Year 2010

  • Douglas Carl Engelbart is an American inventor and an early computer pioneer. He’s best known for inventing the mouse for computers. His innovative work and effective solutions are helping the world become a better place.
 We honor him for his improvement to society....

  • Oscar Saul Aranda Mena works, promotes and impels the protection of Wildlife in the region of Puerto Vallarta and at the Bay of Banderas. We honor him for the conservation of natural resources in Mexico...

  • Cancer survivor Faith Coleman founded the Flagler County Free Clinic to help the uninsured people accessing health care. Since 2005, her group has provided free medical care to roughly 6,700 patients in Bunnell, Florida. Faith was also named a CNN hero. We honor her for......

  • Somaly Mam is an activist founder of the non-profit organization that supports anti-trafficking groups and helps women casualties of the sex trafficking business. 
We honor her as a Very Talented Person because of her continuous fight against women’s sexual slavery....

  • This Greek-American architect from MIT is the founder of the One Laptop Per Child. OLPC is a non-profit organization that aims to empower the children in less developing countries with little or no access to education with a connected laptop to transform their lives. 
We honor......

  • P.E.T. is the project created by Larry Hills and Mel West. Starting off in a one-stall garage in Missouri, it has now spread across the world with the major works in Africa. We honor Larry Hills and Mel West because their project makes sure that the......

  • P.E.T. is the project created by Larry Hills and Mel West. Starting off in a one-stall garage in Missouri, it has now spread across the world with the major works in Africa. We honor Larry Hills and Mel West because their project makes sure that the......

  • Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, she is known as the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. Jane has studied for more than 45 years the social interactions of Tanzania’s wild chimpanzees. 
We applaud her for her extensive work and her care about animal welfare....

  • Paul Villinski is an inventor and a designer with skills that spread in the ecology, recycling, and arts. For his concern about environmental issues, he gained many shares at the most famous galleries and festivals all over the world. We also mention his solar-powered mobile......

  • Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an astrophysicist that discovered the first pulsar. Her merit was taken by her professor that gained the Nobel Prize instead of her.
 We honor her for all the scientific studies that make humanity evolve....

  • Almost 10 years ago Barbara Olivi, an Italian woman living in Brasil, founded Il Sorriso Dei Miei Bimbi (The Smile of my Children) an association that brings training and education to one of the most ruthless and largest slums in Latin America. We honor her......

  • Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist and a cosmologist especially known for his studies of the black holes. He became the first quadriplegic to float in zero-gravity in 2009 with a sub-orbital spaceflight thanks to the Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson’s contributes.
 We honor him......

  • Dr. Gordon Hisashi Sato is an American cell biologist who first discovered the importance of polypeptides in mammalian cells for research and biotechnology. In 1986 he won the Nobel prize and in 2002 was a Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise.
 We honor him......

  • Joyce D’Silva is an activist that has spent her life in fighting for farm animals. She follows the rules of Gandhi and she is a vegan. Joyce has done a lot of campaigns to make people aware of the vegetarian way of life. 
We applaud her......

  • Massimo Banzi is a designer, a teacher, and a consultant. He’s a genius in interaction design and he has founded the project, Arduino. 
We honor him for his creations in open source hardware....

  • Vandana Shiva is an activist, a philosopher, and an eco-feminist. She was interviewed many times for her work in 2010. Vandana received the Sydney Peace Prize in 2010 and has published over 20 books, the last “Staying Alive” in 2010.
 We honor her for the......

  • Percy Schmeiseris is a farmer and an international symbol and spokesperson for independent farmers’ rights and the regulation of transgenic crops. 
We honor him for his battles in becoming more agricultural righteous....

  • Nnimmo Bassey is an activist and a poet. In 2010 he won the Right Livelihood Award also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. 
We honour him for his drive in helping our Mother Earth....

  • Shrikrishna Upadhyay is a Nepalese entrepreneur and economist helping his country with the eradication of poverty. He has built infrastructures such as bridges, water systems, and much more. 
We honor him for helping one of the poorest regions in the world....

  • Ruchama Marton is an Israeli psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and feminist. Ruchama is the founder of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and an anti-militarist and anti-sexist woman.
 We honor her because of her struggle for the human rights....

  • A once incarcerated Susan Burton created a new foundation helping ex-offenders like her to once again enter in society. Her project is called New Way in depth helps specific women and the children of these women. 
We honor her for the support she is giving......

  • Holly Hirshberg created a project called “Dinner Gardens” using the Victory Gardens of the First and Second World Wars to distribute food to poor people. 
We applaud Holly for her non-profit corporation....

  • Linda Fondren is an activist who started a campaign against obesity in Mississippi, the fattest state in the United States which is one of the fattest countries in the world. 
We honor her for her fight against obesity and for the health of humankind....

  • Anuradha Koirala is an activist who has received many awards for her battle against the sexual exploitation of women and children. For this reason, her project called “Maiti Nepal” is a refuge for women in the countryside.
 We honor her for the efforts in helping......

  • David Takayoshi Suzuki is a scientist that is raising awareness about problems of the global climate changing. In 2010 he received two honors from Future-ish and published a book called “The Legacy: An Elder’s vision for a sustainable future”. 
We honor him for his aims......

