Inspirational Role Models

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Here on this post, I will write the names of persons that I am inspired by, motivated by, or have learned a lot from.  I will continue updating this post due to new role models, or perhaps any role models that I have forgotten to include that just suddenly spring to my mind.  This post is more for myself, but feel free to see if any of these role models also inspire you.

By the way, just because I put them on this list doesn’t necessarily mean I adore them, respect them, or like what they do (so I guess perhaps Role Models may not be the most appropriate term, but whatever).  Instead, it’s more that they shaped who I am, or intrigued me.  For example nowadays a notable controversial figure, Donald Trump, is on my list, because all these years I’ve been taught to raise people’s potential, don’t bash on other people, yet he has these abrasive demeanours that serve him well, abolishing everything I learned.  Someone like Trump makes me revise what I’ve learned, like perhaps being polarising is more important in influencing audience than being just nice and kind to everyone.  He therefore intrigues me.  Another one is Gordon Ramsay.  I have no intention to be an extraordinary cook, but his passion in cooking is contagious.

And by the way, this post will mainly comprise of well known persons.


Role Models (in no particular order)

  • John F Kennedy
  • Eminem
  • Richard Branson
  • Michael Jordan
  • Steph Curry
  • Roger Federer
  • Grant Cardone
  • Celebrities and billionaires who came from nothing
  • Jack Ma
  • Elon Musk
  • Lady Gaga
  • Dr. Dre
  • Jay Z
  • Timbaland
  • Pharrell
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Charlie Munger
  • Dean Graziosi
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Benjamin Graham
  • Rich Brian
  • 88 Rising
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Paul Newman
  • Marlon Brando
  • James Bond (leaning towards those portrayed by Daniel Craig and Sean Connery)
  • Steve Wynn
  • Masayoshi Son
  • Larry Ellison
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Jordan Belfort
  • Danja
  • Steve Jobs
  • Steve McQueen
  • Elvis Presley
  • Errol Flynn
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Christian Bale
  • Magnus Carlsen
  • SCBoxer
  • Kanye West
  • Britney Spears
  • Diddy
  • Phil Ivey
  • Vladimir Putin


  • Jude Law
  • Marlon Brando
  • Daniel Craig
  • James Dean
  • Adam Levine
  • Tom Hardy


  • Oliver Stone
  • Warren Buffett
  • Tucker Max


  • Richard Branson
  • Elon Musk
  • Bobby Genovese
  • Phil Knight