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VOTE The Best At What They Do  

Clark Benson
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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.
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1
553 228
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best At What They Do
Jon Stewart age 54 - Political Satirist.

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2
476 195
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best At What They Do
Clint Eastwood age 86 - Film Auteur/All Around Talent

3
412 159
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best At What They Do
Daniel Day-Lewis age 59 - Dramatic Film Actor.

4
431 173
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best At What They Do
Bill Murray age 66 - Comedic Actor.

5
373 137
Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best At What They Do
Martin Scorsese age 74 - Film Director.

6
348 173
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best At What They Do
Warren Buffett age 86 - Businessman.

7
375 226
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best At What They Do
Tina Fey age 46 - Comedic TV Producer.

8
270 174
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best At What They Do
Willie Nelson age 83 - Country Singer/Songwriter.

9
288 214
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best At What They Do
Bob Dylan age 75 - Songwriter.

10
237 227
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best At What They Do
Bruce Springsteen age 67 - Rock Performer.

11
241 290
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best At What They Do
Chris Rock age 52 - Stand-up Comedian.

12
125 170
Michael Buffer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best At What They Do
Michael Buffer age 72 - Announcer.

13
198 286
David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best At What They Do
David Letterman age 70 - Talk Show Host.

14
232 374
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best At What They Do
Hillary Clinton age 69 - Diplomat.

15
92 142
Ornette Coleman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best At What They Do
Ornette Coleman age 87 - Jazz Musician.

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16
177 319
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best At What They Do
Howard Stern age 63 - Radio Personality.

17
70 154
Cormac McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best At What They Do
Cormac McCarthy age 83 - Writer of Prose.

18
56 135
Freddie Roach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best At What They Do
Freddie Roach age 57 - Boxing Trainer

19
84 197
Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best At What They Do
Paul Krugman age 64 - Political Columnist, Economist.

20
52 141
Robert Caro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best At What They Do
Robert Caro age 80 - Biographer

21
50 143
Michael Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best At What They Do
Michael Lewis age 55 - Writer of Nonfiction, Current Events.

22
39 143
Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best At What They Do
Neal Stephenson age 57 - Historical and SciFi Novelist.

23
44 168
Phish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best At What They Do
Phish Jamband.