Former President Bill Clinton, presides speaks at the opening of The Clinton Global Initiative America meeting, Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Chicago. More than 700 leaders from businesses, nonprofit, and all levels of government are participating in the the two-day meeting which is focusing exclusively on driving job creation and economic growth in the United States.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Bill Clinton

Forme President William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is recognized around the globe as one of the most successful and efficient political leaders to ever live.  America's 42nd commander in chief started his political career as a governor of his home state of Arkansas.  Once he took office in 1993, Clinton implemented policies and laid out laws that boosted the nation's economy.  Although his involvement in the Lewinsky scandal- and other lawsuits- threatened his presidency, Clinton still managed to gain the approval of millions of Americans and grab a spot on Gallup's List of Widely Admired People of the 20th Century during his two tersm; all while remaining supportive of the political career of his wife, former New York Senator Hillary Clinton.