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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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9,046 2,682
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added Jesus Christ

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2
5,716 2,279
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Leonardo da Vinci Died at 67 (1452-1519)

3
2,978 1,555
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Plato

4
2,764 1,344
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died at 35 (1756-1791)

5
3,252 1,712
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
William Shakespeare Died at 52 (1564-1616)

6
4,997 3,020
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Albert Einstein Died at 76 (1879-1955)

7
3,700 2,521
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Abraham Lincoln Died at 56 (1809-1865)

8
2,410 1,812
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Alexander the Great Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

9
2,834 1,898
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
John F. Kennedy Died at 46 (1917-1963)

10
3,151 2,567
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

11
1,273 880
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Marie Curie Died at 67 (1867-1934)

12
1,751 1,176
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Socrates

13
2,017 1,117
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Aristotle Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

14
1,328 1,035
Homer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

15
1,828 1,066
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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1,293 799
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Isaac Newton Died at 84 (1643-1727)

17
2,004 1,180
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799)

18
2,055 1,432
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

19
2,096 1,016
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Benjamin Franklin Died at 84 (1706-1790)

20
1,165 629
J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added J. R. R. Tolkien Died at 81 (1892-1973)

21
2,542 1,364
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Martin Luther King, Jr. Died at 39 (1929-1968)

22
1,239 818
Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Martin Luther Died at 63 (1483-1546)

23
873 779
Elsa Brändström is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Elsa Brändström Died at 60 (1888-1948)

24
891 785
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

25
2,054 1,384
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

26
2,088 1,093
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

27
1,053 612
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Died at 83 (1749-1832)

28
2,204 1,565
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

29
2,194 1,758
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mother Teresa Died at 87 (1910-1997)

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841 726
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
fannon added Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Died at 90 (1918-2008)

31
914 1,010
Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Fridtjof Nansen Died at 69 (1861-1930)

32
970 700
Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910)

33
1,205 563
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564)

34
1,512 625
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Robin Williams Died at 63 (1951-2014)

35
719 516
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
prostoemail97 added Charles Dickens Died at 58 (1812-1870)

36
853 828
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ChristineNewman added Jane Goodall age 83

37
1,526 814
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
dave44 added Galileo Galilei Died at 78 (1564-1642)

38
1,036 556
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added Buddha

39
670 664
Rachel Corrie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
pelican added Rachel Corrie Died at 24 (1979-2003)

40
1,442 1,406
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
MikaylaHarris added Diana, Princess of Wales Died at 36 (1961-1997)

41
746 593
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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1,044 655
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Marlene Dietrich Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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1,054 711
Arminius is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Arminius

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812 649
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

45
688 465
Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
2probb added Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941)

46
835 202
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
DaveHoffman added Ludwig van Beethoven Died at 57 (1770-1827)

47
1,826 1,859
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

48
821 886
Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Gallowayism added Edward Snowden age 33

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866 957
Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Charles Lindbergh Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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1,001 738
Erik the Red is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Erik the Red