Top 5 Role Models

By: Zachary Zhou

5 Biographies

Michael Jordan, or MJ, is an iconic former basketball player famous for his extremely unique and athletic playing style. He is often recognized as the greatest basketball player of all time. Yet despite his success, Michael Jordan rose from humble beginnings and is an incredible testimonial to the strength of perseverance.

Warren Buffett is an American business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist. Despite being consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest people in the world, Warren Buffett defies the conventional stereotypes regarding affluence: he is not ostentatious with his money and often donates generously to charities.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leading figure during the Civil Rights Movement. One of the strongest proponents for civil disobedience, the deliberate refusal to obey possibly immoral laws, Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully gained the government's attention during the 1960s and helped usher in critical human rights reforms.

Ludwig Van Beethoven is a famous composer and pianist renowned for his enchanting symphonies, concertos, and quartets At the age of six, Beethoven's prodigious talent at the piano won him national attention, and as he aged, his impression on the Classical and Romantic eras of music reached august proportions. Even today, he is regarded as the most influential musician of all times.

Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of the religion Christianity, whom the teachings of the bible hold to be the Son of God. The Bible contends that Jesus died for the iniquities of all men, suffering for those who believe in him the oppression and affliction of mankind, and after three days resurrected from the dead and rose to heaven, thereby fulfilling God's covenant to Abraham and numerous prophecies. Thus, most Christians hold that as a result of his merciful sacrifice, the division between God and man was mended.

Some of My Role Models


As someone keenly interested in athletics, I find Michael Jordan's astonishing success inspiration to continue to work hard. In addition, his stance on his own failures and how they led to his later success is always motivating.

Warren Buffett is the preeminent example of someone with initiative. His discipline and business savvy are worthy of imitating.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s non-violent approach to ascertaining equal rights for his race deserves international respect. His letters from the Birmingham Jail reflect clear thinking and apt prose.

Ludwig Van Beethoven is simply one of the greatest composers and pianists of all time. Nothing more needs to be said.

Jesus is who I esteem to be: "for God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters."