Suggest Someone Who Has Made A Difference

Suggest someone who has made a positive contribution to the world.

It can be in any field

  • Arts
  • Politics
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Sport
  • Humanitarian

They can be a nomination for:

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Blogger Donowhatasaa said...

I Nominate Oprah Winfrey

March 10, 2012 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt

March 16, 2012 at 6:32 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 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Wightfan said...

Interesting choice but I would add Anna Sewell whose book Black Beauty changed the way that her generation looked at horses.

March 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot BOB MARLEY, with his music he began a movement to change the political situation in Jamaica at the time as well as in AFRICA. He also revolutionized if not invented the music we call Reggae today.

April 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Nikola Tesla?
He's completely forgotten on this subject...

May 13, 2012 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Montanya said...

Lester Pearson. Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. The selection committee claimed that Pearson had "saved the world." The United Nations Emergency Force was Pearson's creation, and he is considered the father of the modern concept of peacekeeping.

May 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moms <3

June 2, 2012 at 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally agreed with the Nikola Tesla suggestion.

His contributions to humanity? Let's take a quick look at the following list of technologies:

- Alternate Current Electricity (AC current)
- Wireless transmission of energy (WiFi)
- Fluorescent Lighting & neon lights.
- Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft
- Terrestrial Stationary Waves
- Thermo-Electric Power
- X-Ray machine
- Radar
- Computing Logic Circuits/Remote Control/Communications
- Solar Tower

Here are some sources with well documented references:

For a man who has invented (or contributed to the discovery or the invention, to say the least) the aforementioned technologies, it's hard to imagine what kind of world we'll be living in today.

Considering the fact that it's A/C electricity that's powering my iMac (and very possibly the computer that was used for the creation of this website), and that my computer is connected to the internet via WiFi connection, not already included in the list of Inspiring People. Had he NOT contributed enough to make this world a better place? One could only wonder.

June 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mark zuckergberg. joey motorola, and also jimmy wales.

June 24, 2012 at 3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes here sasidaran mentioned about Mahe Mahmood an very ordinary person I suggest him to Who Has made A difference in this world but this types of person Like Mahe Mahmood very rare in this world

June 26, 2012 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd Beamer. Saved hundreds of lives.

August 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

absolutely I agree Mr Mahe Mahmood is Become the List of Inspiring people, yes we cant think now a single person can change Indian Govt,
But Mahe Mahmood has Done that on 1979 through Pondichery Violence,as an Indian I salute Mr Mahe Mahmood

August 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


October 2, 2012 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous shiv said...

Thomas Alva Edison......the greatest inventor in history with 1093 U.S. patents......

October 8, 2012 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Nurhan R. Mustafa said...

Cengiz Han

November 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A serious omission, Nikola Tesla

Ludwig von Mises was the greatest economist of the 20th century, not Keynes with all his unworkable theories.

Many you list are mere pop culture figures or entertainers, not people who made an important difference.

Most of all you missed L. Ron Hubbard - author, philosopher, photograher, mariner and explorer, who made major breakthrough discoveries in the science of the mind and spirit,education,criminal and drug rehabilitation,the arts,ethics and fundamentals of human organizations. He has unlocked the ultimate potential of the human spirit with a practical technology that has radically improved the lives of tens of thousands worldwide and increases daily.

November 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say, PROPHET MOHAMMAD (S.A.W.) changed the world and gave us the teachings of eternity......

November 22, 2012 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nikola Tesla - genius scientist.

November 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Ronald Reagan-one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Western Civilization-much less the United States of America. Played a pivotal role in ending the Soviet Union's 70-year reign of tyranny, thereby freeing millions of East Europeans from the bondage and cruelty of Communism, and ending the plague of Soviet-sponsored civil wars and insurgencies in Africa and Latin America.

December 1, 2012 at 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think this is the right place to nominate people but how about Carl Jung? Sergio Vieira de Mello? How about some holocaust survivors and speakers? I forget their names. Also Hannah... Wrote about women and children and effects of war... Hannah Arendt!

December 15, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its great and well said some one here about Mr Mahe Mahmood ,,me, I have connected through his network ,yes he is an ordinary person and politically an unknown king that is Mahe Mahmood

December 17, 2012 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ronald Reagan made a difference. He brought a message of hope to American during a period of extremely high interest rates and inflation. During his administration both limiting factors of the American economy recovered. He was also instrumental in the tearing down of the wall.

December 30, 2012 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 29, 2013 at 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 31, 2013 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate General William Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army. It's influence and humanitarian works is world-wide.

February 2, 2013 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

y2j i.e chris jericho should be added in the list

February 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chris jericho i.e y2j who made a difference in wrestling

February 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here lots comments seen but more persons mentioned about Mahe Mahmood may be thats true an ordinary person always not appearing on public this is the matter media is against poor people and their goal

February 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate Michael Jordan, he made basketball into whole greater place and inspired millions people in this world and always inspired through the generations

March 4, 2013 at 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

moses and oskar schindler

March 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger mulle said...

"Abebe Bikela" (Ethiopian)who wins Rome Olympic in bare foot and bring Gold Medal for Africa for the 1st time in Olympic History and "Emperor Minilek II" of Ethiopia who defeat modern Italy force by local weapons and even the 1st king who had victory over the westerns(colonizers) to keep Ethiopia non colonized and his legacy is followed by H/Silasse, so if you can add both braves. Thanxz

April 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Watson!

April 15, 2013 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie Robinson

April 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Finnegan said...

I know you listed John Lennon but the positive impact of the Beatles (as a group and as individuals) can't be over stated. Their talent and creative output road a wave that they themselves were instrumental in creating but also reflected basic human desires across the globe. I suspect that in 100 years or even 500, they and their music will be remembered and admired for their positive impact/message.