  • Alyn Ware is an activist who fights against the nuclear weapons and teaches to the new generations the disarmament education.
 We honor him for his campaigns against the war and nuclear weapons....

  • Ken Pan in the editor of the “2010 Successful Entrepreneur” promoting business creativity.
 We applaud him for his project that concerns new enterprises and entrepreneurs....

  • Ela Bhatt has founded the SEWA of the (Self-Employed Women’s Association of India) and many other projects like that, in fact for her work she has won several national and international awards. 
We honor her for helping women....

  • John Horton Conway is an English mathematician that has won many awards and that has invented the “Game of Life”, a cellular automaton. 
We praise him for his theory and works....

  • Elinor Catherine Hamlin is an Australian obstetrician and gynecologist who founded a medical center for women and children in need. She has received many awards for this social work.
 We honor her for the women that she has helped who couldn’t afford to pay for......

  • Kona Shen is the founder of the GOALS (Global Outreach And Love Of Soccer), a project that mixes environment and athletics together. She helps and teaches to the poor children of Haiti the sport of soccer.
 We honor her for developing at the young age......

  • Mireille Schwartz has a seafood allergy so she has dedicated her life to helping people having allergies like her. She founded the BAAAB (Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board) that helps people who can’t afford to pay for treatment. 
We praise her for her social project......

  • Terence Chi-Shen Tao is an Australian mathematician. His most famous result was the “Green-Tao theorem” on arithmetic progressions of prime numbers. 
We applaud him for the many awards he has gained, the last in 2010 the “King Faisal International Prize”....

  • Michael Danan Henry is a Zen Buddist monk who has many Zen training programs. 
We applaud him for being an important spokesman of the Buddhism world....

  • Cheryl Moskowitz is a poet who has published many poems. 
We applaud her for her poetry for children....

  • Justin Anderson is an innovator and entrepreneur who is a recognized leader in collaborative technologies and information management systems. 
We applaud him for his entrepreneurship....

  • Adrian Seccombe is a chief information security officer. He’s an example of right entrepreneurship.
 We applaud him for the enthusiasm for Web 2.0 and for the information-sharing....

  • Beth Baughman DuPree is a doctor and a surgeon specializing in breast cancer. Beth has received many awards and has created the “Healing Consciousness Foundation”, a non-profit organization for breast cancer survivors. 
We honor her for the humanitarian spirit she uses in her work....

  • Carlo M. Croce is an Italian Medical Doctor and oncologist studying cancer and has been awarded for the discovery of the molecular mechanisms of leukemia. In 2010, Croce has become director of The John W. Wolfe Chair for the Human Cancer Genetics Program. 
We honor......

  • Stephen Wolfram is a scientist, inventor, author, and business leader. He is the creator of the project “Mathematica” and “Wolfram Alpha”.
 We praise him because of his scientific developments in helping humanity....

  • Steven Chu is a physicist specialized in problems of energy and climate changes. He has received many honors and awards in 2010 from Washington, St. Louis, Harvard and Yale universities. 
We honor him because of his goals achieved to save our planet....

  • Craig Venter is a biologist and entrepreneur very famous for being one of the first to sequence the human genome. In May 2010, a team of scientists led by Venter became the first to successfully create what was described as “synthetic life”.
 We honor him......

  • Diana E. E. Kleiner is an art historian known worldwide for her expertise on the art and architecture of the ancient Romans. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman art in its political and social context including Roman Sculpture and the......

  • Adam Grosser is an entrepreneur who has invented the freezer machine capable to refresh without any energy. He is among the hottest IPO candidates for 2010. 
We praise him for his efforts and capitals used in renewable energies....

  • Polina Golland is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her work is concentrated on machine learning and biological processes using images.
 We applaud her for her studies....

  • J.Michael McBride is a professor of chemistry studying crystals with thanks to the venerable art of crystal transformation growth into science.
 We applaud him because of his studies....

  • Adam Sadowsky is an American entrepreneur. He is the president of Syyn Labs, the company responsible for building the Rube Goldberg Machine. 
We applaud him for his entrepreneurship....

  • Juergen Griesbeck founded the “Streetfootballworld” that is a network which unites over 80 organizations that use football to fight against HIV/AIDS and homelessness.
 We applaud him because in 2010 he has helped over 400,000 young people around the world....

  • Aleke Dondo melts microfinance and rural development saving many poor people. 
We applaud him for helping rural farmers....

  • Laurent Laïk creates jobs in the south of France for people who have been excluded from society. 
We applaud him for finding temporary employment for people with minimal qualifications....

  • Felipe Vergara founded the first organization to successfully bring to the market the concept of students are a human capital.
 We honor him for investing in the study....

  • Norbert Kunz has trained, mentored and funded unemployed and disadvantaged people who are looking to become self-employed.
 We honor him for his battles against the unemployment...

  • Raman Sundrum is a theoretical particle physicist. His most famous contribution to the field is a class of models called the Randall-Sundrum models, published with Lisa Randall. We applaud him for his contribution to science....