Top 100 People Who Influenced the World

I created a list of 100 people who I thought changed the world


If you would like to suggest someone, you canleave a comment. I may update the list in the coming weeks.

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The current top 10 who Changed World are:
1. Jesus Christ
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. Mikhail Gorbachev
4. Martin Luther King
5. Nelson Mandela
6. Lord Buddha
7. Winston Churchill
8. William Shakespeare
9. Adolf Hitler
10. Abraham Lincoln
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251 Comments:

Blogger ftc108 said...

Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for listing many great people that have contributed a lot to making the world a better place. I suggest considering to add Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to your list. His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has, in my opinion, laid the foundation to creating a world of Peace, Progress, and Prosperity, where all nations will be living and working in harmony with each other. Maharishi expired his last breath on this earth, yesterday, February 5, 2008, but his ground work is, according to my understanding, going to change human life on earth more than any one has ever done in the history of mankind. His Unified Field Based Education will create loving, caring, creative, and happy people in all 192 countries of the world.
With great appreciation for your dedicated attention to the identification of the greatest people that have lived throughout the ages,
Sincerely yours,
Frits Commandeur
fritscommandeur@hotmail.com

February 6, 2008 at 1:38 AM  
Anonymous rightway said...

Ronald Reagan wpuld have to be in the top 10, even liberals would have to admit this,and unless I missed his name you didn't even have him in the top 100 shame on you

February 26, 2008 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger mcage said...

You left out Martin Luther completely? This great man fought against the most powerful evil force known to mankind, tyrannical, authoritarian religion. He set in motion a movement we still experience in America as religious freedom, and the right to live without the dominance of a tyrannical force that claims rights over men's souls. Yet you left him out completely. Shame.

March 7, 2008 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Elvis? There would be no Elton or John lennon without him. Elvis should be in the top ten. When this was done by Matt Lauer here in the U.S a few years, Elvis was number 6... Craig, Frim N.Y

March 7, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think Walt Disney has changed a world a great lot too. Just look at all the Disney productions today, be it movies, TV shows, songs etc etc etc. and also all the merchandise. it also gave children a totally different experience in life. it encourages kids to "follow their dreams" and "be whoever they wanna be". All these are important values in life too, besides all the others such as not stealing and etc. Walt Disney to me is indeed a great man.

April 30, 2008 at 4:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I think that Prophet 'Muhammad'(peace be upon him) should be higher up the list as the is the founder of one of the most important and influential world religions, which like christianity boasts billions of followers throughout history. He was also active as a diplomat, philosopher, orator, legislator, general, reformer and of course according to the Muslim belief as an agent of divine action. His life has influened the lives of billions since his passing from this world and has inspired great achievers in all centuries that followed.

May 2, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Unless I missed them)I didnt see the names Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Elvis, or Walt Dysney. I REALLY think those people should be on the list. After all, they did contribute to the world as we now know it. (!hello! the cellphone, rock music and awesome cartoons!!!)

May 10, 2008 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Ben Amandu said...

i think i would prefer soccer plaers like Pele,Ronaldo, Ronaldinho & all the other soccer players who have made people happy because of their way of playing, fighting against racism, attracting thousands of fans world over,donating to charities some of their fortunes. thanks, God bless you!Ben-melbourne(Australia)

May 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good list and to see all these fantastic names of people in one place is pretty special. However I feel that Lance Armstrong deserves a mention! What he did by overcoming cancer against the odds, then going on to achieve such great sporting success is a massive inspiration to millions. His work to set up the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation has also had a massive effect on the millions of unfortunate people around the world suffering with cancer.

If there was one word to describe this man it would be INSPIRATIONAL!!!!

June 3, 2008 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is emily dickinson a person who influenced the world? i would think poets like Frost, whitman, or Poe would be higher than her

July 16, 2008 at 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please replace mahatma gandhi by Dr. Ambedkar.

August 27, 2008 at 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maya Angelou has influenced the world in a big way. I don't know where she would fit in, but I think she should be there.

September 18, 2008 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger  said...

I think the Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma should be on your list, because it is an achievement that Indian to be president of this state, this man got no doubt the dream of peasants who fought for freedom in the colonial era and by giving a setback to government paramilitaries.
(Do not take a point on which I agree with the management of this president)

September 24, 2008 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Bono? He is a great humanitarian worker as well as a spiritual person. He should at least be on the list.

September 24, 2008 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
I suggest Prophet Muhammad should be at number one in your list. I have a reason for this.
1- He is the only personality in the entire human history who is most successful in revolutionizing the people in Social, Political, Economic and Religious fields simultaneously.
2- Most great peoples' work influenced the world much after them like Marx and Copericus whereas Muhammad did that during his life span and still his ideas influences the generations.
3- Through out the human history, those that presented great philosophy and ideas were different people and those that actually applied them as methodology and bring about change in the world were different. like Aristotle and Alexander, Marx and lenin whereas Muhammad not only presented the principles of social and religious belief but also turned it into a revolution to crush the socioeconomic political structure and successfully transformed a society of evildoers, superstitious, illiterates and backward bedouins into wise, liberal, well organised peacemakers and brought equality, prosperity, freedom and fraternity.

September 29, 2008 at 3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also Mahatma Gandhi by whom Nelson Mandela was inspired.

October 11, 2008 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger karunendra said...

Dear Sir,
thnaks a lot for listing many great people.
i suggest to add the name either of Goswami Tulsi Das or of Adi Shankaracharya because they were the person those worked hard and wrote the spiritual books n lectures at that moment when it was needed a lot which is very common between us like upnishad vedas n ramayan n many books.

November 3, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI,
Please update your list and add the name of Mohammad on the top. Because the world was made for him by Allah.

November 11, 2008 at 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear writer,
we are really amazed to read about the list where you have mentioned about world great people,,,,no doubt these all people have changed the course of history, but according to me the person who has revolutionised the world in a very peace,systematic and moderate way is prophet mohammad,so his name is deserve to be on top of all these people,He is not only a great muslim but also a complete humanbeing and had taught and spread the religion of humanity. thanks

November 12, 2008 at 6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are some of the names in black? why can't we view them? i wish could view them. Other than that, good job!

November 27, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger "The Baldchemist" said...

