These individuals are all well-known either because they saved lives or because they were single-minded till the point of recklessness.
1. Adolf Hitler
Many people idolize this German dictator and consider him to be their hero. What they don’t know is that he avoided paying taxes. He managed to save 6.3 million over the years.
2. Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was a great orator and are world-renowned statesman. His writing skills were extraordinary and nobody can deny that he was a very classy man but he had a dark side to him. He was a racist and he believed that it was perfectly ethical to use poisonous substances to get rid of such tribes that were uncivilized in his books.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi helped India gain independence and strongly believed in non-violence. Many people aren’t aware of the fact that he took up a life of celibacy when he was 36 years old. However, the older he got, the more fascinated he became with the subject of sex. He shared his bed with naked women and made excuses when he was caught.
4. George Washington
Textbooks in American schools gush on about George Washington and how admirable and trustworthy he was. They don’t tell the children how he tricked the Government into giving him massive amounts of cash. He did this by turning down a decent monthly salary and telling them he would keep a check on his expenses. By the end of the year, he was given over 4,250,000.00 dollars.
5. Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a hero in many ways but he was anti-Jewish and believed that Jews should not be given civil rights, money or education. He also believed that they should all be abolished and removed from the face of the Earth.
6. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was the President of the United States till 1826. He was against Caucasian people marrying African Americans because according to him, the result would be degrading and shameful. He also had many children with his wife’s sister.
7. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a hero in his time because he was an unprecedented genius and nobody has been able to match up to him till date. He also found it very difficult to stay faithful to his wives. He was married to his cousin for a while and had an affair with Betty Neumann, his secretary and 6 other women.
8. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was the king of rock n’ roll and a hero for many because he shaped the music industry and made it what it is today. However, he was unhealthily fascinated with James Dean and said that he wanted to be him. Elvis could recite all his dialogues from Rebel Without a Cause. It is also said that he had a intimate relationship with somebody who was very close to Dean.
9. Andrew Johnson
When Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States, this heroic individual was the Vice-President. When he was told to take his presidential oath, his eyes were glassy and his breath was stinking of whiskey. He was completely drunk and almost fell off when he was done with his ambiguous speech.
10. Pope Pius IX
Pope Pius IX gave orders to the authorities in 1858 to abduct a Jewish boy so that he could baptize him and raise him as a Catholic.