Why is Ben Franklin on the 100 Dollar Bill?

Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the USA and one of the most famous Americans to impact the world, is featured on the 100 dollar bill, which is the largest legal tender. As an elder statesman and the oldest revolutionary, he was responsible for the Declaration of Independence which he signed in 1776. No wonder, his image is the one featured on the 100 dollar bill. Benjamin Franklin’s image was first used in 1914 and the note was later redesigned in 1996.