You might want to include tyhis bloody idiot and the people that put him here. Hank Paulson!
Had Paulson allowed the healthy banks to continue lending to the real economy so it could continue operating as the Swedish model where the State merely sat on the undervalued real estate assets of the Swedish banks for some months until the recovering economy made the assets again marketable to the private sector The USA would never had been in such a mess as it is today.
Instead, Paulson and his ‘crony capitalists’ in Washington have turned a bad situation into a globally catastrophic one. Paulson realising the scale of crisis, largely triggered by his inept handling of the Lehman Brothers case, has created an impossible situation.
Were Paulson to use the $700 billion to buy up toxic waste ABS assets from the select banks at today’s market price, the $700 billion would be far too little to take an estimated $2 trillion ($2,000 billion) in Asset Backed Securities off the books of the banks.
It is highly likely that many and perhaps most financial institutions are insolvent today, with a collection of negative net worth that would swallow Paulson's entire $700 billion in one gulp.
That reality is the real reason Paulson was forced to abandon his original ‘crony bailout’ TARP plan and opt to use some of his money to buy equity shares in the nine largest banks.
That scheme is also dead on arrival as the latest Citigroup nationalisation scheme underscores. The dilemma Paulson has created with his inept handling of the crisis is simple: If the US Government paid the true value for these nearly worthless assets, the banks would have to write down huge losses and announce to the world that they are insolvent.
On the other hand, if Paulson raised the toxic waste purchase price high enough to protect the banks from losses, $700 billion buys only a tiny fraction of the troubled assets. That is what the latest nationalisation of Citigroup is about.
It is only the beginning. 2009 will be one of Titanic shocks and changes to the global order of a scale perhaps not experienced in the last 500 years. The end of the American Century and its Dollar System!
How destructive that process will be to the citizens of the United States who are the prime victims of Paulson’s crony capitalists, as well as to the rest of the world, depends now on the urgency and resoluteness with which heads of national Governments in Germany, the EU, China, Russia and the rest of the non-US world react.
It is no time for ideological sentimentality and nostalgia of the postwar old order. That collapsed during the last few months along with Lehman Brothers and the Republican Presidency.
Waiting for a miracle from Obamas Presidency is no longer an option for the rest of the world.

December 5, 2008 at 3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2008 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you kidding? albert einstien 76th? easily number 1 or 2. and jesus didnt even exsist.

December 15, 2008 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger frantzzzz said...

I don't think that Hilary Clinton changed the world

January 15, 2009 at 5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Dylan was pivotal to mobilizing the white majority towards the civil rights movement. He sang a protest song directly after King gave his famous speech on the Lincoln Memorial. He also was took "rock'n'roll" and basically invented modern music with Highway 61 revisited, whose opening song, "Like a rolling stone" is considered not only by "rolling stone magazine" to be the greatest song of all time. So, if elton john makes it, I'm sure dylan should.

January 18, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous.

January 22, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have some great people, but i don't think barack obama changed the world.

January 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Mir said...

Sir
The one and only Imam Hussain S A has changed the world,I request viewer to know about this famous personality, After knowing his sacrifices, I swear you will cry, even Mahatma Gandhi followed his footstep towards salt satyagraha.
Rgds
Mir Shourath Ali

January 27, 2009 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Lennon is on your list twice.

I don't think he's worthy of two spots.

February 10, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Tejvan Pettinger said...

good point taken off one of John Lennon's

February 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

milton hershey (:

he changed the world by creating chocolate which changes what desserts people eat.

March 4, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

were is hitler? (im in no way a neo-nazi), but he changed the world in TONS of ways. He was the closest person to almost take over the world, and he supported communism (and fascism), which still exists, like in China, North Korea, and (arguably) Russia. I am surprised that Napoleon, and Joan of Arc are there, but not Hitler, Mussolini, or Himmler.

March 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is helpful for my school project...

i would like to sudest yu make a 100 list for people who are imaginary..
if yu do i nominate
edward elric from full metal alchemist i think he is very important in the world now.
thank yu

March 26, 2009 at 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear sir,
you really missed the geratest personality of the world in your list that should be at the top of the list and that personality is of the last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w). your list is incomplete without his name at the top. add the name to make your list complete and trustworthy.
thanks

March 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Iroquois people? They provided the foundations for modern American democracy.

March 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there is alot of other people who changed the world that you didnt mention such and Helen Keller, Walt Disney, Sacajaweah and Lady Godiva.
They might not have changed the world as much and people like Jesus or Joan of Arc but they still changed the world.

April 4, 2009 at 2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Gandhi??
I know it happened in India, and
not the U.S. But I still think that he
deserves some credit. The man fought
against British law without even using
violence, and he did it for his people.

April 7, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

A lot of these types of lists are very focused on recent times and skewed towards American presidents and celebrities who really only changed their own country.

A few names from the past would include Christopher Columbus, Cortes, Pizzaro, Crowmwell, Alexander The Great, Napoleon, Nobel, Rutherford, Oppenheimer, Martin Luther (original), Marco Polo, Attila The Hun, Constantine.

Suggesting that Ronald Reegan or Elvis should be in the top 10 is just plain ludicrous.

November 29, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think Tyler Jane Keys (in Australia) should be put on the influential people list because she has influenced people to swim, and she has made people get over the fear of water. She has always stayed positive everyday and she always looks on the bright side of life.

November 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Tejvan Pettinger said...

Many people are suggesting names that are already in the top 100

November 29, 2009 at 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitler.........that is all. Should be #1.

December 2, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger shabbs said...

Adolf Hitler? where is Hitler ? World would never have been the same if hitler was not there.

December 4, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger shabbs said...

Adolf Hitler?

December 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Copernicus should be up there without a doubt he was the first to suggest the heliocentric view of the universe and go against the catholic church... and its funny that someone said Jesus didnt exist ummm he did

December 6, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez these people should be on the list

December 16, 2009 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear sir

i nominate the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible



your account of the Lord Jesus Christ actually missed out the fact of His Resurrection from the dead, which is the Unique Power of Christ which He gives and shares with all who come to faithe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah from God, from Heaven,

Jesus Christ is the demonstration of the Father's Great Love for humankind, to save them from eternal spiritual and physical death,

The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is, and has demonstrated, the Awesome Power over Death

He demonstrated the Love of Almighty God for mankind by dying in our place, for our individual sins and our inherent sin nature, and gives us new Life by the Spirit of God, Holy

only Holy God can make us Holy He has done it by making the required sinless Sacrifice of His own Blood that has the Power to remove our sin and sin nature and thereby also death

the Enemy has been defeated, sin, death and the devil were defeated at the Cross of Calvary,

God has made Jesus Messiah Lord of earth as well as King of Heaven because of His LOVE and Life of Righteousness towards God His Father and towards mankind

i know Jesus is alive because He has answered me when i cried out to God for help Jesus IS God

Yeshua, Jesus, has saved my life, physically, mentally and emotionally,

There is no one else in all History Who has Power, Will and Authority, to forgive sins

He alone died for mankind

and was raised from death He has the Love He has the Power He has the Authority

He is Unique in all this to give us, no one else in all history has or could make such a claim or has made such a demonstration

Faith in God and also in God's Unique Son Jesus Messiah IS eternal Life

December 26, 2009 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger bumblee's post said...

