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My Most Admired People

 


Mom and Dad

 

Dad and Mom

Cyril and Fanny Obi

 

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

(1918-2013 )

First democratically elected president of South Africa (1994-1999). Spent 27 years in prison for standing up against apartheid. Nobel Peace laureate, 1993.
Aung San Suukyi

Aung San Suukyi

(Born 1945)

Burmese opposition politician (from 2012). Endured more than 20 years in detention as a political prisoner in the hands of the Burmese military dictators. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1991.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

(1809–1865)

16th president of the United States.
Ronald Reagen

Ronald Reagan

(1911-2004)

40th President of the United States: 1981 to 1989.
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

(1869-1948)

His actual name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The face of India’s struggle for independence, nonviolent resistance, and peace.

Oprah

Oprah Winfrey

(born 1954)

Kind, brilliant, intelligent, passionate about education, empowered women throughout the world through her 25-year long TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey Show.

 

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

(born 1958)

Chief International Correspondent for CNN
Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada

(Born 1952)


Educator extraordinaire. President and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone in New York.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

(1929- 1968).

American civil rights leader. One of the world's best-known advocates of nonviolent social change.

Borus Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

(1931-2007).

Courageous. Stood against the Soviet communists following a coup to topple last Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev. Elected president of Russia in the first popular election in Russian history, in 1991.
Margret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher

(1925-2013)

Longestserving British prime minister of the 20th century (1979–1990).Turned Great Britain around from a strong organized labor-driven economy to a vibrant free market economy.
Colin Luther Powell

Colin Luther Powell

(Born 1937)

First black to serve as U.S. Secretary of State (under President George W. Bush): 2001-2005. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993.Retired four-star general in the U.S.
Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew

(1923-2015).

First Prime Minister of Singapore: 1959-1990. Industrialized Singapore and made it the most prosperous nation in Southeast Asia and a world-class modern economy.
Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah

(1909 – 1972).

Leader of Ghana from 1951 to 1966, and through its independence from the U.K. in 1957.
Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping

(1904 – 1997)

Chinese communist leader (1978-1997). A visionary. Transformed China from the failures of its cultural revolution to the successes of its continuing free market reforms.
Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan

(Born 1926)

Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve (1987- 2006). Showed great leadership during Black Monday (10-19-87), high tech bubble of the late 1990s, and 9-11. Tenure was marked by high growth and low inflation. Best known book: “The Age of Turbulence.”
Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

(Born 1953)

Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve (2006-present). Showed great leadership over the course of the mortgage crisis in 2007, global financial crisis in 2008-2009, and the economic slowdown that followed.
Michelle A. Rhee

Michelle A. Rhee

(Born 1969)

Founder of StudentsFirst, a non-profit advocacy organization that works to raise teacher performance and make public schools geared toward student success. Chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools (2007 – 2010).
Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

(Born 1954)

Chancellor of Germany since 2005.