Time Magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century [1998]

Historical Accolades

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Vote Ranking  

1

Juan Trippe

Entrepreneur

100% (1 of 1 votes)

2

Lucky Luciano

Outlaw

100% (35 of 35 votes)

3

Louis B. Mayer

Entrepreneur

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

4

Adolf Hitler

World Leader

61.25% (629 of 1027 votes)

5

Lucille Ball

Comedienne

57.44% (112 of 195 votes)

6

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

7

Marlon Brando

Actor

57.24% (87 of 152 votes)

8

Albert Einstein

Scientist

57.13% (665 of 1164 votes)

9

Marilyn Monroe

Actress

57.12% (317 of 555 votes)

10

Aretha Franklin

Vocalist

56.82% (75 of 132 votes)

11

Theodore Roosevelt

U.S. President

56.58% (43 of 76 votes)

12

Muhammad Ali

Boxer

56.57% (198 of 350 votes)

13

Bill Gates

Computer Tech

56.36% (93 of 165 votes)

14

Che Guevara

Military Personnel

56.25% (45 of 80 votes)

15

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

U.S. President

56.18% (50 of 89 votes)

16

Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player

56.11% (101 of 180 votes)

17

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

World Leader

55.90% (109 of 195 votes)

18

Sigmund Freud

Doctor

55.56% (55 of 99 votes)

19

Charlie Chaplin

Actor

55.56% (5 of 9 votes)

20

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

55.49% (177 of 319 votes)

21

Mikhail Gorbachev

World Leader

55.46% (66 of 119 votes)

22

Pele

Soccer Player

55.37% (67 of 121 votes)

23

Nelson Mandela

World Leader

55.30% (73 of 132 votes)

24

Vladimir Illyich Lenin

World Leader

55.19% (133 of 241 votes)

25

Ho Chi Minh

Military Personnel

55.00% (44 of 80 votes)

26

Oprah Winfrey

TV Personality

54.95% (344 of 626 votes)

27

Walt Disney

Animator

54.48% (73 of 134 votes)

28

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady

54.11% (79 of 146 votes)

29

Helen Keller

Advocate

54.01% (74 of 137 votes)

30

Anne Frank

Student

53.72% (130 of 242 votes)

31

The Simpsons

TV Series

53.71% (123 of 229 votes)

32

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

U.S. President

53.66% (66 of 123 votes)

33

Rosa Parks

Advocate

53.48% (123 of 230 votes)

34

Louis Armstrong

Vocalist

53.10% (214 of 403 votes)

35

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

36

Richard Leakey

Scientist

52.66% (99 of 188 votes)

37

Princess Diana Spencer

Royalty

52.45% (75 of 143 votes)

38

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

52.11% (309 of 593 votes)

39

Frank Sinatra

Vocalist

51.49% (69 of 134 votes)

40

Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta)

Religious Figure

51.38% (93 of 181 votes)

41

Bruce Lee

Actor

51.37% (94 of 183 votes)

42

Mahatma Gandhi

Diplomat

51.25% (82 of 160 votes)

43

Pope John Paul II

Religious Figure

50.62% (82 of 162 votes)

44

Mao ZeDong

World Leader

50.0% (6 of 12 votes)

45

Pete Rozelle

Sports Executive

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

46

Sam Walton

Entrepreneur

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

47

Amadeo P. Giannini

Financier

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

48

Martha Graham

Choreographer

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

49

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

45.08% (618 of 1371 votes)

50

Ray Kroc

Entrepreneur

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

51

Orville and Wilbur Wright

Inventor

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

52

Billy Graham

Religious Figure

28.57% (4 of 14 votes)

53

Walter Reuther

Advocate

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

54

Charles Lindbergh

Aviator

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

55

Jim Henson

Puppeteer

14.29% (2 of 14 votes)

56

Harvey Milk

Politician

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

57

Bill Wilson

Entrepreneur

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

58

Margaret Thatcher

World Leader

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

59

Pablo Picasso

Artist

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

60

Winston Churchill

World Leader

7.14% (2 of 28 votes)

61

Edmund Hillary

Explorer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

62

Leo Burnett

Promoter

0% (0 of 0 votes)

63

Charles E. Merrill

Financier

0% (0 of 0 votes)

64

Emmeline Pankhurst

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

65

Tenzing Norgay

Adventurer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

66

William Levitt

Architect

0% (0 of 1 votes)

67

Philo T. Farnsworth

Inventor

0% (0 of 5 votes)

68

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Inventor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

69

Willis Haviland Carrier

Inventor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

70

Akio Morita

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 3 votes)

71

James Joyce

Poet

0% (0 of 0 votes)

72

Jonas Salk

Scientist

0% (0 of 14 votes)

73

T.S. Eliot

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

74

Enrico Fermi

Scientist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

75

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosopher

0% (0 of 2 votes)

76

David Sarnoff

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 1 votes)

77

Oscar Hammerstein II

Playwright

0% (0 of 1 votes)

78

Igor Stravinsky

Composer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

79

Kurt Godel

Mathematician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

80

Margaret Sanger

Sex Researcher

0% (0 of 1 votes)

81

Coco Chanel

Designer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

82

Andrei Sakharov

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

83

Rachel Carson

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

84

Watson and Crick

Scientist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

85

Alexander Fleming

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

86

Alan Turing

Mathematician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

87

Lech Walesa

Politician

0% (0 of 3 votes)

88

Henry Ford

Automaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

89

Estee Lauder

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 1 votes)

90

William Shockley

Inventor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

91

Tim Berners-Lee

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 2 votes)

92

Robert H. Goddard

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

93

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 1 votes)

94

David Ben-Gurion

World Leader

0% (0 of 1 votes)

95

Le Corbusier

Architect

0% (0 of 2 votes)

96

Richard Rodgers

Songwriter

0% (0 of 0 votes)

97

Jean Piaget

Scientist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

98

Edwin Hubble

Astronomer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

99

Louis Leakey

Scientist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

100

Mary Leakey

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

101

Unknown Rebel

Advocate

0% (0 of 3 votes)

102

John Maynard Keynes

Economist

0% (0 of 2 votes)