You neither have to be a wife nor a woman to appreciate the kind of strength Hillary Clinton demonstrated when her marriage was threatened by acts of betrayal done by her husband. To be Hillary Clinton is to excel in academics, be a faithful wife to a husband who was prone to all kinds of temptations, be a hands–on mother, be a caliber lawyer, be a woman of strength, and be an inspiration. But it was being a politician’s wife that she proved her worth as a woman and a person of courage.

The once shy British boy David Beckham later on became one of the world’s best football players, an iconic public figure, a top UK millionaire, and an influential personality. David Beckham’s early soccer talent was evident, but in his early age, nobody could believe that a 20–year–old boy would be selected in one of UK’s top football club—Manchester United—and brought the team various victories.

By the time Maye Musk heard her son tell his classmates in grade school the exact distance between the moon and the Earth, she was absolutely certain that Elon would go a long way. She was right. What they were not prepared for was how far Elon would go. Elon Musk co-founded PayPal, Tesla Motors and SolarCity. He single-handedly funded one of his companies, SpaceX. He is, without a doubt, a genius.

“Yesterday,” according to Guinness Book of World Records, was covered seven million times in the 20th century, easily making it one of the most sung songs in history. This very famous song was written by no other than Sir Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney along with John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison composed the Beatles—the most popular boy band back in the 60s.

His songs transcend generations. A timeless artist, Stevie Wonder is both an inspiration and a music icon. Unlike other music biggies of the 60s, Stevie Wonder remains to be a respected composer and performer in an industry now littered with the likes of Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Eminem among many others. Music has evolved through time. Genres and their artists came and went, but Stevie is one of those who managed to stay, like wine becoming better through time.

Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay and known to the world as “The People’s Champ,” first came to prominence in 1960 after winning a Gold medal for the U.S.A. Boxing Team at the Olympics in Rome. He later became the Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World, a strong supporter of civil rights in the U.S. during the 1960s, and a minister of Islam who would take on the U.S. government by refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War and facing a boxing ban that could have marked the end of his career.

Prompted by the ideals derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a number of great people around the world have risked their lives to uphold the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every human being. One of these extraordinary guys is Liu Xiaobo—the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Awardee.

Now the owner of Harpo, her own production company, Oprah reached the peak of success by doing what she does best—talk. Talk shows are never the same again after Oprah Winfrey took over and forever changed the course of media history. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” lasted for almost three decades earning its legendary host countless of accolades and hosting awards.

Ela Bhatt, also known fondly as the “gentle revolutionist,” has dedicated her life to improving the lives of India’s poorest and most oppressed women workers in addition to becoming India’s most well-known and prominent women’s rights activists. She pioneered and founded the grassroots women trade union association called the Self Employed Women’s Association in 1972.

Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore’s longest reigning Prime Minister, and undoubtedly its best. Despite many people’s views on Lee as a dictator for his strict policies, Lee has made it possible for Singapore to rise from being a third world country, with little to no natural resources, into becoming one of the richest nations in the world today. Lee’s unwavering dedication to the development of Singapore’s infrastructure has enabled it to become the country it is today.

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