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OOOM 100: The World’s Most Inspiring People 2019

Who has inspired, influenced, or motivated us the most in 2019? For the fourth time, OOOM presents its annual “OOOM 100: The World’s Most Inspiring People” list. No less than eight women are in the top 10. The OOOM editorial board and a prominent international jury joined forces to create this unique list.

Georg Kindel20. Dezember 2019 No Comments
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81 Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

(NEW) This head of government wants to redefine the concept of the GDP in Iceland, focusing on environmentalism instead of rapid growth.

82 Fred Moten, Poet and Professor NY University

(NEW) Conducts theoretical and practical research in Black Studies.

83 Gerald H. Pollack, Bioscientist

(NEW) He claims to have found a fourth aggregate condition of water as well as new potentials.

84 Denis Mukwege, Doctor and Activist

(84) Nobel Peace Prize laureate who is fighting against sexualized violence in wars.

85 Gerald Chan, Philanthropist

(NEW) He donated 350 million USD to the Harvard School of Public Health. A generous person.

86 Emma Watson, Actress

(73) She fights for women’s rights as a UN Goodwill Ambassador and is an inspiration to many.

87 Michael Landau, Head of Caritas Austria

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(NEW) He fights against poverty around the world and delivers aid to children in war zones. He is a role model for us all.

88 Ashley Graham, Plus-Size Model

(NEW) She became an icon with a BMI of 25.1, giving overweight women new strength.

89 Lawrence Bloom, Be Earth Foundation

(NEW) He supports nations in reaching their sustainable development goals.

90 Parov StelarMusician

(86) He inspires 150 million listeners around the globe with his electronic music that is fused with both blues and swing.

91 Alexandra Mitsotaki, Activist

(NEW) She was the founder of ActionAid Hellas, the first organization to grant microloans in Greece.

92 Thaddaeus Ropac, Gallerist

(NEW) He represents some of the biggest artists of our time, including number 38 in this ranking. A visionary.

93 Maurice Ernst, Singer

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(NEW) The Bilderbuch front man profoundly changed the German language music scene.

94 Janis McDavid, Speaker

(NEW) He was born without arms and legs, and every day he shows us how beautiful life is.

95 Ervin László, Club of Budapest

(95) This philosopher of science explains our world and consciousness to us. He is a genius.

96 Fred Swaniker, Leadership Expert

(NEW) He leads the African Leadership Academy and teaches entrepreneurship to young people.

97 Martin Suter, Writer

(NEW) He has inspired us with the profundity of his tales since Small World.

98 James Turrell, Land Art Artist

(NEW) He is an artistic legend who became famous with his light installations.

99 Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

(99) She holds the record for the longest period spent in space as a woman with a total of 665 days. She is a pioneer.

100 FKA twigs, Musician

(NEW) She inspires her audience with her ethereal and spacious R&B.



20. Dezember 2019