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Abraham Lincoln, Neil Armstrong – and Miley Cyrus – feature on list of greatest ever Americans

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Seth MacFarlane, Cher – and Miley Cyrus – have appeared alongside the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Neil Armstrong on a list of the greatest ever Americans.

The 100-strong list, compiled by 1000 Americans from all 50 states, featured famous faces from past and present, with the likes of Dick Van Dyke, Will Smith, Judy Garland and Eminem featuring alongside ex-presidents, inventors and authors.

The King even toppled the President – Elvis Presley featured higher than Barack Obama in the poll.

Other great Americans to feature on the list, comprised following a poll of 1,000 Americans from across all 50 states, include the first President of the United States George Washington, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and animation pioneer Walt Disney.

The youngest star to make the top 100 was controversial singer Miley Cyrus, 21.

A spokesman for global market researcher www.OnePoll.com, which commissioned the research, said:

“Abraham Lincoln is considered by many to be one of the greatest American presidents, and it also seems most see him as the greatest American as well.

“His two terms in office had a huge effect on America as we know it today, and his actions changed the country in so many ways.

“In fact, a large number of those to feature in the top twenty are politicians, either from the past or recent times.

“In comparison, most of today’s ‘celebrities’ could only make it into the second half of the list, with just a handful of recent singers, actors and TV personalities in the top 50.”

The list includes a string of politicians, sports stars, actors, singers and television personalities, while businessmen and inventors also featured.

But by far and away the most votes went to ex-presidents.

Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman were voted in at 16 and 19 respectively with current President Barack Obama coming in at number 32.

Several first ladies are also among the list with Eleanor Roosevelt, who was also a United Nations delegate who oversaw the drafting of the Declaration of Human Rights activist, at 21.

Kennedy’s wife Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Hillary Clinton, who went on to become a senator and Secretary of State, also made the top 100.

Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb, was in sixth place while Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, came twelfth.

The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Microsoft boss Bill Gates and Andrew Carnegie, who led the American steel industry expansion, are also in the top thirty.

TV star Oprah Winfrey was close behind with Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Aniston also making an appearance.

The top 100 also includes Hollywood greats such as Marilyn Monroe, Steven Spielberg, Katherine Hepburn, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks and even Will Smith.

Singers to feature in the list included Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder.

Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were also named among the greatest Americans.

Even singers Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears, along with reality TV star Kim Kardashian, managed to scrape into the top 100.

The research was derived from a survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by global market researcher OnePoll.

TOP 100 AMERICANS OF ALL TIME

1.            Abraham Lincoln
2.            Thomas Jefferson
3.            John F Kennedy
4.            Neil Armstrong
5.            Martin Luther King
6.            Thomas Edison
7.            George Washington
8.            Benjamin Franklin
9.            Orville and Wilbur Wright
10.          Rosa Parks
11.          Franklin Roosevelt
12.          Henry Ford
13.          Steve Jobs
14.          Walt Disney
15.          Bill Gates
16.          Dwight Eisenhower
17.          Alexander Hamilton
18.          Amelia Earhart
19.          Harry Truman
20.          Eleanor Roosevelt
21.          Andrew Carnegie
22.          Elvis Presley
23.          Jackie Kennedy Onassis
24.          Oprah Winfrey
25.          Andrew Jackson
26.          Muhammad Ali
27.          Ernest Hemmingway
28.          Steven Spielberg
29.          Bill Cosby
30.          Bill Clinton
31.          Chuck Yeager
32.          Barack Obama
33.          Michael Jordan
34.          Morgan Freeman
35.          George Bush Snr
36.          Tom Hanks
37.          Michael Jackson
38.          Clint Eastwood
39.          Hilary Clinton
40.          Larry Page
41.          George Bush Jnr
42.          Katherine Hepburn
43.          Marilyn Monroe
44.          Frank Sinatra
45.          Ellen DeGeneres
46.          J.P Morgan
47.          Will Smith
48.          Nat King Cole
49.          Judy Garland
50.          Stevie Wonder
51.          Dolly Parton
52.          Alfred Hitchcock
53.          George Lucas
54.          Donald Trump
55.          Paul Walker
56.          Whitney Houston
57.          Samuel L Jackson
58.          Christopher Reeve
59.          Angelina Jolie
60.          Dick Van Dyke
61.          Brad Pitt
62.          Jennifer Lopez
63.          Martin Scorsese
64.          George Clooney
65.          Leonardo DiCaprio
66.          Arnold Schwarzenegger
67.          Matthew McConaughey
68.          Ella Fitzgerald
69.          Jennifer Aniston
70.          Taylor Swift
71.          Cher
72.          Eminem
73.          Jimmy Wales
74.          Tiger Woods
75.          Justin Timberlake
76.          Tom Cruise
77.          Halle Berry
78.          Janet Jackson
79.          Mariah Carey
80.          Beyonce
81.          Alicia Keys
82.          Quentin Tarantino
83.          Will Ferrell
84.          Jennifer Lawrence
85.          Katy Perry
86.          Madonna
87.          Robert Downey Jr
88.          Christina Aguilera
89.          Seth MacFarlane
90.          Lady Gaga
91.          Billie Holiday
92.          Selena Gomez
93.          Tina Fey
94.          Jennifer Garner
95.          Steve Carell
96.          Miley Cyrus
97.          Kim Kardashian
98.          Paul Rudd
99.          Britney Spears
100. Robert Rodriguez