Socialism is an ideology which became popular over the years due to the increase in inequality and discrimination across the world. ‘A society where most resources are equally owned by every citizen’ is one of the several ways of defining this ideology. Socialists opine that capitalistic economies create hierarchy and divide the society in forms such as ‘rich’ and ‘poor’. Legendary communist leaders Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Mao Zedong are a few distinguished personalities who preached and practiced socialism. Fidel Castro, who served as the president of Cuba for a few decades, set up the perfect example of a socialist society. China, the Soviet Union and Cuba are a few nations where the socialist model of governance has been prevalent since many years. Here are the names of a few other eminent leaders who believed in this ideology.
Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

German,French,British,Prussian

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

Indian

Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Macron
(Current President of France)

21 December 1977

French

Helen KellerHelen Keller
(Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America, Campaigner of socialism, women’s suffrage and several leftist social causes)

27 June 1880

American

Xi JinpingXi Jinping
(General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)

15 June 1953

Chinese

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
(Former Prime Minister of India)

02 October 1904

Indian

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 November 1942

Scottish

Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser
(Political Leader of Egypt)

15 January 1918

Egyptian

Gordon BrownGordon Brown

20 February 1951

British

Jack LondonJack London
(Author)

12 January 1876

American

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)

26 June 1908

Chilean

François HollandeFrançois Hollande
(President of France)

12 August 1954

French

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
(American writer)

20 September 1878

American

Julia GillardJulia Gillard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

29 September 1961

Australian

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

Spanish

Eugene V. DebsEugene V. Debs
(Union Leader)

05 November 1855

American

James CallaghanJames Callaghan

27 March 1912

British

Evo MoralesEvo Morales
(President of Bolivia)

26 October 1959

Bolivian

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
(Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister)

20 October 1904

Canadian

J. B. KirpalaniJ. B. Kripalani
(Politician)

11 November 1888

Indian

Rigoberta MenchúRigoberta Menchú
(Activist,Politician,Author)

09 January 1959

Guatemalan

Tabaré VázquezTabaré Vázquez
(President of Uruguay)

17 January 1940

Uruguayan

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph
(Leader of the African-American civil-rights movement,)

15 April 1889

American

Edmund BartonEdmund Barton
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

18 January 1849

Australian

Léon BlumLéon Blum
(Former Prime Minister of France)

09 April 1872

French

Mauricio FunesMauricio Funes
(Former President of El Salvador)

18 October 1959

Salvadoran

Arnoldo AlemánArnoldo Alemán
(President of Nicaragua)

23 January 1946

Nicaraguan

Abune PaulosAbune Paulos
(Patriarch)

03 November 1935

Ethiopian

Laisenia QaraseLaisenia Qarase
(Former Prime Minister of Fiji)

04 February 1941

Fijian

David DubinskyDavid Dubinsky
(Political leader)

22 February 1892

American

Son SannSon Sann
(Politician)

05 October 1911

French,Cambodian

Slobodan MilosevicSlobodan Milosevic
(Former President of Serbia & the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)

20 August 1941

Serbian

Miguel Ãngel AsturiasMiguel Ãngel Asturias
(Poet)

19 October 1899

Guamanian

U Ne WinU Ne Win
(Dictator, General)

1911 AD

Shekhar, ChandraShekhar, Chandra
(Prime Minister)

1927 AD