Top 5 Most Inspiring People of 2013

Very few people in the world are born with the inherent talent of being able to inspire others around them. Their deeds, actions and virtues are something which the society looks up to. Their qualities make them highly adored and respected by people around them. Inspiring people leave behind a lasting impression through their good deeds and contributions in making the world a better place to stay in. The following top 5 inspiring people of 2013 have made their surroundings better through their inspirational deeds and virtues.

Inspiring People of 2013

5. Angelina Jolie

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The fact that she is an established actress and winner of the esteemed Academy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards does not make her any less inclined towards the cause of humanity. She has been the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and received the golden pin for being the longest serving staff of the same. Titled as the “world’s most beautiful woman”, she is well known for her work with the refugees as a Special Envoy.

Her personal life (her relationship with actor Brad Pitt and their six children) has been the talking point of the media time and again but that has not deterred her from being named as one of the most inspiring people of the world for the year 2013.

4. David Coleman

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He is the ninth president of the College Board, which is in charge of the SAT and Advanced Placements Tests. He started an innovative community service programme for which he received the Rhodes scholarship. Along with a team of education professionals, he worked extensively in the field of education and research to improve the quality of students.

He developed the Common Core, a set of learning objectives for students, which has been adopted by 45 states to make sure that high school graduates are highly skilled in the field of literature and mathematics in their college. Coleman was among the ones to feature in the Time 100 Most Influential People list.

3. Steven Spielberg

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There is no doubting the caliber of this great and inspiring gentleman who has made a name for himself in the world of global cinema. Steven Spielberg is a legend when it comes to creating masterpieces and daring stories on the screens, big and small. A brief look at his collection of work and you find classics like Lincoln, E.T., Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, Jaws and many more to name.

The variety which audiences experience in the kind of movies he makes requires no comparison. Spielberg is one of the rare directors who provide entertainment and enlightenment at the same time. No wonder this man appears in our list of the most inspiring people of 2013.

2. Michelle Obama

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Despite being the First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama is not someone to misuse her power. Instead, it is her humility and nobility which makes her one of the most inspiring persons of the year. She is graceful, she is gentle, she loves her family, she is a fashion icon; she is all that every woman would want to be. She is an advocate of the rights of the LGBT community. She also supported the organic movement by planting an organic garden in the White House.

Michelle Obama is also dedicated for the cause of childhood obesity. She supported her husband, US President Barack Obama, in his presidential election campaigns. She is definitely an inspiring person who is continuing to awe people with her values!

1. Nelson Mandela

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One of the greatest leaders of all time left for his heavenly abode at the age of 95 years, just a few days back. The first President of democratic South Africa was also a philanthropist who was a dedicated advocate of justice and freedom of the people. He spent 20 years in the jail because he was opposed to apartheid. He was a revolutionary who brilliantly tackled the problem of institutional racism, poverty and inequality among people and also supported the cause of racial reconciliation.

Nelson Mandela was famous for his friendly disposition and lived a quiet life. Qualities like polite, courteous, attentive, magnanimous and affectionate are perfect to describe this great man. It is not without reason that this inspiring man is called the “father of the nation”!

These top 5 inspiring people of 2013 have contributed in their own way for the betterment of the society and we are sure they will continue to do so for a very long time to come!

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