Blakely debuted on the Forbes Rich List this year and is the youngest female self-made billionaire in the world; all this while still owning 100% of her private company with no debt, no outside investors, and no money spent on advertising. Blakely epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit.
In most cases, his films broke new ground in subject matter, special effects or style – and were usually optimistic in outlook or outcome. Spielberg is one of the most recognized directors of our time, and a true, innovative leader of cinema.
The founder of Wal-Mart and giant of discount retailing grew up in Oklahoma during the depression. He was described as an industrious, ambitious boy who collected accomplishments as other boys collected toy cars.
The Samurai had a very clear view of their own values and those of their society. This value system evolved as did the Samurai themselves - from being the original "warrior caste", to becoming leaders of society.
In 2003, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ebadi for “for her efforts for democracy and human rights”, an accolade that Ebadi said she hoped would inspire courage amongst other human rights activists in Iran.
An inspirational leader whose achievements spanned sports, politics, and humanitarian work. Few have done more for the Aboriginal cause in Australia, and his legacy continues to be greatly respected to this day.
He is cited as being one of Britain's most respected business leaders. His success in dragging ICI from the depths of £200 million losses to the heady heights of billion pound profits is indeed legendary.
A giant of the American construction industry, Stephen Bechtel was 33 when he took over as CEO of the Bechtel Corporation following the death of his father. In the middle of orchestrating the Hoover Dam project, Warren Bechtel's death came at a critical time for the company. As CEO, Stephen took over and completed the project under budget and 2 years ahead of schedule.
She was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance issues. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak at rallies. This experience, and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led her to join the women's rights movement in 1852. Soon after that she dedicated her life to women's suffrage.