AM TOTALLY AGAINST THIS CAUSE NAME OF THE GREATSET REFORMER IS NOT INCLUDED IN IT , IT SHOULD BE ON THE TOP RATHER THAN ON 14. THE NAME OF ADOLF HITLER SHOULD ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THIS LIST.thanks.

December 30, 2009 at 4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the list that you made is not based on eligibility and suitability if you study carefully the biography of each personality i am sure you will find that prophet Mohammad .pbuh. is the toppest and best of all

January 6, 2010 at 5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear person running this site,
I also suggest muhammed at the top of the list (not 2 be rude,... u did great) but lets face it, he does deserve it he CHANGED the world. Anyways this list shouldn't include authors or singers but only people who were leaders/hero's and people that changed the world!!!

January 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that you listed George Washington so highly surprised me. George Washington was the first president of the United States....and that's about all he did. He did not change the world. Maybe he changed America, but what has he done to make the world a better place? Americans are constantly taught that he is a vital part of our history. George Washington fought in the war. He led a bunch of guys across the Delaware. He was not a man with revolutionary ideas or who did something to make our world better. He killed a bunch of the British, admitted to cutting down a cherry tree, blah blah blah. He's greatly influenced AMERICA and our CULTURE, but he has not influenced the world or even our sense of citizenship. I would rank a million people above him--Nelson Mandela. Jane Goodall. Martin Luther. Maya Angelou. Mahatama Ghandi. Mother Theresa. Susan B Anthony. What has he done to outweight these and their achievements? He is simply a figurehead and not a radical or idealistic person who tried to bring something new and influential to the world.

January 12, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shit. wow. I though your second list after the top ten was your first and george washington was fourth. haha. sorry.

January 12, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Top 100 Great People Who Influenced the World"

- MAO ZEDONG!!!

January 26, 2010 at 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo, mr list maker, Jesus Christ was at the top of the list, but then it changed, i hope you do put him at the top. even if you dont believe the divinity of him, his moral teachings are reconized by many religions and cultures. Christians also were started by him. Jews became scattered because of persecution and christian hopes to convert them. He influenced the Roman empire as well as gave morals for the people that went over to America. In america, his teachings influenced the type of Government america has. please put him at the top of the list thanks ;)

February 2, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Don Peretz said...

I cannot believe that no one so far has thought to choose Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. Without Judaism, today's world would be polytheistic and would lack the ethical teachings of the Ten Commandments.

February 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think u should add bhaghat singh he sacerficed his life for saving india from tghe britah rule

February 28, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Terry Fox should be on the list for the sacrifices he made to raise money for cancer research.

February 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ?

March 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Jacob Stewart said...

There are several leaders and inventors that should be on your list. Can you really have a list of the 100 most influential people without including the inventor of the printing press, Gutenburg? J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolken and several others wouldn't even exist without Gutenburg. I also think you should include Joseph Smith and/or Brigham Young. Joseph Smith was the Prophet who restored the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth (Mormon). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now a world religion with millions of members, and is growing faster than any other christian religion of which I am aware. Brigham Young was the great colonizer of the west. The entire western half of the United States was directly or indirectly colonized under his leadership.

March 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oscar holligan was good?

March 15, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oscar holligan is awesome

March 15, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Christopher Reeve should be put up there.

March 18, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I think Abraham should be top- without him (yes, he was real, probs realer than Jesus)no Judaism, Xtianity, or Islam, (the ABRAHAMIC religions!!). Also, def. hitler should be higher than jefferson!! in no way do i support him, but both him, stalin and mao changed the face of politics and democracy today. Good old emily dickinson shouldnt really be on there, and also, much as i love anna karenina, why is tolstoy ABOVE gandhi?? Probs the guiy that shot archduke franz ferdinand- os he started WWI pretty much Otherwise good list, v. helpful :)

March 21, 2010 at 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the wright brothers should be included in this post. they invented the airplane for Pete's sake! How do you forget them? Without them, we would have no fighter jets, transatlantic commuter planes, or regular Boeing 787's.

March 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also cannot forget Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea. Without them, we would still be worried about if the Louisiana Purchase was a deadly area.



Thank you.

March 23, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAO ZEDONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHI HUANG TI too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 27, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there was no 'Muhammad'(peace be upon him) then there is no existence.

March 31, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either we admit or not but it is a proven fact that Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) is the greatest of all .Who influenced the whole world in a very little time.

April 6, 2010 at 4:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either we admit or not Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the greatest of all in this world and this is a proven fact.He influenced the whole world with his dynamic personality in a very lesser time.

April 6, 2010 at 4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One big omission is John Calvin.

His legacy includes a strong influence on democracy, civil rights and liberties, market economy, education, church state separation, publishing, and even the origin of pop music.

70% of the U.S. Founding Fathers were Calvinists.

The American Revolutionary War was blamed on the Calvinists by George III.

More recently last year TIME magazine placed Calvinism as one of the ten ideas changing the world right now.

In China Calvinism is one of the most prevalent Christian ideas in the universities.

Not to mention his philosophical and theological influence (on nearly all denominations).

All this just because he read the Bible fairly accurately.

April 8, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Candy, he was pretty funny in Uncle Buck.

April 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jacques cousteau.....or...michael jackson!!???? jesus he donated so much to charities and wrote songs about changing the world.

May 9, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about constantine? He shaped the christain church and without him christianity would not be so popular. He praticually created modern christianity and is partly to blame for the lack of understanding to do with pagans.

May 18, 2010 at 4:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton. Do it.

May 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Anonymous the arabian said...

What about the saladin of arabia or om kalthoum or martin luther king

June 15, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure how this list was created, but the best way to measure how much someone changed the world is to imagine the world without his or hers inventions. It wouldn't be very hard to imagine the world without Nikola Tesla's inventions. But to do that you have to know what this scientist did for the world. He wasn't a Jewish and/or an American or a (dirty) politician, so he couldn't qualify.
Without your No.1 on the list the world will be the same or even better, but without Tesla and his work we will be in the dark. Not to mention radio, antenna, electric motor, wireless etc.
MM

June 21, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous queendd said...

i think you forgot Henry the 8th he change the course of history. he created divorce and broke with the catholic chruch. he and Anne Boylen are well no in British history. Henry is probuly the most well known british King along side king Arthur that is.

June 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't quite understand how Joseph Stalin is not on the list...he killed nearly three times as many people as Hitler did, and his control over the USSR lead to the infamous "arms race."

July 4, 2010 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that two important people are missing - the first being Ada Lovelace - the first computer programmer and Michael Jackson.

July 17, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous ME & MJ said...

HEY...where is MICHAEL JACKSON..????
your list is third class list first put MJ in list than it looks betterrrrrr............

August 10, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY...where is MICHAEL JACKSON..????
your list is third class list first put MJ in list than it looks betterrrrrr............

