8. Jawaharlal Nehru

Indian, Prime Minister

Widely recognized for his idealism and statesmanship, Nehru looked quite dapper from a young age, and people have been biting his style ever since. He popularized the white, pointed Gandhi cap and favored rounded, flat collars – resulting in the Nehru-collared jacket. That collar has been rocked by The Beatles, Michael Jackson and, believe it, Kanye. (Ok, we know he’s not American either, but his influence is great enough to earn him on spot on the list.)