I also hope that people would start paying attention to the real heroes and be thankful to them instead of worrying about a mythical character in a fairytale of distant land.Not at all.
He has nothing to do with the creation/invention of Christianity or Islam. He’s a character in a book who supposedly made the first covenant with God. There’s no credit to give to him as being the person who converted followers to Christianity, Islam, or even Judaism.
As well, if you want to argue “He is the first influencer in the chain of many, so he should count since the others followed him” then I would point out that there are many more things that are far more widespread and integrated than any religion: including electricity, telecommunications, metal alloys, farming, etc... As an example: mobile phones were invented by Martin Cooper in the 1970s - 4.68 BILLION people currently carry a mobile phone (between 65 and 70% of the world’s population), this is a significantly higher number than all Abrahamic religion followers combined, greater than half the world’s population, and the relationship humanity has with mobile phones today is significantly higher than with religion. We also don’t know if Abraham existed, we know Martin Cooper existed because he’s still alive today.
That said, few would make the argument that Martin Cooper is one of the most influential people alive today just because he invented mobile phones. So certainly someone with less reach, who may be an invention himself, cannot be called the most influential person in history.
Religions are becoming irrelevant with each passing day. I wonder how many of them would survive till the end of this century?