May 9, 2013 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I choose Ujiyasu Hojo of Japan.

May 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Fenerickstein Weicsher said...

I think I would go with Robert E. Lee because he was Christian although fought in the Confederate.

May 10, 2013 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Puzzled Panda said...

Just wondering where Raoul Wallenberg is on these lists? I think this one needs to be more than considered.

June 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


July 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him): The best example of morals and character until the end of time.

August 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Sinigdha said...

Baba Loknath Brahmachari was born on the same day as Shree Krishna, August 29, 1730. He was the youngest son of true devotee's of God and practiced the life of extreme meditating, and dedicating his life to the services of God. At the age of ninety, we traveled, on foot to Afghanistan, Persia, Israel, Arabia, and Bangladesh. Baba Lokanath cured various illness's, performed daily miracles and taught people the positive way of enriching life. He died at the age of 160, promising the world that we will always be there to protect and love the people that ask for him. Jai Baba Loknath ! You are in everything and in me.
Baba Loknath is like Shree Krishna and Jesus. Please add him onto your list.

September 17, 2013 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anki from the iconic tv show Anki & Pytte that changed the beginning of the 21st century for all the swedish-speaking people all around the world.

September 25, 2013 at 2:20 AM  
Blogger Godswill Otusi said...

I suggest Leader Olumba Olumba Obu, The spiritual Head of Brotherhood of the Cross of Star; a spiritual religious organization established in the 1940s in a remote city of Calabar in Nigeria, West Africa. The first black man to open a spiritual organization embraced by many all over the world; both black and white. The population of the organization is over 10 million members (unofficial figure)across the world. He does not have formal education but he teaches and educates many people both educated and uneducated alike.
He heals the sicks free without charging a dim, with a spoken words; he calls his organization "school of practical Christianity", provides shelter to many, cloths, feeds and heal them. He teaches love, peace, faith,hope and forgiveness. His followers called Him "The Man-God".

October 3, 2013 at 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prophet Muhammad. Arabs had a long history of burying the girl-child, injustice, roughness, intolerance, lawlessness and ignorance prevailed. Muhammad united all the Arabs under one banner, preached justice and peace.
Michel H. Hart says "My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level." [The 100: A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History, New York, 1978, p. 33]

John William Draper (1811-1882) American scientist, philosopher, and historian says about Muhammad, "Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race...Mohammed." [A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, London, 1875, vol.1, pp. 329-330]

Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) French poet and statesman says about Muhammad, "Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?"[Translated from Histoire De La Turquie, Paris, 1854, vol. II, pp. 276-277]

Renaissance is credited to Granada of Islamic Spain, which happened only due to Muhammad.

October 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one remembers Sacajawea!!

October 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate the indian God Kali who saved all of india by sacrifcing her life to defeat a demon who was set on destroying india.

November 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate Indian God Kali, for she saved all of india by sacrificing her life to defeat a demon who's mind was set on destroying india.

November 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Patton

November 13, 2013 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Jaymz Bright said...

I would like to nominate Tan Le, a Vietnamese immigrant. She is most recognised as a telecommunications entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of emotiv and the founder and CEO of emotiv life sciences. She has invented a headset that reads your brainwaves, allowing you to control any digital device once you program the headset to read your brainwaves. This machine helps many people who have lost limbs, are paraplegics or quadriplegics, etc. every day! With a bit more publicity, this invention could change the world as we know it, not just for the disabled, but for those who just want to control things with their minds. It could make the lives of everyone much easier. This thing is better than voice control!

November 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noran Baskaran

November 28, 2013 at 5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norman Borlaug for person who made a difference - person who feed the world

December 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Esteban Cuellar said...

Cesar Chavez

January 14, 2014 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Esteban Cuellar said...

Cesar Chavez

January 14, 2014 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add Harriet Tubman! She is the best!

January 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say Albert Schweitzer, the amazing chap who as well as being a medical doctor, concert organist, theologian and philosopher, devoted a large portion of his life to establishing a hospital for lepers in Africa.

January 22, 2014 at 6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father Greg Boyle

February 23, 2014 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prophet Muhammad is absolutely the greatest person in history. You cannot realize how great he is unless you read about him. Cultivate yourselves please.

March 28, 2014 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cesar Chavez must be in your list.

April 6, 2014 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Atiq Rahman said...

I do respect the top 100 people on that list but was Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) not worthy of being one of the top ten? That top 100 list makes no sense to me because the only man behind all the blessings we have on this earth today is him. Do you know who was Mahatma Gandhi's role model?
his role model was Muhammad(PBUH). Yes he did'nt know how to read and write but he spread the message of God. Angel gabriel whispered the God's words to him and he spread them and brought light to a dark, extremely evil and corrupted world . The only person who deserves the highest respect is him and no one else!

April 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This list is so short sited. Why in the world would you add people like JFK, or Oprah Winfrey. In 200 years, who will be remembered? Certainly Mozart, Einstein, and many of the greats listed. I think this is a combination of very famous people because of their contribution to humanity, and a political list. It's clear that you don't include people like the great Billy Graham, "the protestant pope." This is a very liberal list, excluding people like Anne Frank, Ghandi and so many other greats. Why did you make this political. It is obvious on its face. So sad.

May 19, 2014 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Greg Joy?
He is SUPER important to the history of Canada.

June 3, 2014 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Greg Joy? He was a Canadian athlete who participated in the 1976 Olympics (Montreal). He also took up a big burden with the Ontario Food Bank.

June 3, 2014 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pick Paramahansa Yogananda for
his tireless love and work he did
bringing Self Realization Fellowship
to America .

January 6, 2015 at 10:57 AM  

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