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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9,988 3,084
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
6,295 2,482
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
3,295 1,843
Plato is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Plato

4
3,075 1,585
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
3,640 1,922
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
5,601 3,151
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
4,201 2,689
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
2,682 2,056
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
1,974 1,346
Socrates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
AmandaForbes added Socrates

10
3,156 2,112
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
2,232 1,248
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Aristotle Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

12
3,466 2,761
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

13
2,033 1,215
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849)

14
1,525 1,023
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Marie Curie Died at 67 (1867-1934)

15
1,479 1,182
Homer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

16
1,528 936
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
2,276 1,308
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
1,370 753
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 J. R. R. Tolkien Died at 81 (1892-1973)

19
2,252 1,569
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826)

20
2,325 1,140
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Benjamin Franklin Died at 84 (1706-1790)

21
1,056 920
Francis of Assisi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

22
2,419 1,485
Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

23
2,913 1,461
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
1,822 736
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
2,359 1,178
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
2,342 1,748
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
1,336 984
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
834 596
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
prostoemail97 added Charles Dickens Died at 58 (1812-1870)

29
1,207 657
Buddha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
YeMinThein added Buddha

30
2,409 1,883
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Mother Teresa 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 Elsa Brändström 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 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 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
Michelangelo 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
Oscar Wilde 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 Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910)

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955 900
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 84

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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 Galileo Galilei Died at 78 (1564-1642)

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

39
1,647 1,503
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
MikaylaHarris added Diana, Princess of Wales 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 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 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

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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 Fridtjof Nansen Died at 69 (1861-1930)

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726 545
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)

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889 981
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

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

46
913 606
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Charlie Chaplin 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
Dante Alighieri Died at 56 (1265-1321)

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1,837 1,301
Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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

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1,074 737
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person
Merker94 added Marlene Dietrich Died at 91 (1901-1992)