Top 12 Most Influential People

This is a list of people who are some of the most influential people to have ever lived. Good or bad motives, these people affected the world in a large way.

#1 Joan of Arc

Known as the “Heroine of France” this female military leader drove the British invaders away from France. Her involvement in the war shifted the momentum of the war when she sparked a religious movement. She died a martyr when she was captured by the British, and tried as a witch and heretic.

Source: http://www.history.com/topics/saint-joan-of-arc

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#2 Adolf Hitler

Born in Austria in 1889, this Nazi dictator caused the deaths of millions of people throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. He wrote an autobiographical book which sold 5 million copies and inspired a generation of young Germans. He used his speaking skills and charisma to gain popularity and start the second world war.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zsmm6sg

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#3 Nelson Mandela

Born in 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa, this African revolutionary was responsible for both peaceful and armed resistance against the oppressive white minority in South Africa. He inspired a nation to change both politically and socially, and is seen as a hero by many.

Source: http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography

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#4 Martin Luther King, Jr.

Talking about influential people that have walked this earth? Martin Luther King has to be in that discussion. Dr. King sat out to change the world by preaching equality. He risked his life daily to make for a better life for his kids and family and others to come after him.

Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

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#5 Inky Johnson

A former Tennessee football player turned motivational speaker. Inky Johnson was a projected first round draft pick when one Saturday night he had a career ending injury. Inky decided to make the most out of his loss and chose to inspire others every day become the best they can be and to never give up. Listen to Inky speak one time and you’ll be ready to go work harder every day.

Source: http://www.inkyjohnson.com/about/

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#6 Jimmy Valvano

Jimmy Valvano is a former North Carolina State basketball head coach. Jimmy is famous for his speech at the ESPYs in 1993. This speech is still known today as the most impactful speech in sports history. His speech was about cancer and disease and never taking anything for granted. His fifteen minute speech brought many people to tears and motivated many people as well.

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/jim-valvano-espys-speech-remains-espn-impactful-moment-article-1.2707377

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#7 Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after author and platform speaker. He is the author of the best selling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin. Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes magazine, says, “Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era.”

Source: http://www.jimstovall.com/bio_media.html

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#8 Arnold Schwarzenegger

This world-famous athlete and actor was born in Thal, Austria in 1947, and by the age of 20 was dominating the sport of competitive bodybuilding, becoming the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title. Schwarzenegger acts as Chairman of the After School All-Stars, a nationwide after-school program, and serves as coach and international torch-bearer for Special Olympics. Schwarzenegger is currently back in Hollywood making films and working on his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, due out this fall.

Source: http://www.schwarzenegger.com/bio

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#9 Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born in the Swat district of northwestern Pakistan. In 2012 the Taliban attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai on the bus home from school. She survived, but underwent several operations in the UK, where she lives today. In addition to her schooling, she continues her work for the right of girls to education. Already at eleven years of age Malala Yousafzai fought for girls' right to education. After having suffered an attack on her life by Taliban gunmen in 2012, she has continued her struggle and become a leading advocate of girls' rights.

Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2014/yousafzai-facts.html

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#10 Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg born in 1395 and died in 1468, he lived to be 73 years old. Born in Mainz Germany, Johannes has found himself a spot on the list of top influential people. He is the inventor of the Gutenberg printing press. He is the founding father of all things printed. Johannes if the influencer of all inventions of printing innovations following Gutenberg Press. This influential innovator is the reason we have mass produced newspapers, magazines, brochures, you name it. If it’s printed, it’s because of him that we have the opportunity to do so.

Source: https://www.biography.com/people/johannes-gutenberg-9323828

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#11 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born in Württemberg Germany on March 14th, 1879. He has influenced the way we think about solving problems in ways many will never actually understand. Einstein was a very accomplished scientist, whose work and name is still applauded to this day. He changed the way we view mathematics, how we work in quantum mechanics, and the list goes on.

Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html

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#12 William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616 at the age of 52. He was and is still known to be all of history’s most accomplished playwright. This England born poet, actor and playwright wrote a grand total of 37 plays in his 23 years of writing.  He is one of the most influential people today in the literature world, as his work continues to be a part of the literature and theatrical world. He inspires many other playwrights and continues to be the greatest of all time.

Source: https://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323

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