Your top four people, that you've tried to emulate, has been the biggest influence, has been someone you looked up to, were important in molding who you are in a positive way, etc.
They don't have to be famous, just have to be yours.
Chuck Yeager: I've looked up to this guy and what he accomplished for a long time, one of the most unflappable guys in Americana.
Eric: A Master Chief I worked for while I was active duty in the Navy. A hardcore motherfucker who bled Navy Blue but still had the work hard play hard old school Ethos as a part of his day to day. One of those dudes you never forget, and still hear bitching at you about being a dumbass a decade later.
Jim Henson: The advent of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show taught me a lot, including tolerance as well as music in a format I could understand.
Hunter S. Thompson: "Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride." It's made a lot of sense to me from when I first read the phrase. I think people got hung up on the "take the ride" part, ignoring "buy the ticket." To me this meant that you need to earn, you need to work and make something of yourself before indulging. Goes back to the work hard play hard ethos I guess. HST also showed what it meant to be learned and well rounded. Yeah he partied his balls off, indulged too much, but also had the angle on American Politics, Sports, and social commentary that simply made sense without giving a fuck what anyone thought...
Anyway, that's my Mount Rushmore. What's yours?