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The Brilliance called Angela Ahrendts

Angela Ahrendts is Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Angela is responsible for the operation and expansion of Apple retail and online stores, which have redefined the shopping experience for hundreds of millions of customers around the world. Apple retail stores set the standard for customer service…

Fix My Life – Iyanla Vanzant

“What I have learned from all of the difficulties in my own life is that human beings have very thick skin. I call that skin, spirit, our Highest Most Powerful self. Spirit is the key to everything we desire. It is our weather-proofing, our Teflon, our line of credit that assures if we just keep…

Kid President – Robby Novak

Kid President (11-year-old Robby Novak) and his brother-in-law (Brad Montague) caught the Internet’s attention when they gave the world a pep talk. Pick up your tin can phone and dial straight to the Cardboard Oval Office, where Kid President and Brad share easy, fun, free, and beautiful ways to make the world a little more awesome. Kid…

Sean Gardner: A Marketer You Should Know

Click through to his Twitter feed and any doubts about his credibility and reach are banished. Gardner counts nearly 900,000 followers, a figure that puts him ahead of almost every candidate running for President of the United States. It’s an incredible reach and testament to Gardner’s incredible abilities at leveraging social media and his willingness…

Afrobella®

Afrobella® is also known as Patrice Grell Yursik, a reformed tomboy from Trinidad who now lives in downtown Chicago. When she was eight years old, she helped out behind the counter at a busy perfume and cosmetics store during the Christmas season. That magical experience sparked a lifelong obsession with beauty products and the women…

Germany’s Samwer Brothers To Become Billionaires With Rocket Internet IPO

For the last seven years, Rocket Internet and its German founders, Marc, Oliver and Alexander Samwer, have made a living taking the billion-dollar ideas of successful American technology companies and cloning them abroad. From Zalando, the Zappos of Europe, to Lazada, the Amazon.com of Indonesia, the Berlin-based startup incubator has had helped launch more than 75 different…

Sir Terry Matthews: South Wales’s Local Boy Done Good

For south Wales, Sir Terry Matthews is the archetypal local boy done good. He was born in 1943 at the Lydia Beynon maternity hospital – now on the site of Matthews’ Celtic Manor resort, which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010 and a Nato summit four years later. Matthews will always be the man who…

Mo Farah – A World Champion

Mo Farah CBE is double Olympic, European Athletics and World champion – the UK’s greatest ever distance runner. Mo’s achievements are a far cry from his humble beginnings in Somalia, arriving in London from Mogadishu at the age of 8 and speaking very little English. He recently became the first athlete to win three long-distance…

China’s Real Estate Mogul – Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin grew up in poverty and at the age of 14 began a laboring job in a factory. Today, she is richer than Donald Trump, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Zhang, a Chinese real estate developer, is the seventh richest self-made woman in the world, worth $3.6 billion, according to Forbes. She’s worth $800…

Russia’s Foremost Techprenuer – Yuri Milner

Born into a Jewish family in 1961 (Moscow), Yuri Milner was the second child of Russian intellectuals. His father is an expert in management and organization. Milners mother, worked at the capital’s state-run laboratory for disease control. Milner studied theoretical physics at Moscow State University. In 1990 Milner became the first non-émigré from the Soviet…

An Inspired Dancer – Sudha Chandra

Sudha Chandran is Indian actress who turned to acting following the loss of one leg in an accident in 1982. The 1984 Telugu film Mayuri in which she plays herself was inspired by her story. The 1986 film Naache Mayuri was a Hindi remake of the Telugu original, in which the cast was changed except…

Oracle’s Co-CEO – Safra Catz

Ms. Safra Ada Catz has been the Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation since September 17, 2014 and served as its Chief Financial Officer since April 25, 2011. Ms. Catz served as the President of Oracle Corporation from January 2004 to September 2014. Ms. Catz served as Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation from November…

