Top 10 Most Influential People In The World

Want to know what kind of people influence the world. Go through the list and you will get the answers. They have been in the news due to good or bad reasons and have been successful in influencing people all around the world. Politicians, Musicians, TV artists, Sports Stars every one in the list has influenced a majority of the public world wide.


1. Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden aka tops my list of the most influential person because there are many reasons for him to be there. Given the pen name “ The Whistle Blower” Edward has brought many things under limelight which the people of the world were unaware of. Currently having an asylum in Russia Snowden came into world media when he leaked 20000 reports and information about the NSA spying over the private information of people around the world. According to Snowden, the only reason for leaking the documents was “to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.”

Snowden is termed as a fugitive by the American authorities who have charged him with espionage and theft of government property.

Edward Snowden was given the biennial German “whistleblower prize” in August 2013, in absentia, with money award equaling to 3,000 euro

A thriller about Edward Snowden’s life, Classified: The Edward Snowden Story, is scheduled for release on 19 September 2014.

The steps taken by Snowden are brave and Bold and it takes real courage from a person to go against his own country. I personally feel what Snowden has done is right because spying privacy is very unethical act and hence he is my hero and tops my list of the most influential persons in the world.


2. Malala Yousufzai:

Malala Yousufzai

Known for her activism for rights to education and for women, especially in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school Malala Yousufzai is an education activist from Mingora a town is Swat District of Pakistan. On October 9th She was shot in her head and neck by Taliban in an attempt to assassinate her after which she was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in England for an intensive rehabilitation. The event of Assassination sprouted national and international support for Malala. She was featured in the front cover of Times magazine April 2013 issues. She has also won the Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for 2013 Nobel Peace prize also. In October 2013 Little Brown and company released her memoirs I am Malala co written by British Journalist Christina Lamb.


3. Sachin Tendulkar:

Sachin Tendulkar

Even a 5-6 year toddler in India will be familiar with this name. With his last 200th Test Match against West Indies “The God Of Cricket” finally retired from the sport. Sachin has set almost every record that any Batsman in Cricket can dream of. Almost any Batsman is the world is directly or indirectly influenced by Sachin. He has created a Wikipedia of Records which cannot be mentioned in a limited space. In April 2012, Tendulkar accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination put forward by the president of India and became the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated. Recently after his retirement from professional cricket he has been nominated for The Bharat Ratna which is the Highest Civilian award in India making him the youngest person and the first ever sportsperson to achieve it.


4. Barack Obama:

Barach Obama

Often quoted as the strongest person in the world Barack Hussain Obama is really a man of steel. He is the leader of the worlds most powerful nation and has taken that responsibility very cautiously. Obama remains the commander in chief of the world’s greatest military and head of the only economic superpower leader of the free world. His signature legislation, Obamacare, is in trouble and his U.S. allies are angry about over NSA surveillance overseas and the government shutdown for 16 days in October has questioned his integrity over the control.


5. Shakira:


Known for her Belly Rolls on stage and impeccable belly dancing Shakira ranks 5th in my list. Born in Barranquila, Colombia Shakira is really living her dreams. She has won numerous numbers of awards including Grammy’s Latin Grammy’s and has once been Golden Globe nominated. However she is not only musically talented, She can speak fluent Portuguese, Italian, English and Spanish. She is reported to have an IQ of 140 which makes her beauty with brains. Shakira promoted Child Education along with FIFA during the 2010 Africa World Cup to spread awareness about education amongst children worldwide. Currently she is in relationship with FC Barcelona Defender Gerrard Pique (who was also the part of the world cup winning Spanish team) whom she met at the World Cup. The couple has a baby who was born earlier this year on 22nd January whom they have named Milan. She also with her Pies Descalzos foundation carries out Philanthropic activities all around the world.


6. Miley Cyrus:

Miley Cyrus

Miley Ray Cyrus famous for her role as A Teenage popstar Hannah Montana had a great year this time. She has broken the record of being the most wealthiest teenager at her time. She has always been brave enough too keep experimenting with her music and fashion. She also popularized the so called “Twerking” for which she was criticized by media and parents all around the world. Her single “Wrecking Ball “ video from the album Bangerz set a Vevo record of 19.3 Million Views in the first 24 hours of its release. While filming the movie The Last Song in June of 2009 she began dating co-star Liam Hemsworth. After a 3 year long on-off relationship the couple called of their relationship in September 2013.


7. Magnus Carlsen:

Magnus Carlsen

Winning the World Chess Championship in India by crushing the Indian Ace Viswanathan Anand by a score of 6.5 -3.5 has made this 23 year old Norwegian Chess genius to land at the 7th position in the list. Being the reigning World Champion and the No.1 Chess Player in the world rankings, he also has the highest ELO rating points of 2872 which is by far the highest by any player in the history of the sport. A chess prodigy too he is popularly known as Mozart of Chess in the Chess Arena. Carlsen also became the grandmaster at the age of 13 years and 148 days in 2004 making him the second youngest Grandmaster at that time. His recent win at the World Championship at Chennai has brought more popularity in the sport.


8. Mark Zuckerberg:

Mark Zuckerberg

The creator of the revolutionary mark with his five other roommates created the website in the Harvard Dormitory rooms just for fun and now it’s a multi million dollar company. Zuckerberg said that “it is OK to break things to make them better.” And that’s the part of the Facebook personality now. As the time passed making a Facebook account has become a matter of coolness in the students at school. Although Facebook has been criticized many times but Mark and his team took all the positive points of the criticisms which only helped them to get better and better and become the number one Social Networking website of the world.


9. Jim Parsons:

Jim Parsons

Jim Parson’s aka Sheldon Cooper. I am sorry is Dr.Sheldon Cooper is another actor in our top 10 list. Famous for his role as a Theoretical Physicists Dr.Sheldon Cooper in American Sitcom The Big Bang Theory with his performance often considered as the programs main reason of success. He has won 3 Emmy awards in year 2010 , 2011and 2013 in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series and a Golden Globe award for Best actor –Television Series .Musical or Comedy in 2011.The show has got great responses all over the world even Steve Wozniak related his life as similar to the characters in the show and was in tears watching and Episode.


10. Benedict Cumberbacth:

Benedict Cumberbacth

More famous as modern day Sherlock Holmes no other actor could have done a better justice to a modern version of Sherlock Holmes. The “King of Science of Deduction” could not have got a better man than Benedict. Sherlock writer Steven Moffat has described him one of the finest actors of his generation. His dialogue delivery is truly influential and makes you believe that no one could have filled the characters shoes better than himself. Other famous characters played my Benedict include Stephen Hawking in Hawking (2004) and 2013 American Thriller film The Fifth Estate starring him as the editor in chief and founder Julian Assange of the Wiki leaks website.

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