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OOOM 100 – The World’s Most Inspiring People 2017

Who inspired, influenced, motivated and fascinated us most in 2017? OOOM presents its 2017 “OOOM 100: The World’s Most Inspiring People” list. Football icon COLIN KAEPERNICK, the first NFL star who chose to kneel during the national anthem to show protest against police brutality toward people of color, has topped this year’s OOOM 100 list. Actress EMMA WATSON was ranked second in recognition of her charitable commitment, followed by French president EMMANUEL MACRON in third place.

Georg Kindel18. Dezember 2017 No Comments


Best of Germany, Austria and Switzerland


Yvonne Catterfeld, Singer

Her lyrics touch our hearts. Music has rarely been this beautiful and inspiring.

Bernd Kolb, Visionary 

His BRAHMAN exhibition in Berlin was the spiritual event of the year.

Robert Schneider, Filmmaker & Writer

Inspires a large audience with his touching films and novels.

Andy Holzer, Blind Mountaineer

Headed to the Arctic and proved that a pioneering spirit knows no boundaries.

Susanna Mittermaier, Bestselling Author

Inspires attendees all across Europe with her Pragmatic Psychology seminars.

Stella Deetjen, Aid Activist

As “Angel of Benares,” she built foster homes and schools for children on the streets.

Wolfgang Stabentheiner, Founder of FUTURE

Developed the FUTURE method to support enterprises and individuals.

Jean Ziegler, Globalization Critic

Photo Ulf Andersen / Aurimages.

He is the urging conscience of Switzerland. His analysis speaks to us all.

Erwin Wurm, Artist

Created the Austrian entry for this year’s Biennale in Venice together with Brigitte Kowanz.

Ute Bock, Refugee Aid Worker

Her own illness notwithstanding, she fights tirelessly for asylum seekers and refugees.

Marcel Hirscher, 6-Time Winner of the Skiing World Cup

Austria’s top ski athlete, only Hermann Maier won more World Cup races.

Johannes Huber, Physician & Theologist

The scientist dominates the sales charts with his book The Holistic Human.

Heli Dungler, Founder of Four Paws

In 2018, his organization celebrated its 30th anniversary. A fighter for animal rights.

Peter Klien, Willkommen Oesterreich Reporter

Brings a new dimension of humor to Austrian TV screens.

Maximilian Schrems, Data Protection Activist

Toppled the Safe Harbor Agreement between the USA and the EU with his referral to the ECJ.

Nina Proll, Actress

Photo ORF/Thomas Ramstorfer.

Took the sexism debate to center stage in Austria. A strong woman.

Alfred Strigl, Sustainability Researcher

Creates a shift in perspective with his attacks on the hypocritical sustainability scene.

Thomas Andreas Beck, Coach & Musician

His concerts inspire many, and as a coach, he motivates like few others.

Peter Fischli, Media Artist

Last year, the Guggenheim in New York honored him with a retrospective.

Dominic Thiem , Tennis Player, ATP #5

Two decades after Thomas Muster left the court, Thiem makes Austria a tennis nation again.

Michaela Klein, Founder of Tralalobe

The Almdudler heiress supports underage refugees with her organization.

Emmerich Weissenberger, Artist

His most recent cycle of unusual nude paintings caused a stir in the scene.

Michael Landau, President of Caritas Austria

Austria’s Christian conscience. The country needs more people like him.

Paul Ivic, TIAN Chef

The virtuoso of the kitchen received a Michelin star for his vegetarian cuisine.

Stefanie Sargnagel, Artist

Her poetry is a fresh breeze on the literature scene.

Helmut Thoma, Founder of RTL

Turned a garage start-up into a multibillion-euro enterprise. Game changer.

Ruediger Dahlke, Physician & Psychotherapist

Inspires millions with his books and seminars.

Thomas Brezina, Author

Sold millions of books for children and young adults. His outing is a sign of greatness. Respect.

Richard D. Precht, Philosopher & Publicist

Explains philosophy in his book “Erkenne Die Welt.”

Dieter Broers, Bestselling Author

Shows us new levels of consciousness. His videos are watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

Dunja Hayali, ZDF Television Presenter

Dunja Hayali

Inspiringly presents the morning show Morgenmagazin. Takes a stand against racism.

18. Dezember 2017