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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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9,761 2,985
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added Jesus Christ

2
6,153 2,446
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
3,217 1,775
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Plato

4
3,006 1,533
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
3,553 1,875
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
5,465 3,119
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
4,087 2,657
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
2,624 2,000
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
1,927 1,303
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Socrates

10
3,092 2,058
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
John F. Kennedy Died at 46 (1917-1963)

11
3,401 2,723
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

12
2,191 1,215
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Aristotle Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

13
1,466 1,002
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Marie Curie Died at 67 (1867-1934)

14
1,455 1,154
Homer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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15
1,986 1,181
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)

16
1,479 916
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
2,221 1,287
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
2,213 1,540
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
2,277 1,113
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
1,331 725
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
2,350 1,462
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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22
1,021 890
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

23
2,824 1,450
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Martin Luther King, Jr. Died at 39 (1929-1968)

24
1,746 711
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Robin Williams Died at 63 (1951-2014)

25
2,305 1,163
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

26
2,318 1,711
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011)

27
1,317 955
Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Martin Luther Died at 63 (1483-1546)

28
894 910
Elsa Brändström is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Elsa Brändström Died at 60 (1888-1948)

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29
808 577
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
prostoemail97 added Charles Dickens Died at 58 (1812-1870)

30
1,100 709
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 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Died at 83 (1749-1832)

31
2,357 1,859
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mother Teresa Died at 87 (1910-1997)

32
1,315 603
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564)

33
1,033 764
Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910)

34
1,171 631
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added Buddha

35
933 888
Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ChristineNewman added Jane Goodall age 84

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1,617 861
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
dave44 added Galileo Galilei Died at 78 (1564-1642)

37
866 808
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
fannon added Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Died at 90 (1918-2008)

38
888 696
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

39
697 747
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
1,597 1,487
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
928 1,087
Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Fridtjof Nansen Died at 69 (1861-1930)

42
787 656
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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43
718 533
Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
2probb added Virginia Woolf Died at 59 (1882-1941)

44
875 962
Edward Snowden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Gallowayism added Edward Snowden age 34

45
895 592
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Charlie Chaplin Died at 88 (1889-1977)

46
1,032 820
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Meryl Streep age 68

47
1,067 726
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Marlene Dietrich Died at 91 (1901-1992)

48
1,946 1,908
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Winston Churchill Died at 91 (1874-1965)

49
1,067 780
Arminius is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Arminius

50
1,801 1,290
Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person