Lennox The Pugilist

Lennox Lewis has accomplished more in one boxing career than most people can imagine.  He is known for his calculated fighting style and grace in the ring.  Muhammad Ali famously said to Lewis, “You’re the greatest one there is, like me.”  George Foreman has described Lewis as “beyond doubt, the greatest heavyweight of all time.”…

The Cerebral Palsy Writer – Christy Brown

Writer and poet Christy Brown was born on June 5, 1932, in Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland, the 10th of 22 children born to a bricklayer and his wife. When Brown was an infant, it was discovered that he suffered from cerebral palsy and was almost completely paralyzed; his left foot was the only part of his…

The Brilliant Cher Wang

In the era of smart phones, it is hard to win over people’s trust competing with many top line brands that already exist and have a niche market of their own. But for HTC, the smart phone series that claims rightly to be ‘quietly brilliant’, this wasn’t a difficult task.  Thanks to an equally quietly…

Entreprenuer, Investor & Philanthropist – Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He is an entrepreneur and investor who founded Atomico in 2006. He previously co-founded and managed technology companies including Skype, KaZaaA Joost and Joltid. He currently sits on the boards of Atomico portfolio companies including Rovio, Fon, and Jolicloud. Niklas is best known for co-creating Skype,…

Reallionaire – Farrah Gray

Farrah Gray was named as one of the most influential Black men in America by the National Urban League. Ebony Magazine and Black Enterprise recognized him as an entrepreneurial icon and best-selling author. Raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago, Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14….

Fashion Meets Tech – Amber Atherton

Best known for the beauty and brains behind cult online jewellery boutique WWW.MYFLASHTRASH.COM. Amber Atherton was born and raised in Hong Kong, where her father, a pilot for Cathay Pacific, and family were based.  After attending international school in the Caribbean and Hong Kong, aged 11 Amber was sent to board in the UK, attending…

An Eye for Elegance – Delfina Delettrez

Delfina Delettrez Fendi is a designer and jeweller based in Rome. She founded her company, Delfina Delettrez, in 2007. Since the inception of her brand, she has developed a signature perspective using a wide material vocabulary, manifested in her original use of figurative surrealism and natural iconography including hands, eyes, bees, and lips. These adorn…

A Father of Optogenetics – Dr. Peter Hegemann

Peter Hegemann is head of the workgroup for experimental biophysics and executive director of the Institute for Biology at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. The world’s leading expert in photobiology is one of the founding fathers of optogenetics, which combines the methods of optics and genetics to create a form of non-invasive stimulation of neurons. His…

1st PhD Holder from a Northern State in Nigeria – Iya Abubakar

Outstanding Legislator, seasoned University administrator, brilliant scholar and internationally renowned Mathematician. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science with First Class Special Honours in Mathematics from the University of Ibadan and he obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, UK. In his three year study at…

The Angel Investor – Hans-Werner Hector

Mathematician, entrepreneur, and software engineer Hans-Werner Hector has an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion as of March 2013. Born on January 17, 1940 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, he graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Saarland. He has worked for IBM in Mannheim where an idea of the potential managerial standard software…

The Intellectual Leader – Ralph Dommermuth

Ralph Dommermuth’s story is similar to many self-made billionaires. He started out small and slowly but surely, built an empire for himself. In his case, Dommermuth began as a computer salesman. He was able to save up enough capital to start his own company in 1988, and the rest, as they say, is history. Dommermuth’s…

Whiteplains British School that has produced some of the smartest kids in Africa Launches Nigerian Curriculum

Whiteplains British School, a phenomenal Secondary College located in Jabi Abuja, that has been reputed for producing super-smart kids and bagging various awards to that effect, has recently launched Nigerian Curriculum to power students coming in for WAEC, NECO and other Nigerian exams. It therefore now offers its initial British curriculum as well as Nigerian,…

