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Research On The world’s Most Famous People


A famous individual can be an immortal, celebrity, influential or an important person whose actions and opinion have a strong influence on the course of events. An individual who is considered to be famous worked hard to enact change for the better or even worse (Driessens, 2014). The person has a greater impact on the society basing on his/ her work both intentionally or unintentionally. Thus, the paper has illustrated the top ten most famous people in the world basing on the Google searches and the total number of the books that possess information concerning the individual. The illustrated people include Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Abraham, Moses, Siddhartha Gautama, Paul the Apostle, Adolf Hitler, William Shakespeare, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, and Sir Isaac Newton.


When it comes to illustrating a famous person in the world, most people become filled with a lot of people who have done anything good to the society, an individual whose name is spoken in most parts of the world. Therefore, who is a famous person? A famous individual can be an immortal, celebrity, influential or an important person whose actions and opinion have a strong influence on the course of events (famous person. WordNet 3.0, 2008). He/ she is considerably prominent in the history. Thus, who can you rank among this category of famous people? Some people may rank their celebrity by acknowledging their efforts with the noble peace prizes while others can contain the long-lasting legacy which was used to inspire other people to act. On the other hand, some have come up with the invention that has been used to make the life better.

However, any person considered to be a famous person has worked hard to enact change for the better or even worse. The person has a greater impact on the society basing on his/ her work both intentionally or unintentionally. Some famous people come up due to striving for the political change while the others while others just made a simple decision to obey or disobey someone and both have received critical acclaims in one way or the other (Hoffman, Mansoor, Navneet, Lathika, & Julia, 2017). Therefore in this paper, we are going to illustrate the top ten famous people in the world. The ranking of these great names is based on the searches of the people on Google and approximately the number of the books that an individual have been written in them or written on his/ her own. In case you travel from different cities and remote areas and ask anyone concerning the name listed, there are high chances that the person being asked has heard of the name. Therefore, who could be the first on the list? Take a look, which people have a greater influence on the society.

The world most famous people

Jesus of Nazareth

Google gives an illustration of 24.9 million searches per month and incalculable total books. It’s not essential to explain the four gospels that illustrate the way Jesus became famous, but the most interesting things are that Christ was born of the virgin. He also died at 33 years after being a famous victim of crucifixion, and he rose from death by supernatural powers after three days. He then ascended to heaven and sat on the right hand of the God. The earth contains seven billion people and 33.3% worship, Christ. Thus it’s possible that the remaining percentage have information concerning his life and specific to his life (Flamehorse, 2013). For instance, the other religions like the Muslim and the Judaism have perfect information concerning Jesus since Jesus was venerated to be an important prophet in their religion. It’s believed that Muhammad spoke to the moment he sprang to heaven on the horse. The only communities on the earth that don’t know Jesus are the primitive, un-conducted tribes in areas like Amazon jungle.

Google also claims that more than 129864880 books have been written bounding the thoughts of the human history. This includes more than 25 million bibles that are printed each year. It has been estimated that 40% of the book in the world speaks of Jesus. This percentage includes books concerning Christianity, history or even evangelism. Therefore, I suppose that almost every section of the world’s written book contains information concerning Jesus Christ.


Google has made an illustration that Muhammad is being searched 13.6 million times per month and the numbers of books are incalculable. For those who are not Muslims, Muhammad is the founder of Islam while for the Muslims he was not the founder since the religion existed and he made restoration to better maintenance. He is also believed to have unified the religion under the philosophy God had conveyed to him under the revelation he note down, and it became the Quran (Cedman, 2018). Islam is an Arabic name which implies surrendering and in this moment is the willpower of Allah. And therefore, for this reason, there are very few films concerning him.

Muhammad is the second famous person in the history given that its illegal by Islamic law for them to portray Muhammad in some way. Islamic law states that he is the last prophet sent by Lord to teach a human being the habits of righteousness and peace, and he is very holy to be seen by the sinful eye. Muhammad died on 8th of June A.D 632 in Saudi Arabia after uniting the whole region of the Middle East by the single God named Allah (McCutcheon, Lange, & Houran, 2002). Their name of Muhammad has much spelling including the Mohammed, the Moammar, the Mehmet, the Mahomet and many others. Therefore, Muhammad is a common name found all over the world with more than 200 million contenders. Muhammad implies “Praised.”


Abraham is the third most famous with more than 9.1 million Google searches per month, and the total number of the books are more than two million. Abraham’s searches in the Old Testament of the Bible aren’t as reliable like that of Hitler and Moses since there are few famous ancient people have the same name as Abraham. Thus the top famous people with Abraham name are the Abraham of the holy Bible, Lincoln Abraham and also Abraham Helsing. Therefore, in case you happen to move to go to any location of the world and ask the Abraham the prophet, 99% of the societies will not have a problem in answering the question.

