Lee Kuan Yew
He is the co-founder of People's Action Party(PAP) . He became Singapore's first prime minister and led Singapore to independence.Singapore became a financial and industrial powerhouse despite a lack of abundant natural resources. Lee ruled with ultimate authority, and his zeal for law and order was legendary. In 1990 he stepped down (though he remained in the cabinet as senior minister) and was succeeded as prime minister by Goh Chok Tong.