The Most Beautiful, Magical Places on the Planet

1. Tulip Fields, Netherlands 2. Red Beach, China 3. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan 4. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska 5. Bamboo Forest, Japan 6. Street in Bonn, Germany 7. Cave of the Crystals, Mexico 8. Black Forest, Germany 9. Tea Fields, China 10. Tianzi Mountain, China 11. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam 12. Shibazakura Flowers, Japan 13. Antelope Canyon, USA 14. Lake Hillier, Australia 15. Lake Retba, Senegal 16. Lavander Fields, England 17. Canola…

23 Year Old Robotics Wizard on a Mission to Bring Artificial Intelligence to the Masses

He may only be 23 years old but Russia-born Dmitry Aksenov has certainly packed a lot into those years. As a precocious, technically gifted seven year old he built his first autonomous robot, triggering a lifelong passion for robotics and artificial intelligence – he’s completely self-taught in the fields, winning national and international robotics competitions…

Jayshree Ullal – The Wonder Leader in Arista

Jayshree Ullal became president and CEO of Arista Networks in 2008, when it had no revenues and fewer than 50 employees. The company reported $838 million in revenue in 2015, after going public in June 2014. Ullal, who owns just under 10% of Arista’s shares, is one of America’s wealthiest female executives. “She took slightly…

Innovative Investor – Andreas von Bechtolsheim

Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim is an electrical engineer who co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and was its chief hardware designer. He later became an investor, providing the first major funding for Google, and starting several computer networking companies. As Chief Development Officer, Andy Bechtolsheim is responsible for the overall product development and technical direction of…

The Illustrous Xavier Niel

Xavier Niel is a French tech entrepreneur best known as the founder and majority shareholder of the French Internet service provider Iliad (owner of the ‘Free’ brand). He is also co-owner of the newspaper Le Monde, and co-owner of the rights of the song “My Way”. He currently acts as Deputy Chairman of the Board…

Most Powerful Woman in Technology – Sheryl Sandberg

For the fourth consecutive year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been named the most powerful woman in technology on the Forbes’ Power Women list, placing eighth on the list overall. Sandberg is powerful not only as a billionaire executive of one of the most influential companies in the world, but also as a voice for…

Tech Guru – Hasso Plattner

In 1972, Hasso Plattner and four colleagues left IBM to found German software company SAP (Systems, Applications, Products), which went public in 1988. He has served as chairman of the supervisory board since May 2003, when he stepped down as CEO. Now a market leader in the B2B space (enterprise and mobility applications, analytics, databases,…

Michael Jordan: The Basketball Billionaire Legend

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is Chairman and majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, which he purchased from BET founder, Robert L. Johnson in 2010. He joined the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets ownership group as a minority owner in June 2006, serving as the team’s Managing Member of Basketball Operations. He is only the third Black American…

India’s First Biotech Entrepreneur – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and the founder of the country’s leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon. Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader who has made her country proud by building a globally recognized biopharmaceutical enterprise that…

The Billionnaire Who Bounced Back – Femi Otedola

Mr. Femi Otedola is a Nigerian billionaire and Chairman of Forte Oil Plc (formerly known as African Petroleum Plc). Mr. Otedola is also the chairman of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zenon Petroleum & Gas Limited, Seaforce Shipping Company Limited, Atlas Shipping Agency Company Limited, F. O. Transport Limited,…

E-commerce Mogul – Jack Ma

The man known in the West as Jack Ma was born Ma Yun in 1964 in Hangzhou during China’s Cultural Revolution, during which his family was persecuted because of his grandparents, who were members of the Nationalist party that opposed the Communist party. If few things can characterize Jack Ma’s background, education and path to…

The Inspiring Yang Lan

Yang Lan, (born March 31, 1968, Beijing, China) Chinese businesswoman andtelevision journalist known for her focus on social and cultural issues. The daughter of two professors, Yang in 1990 received a bachelor’s degree in the English language from Beijing Foreign Studies University. That same year she was chosen from among 1,000 applicants as the winner…

