Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
– The couple ‘turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell foundation’, according to chef and the founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés.
– Tennis star won last year’s US Open and participated in protests in Minneapolis before prioritising her mental health.
– The Russian opposition leader was jailed last year and has been a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side for decades.
– ‘She’s survived more than a decade of trauma and abuse from her conservatorship’, writes Paris Hilton, yet still ’embodies joy’.
– A lawyer whose ‘advocacy creates paths for the unconvinced to understand things they have overlooked—and that may be the real genius of her leadership and skill,’ writes Bryan Stevenson.
– Country music star has ‘diligently celebrated the queer community’, says Miley Cyrus, as well as donating $1million to Covid-19 vaccine research.
– A Japanese baseball pitcher who has been described as the best player this year.
Cathy Park Hong
– A poet who has published three volumes focusing on mixed language including English, Spanish, French and Korean.
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara
– A Cuba-born performance artist who has openly criticised the government and its policies.
– An Iranian human rights lawyer who has represented opposition activists and politicians.
Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Russell Jeung and Cynthia Choi
– The Stop AAPI Hate co-founders work together to combat a rise in Asian hate speech.
Muna El-Kurd and Mohammed El-Kurd
– 23-year-old siblings who have become social media stars with more than two million followers.
– Award-winning 19-year-old singer-songwriter is the 26th highest certified digital artist.
– Benjamin Lloyd Crump is an American attorney who specializes in civil rights and catastrophic personal injury cases such as wrongful death lawsuits.
– An Indonesian public health researcher who works on disease control of dengue fever.
– The artistic gymnast was a 2020 Olympic all-around champion and uneven bars bronze medallist.
Felwine Sarr and Benedicte Savoy
– Economist Sarr and art historian Savoy proposed objects obtained through colonial-era theft be returned in 2018.
– A Turkish economist and energy expert who has served as the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since September 2015.
– Founder of the fashion label Brother Vellies, with the goal of promoting traditional African design practices and techniques.
– Chief executive officer (CEO) of Serum Institute of India. Founded in 1966 by his father, Cyrus Poonawalla, it is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced.
– Dubbed the ‘East African Erin Brockovich’, Omido is a Kenyan environmental activist.
– A Dutch politician and diplomat serving as First Vice President of the European Commission since 2014.
Indyra Mendoza and Claudia Spellmant
– Activists and LGBTQ+ women who spent years working to demand justice for Vicky Hernández – a transgender woman found dead in the street in Honduras in 2009.
– Partner at the Dutch law firm Paulussen Advocaten wrote a book calling for judicial intervention to save the planet.
Olimpia Coral Melo Cruz
– A Mexican activist who promoted the creation of a law against digital harassment in Mexico.
– A scholar and activist focusing on gender and sexualities.
Esther Ze Naw Bamvo And Ei Thinzar Maung
– Lead the first large-scale protests against the coup in Yangon.
– American business executive who has been the chief executive officer of Apple Inc. since 2011.
– Showrunner—creator, head writer, and executive producer—of the television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Timbaland and Swizz Beatz
– Creators of Verzuz, an American webcast series that airs on Verzuz TV and was introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic as a virtual DJ battle.
– Nikole Sheri Hannah-Jones is an American investigative journalist, known for her coverage of civil rights in the United States.
– An American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Youn Yuh Jung
– A South Korean actress whose career in film and television spans across five decades.
– American track and field athlete who specialized in the 200 meters sprint and gradually shifted to the 400 meters sprint later in her career.
– A Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002.
Kenneth C. Frazier and Kenneth I. Chenault
– OneTen co-founders are fighting against legislation that critics say is designed to make it harder for minorities to cast ballots.
– A Brazilian billionaire businesswoman who is chair of the retailer Magazine Luiza and associated companies.
– A British actress often regarded by film critics as one of the ‘preeminent actresses of her generation’.
– A Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter whose music is often defined as Latin trap and reggaeto.
– A Chinese-born filmmaker known primarily for her work on independent films.
– An American actor, comedian, writer, and producer who began his career in improv comedy in the early 1990s.
– An American actress and singer who was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019.
Lil Nas X
– An American rapper and singer-songwriter who rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single ‘Old Town Road’.
Jessica B. Harris
– An American culinary historian, college professor, cookbook author and journalist.
– An Australian-born Chinese American actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer based in New York City.
Tracee Ellis Ross
– An American actress, singer, television host, producer and director known for her lead roles in the television series Girlfriends and Black-ish.
– An American artist best known for his collaged painting works, which have been shown internationally.
– An American science fiction and fantasy writer, better known as N. K. Jemisin who has also worked as a counselling psychologist.
– An American actor and producer who initially rose to prominence for his roles as Glenn Rhee in the television series The Walking Dead and Ben in the film Burning.
– Ugandan-British actor and former writer who portrayed Posh Kenneth in the first two seasons of the British television series Skins.
– A French actor, best known for his sketches with Fred Testot on the Service après-vente des émissions television show.
– A conceptual artist whose work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with declarative captions.
– A singer and songwriter who first gained popularity through social media.
– Director-General of WTO: World Trade Organization since March 2021, Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist, fair trade leader, environmental sustainability advocate, human welfare champion, sustainable finance maven and global development expert.
– The 46th and current president of the United States.
– General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012.
– An American attorney and politician who has been the US Representative for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district since 2017.
– The first female vice president and the highest-ranking female official in US history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
– Italian economist, banker, academic, and civil servant who has been serving as Prime Minister of Italy since February 13, 2021.
– Paleoconservative television host and political commentator who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since 2016.
– Israeli politician serving as the 13th and current prime minister of Israel since June 13, 2021.
– American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017.
– The 43rd and current president of El Salvador.
– American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States.
– An Indian politician serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014.
– An Afghan journalist and women’s rights advocate who stayed in the country as the Taliban took over.
– An American Democrat serving as the senior United States senator from West Virginia.
– An Iranian conservative Islamist, politician, Muslim jurist, and the eighth and current president of Iran since August 3, 2021.
– Physician-scientist who is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
– An Indian academic and politician who is serving as the ninth and current Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal since 2011.
– An American attorney, political consultant, and former lobbyist serving as White House chief of staff under President Joe Biden.
Elisa Loncon Antileo
– Mapuche linguist and indigenous rights activist in Chile.
Abdul Ghani Baradar
– Afghan political and religious leader who is currently the acting first deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
– A Taiwanese-American billionaire businessman and electrical engineer.
– One of the richest people in the world, Musk is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.
Adrienne Banfield Norris, Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
– Hosts of Red Table Talk, which was previously presented with an Emmy award in the outstanding informative talk show category.
– Hungarian biochemist who specializes in RNA-mediated mechanisms.
– An American businesswoman who has been the chair and chief executive officer of General Motors since January 15, 2014.
– Cameroonian virologist and the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
– Burmese-American engineer and project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
– Russian-Canadian programmer and writer who is best known as one of the co-founders of Ethereum.
– China’s star saleswoman Viya runs a $60 billion world of live online shopping.
– An American immunologist, virologist, and clinical trials physician.
Friederike Otto and Geert Jan Van Oldenborgh
– Founders of The World Weather Attribution (WWA) initiative, a collaboration between climate scientists in the UK, the Netherlands, France, the US and Switzerland.
– Japanese architect and professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo.
– A trustee of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and elected one of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders.
– As a distinguished professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Morawska conducts research in the field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment.