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The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

Updated September 20, 2020 662.9k votes 42.1k voters 432.5k 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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  • Rob Mariano1
    14,903
    8,009

    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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  • Parvati Shallow2
    14,039
    7,614

    BirthplaceVero Beach, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Tony Vlachos3
    9,505
    3,839

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

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

  • Yul Kwon4
    8,348
    4,870

    Yul Kwon

    Age: 45

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

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

  • Jeremy Collins5
    4,587
    2,486

    Jeremy Collins

    Age: age 41

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

  • Cirie Fields6
    9,636
    5,830

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

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

  • Tyson Apostol7
    5,805
    3,445

    BirthplaceLindon, Utah, United States of America

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

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  • Sarah Lacina8
    3,554
    1,488

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

  • Ozzy Lusth9
    11,713
    7,100

    Ozzy Lusth

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceMexico

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

  • Kim Spradlin10
    6,986
    4,260

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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

  • Natalie Anderson11
    4,802
    2,780

    Natalie Anderson

    Age: age 38

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

  • Malcolm Freberg12
    7,619
    4,550

    Malcolm Freberg

    Age: age 33

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

  • John Cochran13
    7,582
    4,592

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Previous season: Survivor: South Pacific, Survivor: Caramoan 

  • Spencer Bledsoe14
    6,527
    3,972

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

  • Kelley Wentworth15
    6,671
    4,080

    Kelley Wentworth

    Age: age 31

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

  • Sandra Diaz-Twine16
    10,829
    7,059

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut

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

  • Joe Anglim17
    6,320
    3,858

    Joe Anglim

    Age: age 29

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

  • ​Rick Devens18
    2,281
    1,282

    ​Rick Devens

    Age: age 33

    Previous season: Survivor: Edge of Extinction

  • Amanda Kimmel19
    6,315
    4,279

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

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

  • Rupert Boneham20
    7,141
    4,867

    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

  • J.T. Thomas21
    5,928
    4,218

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

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

  • David Wright22
    2,736
    1,682

    David Wright

    Age: age 44

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

  • Russell Hantz23
    10,646
    8,488

    BirthplaceDayton, Texas, United States of America

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

  • Denise Stapley24
    3,414
    2,383

    Denise Stapley

    Age: age 49

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

  • Ethan Zohn25
    4,355
    3,319

    Ethan Zohn

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, USA

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

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