Abraham is reviled in three monotheisms as the prophet, and one of them is the people from Middle East believe to be just single God. The Islam, Christianity and the Judaism are known to the “Abraham religion.” In the Holy Bible, God made the covenant with him due to his devout and his faith towards God while those around him followed the newest gods that took everyone for fancy. This was as a result of his test of killing his son as the sacrifice. In Muslim, they believe that the son being sacrificed is the Ishmael while in Christianity is Isaac. Thus his faithfulness granted him the blessing of being the father of many nations.


The fourth most famous is Moses with more than 2.7 million searches per month and more than eight million books illustrating about him. He is being adored by three main monotheisms, i.e., Judaism, Islam and the Christianity. Moses is considered as one of the greatest prophets of old testaments who is the rescuer of the Israelites from their slavery in the Egyptian nation. He then led them to Canaan which is the guaranteed Land and the Law Giver who relayed the Lord’s commandments to Israelites and then founded Jewish cultural life and the traditions. When he was an infant, he was rescued by the pharaoh’s daughter after she found him floating in the basket in river Nile. She then named him basing on Hebrews verb “to draw” and raised him as his son in the Egyptian noble house.

After becoming a big man, he escaped to the wilderness after killing an Egyptian for beating the Hebrews slave. In the wilderness, he met God in the form of the burning bush who sends him to Egypt to go and deliver his people from the Egyptian slavery (Josh, 2017). He was 80 years when the exodus started, and they wondered for 40 years in the wilderness. They received the God’s law through Moses and carried it in the arc of the covenant as they moved until they reached the Promised Land that was full of milk and honey. He then died at 120 years and then was buried in the Moab’s valley opposite mount Nebo. His memorial is everlasting, and he is still known up to today.

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

It may be surprising that the people being involved in search of the Buddha are not the Buddhist. The approximation of the Google searches of Gautama is more than 4 million per month, and seven million books have information about him. Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 B.C, 24 years after the sack of Jerusalem by Babylon. He was a great mortal man that kept “acquired the spiritual awakening and also peace of mind” while he was at 35 by age as he was seated under the Bodhi tree. Buddha stayed in the meditation for more than 49 days until when he acquired the knowledge of ending the people suffering on the earth since he provided a lot of teaching that could be used to free most people from the grief of life. They are known to be “The Noble Eightfold Path, and they include the right intention, the right review, the right speech, the right concentration, the right livelihood, the right action, the right effort and the right mindfulness.” Therefore in case a person holds these, he may put away all the worries, and he may be pleased unaffected with anything. Gautama is being worshipped by the Hinduism and the ten representatives of the Vishnu the God above all the others. Bahai also adore Gautama as the manifestation of the Lord who came down to teach human being the love of each other and the art of being happy. Gautama is believed to have died at the age of 150 years.

Paul the Apostle

Google Company illustrates that 3.35 million searches in one month and seven million books illustrate information concerning Paul the Apostle. His responsibility was to disseminate the Christianity, with the theology, ideas, and its principles. Paul is still venerated as the saint and thus is respected as the profound teacher, the preacher and also chief Christian apostles. All of his Christian work was done through thirteen letters to different churches and the people.

Paul was the first apostle to write what we presently called the new testament of the bible. The first latter was addressing the church of the Galatians, and it took him five years. Paul’s theological illustration of his epistles has detailed statements concerning Jesus’ philosophical ethics, and the salvation is given to the Gospel. The main message in his writing is that the people should believe that the Christ is the child of God, the savior of the people of the world; he rose after his death and then ascended to heaven. Therefore, no one will die if he/ she is righteous. His teaching makes him well known by most of the people in the world than any of the twelve apostles. Before he died he had permanently cemented by his writings. He was arrested in Rome and then beheaded due to the incitement of the political discord.

Adolf Hitler

Hitler is the notorious phenomenon when it comes to the issue of war. Google provides an investigation of 6.1 million Google searche per month and more than 175000 books containing information about him. Historically, he remains as the main cause of World War II. He did it with two main desires: to be a powerful person in the world, preferably in the history, in case he doesn’t rule the world. Secondly is to cause a lot of pain for those accountable for Germany’s humiliation and the despondent defeat in the WWI. It was after Germany was told to pay for all the expenses in the WWI and these destroyed their economy. He manipulated the people and then led to WWII that led to the death of more than 71 million people, and Hitler is to be blamed for it. He was not ashamed of what he did but instead was happy. He is always listed as a famous person due to the evil actions, and fictitious especially for the public polls like “the devil, “Stalin” etc. Thus he is considered as the topmost evil person in the history.

