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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  • Tony Vlachos
    1
    • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

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

  • Rob Mariano
    2
    • Birthplace: Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

  • Parvati Shallow
    3
    • Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States of America

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

  • Ozzy Lusth
    4
    Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Mexico

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

  • Sarah Lacina
    5

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

    • Sandra Diaz-Twine
      6
      • Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut

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

    • John Cochran
      7
      • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

      Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

    • Jeremy Collins
      8
      Age: age 41

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

      • Spencer Bledsoe
        9

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

        • Cirie Fields
          10
          • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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

        • Yul Kwon
          11
          Age: 47
          • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Flushing

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

        • Malcolm Freberg
          12
          Age: age 33

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

          • Kelley Wentworth
            13

            Kelley Wentworth

            Age: age 31

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

            • Kim Spradlin
              14
              • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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

            • Tyson Apostol
              15
              • Birthplace: Lindon, Utah, United States of America

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

            • Natalie Anderson
              16
              Age: age 38

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

              • Joe Anglim
                17

                Joe Anglim

                Age: age 29

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

                • Rupert Boneham
                  18
                  • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

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

                • ​Rick Devens
                  19

                  ​Rick Devens

                  Age: age 33

                    Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction

                  • Russell Hantz
                    20
                    • Birthplace: Dayton, Texas, USA

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

                  • Amanda Kimmel
                    21
                    • Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States of America

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

                  • Tai Trang
                    22

                    Tai Trang

                    Age: age 55

                      Previous season: Survivor: Kaôh Rōng, Survivor: Game Changers

                    • J.T. Thomas
                      23
                      • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

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

                    • David Wright
                      24
                      Age: age 44

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

                      • Terry Deitz
                        25
                        • Birthplace: Matawan, New Jersey, USA

                        Previous season: Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Cambodia