An Esteemed Industrialist – Abdulsamad Rabiu

Abdulsamad Rabiu, is the billionaire (net worth $1.2 billion) chairman and CEO of BUA Group, a privately-owned conglomerate with annual revenues estimated at $2 billion, and interests in manufacturing, port concessions, real estate development, oil & gas and shipping. BUA Group started business in 1988 as a Private Limited Liability Company specializing in the importation…

Masayoshi Son: The Unrepentant Visionary

Pushy, risk-addicted and with a self-declared “man’s” appetite for world domination, Masayoshi Son, the founder and chairman of SoftBank, has never been one to give up on an idea. When it involves something visionary — something the market does not quite grasp and that takes his company into new territory — he turns even more…

The Syndicated Columnist – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist, occasional actress, and businesswoman. Huffington is the co-founder and Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a Verizon company. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she offered liberal points of view in public, while remaining involved in business endeavors. Her…

Jamaica’s Growth Czar – Michael Lee-Chin

Michael Lee-Chin, is Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc. Sold AIC’s Canadian retail investment fund business to Manulife Financial August 12, 2009. Stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of AIC Limited on October 4, 2006. Net worth December 2015, USD $2.1 billion. Mr. Lee-Chin was racked by Forbes Magazine as the 937th (2010) richest person in the world with a net worth of…

An Innovative Pioneer – Robin Li

Robin Li or Li Yanhong is a Chinese Internet entrepreneur. He co-founded the Chinese search engine Baidu and is ranked as the seventh richest man in mainland China with a net worth of US$9.6 billion as of September 2015. He is ranked as 119th richest man in the world, according to the Hurun Report Global…

The Billionaire Queen of the $200 Ballet Flat – Tory Burch

A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks’ graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points. But delve deep and it really all goes back to her parents, Buddy and Reva…

American Investor and Business Man – Robert Smith

Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. He was ranked by Forbes on it’s 2015, 400 Richest Americans List, as the 268th richest person in America, and the wealthiest black man and second wealthiest black person on the list, with a net worth of $2.5 billion. As Vista’s Chairman and…

Elon Musk – Engineer, Inventor, Explorer

Born in South Africa in 1971, Elon Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers. He achieved more success by founding X.com in 1999, SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003. Musk made headlines in May 2012 when SpaceX launched a…

World’s Most Powerful Model – Gisele Bündchen

Born in 1980 in Brazil, famed model Gisele Bündchen began her career as a teenager. She moved to New York City in 1997, and quickly became popular among fashion magazines and top designers. In 2000, Bündchen signed a $25 million deal with Victoria’s Secret, and became one of the highest-paid models in the world. In…

Ma Huateng Donates $2 Billion in Shares to Charity

The founder of China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Pony Ma, said he plans to donate 100 million company shares, worth more than $2 billion, to a new charity fund in one of China’s biggest philanthropic pledges ever. Ma, whose fortune is estimated to be about $18.8 billion, said the donation would go towards supporting medical, educational…

Meet The World’s Biggest Electronics Contract Manufacturer – Terry Gou

TUCHENG, Taiwan—On a chilly February morning, Terry Gou, the man whose company makes most of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, stood at the entrance of his corporate headquarters in Taiwan clutching a bundle of incense sticks. The Taiwanese billionaire led his executive team—many dressed in matching navy-blue windbreakers—in a Taoist prayer for good fortune at the beginning…

A Distinguished Global Expert – Mohammed Ibrahim

Mohammed Ibrahim is the billionaire founder and chairman of Satya Capital Ltd., an investment company focused on opportunities in Africa. He was previously the founder of Celtel International, one of Africa’s most successful companies. Forbes magazine ranked him as the 1465th richest person on the planet, with a net worth of $1.1 billion (March 2014). Dr Mohamed Ibrahim is a global…

