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
10,106 3,128
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added

2
6,355 2,509
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
3,365 1,878
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

4
3,143 1,607
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
3,674 1,945
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
5,662 3,170
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
4,243 2,707
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
2,711 2,084
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
1,991 1,366
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

10
3,183 2,132
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
2,243 1,266
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
3,499 2,782
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
1,547 1,037
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934)

14
2,046 1,234
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 40 (1809-1849)

15
1,489 1,198
Homer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

16
1,553 947
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
2,298 1,315
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
1,381 767
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
2,272 1,579
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
2,345 1,150
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
1,069 936
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

22
2,452 1,500
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
2,951 1,470
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
1,847 755
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
2,382 1,190
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
2,351 1,768
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
1,350 1,000
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
848 609
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
1,226 671
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added

30
1,136 736
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Dec. at 83 (1749-1832)

31
2,431 1,899
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
907 944
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
1,354 622
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
918 717
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
1,053 787
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
964 909
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
1,652 877
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
712 774
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
1,660 1,513
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
876 830
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
801 677
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

42
933 1,111
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
729 555
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
897 994
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
1,985 1,926
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
921 615
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
1,858 1,311
Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

48
759 675
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
1,064 853
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
age 68

50
1,080 745
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)