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The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

Updated September 20, 2020 651.3k votes 42.4k voters 434.7k views170 items

This is a ranked list of the people who outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted everyone else in the sneakiest, smartest, or just plain most ruthless way. These are the best Survivor players to ever go on the show and many are fan favorite players. Vote for the best Survivor contestants here and make your own list to rank the players in order and add anyone you see missing. When all is said and done, you should have a list of the most popular Survivor contestants ever! Be sure to vote up who you think are the best Survivor players of all time. 

Who are the best Survivor players? This list of every single Survivor contestant - including the cast of Survivor: Edge of Extinction - should give you an idea of who should be or near the top. Vote on this list of greatest Survivor players how you deem it fit.

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  • 1
    14,651
    7,941

    BirthplaceHyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor: Island of the Idols

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  • 2
    13,831
    7,508

    BirthplaceVero Beach, Florida, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

    More Parvati Shallow 

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  • 3
    9,495
    3,784

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 4
    8,218
    4,822

    Yul Kwon

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Winners at War

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  • 5
    9,505
    5,729

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs Villains, Survivor: Game Changers

  • 6
    4,523
    2,495

    Jeremy Collins

    Age: age 41

    Previous season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Survivor: Cambodia, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 7
    5,720
    3,430

    BirthplaceLindon, Utah, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, Survivor: Winners at War

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  • 8
    4,746
    2,753

    Natalie Anderson

    Age: age 38

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 9
    3,525
    1,517

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 10
    6,869
    4,181

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: One World, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 11
    11,490
    6,987

    Ozzy Lusth

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceMexico

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Game Changers

  • 12
    7,458
    4,489

    Malcolm Freberg

    Age: age 33

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Caramoan, Survivor: Game Changers — Mamanuca Islands

  • 13
    6,449
    3,888

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Cagayan, Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance

  • 14
    7,443
    4,501

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

  • 15
    10,664
    6,919

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Island of the Idols

  • 16
    6,529
    4,012

    Kelley Wentworth

    Age: age 31

    Previous season: Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water, Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance, Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 17
    6,168
    3,811

    Joe Anglim

    Age: age 29

    Previous season: Survivor: Worlds Apart, Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance, Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 18
    2,268
    1,312

    ​Rick Devens

    Age: age 33

    Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 19
    6,210
    4,204

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: China, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

  • 20
    7,030
    4,785

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Pearl Islands, Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, The Amazing Race 31

  • 21
    2,694
    1,671

    David Wright

    Age: age 44

    Previous season: Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 22
    5,815
    4,151

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Survivor: Game Changers

  • 23
    10,481
    8,298

    BirthplaceDayton, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,Survivor: Redemption Island

  • 24
    3,354
    2,353

    Denise Stapley

    Age: age 49

    GenderFemale

    Previous season: Survivor: Philippines, Survivor: Winners at War

  • 25
    4,294
    3,250

    Ethan Zohn

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Previous season: Survivor: Africa, Survivor: All-Stars, The Amazing Race 19, Survivor: Winners at War

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