August 10, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add on stephan hawking

September 21, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe neil armstrong, michael jackson, and walt disney should be on that list

September 30, 2010 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger makrand said...

My Dear Brother and Divine soul, At the outset I would like to congratulate the entire crew of this webportal for atleast kindling in us the spark to hrlp us remember great people who influenced the world. My Dear Friend Here I would like to add that every creature on this planet is equally important and playing his role. Everybody somehow or the other are influencing the creation. Be it on the earth, under water or in sky. But here I feel to mention about one Ordinary soul with extra ordinary talents and behaviour. Mother Teresa, she should be given the first stand in the list of 100 Great People. Without Mother,No Birth hence No World. Thanks, Makrand Goswami ,(Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India)

October 11, 2010 at 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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October 26, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger blackhawk_2030 said...

i think that muhammad pbuh be placed in top because because his followers defeades main two super powers at that time rome and persia with almost no resources

November 7, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think this list is very well thought out. If its written in order of most influential to least, its pretty mixed up. For example putting several great greek philosophers together seems to indicate that you just thought of one, and felt like listing a few others without giving any thought towards their lasting influence.
and dude, bob dylan

December 6, 2010 at 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Nagarjun said...

Dr B R Ambedkar desrves to be in top 100 and much more higher, may be in top 10, his work towards the millions of untouchables and against the heinious caste system has changed the life of millions. What Martin Luther, Nelson Mandela did for their people is the similar work what Ambedkar did for his people. The caste system is so robust in Hindu culture that still his name and his work is denied and not given much adios by the fanatic hindus. The antedot for Dr Ambedkar was M K Gandhi, who with his cunning will forced Ambedkar to release elctoral powers given to his people. I belive the prooganda of MK Gandhi as a messiah for untouchables is the most cunning thinking that has not only delayed the freedom to untouchables but also helped to overshadow the work of Ambedkar. millions and millions people follow Ambedkar and his thought process in India which has changed the face of Indian untouchables and the lower caste hindus. The struggle is still ongoing.

December 7, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear sir,
i find this list rather... interesting. i do think, however, that all the prophets (peace be upon them) should be in the top ten and all rated as number 1, as to please people of all religions and as they all changed the world much more than adolf hitler or winston churchill. they were all great, have no doubt, but each prophet started a new religion and did deeds coming from god directly, and each helped humanity in one way or another, such as mohammed who was active as a diplomat, philosopher, orator, legislator, general, reformer and of course according to the Muslim belief as an agent of divine action.

December 13, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way to make everyone happy with this list,you would have to create a list of 10000 of the worlds most influential people listing everyone who has ever done anything significant so prople would stop whining. This is supposed to help people with a list of influential people as it has for my research paper, for which i am very grateful. This has turned into a place to post to force you beliefs on others and to complain. So I truly say thanks to whoever made this list, and you did a great job

December 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you sir, Jesus Christ is obviously the most important being who ever lived :) But where is Mahatma Gandhi? Not only did he fight against racism and social prejudice in the global arena but his legacy curved a way for other civil movements such as in the USA with Martin Luther King and in South Africa with Nelson Mandela. His method for eradicating discrimination also acted on a godly principle of fighting hate with love. To omit Gandhi's name is sacrilage! If he isn't influential, then I don't know what is.

December 18, 2010 at 4:50 AM  
Anonymous Miodrag said...

You left out Nikola Tesla!!!

December 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mahatma Gandhi is there.

December 23, 2010 at 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maximillian Kolbe changed the world a great deal. You know - the one who sacrificed his own life for the life of a different married man in a concentration camp.

December 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Denver changed the world through his music, the work of his Windstar Foundation and all of the other humanitarian projects that he was involved in and supported. He was the social conscience of many, waking us up to the harm we are doing to our planet and to one another. He was a spokes person for peace on earth, feeding the nations and just being real. He poured his heart out in the lyrics of his songs and in doing so, gave a voice to the emotions and thoughts of billions of people around the world. John Denver continues to change the world even after his death as his music lives on in our hearts and minds and his Windstar Foundation continues to seek ways to save the planet.

January 6, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Respected Sir,
It is wonderful you listed many persons who change the world. But i want to said the person who came to america in 1965 and within a year change or influenced people to learn spiritual values. In one way he really established united nation in under one flag - Krishna consciousness his name - A. C. Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada. So consider his achievements.

January 7, 2011 at 5:25 AM  
Anonymous PS LOHBANDE said...

THANK U SIR, TH ABOVE 100 PEOPLE CHAGED THE WORLD NO DOUBT. BUT THERE ARE SOME GREAT PERSONNALITES IN INDIA WHICH IS IGNORED BY YOU WHO COMPLETELY CHANGED THE LIFE OF 85 % PEOPLE OF INDIA AND HE WAS GREAT DR. BHIMRAO RAMJI AMBEDKAR. NOT ONLY LCHANGED THE LIFE OF 85% PEOPLE BUT HE IS THE FOUNDER OF GREATEST DEMOCRACY OF REPUBLIC OF INDIA.

HENCE YOU ARE REQUESTED TO ADD THE NAME OF SUCH GREAT PERSONALITY IN YOUR LIST.

THANKS.

REGARDS,

PS LOHBANDE

January 17, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Biko...apparteid activist...pls review.

January 17, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

prophet muhammed (pbuh) should be on top.......

February 2, 2011 at 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its amusing that you have accept "Mirabai" as influential person but not to Lord yogeshwar Shree Krishna !!!

February 4, 2011 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger Tejvan Pettinger said...

Sri Krishna is on there.

February 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really think Jesus, Hitler, and Neopoleon should be there. Jesus is only for Christians, Hitler almost destroyed the world, and as Neopoleon. People who tried to rule the world DO NOT COUNT.

February 9, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Nikola Tesla???

February 25, 2011 at 1:30 AM  
Anonymous MalcolmA said...

I believe that Henry Dunant (8 May 1828 - 30 Oct 1910), founder of the Red Cross should be on this list. Henry Dunant,a young Swiss businessman, came across the Battle of Solferino in 1859. He was appalled by the suffering of the wounded and dying on both sides. He galvanised local people into tendering the wounded, regardless of their nationality. Two years later, he wrote an account of his experience, A Memory of Solferino, which was published in 1862. In the book, Dunant proposed an idea that eventually led to the formation of the Red Cross and Red Crecent Movement "Would it not be possible" he asked, "to form relief societies.... for training volunteers to care for the wounded in wartime....based on some international principle..." A direct result was the formation of not only the movement but also the Geneva Conventions and the neutrality of army medical services and those under their care.
He was awared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 never accepting the money that goes with the award. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is now in 186 countries and active in evry country. It currently has over 96 million members. It just goes to show that one man can make a difference!

