The My Hero Project

Entertainment Charities

Nonprofit organization that identifies positive role models from around the world for online digital storytelling project * Missing: Deepak Achraya * Hazel Barton * Bernice Pauahi Bishop * Bix Biederbeck * Fabio Chavez * Louise Burfitt-Dons * Morris Dees * Divine Bradley * Ryan Hrejac * Janet Jagan * Alan Lomax * Zohra ben Lakhdar * Bob Moses * Constance Baker Motley * Debra Ruh * Sue Savage-Rumbaugh * Michael Ryther * Vedran Smailovic * Derrick Tab * Kimmie Weeks * Kenji Williams

Vote Ranking  

1

Leo Buscaglia

Educator

100% (1 of 1 votes)

2

Pythagoras

Mathematician

100% (1 of 1 votes)

3

Ella Baker

Advocate

100% (1 of 1 votes)

4

Philip Zimbardo

Philosopher

100% (1 of 1 votes)

5

Wangari Maathai

Advocate

100% (5 of 5 votes)

6

Joan Baez

Vocalist

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

7

Jon Bon Jovi

Vocalist

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

8

Margaret Fuller

Author

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

9

Pete Seeger

Vocalist

63.64% (7 of 11 votes)

10

Bruce Springsteen

Vocalist

62.79% (81 of 129 votes)

11

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

12

Michelle Obama

First Lady

56.72% (266 of 469 votes)

13

Stevie Wonder

Musician

56.55% (95 of 168 votes)

14

Jane Goodall

Animal Expert

56.30% (67 of 119 votes)

15

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

55.93% (316 of 565 votes)

16

Nelson Mandela

World Leader

55.30% (73 of 132 votes)

17

George Washington

U.S. President

55.11% (151 of 274 votes)

18

Marian Anderson

Vocalist

55.03% (82 of 149 votes)

19

Princess Diana Spencer

Royalty

54.81% (74 of 135 votes)

20

Harriet Tubman

Slave

54.62% (71 of 130 votes)

21

John Adams

U.S. President

54.61% (77 of 141 votes)

22

Elvis Presley

Vocalist

54.37% (112 of 206 votes)

23

Benito Juarez

World Leader

54.20% (71 of 131 votes)

24

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady

54.11% (79 of 146 votes)

25

Louis Armstrong

Vocalist

53.77% (214 of 398 votes)

26

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advocate

53.75% (308 of 573 votes)

27

Anne Frank

Student

53.72% (130 of 242 votes)

28

John Lewis

U.S. Congressman

53.61% (141 of 263 votes)

29

Dr. Seuss

Author

53.57% (75 of 140 votes)

30

Abraham Lincoln

U.S. President

53.12% (196 of 369 votes)

31

Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta)

Religious Figure

52.84% (93 of 176 votes)

32

Son House

Musician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

33

J.K. Rowling

Author

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

34

Plato

Philosopher

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

35

Terry Fox

Athlete

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

36

Hans Christian Andersen

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

37

John Denver

Vocalist

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

38

Aristotle

Philosopher

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

39

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Explorer

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

40

Mahalia Jackson

Vocalist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

41

Jack Johnson (Vocalist)

Vocalist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

42

Sherry Lansing

Entrepreneur

0% (0 of 0 votes)

43

Antonio Vivaldi

Composer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

44

Henry A. Wallace

U.S. Vice President

0% (0 of 1 votes)

45

Cesar Chavez

Advocate

0% (0 of 16 votes)

46

Scott Joplin

Composer

0% (0 of 3 votes)

47

Herb Alpert

Musician

0% (0 of 3 votes)

48

Armin T. Wegner

Hero

0% (0 of 0 votes)

49

Ruby Bridges

Advocate

0% (0 of 4 votes)

50

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

51

John Muir

Advocate

0% (0 of 6 votes)

52

Florence Kelley

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

53

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Advocate

0% (0 of 3 votes)

54

Dan Eldon

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

55

Confucius

Philosopher

0% (0 of 7 votes)

56

Alexander Hamilton

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

57

Socrates

Philosopher

0% (0 of 7 votes)

58

Ella Fitzgerald

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

59

Clara Barton

Nurse

0% (0 of 1 votes)

60

Chief Joseph

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 10 votes)

61

Ralph Ellison

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

62

Zora Neale Hurston

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

63

Victoria Woodhull

Advocate

0% (0 of 1 votes)

64

Andrea M. Ghez

Astronomer

0% (0 of 8 votes)

65

Rick Hansen

Philanthropist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

66

Mark Twain

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

67

Edgar Allan Poe

Poet

0% (0 of 1 votes)

68

Will Rogers

Comedian

0% (0 of 6 votes)

69

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Composer

0% (0 of 14 votes)

70

Voltaire

Philosopher

0% (0 of 2 votes)

71

Medgar Evers

Advocate

0% (0 of 12 votes)

72

Margot Fonteyn

Dancer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

73

Alexander Borodin

Composer

0% (0 of 5 votes)

74

Pete Maravich

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 8 votes)

75

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Vocalist

0% (0 of 10 votes)

76

DuBose Heyward

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

77

Claudette Colvin

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

78

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

79

Simon Bolivar

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 3 votes)

80

Bix Beiderbecke

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

81

Oseola McCarty

Philanthropist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

82

Ayrton Senna

Auto Racer

0% (0 of 1 votes)

83

Bob Geldof

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

84

Bob Kane

Artist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

85

Duke Ellington

Musician

0% (0 of 4 votes)

86

Rachel Carson

Advocate

0% (0 of 0 votes)

87

Wynton Marsalis

Musician

0% (0 of 1 votes)