Forbes Magazine recently named him one of "Hollywood's Most Influential Celebrities." USA Today chose him as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years." Hailed as a "hip-hop pioneer" for his groundbreaking vision, Russell Simmons is a cultural vanguard that has impacted music, television, film, fashion, finance, jewelry and philanthropy for nearly three decades.
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer,writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.
Ken Burns is a celebrated filmmaker whose documentaries have had a profound influence on American culture and society over the past three decades. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.
Committed to going beyond sensational headlines to provide depth and insight in today's media, Anderson Cooper's fresh and fearless reporting has established him as one of the most recognized and trusted names in news. As a CNN anchor and host of Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper captivates audiences with the human side of events around the world and their impact on lives near and far.
Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank.
Erik Wahl is a TED speaker, an internationally recognized graffiti artist, and a #1 best-selling author. He redefines what it means to be a "keynote speaker" and is one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Disney, AT&T, Forbes, Microsoft and an endless list of others all tout his creative genius with standing ovations to prove it.
A prolific author, award-winning journalist and celebrated humorist, Dave Barry has been tickling America's funny bone for over three decades. For 25 years, he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad.
Dewitt Jones is one of America's top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty years. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty. Twenty years as a freelance photographer for National Geographic earned Dewitt a reputation as a world class photojournalist. He has also authored and co-authored several books including The Nature of Leadership, a collaboration with Stephen Covey. Dewitt now speaks to associations and corporations all over the world inspiring creativity, personal and professional growth and the rediscovery and renewal of one's self and potential. Download Full Bio > ...
Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People”, Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator -- at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen's work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clie ...
The Second City has been performing sketch comedy in front of audiences for nearly 50 years, making it the standard by which comedy and improv in America is judged. So much talent has come from the ranks of the company's many theaters over the years, it reads like a who's who of contemporary American comedy. Some of their most well-known alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert. Second City Communications works with corporate groups to create a fun, interactive and unconventional approach to training and entertainment. Working with groups as small as 4 and as large as 18,000, they have worked with the employees of over 400 Fortune 1000 companies. Download Full Bio > ...
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, activist, and filmmaker. His most recent book, The Genius of Judaism, was published in January 2017 by Random House. New York Times Bestsellers include American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States. His films include the documentaries Bosna!, The Oath of Tobruk, Peshmerga and The Battle of Mosul. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme. He has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.