Not Too Shabby! This Is What Young World Leaders Looked Like Before They Became Famous

This is what some of the most famous world leaders looked like when no one was trying to follow them around!

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Not Too Shabby! This Is What Young World Leaders Looked Like Before They Became Famous

We’re all familiar with most world leaders. After all, we see them every day in the news. But do you ever wonder what Stalin was like as a little boy? Or what Margaret Thatcher looked like in her teens? Here are some of the most famous world leaders photographed when they were young. 

NO STALLING

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This 1902-picture of young Stalin shows his growing didn’t stall there. He then removed the beard but kept his famous mustache.

SCANDALOUSLY YOUNG

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Before getting himself involved in political scandals, Bill Clinton was already attracted to politics at a very young age. In this picture from 1963, we see him shaking hands with former JFK president.

JUVENILE PRINCESS

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18-year-old Princess Elizabeth of England spent her young years driving and repairing heavy vehicles in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during WWII. She looks beautifully determined in that uniform!

PUTIN YEARS ON

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Current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin isn’t really famous for smiling a lot. Here he is in 1966, still not putting a lot of effort into the whole “say-cheese” thing.

OBAMA’S YOUNG SELF

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Here we see the former President of the United States, a young Obama,e chilling and smoking up a joint. He definitely knew how to relax!

JFK

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At age 10, John F. Kennedy probably didn’t imagine he would end up being President. Here’s him in 1927, with his hair neatly combed back.

RICHARD NIXON

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Before being President, Richard Nixon was a member of the Whittier College Football Squad. Here we see his athletic side in action during the 1930s.

TRUMPED UP

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Here’s a young Donald Trump happily wearing a military uniform in the New York Military Academy. Was he daydreaming about becoming the actual President of the United States one day? I guess we’ll never know. 

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

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Back in 1964-68, George W. Bush would spend his afternoons in Baseball Garb, at Yale University. He didn’t beat around the bush and ended up getting himself into the presidency.

THE POPE IS YOUNG

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Once upon a time, the pope was a young, regular guy, who didn’t have a care in the world. Here’s Karol Wojtyla, before he was Pope John Paul II, having a regular shave in 1960.