2017 Top Ten of Polemic for People

Sebastián Vizcaíno
Sebastián Vizcaíno (1548–1624) was a Spanish soldier, entrepreneur, explorer, and diplomat whose varied roles took him to New Spain, the Baja California peninsula, the California coast and Asia
Will Licon
William Andrew Licon is an American competitive swimmer who specializes in breaststroke and medley events. He currently competes for the professional team LA Current in the International Swimming League. Licon is a three-time World Championship medalist, a two-time Pan American Games gold medalist and has been a member of the United States national team since 2015. He is the current American record-holder in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:47.91
Kevin St. Jarre
Kevin St. Jarre is an American teacher, author, and former soldier
Peg Leg Joe
Peg Leg Joe is a legendary sailor and underground railroad conductor, popularly associated with the song "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd". According to the folklorist H.B. Parks, who collected the song in the 1910s, Peg Leg Joe was an abolitionist who led enslaved people through the Underground Railroad to freedom during the last years of American slavery. In popular history, he is usually connected with an escape route which led from Alabama to the Ohio River. He may have been a real person or composite of
Keith Littler
Keith Reginald Littler is an English author, writer, composer and producer best known for his work on several children's programmes
Fluitsma & Van Tijn
Fluitsma & Van Tijn is a Dutch writing duo made up of Jochem Fluitsma and Eric van
Loui Jover
Loui Jover is an Australian painter and artist. He was born in Serbia but moved to Australia aged 1 where he grew up. He is known for his artwork in ink wash paintings on vintage book pages. Jover started his work on art in his childhood, but did not start public art until 1989, when he joined the Australian army as an illustrator and photographer
Richard John Taylor
Meredith Alfred Lytton, known professionally as Richard John Taylor, is a British filmmaker, author and restaurateur
Otabek Mahkamov
Otabek Mahkamov is an Uzbek film actor, lawyer and Internet personality. Mahkamov is mostly known for his supporting roles in several Uzbek films. The actor has been in a number of notable films where he played mostly negative characters. He has also appeared in music videos of several Uzbek singers, most notably in Ozodbek Nazarbekov's "Meni kuchliroq sev
Elisha Otis
Elisha Graves Otis was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails