I have a huge history crush on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. In the early 1960s, this badass mofo fought for a “Malaysian Malaysia”, where every citizen of various race, religion and culture would be granted equal citizen rights. Unfortunately, the Malaysian government at the time booted him and Singapore out in 1965 due to opposing views, two years after the formation of Malaysia. Leaving him with a small island, less than 2 million Singaporeans and no natural resources, fated for failure.
And guess what?
This ballsy son of a beech brought Singapore from third world status to first, improved the standard of living by tenfold, built a world class public transportation system and education system. Corruption is almost non-existent in the country and the nation’s GDP is now higher than Malaysia’s. Revenge is his bitch.
All doing it within the span of 30 years.