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The Best At What They Do 

Clark Benson
Updated June 14, 2019 10.3k votes 1.4k voters 115.2k views

List Rules Currently active at What They Do (which is what you are voting on). OK if not at their peak as long as they haven't become hacks.

I give Maximum Respect to all on this list. Each is, IMHO, the best alive at What They Do. The list reflects my personal hobbies and interests and is certainly nowhere near comprehensive. Note: at present, this list is almost all Americans. As it grows, that will change, though it will likely always slant towards the U S of A for a number of different reasons, which I may elucidate on at some point.
List is not ranked by any particular metric - when I think of someone to add I just stick them at the bottom. I've turned on the VoteRank feature to let anyone vote on it and have it rerank once there are a decent amount of votes - but everyone on the list belongs.
<br>Updates: since the list was built I have sadly had to remove two people (Steve Jobs, Elmore Leonard) due to their passings. I also removed Aaron Sorkin as "writer of cinematic dialogue" due to the pompousness of his The Newsroom.
list ordered by
1
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 56 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Political Satirist.
2
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 88 from USA, California, San Francisco
Film Auteur/All Around Talent
3
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 61 from England, London
Dramatic Film Actor.
4
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 68 from Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America
Comedic Actor.
5
Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 76 from New York City, USA, New York
Film Director.
6
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 88 from Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Businessman.
7
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 48 from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Comedic TV Producer.
8
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 85 from Texas, USA, Abbott
Country Singer/Songwriter.
9
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 77 from Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
Songwriter.
10
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 69 from Long Branch, New Jersey, United States of America
Rock Performer.
11
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 54 from Andrews, USA, South Carolina
Stand-up Comedian.
12
Michael Buffer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 74 from USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Announcer.
13
David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 71 from USA, Indianapolis, Indiana
Talk Show Host.
14
Ornette Coleman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 88 from Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Jazz Musician.
15
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 71 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Diplomat.
16
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 65 from Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America
Radio Personality.
17
Cormac McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 85 from Providence, Rhode Island
Writer of Prose.
18
Freddie Roach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 58 from Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Boxing Trainer
19
Robert Caro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 83 from New York City, New York
Biographer
20
Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 66 from Albany, New York, United States of America
Political Columnist, Economist.
21
Michael Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 58 from New Orleans, Louisiana
Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.
22
Phish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best At What They Do
Jamband.
23
Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best At What They Do
Age 59 from Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America
Historical and SciFi Novelist.