Vegetarian and Vegan Elite of the World

No Picture Name Nationality / Title
1 Rabindranath Tagore Bengali poet, Brahmo philosopher, visual artist, playwright, composer, and novelist; 1913 Nobel Laureate in Literature
2 Albert Einstein German theoretical physicist; 1921 Nobel Laureate in Physics
3 George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright; 1925 Nobel Laureate in Literature
4 Sir C. V. Raman Indian physicist; 1930 Nobel Laureate in Physics
5 Albert Schweitzer German theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician; 1952 Nobel Laureate in Peace
6 Linus Pauling American quantum chemist and biochemist; 1954 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and 1962 Nobel Laureate in Peace for his campaign against above-ground nuclear testing
7 George Wald American biochemist; 1967 Nobel Laureate in Medicine
8 Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born American Jewish writer of short stories and novels; 1978 Nobel Laureate in Literature
9 Chandrashekar Subrahmanyam Indian-born American astrophysicist; 1983 Nobel Laureate in Physics
10 Elie Wiesel Hungarian novelist, philosopher, humanitarian, political activist, and Holocaust survivor; 1986 Nobel Laureate in Peace
12 Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar (Burma) nonviolent pro-democracy activist; 1991 Nobel Laureate in Peace
13 V. S. Naipaul Trinidadian-born British of Hindu heritage and Indo-Trinidadian ethnicity writer; 2001 Nobel Laureate in Literature
14 JM Coetzee South African/Australian writer; 2003 Nobel Laureate in Literature
15 Sir Isaac Newton British physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, inventor, and natural philosopher; father of physics
16 John Ray British naturalist; father of English natural history
17 Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath: architect, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, inventor, geometer, musician, and painter
18 Benjamin Franklin American author, journalist, scientist, inventor and statesman
19 Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman
20 Nikola Tesla Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer
21 Srinivasa Ramanujan Indian mathematician
22 Edward Witten American mathematical physicist and Fields Medalist
23 Brian Greene American physicist and one of the world’s foremost string theorists
24 Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist
25 Vijay Raj Singh Indian medical physicist
26 Kalpana Chawla Indian-born American astronaut and space shuttle mission specialist
27 Steve Jobs American founder and CEO of Apple Computer
28 Nathaniel Borenstein American, creator of MIME (email) language
29 Alexander Dargatz German athlete, 2005 Body-building World Champion, physician
30 Elena Walendzik 2005 German featherweight boxing champion
31 Carl Lewis American track & field star, nine-time Olympic champion
32 Edwin C. Moses American track & field star, two-time Olympic champion
33 Leroy Burrell American track & field star, Olympic champion
35 Robert Parish American NBA (basketball) star
36 Benjamin Spock American pediatrician, author
37 John Mackey American, founder of Whole Foods, the world’s biggest organic grocer
38 Charles Darwin British naturalist, geologist and originator of the evolution theory
39 Diogenes Greek philosopher and cosmologist
40 Henry David Thoreau American author, naturalist, pacifist, and philosopher
41 Plato Greek saint and philosopher
42 Pythagoras Greek mathematician and philosopher
43 Ralph Waldo Emerson American author, poet and philosopher
44 Socrates Greek saint and philosopher
45 Voltaire French Enlightenment writer and philosopher
46 Yehudi Menuhin American-British orchestral violinist and conductor
47 Stella McCartney Renowned British fashion designer, daughter of Paul McCartney
48 Anna Paquin Canadian actress, Oscar winner
49 Candice Bergen Acclaimed American actress
50 Christian Bale British actor, star of the hit movie “Batman Begins”
51 Danny DeVito American actor, producer and director
52 Dustin Hoffman American actor, two-time Oscar winner; Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner

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