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Top 49 Influential Men: Nelson Mandela 5

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November 06, 2013 AT 1:21 PM
It's impossible to overstate the impact Nelson Mandela has had on the world. A revolutionary who fought for years against apartheid in South Africa and became the country's first black president, Mandela has become not only a beloved national figure but a symbol of peace around the world. He spent much of 2013 fighting illness, and though he's since rallied, admirers everywhere have been considering the legacy the 95-year-old will leave behind. Mandela stands for the power of having the patience and faith to fight for what you believe in.