William Shakespeare

The eighth most famous person is the Shakespeare with more than Google searches with more 7.4 million in one month and more than one million books containing information about him. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English and many languages in the human history. He is the source of some few vocabularies and phrases that are common in the native language. About 50% of the English phrases are drawn from King James Bible while 30% of the remaining are from Bard. In case someone uses “It’s all Greek to me,” “Foods for the gods” and much more then you will be quoting Shakespeare’s work.

Basing on the committee of the Nobel prizes, they said that William Shakespeare would be the first person in the history to have won more than single Prizes in the literal work. In case he would have lived to this century his plays will have deserved not one, but the sonnets are more than worth the body of the literal work that has been honored recently. The most interesting concerning the famous William Shakespeare is that his fame has very little concerning himself as an individual and his life. Shakespeare only attended grammar school for his education and then started working at the actor before becoming the playwright. The greatness of the Shakespeare relies on the blend of his finest poetry, the multifaceted philosophy, profound and the lively wit. In case one person does it once he is considered to be a great writer but Shakespeare did this in 37 times, and he don’t account for 154 sonnets and the English repertory. The Hamlet and the  King Lear are one of the universally considered novels to be the masterpiece, the benchmarks in which most of the dramas after and before are being judged.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Google may be inaccurate about judging his findings since when Leonardo is searched most of the pages that come out concerns the ninja turtles and the people drowned on the  Titanic. But in case you search da Vinci’s as the full name you will find the way he is renowned. Da Vinci would do anything, and thus he is considered to be the greatest resume of the history. He was an engineer, anatomist, inventor, mathematician, architect, geologist, a musician, the cartographer, writer, botanist and also a sculptor. He was able to invent the sniper rifle. He also bolted the refracting telescopes on the wheellock musket and took snapshots of the people from 1000 yards. He invented the wheellock musket and later a parachute 300 years before the claim honor of the Louis Sebastien in the 1700s. It worked well, and he invented a hang glider 400 years before it took off. He gave a try of the invention of the helicopter, but it didn’t work. He was the first to have the understanding of the spinning helical blade.

He invented a tank that could be propelled through the turning of the crankshaft in it and fire in both directions. He invented mitrailleuse which is the precursor of what is being considered to be a machine gun. The machine had multiple barrels that are firing at the same time. He invented scissors for sharing clothes. His sculptures were known to be Michelangelo where he envisioned the gigantic horse sculpture from the poured bronze which is impossible to create using the technology of today. Lastly, da Vinci was considered to be a pretty good printer.

Sir Isaac Newton

The last famous person is Isaac Newton with a total of one million searches per month and more than 400000 books written concerning him. The discoverer of calculus Albert Einstein could be placed on the list with approximately more than 6.1 million Google searches in one  month, but he has few books written concerning him. Despite more searches concerning him, Einstein could not have existed based on his theory of relativity had Isaac Newton was no more (Donna & C., 2009). Newton generalized a binomial theorem that invented a reflecting telescope which coined the gravity of the world and also gave Catholic Church the importance of hegemony on the geocentrism in the final knockout blow. Galileo and Copernicus faced the Inquisition, but no one tried to reproach the “Newton’s Principia Mathematica.” Maybe arguing with someone’s observation may be inane enough but creating an argument with math as for Newton’s case was impossible (Winfred, 2017). Therefore he proved the theories of the heliocentric and later explained the reason why and how the microscopic objects in the rest of the world move as they are doing.  He investigated this on his own and then researched on the elements and the principles of the optics. He also invented the pet door. The interesting aspect of Newton’s life is that he was very busy and never had sex and therefore he died as a virgin at the age 84 years.


In summary, a famous individual can be an immortal, celebrity, influential or an important person whose actions and opinion have a strong influence on the course of events. An individual who is considered to be famous worked hard to enact change for the better or even worse. The person has a greater impact on the society basing on his/ her work both intentionally or unintentionally. Thus, the paper has illustrated the top ten most famous people in the world basing on the Google searches and the total number of the books that possess information concerning the individual. The illustrated people include Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Abraham, Moses, Siddhartha Gautama, Paul the Apostle, Adolf Hitler, William Shakespeare, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, and Sir Isaac Newton. Therefore, many people could have different categorization basing on different aspects but basing on Google searches and number of books these are the top famous people worldwide.


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