Top 10 Most Overrated People of All Time

We're all familiar with the megastars and cultural icons who get praised nonstop. But what about the people who get way more hype and attention than they actually deserve?

This list is to show people who receive TOO MUCH CREDIT OR SUPPORT for some or no reason. It's not meant to be mean-spirited, but rather a fun way to challenge the idea that everyone who's famous is automatically amazing.
The Top Ten
1 Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

Contrary to popular belief, Christopher Columbus wasn't the first to arrive in America, nor was he the first to conclude that the Earth was round. To make things worse, he didn't even arrive in North America at all. Worst of all, he caused a genocide in the native territory.

The truth is, Christopher Columbus is actually evil and should not be considered one of the greatest people of all time.

He claimed and lied about discovering America when there were already Native Americans living there. He captured and enslaved them for his own benefit. He exploited the people and the Americas. He sold children into sexual slavery. And that's not even the extent of what he's done.

Just a horrible man, and I'm glad a lot more people know the truth now.

2 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... read more

Sorry to all the people who would be offended by this comment, but he did a lot of bad stuff.

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

Thomas Edison changed our lives by opening a company and hiring scientists, technicians, and engineers to work in a harsh environment with low pay. He forced them to research how to light a bulb while he sat comfortably in his office drinking coffee.

When the bulb lit up, he gained financially and in fame, although "lighting up the bulb" wasn't his doing. It was his employees who had been working in a harsh and dangerous laboratory to finally light the fire in that glass.

He electrocuted innocent animals with AC. He killed one of his own patents with radiation poisoning. He nearly blinded himself trying to show that X-rays could cure ailments like blindness and cared for nothing except to make money.

Yeah, definitely the best scientist ever.

4 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... read more

It's funny how people automatically assume you're racist for saying something negative about him when I'm doing what MLK told us to do: judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. He's the reason why our economy is the way it is, employment went down, and the media became manipulated by bias because of him.

How do you think Hitler came into power? By manipulating the media.

"Oh, you're racist if you dare criticize my man, Obama, even if it's on his actions and not his color." Obama's fans make sports fans look like angels. Real talk: his Obamacare tore the economy apart in the long term.

Sadly, too many people are too blinded, ignorant, and stubborn to see this.

5 Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan (born 15 August 1967) is an Indian guru, music producer, singer-songwriter, actor, filmmaker, and convicted rapist. He has been the head of the social group Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) since 1990... read more

He is a convicted rapist who gets praised like a god.

6 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... read more

Especially with all those people decrying the Queen's death and using Diana as justification.

7 Kim Kardashian Kimberly Noel Kardashian (known as Kim Kardashian; formerly West; born October 21, 1980) is an American socialite, media personality, and businesswoman. She first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after the sex tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar, shot... read more

She has done absolutely nothing of value and has an idiot for a husband.

Really overrated, with all of her plastic surgery and bad attitude.

Whether or not all the other people did good, they actually changed the course of history.

8 Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.

Winston Churchill should be higher up! I appreciate all of his great achievements, but he wasn't the best person at all. He treated Indians horribly and let thousands of them starve to death.

What are Jesus and Moses doing up there? At least they didn't let people starve to death. They cared for all of us and tried to make the world a better place for everyone to live!

9 Mother Teresa Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Although her passport name was Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, she was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, in Üsküb—now Skopje, capital of North Macedonia. After... read more

One of the pillars of Western propaganda.

She helped people, I guess. But she was ugly.

She doesn't deserve her saint status.

10 George Floyd

That's "Saint George Floyd" to you.

The Contenders
11 Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician and actor who was 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 . Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader until his death in 2004

He may have helped us in the short term, but in the long term, he created the blueprints for today's right-wing insanity.

Yes indeed, you left-wingers are really on the ball!

12 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Swift is best known for writing personal songs and has won 13 Grammy Awards... read more

Her songs are decent at best, but who she is as a person is terribly awful.

Not inappropriate like most of today's artists, but overrated as hell.

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

Gandhi has been praised too much. Many people say he's a "civil rights" type of guy. But how? By protesting excessive land taxes, which everyone in other countries outside India is paying? By commenting offensive racial slurs against African tribal cultures and separating the Muslim and Hindu so that they could kill each other 50 years later?

He came to South Africa and called black people lazy and uncivilized, saying they spend their lives trying to get cattle to buy wives. I find that insulting to our tradition.

14 Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following... read more
15 Joseph Garrett Joseph Garrett, known on YouTube as stampylonghead, is an English YouTuber who posts videos about the Sandbox Video Game Minecraft as the character Stampy. His Youtube channel was created in August 3 2006 and is still making videos in 2021.
16 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as first lady of the United States from 1993... read more

She's insane, corrupted, and would've destroyed the US if she was elected. The media may disagree, but what do they know? They probably get all of their news from celebrity gossip and Liberal Central Twitter.

17 Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and was the first... read more
18 George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who was born in July 6, 1946. He served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He is the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.

Icon of American delusions of grandeur.

19 Osama bin Laden Osama Bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was a Saudi Arabian-born stateless terrorist. He was a founder of al-Qaeda, the organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets worldwide... read more
20 Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.

He was a king who inherited his kingdom from his ancestors. What is the big deal about that?

21 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy... read more

Overrated, no voice, and milks tragedy for her own benefit.

22 Che Guevara Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist.

He was captured in 1967... read more

Why do people worship this racist homophobe, anyway?

23 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking... read more

If she had not committed suicide, no one would notice her.

24 Nostradamus Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become widely famous.
25 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known professionally as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and spans 4 octaves... read more

She wrecked her own career like a wrecking ball.

I hope she likes the heat since she sure is headed to the flames of hell

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