92. Billy Blanks
The Tae Bo founder grew up as the fourth of 15 children living in poverty.
When he started karate lessons as a child, the instructor sent Blanks to the back of the class because he couldn’t keep up.
Blanks went on to receive his black belt before anybody else—and he followed it with black belts in six different martial arts disciplines and seven karate world championships.
“I saw that I could become successful no matter what people said to me,” Blanks told Inside Kung-Fu Magazine.
86. Tiger Woods
If Tiger Woods had disappeared into obscurity after his first Masters championship in 1997, he would still be known for busting racial boundaries as the first black golfer to win at the tradition-bound Augusta National course.
That year, Woods was also the youngest player ever to pull on the champion’s green jacket.
Those feats alone breathed new life into what was perceived, at the time, as a sport exclusively for the elderly and wealthy. Woods not only vaulted into sports stardom, he stayed there for more than a decade, before taking a nosedive due to injury and his very public divorce in 2010.
He’s on the rebound, but even if he never wins another major, the 36-year-old’s trophy shelf is astounding: 74 PGA wins, 14 major tournament wins, and three Grand Slams.