Popular Opinion Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person  

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List Rules Which public figure would you be most eager to meet in real life? Vote them up.

These are the famous folks it would be most exciting to meet in person, as ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Some of the best people to ever live make great role models for people of all ages. Who doesn't love a good celebrity putting forth positive energy and only good in the world? Maybe you've dreamed of having tea with Mother Teresa, or just shaking the hand of Honest Abe. Maybe you just want to say "hey" to Taylor Swift. This list includes both modern day and historical role models, dead and alive - some of the most inspirational, creative, selfless, and intelligent people ever to have walked the earth. Throughout history, common people have sought to surround ourselves with popular folks who can inspire and influence others. Anyone can add their personal role models to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the most interesting and inspiring role models in the world. From idols to heroes, these are the people other people most aspire to meet. So, add your two cents and see how your personal heroes stack up against the crowd's.
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1
10,050 3,107
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added

2
6,324 2,493
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 67 (1452-1519)

3
3,346 1,857
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

4
3,125 1,594
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791)

5
3,655 1,932
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 52 (1564-1616)

6
5,631 3,164
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)

7
4,222 2,697
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

8
2,699 2,069
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

9
1,983 1,354
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

10
3,165 2,121
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

11
2,239 1,254
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

12
3,481 2,771
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 79 (1869-1948)

13
2,040 1,225
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 40 (1809-1849)

14
1,536 1,028
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934)

15
1,485 1,189
Homer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

16
1,537 942
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Dec. at 84 (1643-1727)

17
2,288 1,310
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)

18
1,376 761
J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Dec. at 81 (1892-1973)

19
2,263 1,573
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

20
2,336 1,143
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)

21
1,061 927
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

22
2,438 1,492
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 16 (1929-1945)

23
2,935 1,467
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

24
1,837 744
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

25
2,372 1,184
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 87 (1856-1943)

26
2,347 1,757
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 59 (1952-2011)

27
1,346 988
Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Dec. at 63 (1483-1546)

28
840 603
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
prostoemail97 added Dec. at 58 (1812-1870)

29
1,133 728
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Dec. at 83 (1749-1832)

30
1,214 666
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added

31
2,419 1,893
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 87 (1910-1997)

32
904 938
Elsa Brändström is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Dec. at 60 (1888-1948)

33
1,351 617
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 89 (1475-1564)

34
914 712
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)

35
1,049 783
Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Dec. at 82 (1828-1910)

36
960 904
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ChristineNewman added age 84

37
1,648 874
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
dave44 added Dec. at 78 (1564-1642)

38
709 769
Rachel Corrie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
pelican added Dec. at 24 (1979-2003)

39
1,654 1,509
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
MikaylaHarris added Dec. at 36 (1961-1997)

40
873 827
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
fannon added Dec. at 90 (1918-2008)

41
800 673
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

42
931 1,107
Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Dec. at 69 (1861-1930)

43
729 552
Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
2probb added Dec. at 59 (1882-1941)

44
892 989
Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Gallowayism added age 34

45
1,982 1,924
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

46
918 612
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

47
1,846 1,308
Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

48
757 671
Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 56 (1265-1321)

49
1,077 741
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)

50
620 528
Hypatia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 65 (350-415)