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The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

Updated September 20, 2020 636.1k votes 43.0k voters 438.9k 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
    14,361
    7,821

    BirthplaceHyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • 2
    13,541
    7,380

    BirthplaceVero Beach, Florida, United States of America

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

    More Parvati Shallow 

    The Most Days Played on Survivor#1 of 37 The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners

  • 3
    9,420
    3,713

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

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

  • 4
    8,025
    4,760

    Yul Kwon

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, USA

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

  • 5
    11,215
    6,796

    Ozzy Lusth

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceMexico

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

  • 6
    4,432
    2,482

    Jeremy Collins

    Age: age 41

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

  • 7
    6,348
    3,821

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

  • 8
    9,279
    5,618

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

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

  • 9
    7,262
    4,380

    Malcolm Freberg

    Age: age 33

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

  • 10
    5,607
    3,374

    BirthplaceLindon, Utah, United States of America

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

  • 11
    6,692
    4,081

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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

  • 12
    3,494
    1,553

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

  • 13
    4,642
    2,743

    Natalie Anderson

    Age: age 38

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

  • 14
    7,250
    4,386

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

  • 15
    10,428
    6,715

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut

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

  • 16
    6,326
    3,879

    Kelley Wentworth

    Age: age 31

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

  • 17
    5,970
    3,719

    Joe Anglim

    Age: age 29

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

  • 18
    6,079
    4,070

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

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

  • 19
    6,897
    4,654

    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

  • 20
    5,691
    4,024

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, USA

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

  • 21
    2,212
    1,343

    ​Rick Devens

    Age: age 33

    Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • 22
    10,242
    8,006

    BirthplaceDayton, Texas, United States of America

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

    More Russell Hantz 

    #43 of 125 The Worst People in the History of Reality TV#73 of 75 Famous People with Raspy Voices

  • 23
    2,587
    1,668

    David Wright

    Age: age 44

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

  • 24
    4,200
    3,160

    Ethan Zohn

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, USA

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

  • 25
    3,264
    2,311

    Denise Stapley

    Age: age 49

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