Top Ten Greatest Socialists

The greatest people of all time who called themselves a socialist or who advocated for socialism.
The Top Ten
1 Karl Marx Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, Marx studied law and Hegelian philosophy.
2 Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
3 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 ...read more.
4 Bernie Sanders Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an independent American Senator from Vermont and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 and 2020 elections.
5 Jawaharlal Nehru
6 Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic.
7 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
8 W.E.B. Du Bois
9 Helen Keller
10 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
The Contenders
11 Eugene Debs
12 Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai S.St is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
13 Clement Attlee
14 Mátyás Rákosi
15 Slobodan Milosevic Slobodan Milošević was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician and the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.
16 Angela Davis
17 Mengistu Haile Mariam Mengistu Haile Mariam is an Ethiopian politician who was the leader of Ethiopia from 1977 to 1991. He was the chairman of the Derg, the Communist military junta that governed Ethiopia, from 1977 to 1987, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991. Effectively ...read more.
18 Kwame Nkrumah
19 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
20 James Baldwin
21 Evo Morales
22 Bashar al-Assad Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the current President of Syria, holding the office since 17 July 2000. He is also commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in Syria.
23 Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.
24 Muammar Gaddafi

The great socialist Arab leader who brought Libya out of poverty

25 Elizabeth Cady Stanton

-Suffragist, activist, and author of the influential Declaration of Sentiments on women's rights.
-Founder and president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Credited with initiating the first organized women's rights movement in the US.
-Abolitionist. Declined to support the 14th and 15th Amendments since the rights they provided did not extend to women.

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