Benjamin Franklin's head is on the $100 bill as a way to honor him because of his important contributions to history. One of Benjamin Franklin's wisest and most famous sayings was, "A penny saved is a penny earned." Therefore it should come as no surprise that Franklin's likeness appears on the U.S. hundred dollar bill.
Benjamin Franklin's image appears on the largest value bill in circulation in the U.S. today - the $100 bill. Some of the reasons that he is commemorated on the bill are:
So, next time you are spending your big bills, stop and take a minute to remember the contributions of the man whose face appears on the $100 bill.