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The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

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
    13,165
    7,106

    BirthplaceVero Beach, Florida, United States of America

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

  • 2
    9,262
    3,638

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

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

  • 3
    13,863
    7,596

    BirthplaceHyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • 4
    Age: 46
    7,800
    4,635

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

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

  • 5
    8,989
    5,423

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

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

  • 6
    6,527
    3,951

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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

  • 7
    Age: age 41
    4,364
    2,460

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

  • 8
    5,475
    3,299

    BirthplaceLindon, Utah, United States of America

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

  • 9
    Age: 40
    10,833
    6,623

    BirthplaceMexico

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

  • 10
    Age: age 38
    4,550
    2,719

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

  • 11
    3,488
    1,548

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

  • 12
    Age: age 33
    7,031
    4,253

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

  • 13
    10,101
    6,471

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut

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

  • 14
    6,158
    3,763

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

  • 15
    6,998
    4,285

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

  • 16

    Kelley Wentworth

    Age: age 31
    6,116
    3,773

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

  • 17

    Joe Anglim

    Age: age 29
    5,774
    3,662

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

  • 18
    5,886
    3,956

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

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

  • 19
    5,512
    3,897

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

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

  • 20
    6,659
    4,551

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

  • 21
    9,876
    7,707

    BirthplaceDayton, Texas, United States of America

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

  • 22
    Age: 48
    4,117
    3,056

    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, USA

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

  • 23
    Age: age 44
    2,519
    1,659

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

  • 24

    ​Rick Devens

    Age: age 33
    2,146
    1,359

    Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 25
    Age: age 49
    3,177
    2,277

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