March 1, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aung San Suu Kyi should be in the top 100s. i might've missed her name but...idk oh well...anyway...
she was an amazing woman that changed her country non-violently, Burma (Myanmar), even after being put under house arrest for over 2 decades.

March 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous adrian said...

I think that bruce lee change a lot of the world history

March 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, of course, is to be considered.

March 29, 2011 at 3:17 AM  
Blogger KFazz :D said...

You should really add Michael Jackson.

March 29, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MICHAEL JACKSON!!! He touched the world with his music and gave hundreds of millions of dollars to charities of all kinds!

March 30, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Umer Vakil said...

I think J Robert Oppenheimer definitely deserves to be on this list! As the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, he was instrumental in the development of the first nuclear weapons... and nuclear weapons have influenced modern history tremendously.

April 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Founder of Pakistan, a great leader accepted by a lot.

April 25, 2011 at 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that guttenburg, michael jackson, alexander the great, Paul, Hitler and king james should all be there. Even though its tough to say because this list very very good the only two I disagree with is J K Rowling touching but not top 100 material and William Shakespeare maybe top 20 material.

April 28, 2011 at 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that guttenburg, michael jackson, alexander the great, Paul, Hitler and king james should all be there. Even though its tough to say because this list very very good the only two I disagree with is J K Rowling touching but not top 100 material and William Shakespeare maybe top 20 material.

April 29, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the founder of facebook?

May 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Uday Vedant said...

Where is the spiritual giant Lord Mahavira? He is the first original enlightened person, followed by others. Read his teachings, you will get the picture about him.

May 30, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea dats riht Jesus is the Greatest,most inspiring,lovable person who has inflenced the world if you dont agree with that then hit your head on the wall,you cant change that.

June 3, 2011 at 3:47 AM  
Anonymous roxanne said...

Golda Meir belongs on this list! So does Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, and Mother Hale.

June 5, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is Micheal Jackson, that was once described as Genius by many in the World. I remember after the presentation of his film THIS IS IT, reading a newspaper, somebody very important in the world said and I quote "I saw a genius in my lifetime" this quotation by itself says it all!! Also some body said that a person like MJ only come or appear once in Hundred years Thanks very much!!!!

June 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Prophet 'Muhammad'(peace be upon him) should be higher up the list as the is the founder of one of the most important and influential world religions, which like christianity boasts billions of followers throughout history.

June 22, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous sis said...

it is ok but why did you forget his imperial majesty Haile silassie II in the top 100 influencial personalities. He is the one for the formation of the African union and the liberation of the black race.

June 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is very hard to understand how Sir Francis Bacon is not on this list. The father of the scientific method!

June 26, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
I am very sorry to see Lord Buddha in 06th place who was born and changed the world some 2600 years ago. Its pity to consider such a concept for such a great person who should go the top of the list.

Be kind enough to consider this point.

Thanks

June 29, 2011 at 4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RUDOLF STEINER

July 5, 2011 at 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my View Robert Oppenheimer should be on the list aswell as einstein

July 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Jung said...

I don't think the ratings are accurate. Heaps of people shouldn't be there is there and heaps of people who should be are left out. i thought it should be in areas of leadership like contribution to world peace, culture, revolution etc and maybe get a online voting or something as evidence.

July 5, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really should put steve jobs on this list.

July 11, 2011 at 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you really should put steve jobs on this list.

July 11, 2011 at 5:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could you put bill gates in this list and not include steve jobs, founder of apple. All Microsoft's ideas, the graphic user interface for instance, came from apple and steve jobs.

July 12, 2011 at 1:44 AM  
Anonymous sampan said...

there are many stupid non deserving candidates like jl neheru,indira gandhi,many american prsidents and politicians like gorbachov.where is king ashoka-the greatest humanitirian who treated every body as his own children.what akbar is doing in this list.you have missed out the guy who first connected east and west-rabindranath tagore-the first asian nobel prize winner and also first non european to win for literature.a polymath and arguably the greatest along with tolostoy with non english background.tagore is apainter,novelist ,short story writer,composed 2300 songs,painter,philosopher.also boxer muhhamud ali,napolean bonapart,lenin,greatest classical composer mozart are missing.but 20 to 30 percent were very much worthy.

July 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce Lee should definitely be on there, in fact he should be within the top 30.

July 21, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mao Zedong needs to be on this list! Otherwise it was great!

August 22, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lady Gaga should make this page, not at the top obviously, but somewhere... well maybe she won't change things a lot anytime soon, but she WILL change the world in her lifetime.

September 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger tLopez011 said...

I think Christophor Columbos Changed the worl. He founded America and if it was not for him we might have discovered america a lot later then when we did!!

September 12, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Anonymous sagacity08 said...

asallam mualikum

Dear!
MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him) is the TOPPER. you SHOULD place MUHAMMAD (PBUH) in your ranking at the TOP.. because HE(PBUH) is the one who literally changed the world...

HE(PBUH) ,HIS(PBUH) personality ,HIS(PBUH) lifestyle everything about HIM(PBUH) is OUTSTANDING ..we people can't even think.how could you place HIM(PBUH) at 11...
I and the one who KNOW ABOUT HIM(PBUH), will never ever agree with your ranking...

so if you want to rank you should Know enough about that person whom you are ranking..

September 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous PhilipFromPulborough said...

How about Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 at 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RONALD REAGAN YOU DUMBASS
He won America the Cold War (and ended it with peaceful relations with the USSR)
SHAME on you for not having him!!!!

October 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Anonymous havdjhvdjhvad said...

osama bin laden?
margaret thatcher?
david llyod george?
barack obama?
tim burners-lee? (invented the www. not email.

October 13, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everyone who left a dent in this world spoke to God or parted the sea.

The Beatles altered life as people knew it, permanently. Hippies were born from beatniks with free love, peace, mini skirts, long hair for men and mind altering drugs. That opened their minds to levels that were otherwise unattainable.

The Beatles carried the mindless 50's into the 60's, a turning point that effected everyone in some way.

Music was no longer written for bobby sock teenage girls with pony tails. The Beatles wrote music that made people actually think. They wrote about world hunger, a world without war, living life in peace and have the world to live as one, imagine.

They not only wrote complex music arrangements with body and substance, but powerful underlying messages mixed with the absurd.

They changed my life in so many ways, I still love them today.

Peace.

October 15, 2011 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear sir,
I searched the list thrice and yet I failed to notice the name of one the greatest freedom fighters the world has ever seen-MAHATMA GANDHI.He inspired many.
I hope that you would rectify your mistake.He shd be in top 5.

October 27, 2011 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger Eddy Teddy! :) said...

Where is Steve Jobs ? Creator of the MOST widely renounced brand of technology . I would've that he'd be important .

