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
10,107 3,129
Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
kkk666 added

2
6,356 2,510
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 1,879
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

4
3,143 1,608
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 1,946
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
5,664 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
4,244 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 2,085
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 1,367
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added

10
3,183 2,133
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 1,267
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 2,783
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 1,039
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 1,235
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 1,199
Homer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

16
1,553 948
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 1,316
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
1,381 768
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 1,580
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 1,151
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
1,069 937
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

22
2,452 1,501
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
2,951 1,471
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
1,847 756
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 1,191
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 1,770
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
1,351 1,001
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
849 610
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
1,227 672
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added

30
1,136 737
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
2,432 1,900
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
907 945
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
1,355 623
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
918 718
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
1,053 788
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
964 910
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
1,652 878
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
712 775
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
1,661 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 1,112
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
729 556
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
897 995
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 1,927
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
921 616
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 1,312
Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

48
759 676
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
1,065 853
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
age 68

50
622 531
Hypatia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Dec. at 65 (350-415)