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
9,998 3,087
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added

2
6,299 2,486
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 67 (1452-1519)

3
3,297 1,848
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

4
3,080 1,586
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 35 (1756-1791)

5
3,642 1,923
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 52 (1564-1616)

6
5,607 3,151
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 76 (1879-1955)

7
4,204 2,689
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 56 (1809-1865)

8
2,682 2,058
Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

9
1,975 1,347
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

10
3,156 2,114
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 46 (1917-1963)

11
2,232 1,249
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

12
3,466 2,762
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 79 (1869-1948)

13
2,033 1,216
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 40 (1809-1849)

14
1,526 1,023
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 67 (1867-1934)

15
1,479 1,183
Homer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

16
1,529 936
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Died at 84 (1643-1727)

17
2,277 1,308
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 67 (1732-1799)

18
1,371 754
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 Died at 81 (1892-1973)

19
2,253 1,569
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 83 (1743-1826)

20
2,326 1,140
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 84 (1706-1790)

21
1,057 920
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

22
2,420 1,485
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 16 (1929-1945)

23
2,915 1,461
Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 39 (1929-1968)

24
1,825 736
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 63 (1951-2014)

25
2,360 1,179
Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 87 (1856-1943)

26
2,343 1,749
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 59 (1952-2011)

27
1,337 984
Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Died at 63 (1483-1546)

28
835 597
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
prostoemail97 added Died at 58 (1812-1870)

29
1,208 657
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added

30
2,411 1,884
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 87 (1910-1997)

31
902 932
Elsa Brändström is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Died at 60 (1888-1948)

32
1,111 722
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Died at 83 (1749-1832)

33
1,345 613
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 89 (1475-1564)

34
910 707
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 46 (1854-1900)

35
1,044 778
Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
ElijahKaganer added Died at 82 (1828-1910)

36
956 900
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
1,639 873
Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
dave44 added Died at 78 (1564-1642)

38
708 764
Rachel Corrie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
pelican added Died at 24 (1979-2003)

39
1,648 1,504
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
MikaylaHarris added Died at 36 (1961-1997)

40
872 822
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
fannon added Died at 90 (1918-2008)

41
795 669
Sophocles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

42
930 1,102
Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Polar Bear added Died at 69 (1861-1930)

43
726 545
Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
2probb added Died at 59 (1882-1941)

44
890 981
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
1,973 1,918
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 91 (1874-1965)

46
914 606
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 88 (1889-1977)

47
756 665
Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 56 (1265-1321)

48
1,838 1,301
Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

49
620 522
Hypatia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Died at 65 (350-415)

50
1,075 737
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Died at 91 (1901-1992)