Chuck Feeny: Giving While Living

Charles Francis “Chuck” Feeney (born April 23, 1931) is an Irish-American businessman and philantropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philantropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. He made his fortune as a co-founder, with Robert Warren Miller, of the Duty Ftree Shoppers Group. The concept of “duty-free shopping”—offering high-end concessions to travelers, free of…

The WORKSHOP! Summer Tech camp to train regular kids how to apply and create Technology of the future like 3D Hologram Monitors, Biometrics, Lowcost Housing, Android Apps, Educational Social Network etc

The WORKSHOP, a Summer Tech camp to train regular kids how to apply and create Technology of the future like 3D Hologram Monitors, Biometrics hardware, Lowcost Housing, Android Apps, Educational Social Network platforms, apps and blogs etc. The products deployed via this initiative will also be launched into the marketplace to compete with existing products and…

UNBELIEVABLE REALITY !!! 48 reasons why you shouldn’t go broke if you own a smartphone, because your device is smart enough to make you rich!

The smartphone has over the years revolutionize about every aspect of our daily lives, from work, to relationships, to family and religion, the average human being now function on the go, work and play finally has no margin, distractions have been justified in this era like never before because of the emergence of the smartphone….

Nigerian School builds most technology advanced ICT Lab in the World to Power its SUMMER CAMP EVENT

The most technologically advanced ICT LAB in the World Which runs on 100 percent on Solar Power and uses Virtual Reality enviroments such as 5D Cinemas, Virtual Reality Headsets,  3D Printing Technology and Holographic Computer monitors for training is almost ready to be launched by a School in Abuja : WHITEPLAINS BRITISH SCHOOL for its upcoming…

Tech Billionaire and Philanthropist – Gordon Moore

When Gordon Moore began working at Shockley Semiconductor in 1956, he barely knew what a semiconductor was. Within ten years he was well on his way to being one of the greatest visionaries of the semiconductor world. Not only was he a co-founder of Intel, the largest silicon chip manufacturing company around, but he also…

THE FACES BEHIND MY MUSIC.COM.NG

In Nigeria, the music industry produces an average of 550 music albums yearly, with experts projecting that the value of country’s entertainment industry would hit one billion dollars by 2016. The Nigerian population is estimated at 173 million of which about 81 million people access the Internet via mobile phones. Indeed, the Nigerian Communications Commission is…

Fearless & Flexible – Winnifred Selby

When she was 15-years-old, Winnifred Selby co-founded Ghana Bamboo Bikes, an initiative NGO that provides jobs and skills training for youth in rural Ghana through the manufacturing of bamboo bikes. At 17-years-old, Winnifred also established her own business, Afrocentric Bamboo Initiative, manufacturing and marketing the bamboo bike model. Now, at 19, Winnifred employs 30 young…

When Solanke Reached For The Stars

Chief Solanke is the first lady commissioner in the Western State of Nigeria. She was appointed in 1972 as Commissioner in the Governor’s office and Chairman of the then Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation. She is also the first lady Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). She took the silk in 1981. She is also the first…

Zaire’s Contemporary Painter – Chéri Samba

Chéri Samba Born in 1956 in Kinto M’Vuila as the elder son of a family of ten children. His father was a blacksmith and his mother a farmer. In 1972, at the age of 16 he left the village and the school to find work as a sign painter in the capital Kinshasa, on Kasa…

A Lifetime Of Giving – Eli Broad

Eli Broad is a renowned business leader who built two Fortune 500 companies from the ground up over a five-decade career in business. He is the founder of both SunAmerica Inc. and KB Home (formerly Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation). Today, Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, are devoted to philanthropy as founders of The…

Oil Spill Cement – Jean Bosco Kazirukanyo

Dr. Jean Bosco is a Chemical Engineer with more than 25 years of academic, cement & concrete industry experience in Europe and Africa. He has developed many patented and non-patents products and processes including the new Oil Spill Cement and Low-temperature clinkerization process and kiln etc. Dr Jean Bosco combines formal qualifications in Cement Process…