October 28, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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November 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am deeply shocked that the list contains a name of Hitler and no mention of NIKOLA TESLA, the great inventor and genius who had the idea of providing the whole world with FREE electricity almost a century ago!(The sponsoring investor wouldn't do it 'cause "You must be out of your mind, Tesla, we CANNOT make money out of it" !!!!!!!

Each time you use a bulb, radio, mobile phone, x-rays ( to mention a few basics today) you're taking FOR GRANTED HIS AMAZING GENIUS, and you don't even know his name! Great shame humanity forgets great contributors! Honour must be paid to the DESERVING ONES!!

We forget great minds from the past(at our detriment)and don't learn the lessons- Read this and think again who you choose as TOP inspirational people:

Key Inventions of Nikola Tesla

- Development in electro magnetism
- Theoretical work on Alternating Current (AC)
- Tesla Coil - maginfying transmitter
-Polyphas system of electrical distribution
-patent for early form of radio
-Wireless electrical transfer
-Devices for lightning protection
-Concepts for electrical vehicles
-Important contributions in

Early models of radar
remote control
Robotics
Balistics
Nuclear physics


TESLA WE ARE FOREVER INDEBTED TO YOU!!

November 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Tahir said...

It is both ironic and disappointing that the name of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is not there in your list. He was one man who changed the fate of the Muslims of Indian Sub-continent and carved out Pakistan. I think your list would be incomplete unless his name is included.
Thanks.

November 13, 2011 at 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Dakota Rhodes said...

What about Gandhi?

November 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous AmorLunae said...

I would like to nominate that you put Walt Disney on the list.
He invented the multi-plane camera and he created one of the biggest corporations known around the world.

November 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I would humbly nominate Alan Turing who was not only one of the key figures if not THE key figure in anti-nazi code-breaking during WWII, but whose sheer genius and original thinking brought the concept of digital computing machines into existence.

December 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger sujiro said...

All living things and non-living things in this world has its own contribution. I believed, everybody change the world. No exceptions, even if your an optimistic or a pessimistic. But there are someone or something that has a big contribution that really changed the world clearly. What I'm trying to say is that, we are all dots that contributes in our own little way.

December 5, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Anonymous james said...

All living things and non-living things in this world has its own contribution. I believed, everybody change the world. No exceptions, even if your an optimistic or a pessimistic. But there are someone or something that has a big contribution that really changed the world clearly. What I'm trying to say is that, we are all dots that contributes in our own little way.

December 5, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Anonymous mistasa said...

Che Guevara definitely "influenced the world", dear Sir.

And what about Thomas Paine, great contributor in the advent of democracy in Britain?

December 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj should be in top 10.

December 9, 2011 at 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chhtrapati shivaji maharaj deserves to be in top 5.

December 9, 2011 at 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Ranjit Yadav said...

May be u dont know about Shivaji the Hindu King. In the seventeenth century I would tell u briefly.
In the times of Aurangzeb (The most cruel Mughal ruler) Shivaji fought against him while Aurangzeb was ruling the entire India.
Shivaji fought against him resulting the fall of Mughals in India and founded Maratha empire(Hindu's. He was charismatic leader who fought himself in every battle and as a result of this in 1707 A.D. the Mughal Empire fell down and Marathas emerged as a superpower in India. They ruled 70-80% India they even ruled the Mughal ascendants.
When British rule started in India 1818 A.D. they defeated Marathas and started their journey in India

December 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin Bieber

December 14, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Lord Budhdha should be given place at top : as he is the first one to speak of world peace, humanity, power of mind , liberty.
I think Dr.B.R.Ambedkar : should be included in the list and should be kept equal to Nelson Mendela, as he has given the life of justice n dignity for more than 80% people in India (2nd largest world population) who were depressed by other people for thousand yrs.

December 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont we try eminem? best rapper

December 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Walt Disney?

December 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My top 100 list is of the people most recognisable to the man in the street and is therefore not a suggested revision to your list - it would be like comparing apples and oranges. A highly subjective list for interest omly, here it is:

1 Jesus Christ
2 Charles Dickens
3 Lord Horatio Nelson
4 Christopher Columbus
5 Adolf Hitler
6 Hans Andersen
7 Charlie Chaplin
8 Guy Fawkes
9 Florence Nightingale
10 William the Conqueror
11 Leonardo da Vinci
12 Napoleon Bonaparte
13 King Henry VIII
14 Mary Queen of Scots
15 St Joan of Arc
16 King Richard I
17 George Bernard Shaw
18 Sir Isaac Newton
19 King George VI
20 Gilbert & Sullivan
21 William Shakespeare
22 Queen Elizabeth I
23 Sir Winston Churchill
24 Queen Victoria
25 Lewis Carroll
26 Joseph Stalin
27 William Bligh
28 Lenin
29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
30 Karl Marx
31 George Stephenson
32 Rembrandt
33 Sir Christopher Wren
34 Rudyard Kipling
35 King John
36 King Charles II
37 Moses
38 Charles Edward Stuart
39 Dick Turpin
40 Dr David Livingstone
41 Bronte sisters
42 Neville Chamberlain
43 King Edward VII
44 Oscar Wilde
45 James Cook
46 Mahatma Gandhi
47 Vincent van Gogh
48 Sigmund Freud
49 Johann Strauss the Younger
50 Benjamin Disraeli
51 Nell Gwynne
52 Abraham
53 Grigor Rasputin
54 King Charles I
55 Guglielmo Marconi
56 Albert Einstein
57 Abraham Lincoln
58 Dr Samuel Johnson
59 Orville & Wilbur Wright
60 Sir Robert Peel
61 Mary Tudor
62 Robert Burns
63 St Thomas Becket
64 King David
65 Oliver Cromwell
66 William Pitt the Younger
67 Samuel Pepys
68 Benito Mussolini
69 Francis Bacon
70 Nostrodamus
71 Pablo Picasso
72 Catherine the Great
73 Leon Trotsky
74 J R R Tolkien
75 Sir Francis Drake
76 St Francis of Assisi
77 Nero
78 Cleopatra
79 Theodore Roosevelt
80 St Peter
81 Galileo Galilei
82 Alfred Lord Tennyson
83 Ludwig van Beethoven
84 Marie Antoinette
85 Judge Jeffreys
86 Michelangelo
87 George Washington
88 Julius Caesar
89 Noel Coward
90 W G Grace
91 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
92 Charles de Gaulle
93 Erwin Rommel
94 Genghis Khan
95 Lord Montgomery
96 Robert Falcon Scott
97 Alexander Graham Bell
98 King Alfred the Great
99 Kaiser Wilhelm II
100 Robert Baden-Powell

Please note I have excluded people born after the start of the 20th century.
Howard Pizzey

