA.

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.

Barack Obama was the first African American president of the US. He was amazing and helped many people in the United States. He is still honored and very popular as well.

The most famous president of all time revolutionized politics for people of darker races. The only president who comes close is the man on the bill.

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

The Newcomers

? DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970. He passed away on April 9th, 2021 after suffering a heart attack.
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Good at basketball

They are all cool

The Contenders
11 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.

Master was great. His teachings reflect human life as it is. He was one of the first to sacrifice everything and work for human welfare even after attaining enlightenment. I don't understand this list, which puts even Michael Jackson and Adolf Hitler ahead of Master. Master explained the truth of life and always emphasized reality. He never taught a single thing that was bad, unethical, dishonest, illogical, or impractical in his teachings.

Because he was a good guy who found a way for people who found it hard to live, he also tried to bring peace to a world suffering from old age, sickness, and death. I loved him so much. Though he failed to bring peace to the world, he did try his best for human life.

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

One the greatest personality in the world who changed the way of looking towards the world

12 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.

Greatest actor of all time. Known in India as King Khan and everywhere else as the greatest actor of all time. Nothing else to say.

He is one of the best actors in the world. A great inspiration, he is humble, charitable, soft-spoken, kind-hearted, passionate, well-read, witty, a brilliant orator, loyal, honest, and a hardworking family man. He respects all religions and always stands for women's rights. He works single-handedly for women who are acid attack victims. He is funding a cancer treatment ward at Nanavati Hospital entirely on his own, providing free treatment for needy people for many years. He is the most dignified person.

He is the biggest movie star in the world, the world's second-richest actor, and the only actor after whom a moon crater is named. He has four honorary doctorate degrees, was listed among Newsweek magazine's most powerful 50 people around the world, and is a recipient of the UNESCO pyramid and crystal awards for philanthropy. A rare species of orchid in Singapore is named after him. He is also the recipient of the highest civilian awards of France and Malaysia. He is the only actor on the list of 365 people who changed the world.

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

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. was a man with a lot of hopes. He gave the "I Have a Dream" speech. He was a brave man who wanted to give a voice to freedom for all. He wanted to play a part in an honorable, acceptable world. Martin wanted to be the leader for Black people. 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 descended 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 and fought for Black people. I love his I Have a Dream speech. It makes me want to do something really great. He definitely is an awesome and great person in our world.

Martin Luther King Jr. sacrificed himself and fought for the rights of Black people. 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 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.

Washington, the first president of the United States, was a fair, honest, brave, and kind man. He led the Revolutionary War and had the chance to become king of the U.S.A. He was fair and honest, so he did not become king, because America had just fought a war to be independent from kings and royalty. Why have another king? Washington instead became president. He was always brave and noble. I admire him for that. FACT: At Washington's presidential 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 presidential ceremonies.

He was the first president of the United States of America. Many people do look up to 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, especially if Michael Jackson and Hitler, of all people, are.

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

15 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. He also created the most amazing painting, the Mona Lisa. What a star. He did so many things, and he was born in the 1400s, yet 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 might be better off today.

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

16 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 an amazing person with an unforgettable legacy. I did a report on him and learned about the many positive contributions that this man brought to the world. I believe he is the most inspiring person.

He lived to face enormous challenges and 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. He was in prison and later became a President. Nelson Mandela was at the 1995 and 2007 Championships of the Springboks. He is a very great man, an honorable man. From: Niki Stander.

He is undoubtedly the world's most respected icon and is globally recognized for his personal well-being and honor to humankind.

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

He taught non-violence to the world, which even many gods failed to do. Followers of many gods believe in killing animals and have no mercy for living beings. Mahatma Gandhi followed the principles of the 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.

Future generations may or may not believe that such a person of flesh and blood ever walked on Earth - Albert Einstein. No God took care of our souls. Neither Karl Marx's communism nor any socialist philosophy can break the shackles of blacks. Only the great Gandhi's philosophy can do it. Yes, it has done so. He is 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 he still preached humanity and taught us to fight without even touching anyone. We do not need a top-10 list to show the popularity of a person by votes.

Gandhi is the blessing the world received from God. He is humanity personified. He may be less famous than any sportsman, singer, politician, dictator, or for that matter, any religious or biblical character, but he was surely a greater human. People are not able to digest his greatness, hence they constantly look for flaws in him.

18 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.

Best boxer. Had many iconic quotes. WHAT'S MY NAME!? Also, amazing at boxing. Don't call him Cassius Clay, or ask that loser what happens.

He was the greatest entertainer and speaker. He protested against the Vietnam War at the cost of losing all his money and title.

Muhammad Ali, in his time, was the most famous person on the planet. He rivals many famous superstars.

The GOAT. He may not have been the best boxer ever, but he was the greatest entertainer in boxing.

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.

He is 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 was also a successful solo artist. He is amazing.

Not only was he already in the most iconic band in pop culture, but he also 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 to ever walk this planet. 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 the Red Sea, after God separated the waters), and led them through the wilderness for 40 years. God also gave Moses the Tablets of the Law to give to the children of Israel.

He is one of the most important characters in the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism), so he is a well-known figure 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.

Great person who was a true believer and had a great connection with God.

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

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 Gandhi is an amazing human being who can never be forgotten. However, if you were to ask people of all ages who Gandhi is, they might not know what to answer. I bet they could even name a couple of Eminem's tracks. That's just my opinion, though. Also, based on my experience, quite a large number of young people aren't familiar with Albert Einstein, but they are the ones rapping along to Without Me.

He is the greatest rapper of all time and the best-selling artist of this century. He has so many awards, you can't even count them. Do you know anyone who doesn't know him? No, really, everyone knows Eminem.

He's had a massive worldwide following for at least 15 years and still has all 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 80,000-people arenas at Wembley last year. He's won 15 Grammys and an Oscar. He's still one of the most sought-after artists for collaborations with other artists. He deserves this and much more!

What? Rap God at 19th? He has sold over 230 million records worldwide, with 53 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. He has the fastest-selling hip-hop album ever, Marshall Mathers LP, with 32+ million records sold globally. He's got truly inspirational songs. But still, he's at 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 influential forces in Europe and Western culture. A symbol of power, he is remembered as one of the most important historical figures.

Should be number 2 - definitely the 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, and German all use some variation of the Roman Emperor's name to mean "leader."

Definitely more widely known than those above him on this list.

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 businessman!

The platinum standard for 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.
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 during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.

Above all presidents to serve in office, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered the best. A man who came into the White House and was later elected three more times took on America's greatest challenge during the world's darkest time. We all looked up to him.

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