Lesley Erica Scott wins Innovation Prize

On 14 May 2015, in the midst of various stakeholders, government officials and media, South African scientist professor Lesley Erica Scott received her award in Morocco, the Special Prize for Social Impact, receiving US$25 000 and value-added services for developing the SmartSpot TBCheck.  This innovation approved by the World Health Organisation, will contribute to the…

The Banker With A Difference – Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Chair Centre Group. The companies within the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart, TCC Security Systems and…

Textile-Based Artist – Abdoulaye Konaté

Abdoulaye Konaté was born in Diré, Mali, in 1953 and lives and works in Bamako, Mali. He first studied painting at the Institut National des Arts in Bamako and then at the Instituto Superior des Arte, Havana, Cuba, where he lived for seven years before returning to Mali. Today, his work primarily takes the form…

An Impeccable Philanthropist – George Kaiser

George B. Kaiser is president, CEO and primary owner of GBK Corporation, parent of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, which he has managed for almost 50 years. He is chairman of the board and majority owner of BOK Financial Corporation and a major shareholder in a number of diversified businesses in North America and overseas. He continues…

Innovating The Future – Samuel Otukol

Trekking up to three kilometres in search of water as a young boy in Uganda, Samuel Otukol could not believe that there was so much water in one place when he moved to Canada. The difference between his hometown where there was a constant water shortage and his new country of residence inspired him to…

Business-Minded Rapelang Rabana is Conquering the World

She did not have a plan at the age of 16, but Rapelang Rabana did know that the usual school, university, employment route was not for her. As soon as she graduated, she started her first company. Since then, the savvy entrepreneur has gone on to bigger and bigger things. She started her own business,…

Bridging The Gap Between Farming & Agricultural Firms – Vivian Maduekeh

Vivian Maduekeh is a Public Health and Food Systems Consultant with a keen interest in food safety, food security, nutrition, preventive medicine and health literacy. She is the Managing Principal/Founder of FHS Africa and also seconds as a Research Associate with the Food Safety and Zoonosis team of the World Health Organization (WHO). She started FHS Africa…

A Sculptor With Class – Sokari Douglas Camp

Sokari Douglas Camp was born in Buguma, Rivers State, Nigeria. She studied fine art at Central School of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art. Sokari has represented Britain and Nigeria in National exhibitions and has had more than 40 solo shows worldwide. In venues such as National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian…

The Mayor With A Heart – Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg media company and founder of the Bloomberg Foundation, which gives primarily to educational, healthcare, and environmental causes. Recipients of the foundation’s donations include John Hopkins University, World Lung Foundation, World Health Organization, Sierra Club Foundation, and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Most recently, Bloomberg launched a $42 million “What…

Business Magnate, Investor, & Philanthropist – Li Ka Shin

Sir Ka-shing Li, GBM, KBE, JP (born 29 July 1928 in Chaozhou, China) is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. According to Forbes, as of March 2016 Li is the second richest person in Asia, with an estimated net worth of US$27.1 billion. He is currently the chairman of the board for CK…

Utah’s Richest Philanthropist – Jon Huntsman

Jon Huntsman Sr. is the founder and executive chairman of Huntsman Corporation, a chemical product manufacturer. Huntsman has reportedly survived prostate and mouth cancer and, as a result, established the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Many of his charitable donations have been to colleges and cancer-research centers. He and his wife also…

The Best Female Chess Player in History – Judit Polgár

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976, Judit Polgár is acknowledged as without doubt the best female chess player in history. Polgár was a chess-playing child prodigy and overcame her first grandmaster when she was just 11. At present, she is the only woman in the World Chess Federation’s Top 100 Players. She has also beaten…