December 25, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOr those who asking Prophet Mohammad be on the top list, I have to say that I am grateful for his work to bring the Barbarians and Idole worshipers to the knowledge of God the Father, and a grate intoduction to the life of the "WORLD SAVOIR JESUS CHRIS", BY HOLY QOURAAN. for all the Muslims who talk only, and do not honor the prophet Mohammad, please read his testimony of the life of christ in the book of "Mariam", and then ask yourselves " Why Jesus was born the way phrophets have told us?, then pray and ask God the Father to guide them to discover the reason, not only for the sake of God's Power to be shown, but to find that he is the only one one on the earth has Ever Been Born that way, and by his bith as Prophet Mohammad has introduce him to us, God given his power to be resurected and overcame the death. No one else in the history of creation of the world can clain that power except Jesus Christ, who is without sin, who is our giude to take us back to God and who was perfect to be sacrificed for our sins, because no one else even Prophet Mohammad could not do that work. That is Jesus our eldest brother who cared enough to die for us. The most selfless servant of God. His name be glorified for ever and ever, as I give thank to Poraphet Mohammad who was willing to help children of the Lord to bring some knowledge to his deprived children to progress in thier eternal life. May we Praise God first then his servant and learn from them than killing each other compiting who is the top or second? God Bless all and specially those who want to know more about God and his plans for us, and do not seek for the power to force the people to your own limited knowledge, and God bless America and those Countries who allow the people to expand their understanding of God without punishing them and killing them. we came to the earth to learn and experience what we could not in spirit world with the permission of God, not to be headed by the kings or leaders who do not underestand the purpose of life. Love and Peace came with Christ, and denial of his existance brings curse and blood shed. if you do not believe me go a head and take a look at the world in None Christians Countries. They may have Peace, but it is with force of Barbarian Goverments. Enjoy your life in rightouseness.

January 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Blog Owner
knowing you are from Sweeden, a socialist country, posting only what edifies your own ego, and putting the USA down because some crook people like george Souro who came from socialist communist counrty and pouring his stoolen money from those countries to corupt the USA, this does not mean the otheer counties are Sainltly one, USA is the largest, most populated, and with the most freedom has been given to its society by its constitution which you can not find that even in England, people tend to abuse the system, and you can not compare that to the least populated country you lived in it with the close eyes and contriled system to USA. I simply felt ofended by your way of thinking as an inteligen character laughting at USA and coruption of Poulson and Benakie stupidity. Americans are not Stupids, I was not born in USA unfortunately, but Americans are good hearted and do not beleive the way you Eroupeans were the cause of collaps of the Market in USA, with your socialist way of life. However; they smarter that they will not repeat the same mistakes, unless they are bimbo head liberals as Eropean leaders try to convert them to their style of living in poverty, so they can be the only elects in the world. Remember, the 50% of Immigrants of the world dying to come to USA, even highly promenant leader of Ereopean contries love to live in USA. Please say the good things about USA, because I am willing to die for it and the freedom I have here. I have lived where you cmoe from. May your heart become more pure. Happy New year Sir.

January 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous natalie said...

henri dunant! how can he not be on this list?

January 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Divine Assassin said...

How did Che Guevara not make this list? He may have been fighting for another country, but he's just as inspiring as Dr. Martin Luther King, Princess Diana, etc. Very disappointing.

January 4, 2012 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Divine Assassin said...

Where's Che Guevara? How is he not on the list? Seriously? Come on son! Very disappointing and disrespectful to such a great man, a great man i might add, who's as great as Dr. Martin Luther King, Princess Dianna, etc. Step your game up.

January 4, 2012 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger Premanand Mane, India said...

Lord Buddha should be at top as he is the the first personality in the world given PEACE and Non-Violence. Bharatratnya Dr.Ambedkar should be in top 10 as even Columbia University has accepted its intelligence giving most successful and intelligent scholar and rest the world knows how he fight for unprivileged Indian people and made constitution for India which can be considered great constitution in the world.

January 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear sir
you may want to include the word everyone on your list, as we have all changed the world.Because,we may just have changed a small part but really, just now someone said hello to someome else and technically,that changed the world. that is philosiphy and i find it really interesting.

January 17, 2012 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger tyschev said...

I would like to nominate Nikola Tesla to your list. I think he should score rather high as well. He has given us the grid power system that the world uses as well as almost every electric motor in existence. Besides the inventions that Tesla spent his life proving to the world, he also has an enormous list that I think we are barely coming to understand.

February 1, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Team,
Thanks a ton for listing many great people.I would like to nominate "Shirdi Saibaba" from India.Who is a spiritual teacher and he expired his last breath for his devotee.I dont have such big words to explain about him.Kindly consider my request and place him in top 10.He is having devotee through world wide.

February 3, 2012 at 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce Lee

February 19, 2012 at 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John A MacDonald - First prime minister of Canada. Christopher Columbus, Alexander Graham Bell, Marconi who transmitted the first radio signal across the atlantic, and while not a single person - the crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle. Walt Disney also needs to be on this list, and sorry but I don't think (and I'm a massive Harry Potter fan) that JK Rowling is on the same influence level with Christ, Hitler, and Joan of Arc...come on...she wirtes children's books.

February 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Prof.Kamble Sanjay Pandit said...

Dear Sir,
According to me you might have forgotten to mention the name of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, who Changed millions of Dalits(Untouchables) in India. I hope you will enlist his name because of his contribution for humanity.

thanks a lot.
yours. Prof.S.P.kamble.

March 4, 2012 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Jobs, just as influential as Bill Gates.

March 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emelia Pankhurst. Women would not be able to votee without her =)

March 25, 2012 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger satyendra murli said...

भारत से आपने जितने भी लोगों का नाम उठाया है, उनका आंबेडकर से तुलना करके ज़रूर देखिएगा...आपकी मानसिकता सामने आ जाएगी...!!!

March 27, 2012 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger sasidaran said...

in this century an ordinary person can change a government in India ? its Impossible, But its happened in India on 1979, yes a simple ordinary young person called Mr.Mahe Mahmood,Indian National Congress Activist.who was against new decision of Indian Prime Minister Morargee Desai s pondy states Linking to other states. Mr.Mahmood went to Pondicherry and arranged a Public violence (he is not in Picture) this violence fall down a Govt in India at 1979,after Election on 1980 Congress victory and New congress Govt became in India on this situation Smt.Mrs.Indira Gandhi Appreciate Mr.Mahe Mahmood and his idiology in Politics

March 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger sasidaran said...

an unknown person is always unknown people not research about him yes in this century an ordinary person can change a government in India ? its Impossible, But its happened in India on 1979, yes a simple ordinary young person called Mr.Mahe Mahmood,Indian National Congress Activist.who was against new decision of Indian Prime Minister Morargee Desai s pondy states Linking to other states. Mr.Mahmood went to Pondicherry and arranged a Public violence (he is not in Picture) this violence fall down a Govt in India at 1979,after Election on 1980 Congress victory and New congress Govt became in India on this situation Smt.Mrs.Indira Gandhi Appreciate Mr.Mahe Mahmood and his idiology in Politics

March 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edison!

