Intellectually fearless and a perennial visionary, perhaps the foremost economic, social, environmental and political thinker in America today. Author of 14 best-selling books and an audience favorite for his illuminating and inspirational ideas.
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.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak revolutionized the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer. With its first line of Apple products - Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II, Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market.
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.
Millions of loyal viewers follow and know him as Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the multiple Emmy-award winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. He is a dedicated, global journalist and is passionate about inspiring Americans to lead healthier, more active lives.
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.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. The daughter of a political opponent of the Somali dictatorship, Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in exile, moving from Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia then Kenya. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up, she embraced Islam and strove to live as a devout Muslim. But she began to question aspects of her faith. One day, while listening to a sermon on the many ways women should be obedient to their husbands, she couldn't resist asking, "Must our husbands obey us too?"
Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 3.1M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world. The story of his promises have been shared virally throughout social media and international news. Alex’s promises include: Walking 245 miles across the entire state of Ohio in under 10 days to fulfill a promise to the three Cleveland women who were held captive for 10 years. Committing to vo ...
Lauded as one the most influential American Latinos under 40 and as among the top Latinas in Government and Politics, Maria Teresa (Petersen) Kumar is the founding Executive Director of Voto Latino, a leading national civic engagement organization targeting acculturated American Latino youth.
Callista Gingrich is President of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production company based in Washington, DC. Together with her husband Newt, she hosts and produces historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include A City Upon A Hill, Nine Days That Changed The World, and Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny. She is the author of a New York Times bestselling children's book about American exceptionalism, Sweet Land of Liberty.
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper led Canada through the world’s most complex geopolitical, economic and security challenges as the country’s 22nd Prime Minister. During his tenure in the world’s top forums such as the G-7 and G-20, NATO, and the United Nations, Prime Minister Harper was known for a frank, assertive leadership style defined by principled diplomacy, disciplined economic policy, a strong stance on international peace and security, and passionate defence of freedom and human dignity.
John Oliver was born and raised in England, in the year of punk 1977. His passport lists his occupation as “comedian” and as we all know, passports never lie. He has worked as a stand-up comedian around the UK entertaining and irritating audiences in equal measure, and has regularly taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival. When The Daily Show with Jon Stewart came knocking at his door, John flung it open and jumped into their arms with a relish which made all parties slightly uncomfortable. He is very pleased to be coming to ply his trade in your country, as to be honest, he had all but burnt his bridges in his own. Since 2006, John Oliver has been a writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a result of his popularity on The Daily Show, the networ ...