Top 10 Most Influential Contemporary Americans

10. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
Born: January 29, 1954, Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Partner: Stedman Graham (1986–)
Books: Journey to Beloved - Limited Edition,
Parents: Vernita Lee, Vernon Winfrey
Siblings: Patricia Lloyd, Patricia Lee, Jeffrey Lee
9. George Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States of America from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
Born: July 6, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Spouse: Laura Bush (m. 1977)
Vice president: Dick Cheney
Parents: Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush
Siblings: Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin P. Bush, Robin Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch
8. Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California, and was a radio, film and television actor.
Born: February 6, 1911, Tampico, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2004, Bel-Air, California, United States
Vice president: George H. W. Bush
Presidential term: January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
Spouse: Nancy Reagan (m. 1952–2004), Jane Wyman (m. 1940–1949)
7. Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is an American political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central.
Born: November 28, 1962, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 1.69 m
Spouse: Tracey McShane (m. 2000)
Education: College of William and Mary (1984), Lawrence High School (1980)
Books: America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction,
6. Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president.
Born: August 19, 1946, Hope, Arkansas, United States
Spouse: Hillary Rodham Clinton (m. 1975)
Vice president: Al Gore
Presidential term: January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Previous offices: President of the United States (1993–2001)
5. Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century.
Born: August 30, 1930, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 1.78 m
Spouse: Astrid Menks (m. 2006), Susan Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Children: Howard Graham Buffett, Peter Buffett, Susan Alice Buffett
Education: Columbia Business School (1950–1951)
Movies: Buffett & Gates Go Back to School
4. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
Born: August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Office: President of the United States since 2009
Spouse: Michelle Obama (m. 1992)
Parents: Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Sr.
Siblings: Malik Abongo Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng
Children: Natasha Obama, Malia Ann Obama
3. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook.
Born: May 14, 1984, White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Priscilla Chan (m. 2012)
Parents: Karen Zuckerberg, Edward Zuckerberg
Education: Phillips Exeter Academy (2000–2002), Ardsley High School (1998–2000), Harvard University, Mercy College
Siblings: Randi Zuckerberg, Donna Zuckerberg, Arielle Zuckerberg
2. Bill Gates
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist.
Born: October 28, 1955, Seattle, Washington, United States
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children: Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates
Education: Harvard College (1973–1975), Lakeside School (1968–1973)
Awards: Silver Buffalo Award
1. Steve Jobs
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
Born: February 24, 1955, San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, California, United States
Spouse: Laurene Powell (m. 1991–2011)
Children: Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Reed Jobs, Erin Siena Jobs, Eve Jobs
Parents: Abdulfattah John Jandali, Joanne Carole Schieble, Paul Jobs, Clara Jobs