April 19, 2012 at 2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Nikola Tesla? Electricity.

April 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Michael Jackson deserves a place on this, and also Ellen Degeneres :)

May 7, 2012 at 3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guy who invented meth

May 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM  
Anonymous X-TinaLover=) said...

I think Christina Aguilera is a super great one in my opinion, she changed people's lives by what she believed in. She is an amazing singer, with a great voice. Christina has released and sang many inspiring songs, that kept people going on their lives other than suicide.If not, don't bash her me and lots of the people love her.

May 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I belive Guru Nanank should have been on the list as he founded Sikhism (1 in 6 major world religions) also Gandhi as if is was not for him Nelson Mandela would not have been as inspired.

June 10, 2012 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Daniel Austin said...

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY!!!!!! DISNEY IS AN AWARD WINNING FILM AND AMUSEMENT PARK BUSINESS ( although it isn't really a business, it is a teaching in my opinion! )

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

HIS LIFE STORY IS LEGENDARY AND HIS WORK IS TRULY AWE-INSPIRING IN EVERY ASPECT!

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, NEARLY EVERYONE IN NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY HAS HEARD OF HIM AND HE DEFINITELY HAS LEFT HIS MARK ON MAN-KIND - IN THE SHAPE OF A MOUSE.

It all started with a mouse...

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY!!!!!! DISNEY IS AN AWARD WINNING FILM AND AMUSEMENT PARK BUSINESS ( although it isn't really a business, it is a teaching in my opinion! )

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

HIS LIFE STORY IS LEGENDARY AND HIS WORK IS TRULY AWE-INSPIRING IN EVERY ASPECT!

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, NEARLY EVERYONE IN NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY HAS HEARD OF HIM AND HE DEFINITELY HAS LEFT HIS MARK ON MAN-KIND - IN THE SHAPE OF A MOUSE.

It all started with a mouse...


HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY!!!!!! DISNEY IS AN AWARD WINNING FILM AND AMUSEMENT PARK BUSINESS ( although it isn't really a business, it is a teaching in my opinion! )

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

HIS LIFE STORY IS LEGENDARY AND HIS WORK IS TRULY AWE-INSPIRING IN EVERY ASPECT!

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, NEARLY EVERYONE IN NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY HAS HEARD OF HIM AND HE DEFINITELY HAS LEFT HIS MARK ON MAN-KIND - IN THE SHAPE OF A MOUSE.

It all started with a mouse...

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY!!!!!! DISNEY IS AN AWARD WINNING FILM AND AMUSEMENT PARK BUSINESS ( although it isn't really a business, it is a teaching in my opinion! )

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

HIS LIFE STORY IS LEGENDARY AND HIS WORK IS TRULY AWE-INSPIRING IN EVERY ASPECT!

HE SOULD BE IN THE TOP 10 AND THAT IS A FACT!

WALT DISNEY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, NEARLY EVERYONE IN NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY HAS HEARD OF HIM AND HE DEFINITELY HAS LEFT HIS MARK ON MAN-KIND - IN THE SHAPE OF A MOUSE.

It all started with a mouse...

June 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would personally put Nikola Tesla at this list as well

July 22, 2012 at 1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Lennon should be high up there he spoke of peace and pure happyness to mankind. his messege simmiler to gahndi and jesus if you belive in him.

August 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to nominate Walt Disney as well as a dancer such as Fred Astaire, to change the modern dance world in the 20s-30s. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. I would like to nominate Sam Warner for urging to make sound pictures as well.

August 25, 2012 at 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guru Nanak Dev jee the founder and first Guru / spiritual Master of Sikhism/Sikhs. Who completely changed the philosophy of religion and spirituality and taught the universe true lesson of humanity. It looks that list is in complete if you don't add the name of great master at the first. Though the great icons don't need to have any such references or listings but the great ones who taught the universe the lesson of love and peace must not be forgotten. Sikhism and Sikhs have made their presence felt in every field and each corner of the world.
Sarbat da bhala, God bless and save all.
With best regards,
balwinder.sbains@gmail.com

August 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MICHAEL JACKSON he definitlely changed the world for the better throuhg his music and love.

August 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toby Turner or Tobuscus

August 29, 2012 at 6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot Stephen Hawking

October 3, 2012 at 5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexander Fleming (invented penicillin), Alexander Graham Bell (invented the telephone)

October 16, 2012 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you have Elvis Presley and John Lennon and not have Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan was the first musician who was able to step into the realms of poetry while still revolutionising music too. Bob Dylan has influenced countless poets and singers, and his songs have become anthems for the weak and the weary.

November 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gandhi???

December 4, 2012 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The no 1 is Prophet Muhammad S.A.W....i thought Jesus is God not a human ?

December 23, 2012 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger VamshidharReddy said...

You missed one great person Adi Shenkaracharya a great personality in the history of India and Advaitha

December 30, 2012 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIKOLA TESLA
damit

January 5, 2013 at 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun tzu
He created war
Nuff said

January 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun tzu
Created war
Nuff said

January 9, 2013 at 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Steve Jobs?

January 16, 2013 at 2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

adolf hitler?!?!
he terrorized and killed millions of innocent people! he doesnt deserve to be on the top 100, nor top 10.

January 16, 2013 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cyrus the Great respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered.[13] It is said that in universal history, the role of the Achaemenid empire founded by Cyrus lies in its very successful model for centralized administration and establishing a government working to the advantage and profit of its subjects.[8] In fact, the administration of the empire through satraps and the vital principle of forming a government at Pasargadae were the works of Cyrus.[14] What is sometimes referred to as the Edict of Restoration (actually two edicts) described in the Bible as being made by Cyrus the Great left a lasting legacy on the Jewish religion where because of his policies in Babylonia, he is referred to by the people of the Jewish faith, as "the anointed of the Lord".[15][16]
Cyrus the Great is also well recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy, as well as his influence on both Eastern and Western civilizations. Having originated from Persis, roughly corresponding to the modern Iranian province of Fars, Cyrus has played a crucial role in defining the national identity of modern Iran.[17][18][19] Cyrus and, indeed, the Achaemenid influence in the ancient world also extended as far as Athens, where many Athenians adopted aspects of the Achaemenid Persian culture as their own, in a reciprocal cultural exchange.

February 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger M Zuka said...

Bob Marley

March 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger M Zuka said...

Bob Marley

March 10, 2013 at 11:53 PM  

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