The Maverick Ted Turner

Throughout his career, Ted Turner has won recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen; sharp business skills; a vision that transformed television; leadership qualities that won sports championships; and his unprecedented philanthropy. Turner began his career as an account executive with Turner Advertising Company and entered the television business in 1970 when he acquired Atlanta independent UHF…

The Billionaire With An IQ Of 170 – Paul Allen

Billionaire Paul Allen reportedly has an IQ of between 160 and 170. Allen was born in 1953 in Seattle and made friends with Bill Gates while still at school. He attended Washington State University but quit his studies in 1974 and then talked Gates into leaving Harvard. The following year, the pair founded Microsoft in…

The Mental Health Crusader – Sitawa Wafula

Sitawa Wafula is a mental health blogger (and advocate) with major interest in the social (mainly cultural;traditional and pop + religious/spiritual) and preventative aspects of mental health in Africa. She uses my Google Award winning self titled blog (http://sitawa.blogspot.co.ke) to share my recovery journey and ran Kenya’s first free mental health support line and provided…

1st Female Mechanic in Nigeria – Sandra Aguebor

Engr. Sandra Aguebor( NPOM, MFR) hails from Benin City, Edo State in the South-South Region of Nigeria. The First Lady Mechanic in Nigeria was born into the family of Late Mr. & Mrs. R.A Aguebor in the 70’s. She attended Ivbiotor Primary School, Benin City, and St Maria Goretti Grammar School, Benin City, before proceeding…

An Acclaimed Sculptor – El Anatsui

El Anatsui is an internationally acclaimed artist who transforms simple materials into complex assemblages that create distinctive visual impact. He uses resources typically discarded such as liquor bottle caps and cassava graters to create sculpture that defies categorization. His use of these materials reflects his interest in reuse, transformation, and an intrinsic desire to connect…

SAY GOODBYE TO NEPA FOR ONLY N10,000 NAIRA!!! Meet Nir Marom The Israeli innovator who has solved Electricity and power problem in Nigeria and the Rest of Africa in partnership with MTN

DO YOU KNOW THAT FOR ONLY 10,000 NAIRA YOU CAN NOW GET AN ELECTRICITY KIT WORTH about 200,000 NAIRA THAT CAN POWER YOUR FAN, LAPTOPS, TV SETS, AND OTHER MOBILE GADGETS, ENABLING YOU TO RUN YOUR OFFICE AND HOME IN AN  ECO-FRIENDLY AND ECO-SMART WAY? Many thanks to this Israeli tech genius founder of Lumous Nova…

World’s Smartest Billionaire – James Simons

As a teenager in Newton, Massachusetts, James Simons had a short-lived job in the basement stockroom of a garden supply store. “I was terrible at it; couldn’t remember where anything went,” he told an audience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013. He was quickly demoted to floor sweeper, “Which I loved: It was…

Britain’s First Child Genius – Shrinidhi Prakash

Britain has recently begun producing a show entitled Child Genius, and Shrinidhi Prakash was crowned the winner of the 7-11 year-old division.  There were 21 finalists in her category and they competed in front of the cameras in categories such as Debating, Logic, Mental Arithmetic, Spelling and General Knowledge.  For the Under-12 World Scrabble Champion,…

Nigeria’s First Female Physician – Elizabeth Abimbola Awoliyi

Elizabeth Abimbola Awoliyi (née Akerele, 1910–1971) was the first female physician in Nigeria. She was the second president of the National Council of Women’s Societies of Nigeria from 1964 until her death in 1971. She was born in Lagos to the family of David and Rufina Akerele. She commenced her education at St. Mary’s Catholic…

Showcasing African Art – Meschac Gaba

Meschac Gaba is perhaps best known for his Museum of Contemporary African Art, a travelling exhibition inaugurated at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in 1997. Created in the form of a nomadic museum, Gaba’s extraordinary project consisted of 12 exhibition rooms set up in various European art institutions over a period of five years in an…

