When looking at the most powerful people in the world, it's hard to remember that they're really just normal human beings like you and me. True, they might have revolutionized the tech industry, daytime television, or led the free world, but at some point they were much younger and, luckily for us, those moments were captured on film.
Barack Obama — 44th U.S. President
Back in 1980 (long before the presidency turned his hair gray), he enjoyed the occasional cigarette with his friends.
Albert Einstein — Theoretical Physicist
Even 14-year-old geniuses were forced to pose for pictures.
Bill Clinton — 42nd U.S. President
A young, future president meeting President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Oprah Winfrey — Media Mogul
In her hometown of Nashville in 1971, a 17-year-old Winfrey won a "Miss Fire Prevention" trophy.
Bill Gates — Co-Founder of Microsoft
Why is he smiling for a mugshot? He was arrested for a traffic violation in 1977.