Bill Clinton, Former President of the USA
Clinton was was inspired to follow a low-fat, plant-based diet by several doctors, including Dean Ornish, author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. Clinton was dealing with cholesterol and heart problems, and had to have an emergency heart surgery. It is as this time, that Clinton decided to follow Dean Ornish’s advice on a vegan diet, since in Clinton’s own words, he desired to live to become a grandfather.
The transformation to a vegan diet, lead to a dramatic improvement in Clinton’s health. He managed to lose 24 pounds for his daughter’s wedding and has recovered completely from his heart problems. Today, Clinton is a leading advocate for the health benefits of a vegan diet.