Developing Agriculture on a Global Scale – Sara Menker

When Ethiopian native Sara Menker’s nine-year trading career at Morgan Stanley stopped motivating her, then the Vice President of the New York Commodities Group, she turned her attention to fixing a problem in Africa that impassioned her – agriculture. Starting out, Gro Intelligence was primarily concerned with agricultural data issues and commodities on the continent,…

Enabling Human Potential – Michael Dell

Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT…

World’s Smartest 2-Year Old – Adam Kirby

A two-year-old has become the youngest member of British Mensa after taking an intelligence test that ranked him smarter than Barack Obama and David Cameron. While most toddlers are busy learning to walk and scribbling on walls, child prodigy Adam Kirby enjoys reading Shakespeare, learning Japanese, Spanish and French, and even potty-trained himself. Adam, from…

Strongest Kids In The World – Giuliano and Claudiu Stroe

Giuliano Stroe and his brother Claudiu are your typical gym rats, and pump iron for up to two hours a day. But unlike other hardbodies lifting weights and performing feats of strength, they can’t even drive. They’re not even in middle school. The Romanian-born brothers, aged 9 and 7, respectively, have earned the moniker of…

Queen of Layered Abstracts – Julie Mehretu

Julie Mehretu’s work is about layers: the physical layering of images, marks, and mediums, and the figurative layering of time, space, place, and history. Working in a large scale, Mehretu draws on the 21st-century city for inspiration, transferring its energy into her gestural sweeps of paint and built-up marks in ink and pencil—often transposed from…

Most Beautiful Girl In The World – Kristina Pimenova

The little and incredibly beautiful angel-faced model whose name is Kristina Pimenova, is from Moscow. She has been engaged in modelling career since the age of 4. Now the beautiful girl is 6 years old and she is not a newcomer in the model business. Her mother has been working as a model as well,…

Believing In Impact Not Idealism – Pierre Omidyar

Pierre is an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder of eBay, an online platform that gives people equal access to information, opportunity, and tools to pursue their goals. Pierre created eBay in 1995 on the premise that people are basically good, and continues to serve on the board of directors. Today, eBay enables…

Leading Lady of Nigerian Information Technology – NKEMDILIM BEGHO

Nkemdilim Begho is founder and Managing Di­rector of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security. As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, her success is founded on a passion for driving innovative thinking, building a globally recognized technology brand and setting trends in…

Intelligent & Witty – Blessing Liman

History was made recently when the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) produced Blessing Liman as the first female military pilot in the country. She was commissioned along with 26 others at a colourful ceremony at the NAF Base in Kaduna. Quite naturally, Blessing was the cynosure of all eyes during the passing out parade of the Direct Short…

Tunisia’s Social Entrepreneurship Pioneer – Asma Mansoor

For some, entrepreneurship starts as an epiphany, and quickly becomes an addiction. Asma Mansour is one of them. The founder of the Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the first organization dedicated to social entrepreneurship in the country, has been so active that she’s been made an Ashoka Fellow, and was featured recently on Buzzfeed. Her…

Billionaire Innovator – Dietmar Hopp

German native and information technology industry entrepreneur; graduated in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany in 1965. Started his career as a System Administrator at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) in Mannheim, Germany in 1966; left IBM and co-founded SAP (an acronym for System Analysis and Program Development, later changed to stand…

Richard Sandrak – Little Hercules

At 8 years old, Richard Sandrak was considered the strongest human in the world, pound for pound. Weighing just 80 pounds, he could benchpress more than twice his weight. Now, at 12, Richard is already a grizzled veteran of the bodybuilding circuit. Richard’s parents were heavily involved in physical training, and their little boy seemed…

Authentic & Unique – Abongile Gwele

Fashion-forward designer Abongile Gwele thinks of her latest project as ‘a game’ that involves experimenting with texture and fabric. The result is her line of accessories using African print fabric that has become her label Apples and Oranges. ‘Every single one of my designs came out of playing around with the fabric until the pieces…

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