Tory Burch is a well-known fashion designer. Her brand is so popular in the fashion world that there are around 70 Tory Burch stores in the world today. She is also one of the most successful fashion designers today, having been accepted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America after just three years of professionally entering the fashion world. Since she established her fashion line, it has become very famous worldwide, with over 1,000 stores selling her products.
Warren Buffett is the Chairman and CEO of “Berkshire Hathaway,” a multinational conglomerate holding company based in Omaha, Nebraska. Buffett has been called the “Oracle of Omaha” and “Sage of Nebraska.”
Rick Simpson, self-proclaimed ordinary guy is on a crusade against the major global pharmaceutical companies, lawmakers, and policy makers to legalize hemp oil sales on the basis of its cure–all compounds and miraculous effects in the treatment of cancer (prostate, glaucoma, melanoma, leukemia), eating disorders, skin ailments, and liver diseases. However, what makes Rick Simpson so extraordinary is that he is not seeking to profit from his crusade by patenting his medicine (so plant drug companies cannot patent it) but providing people since 2006 with hemp oil medicines at no cost.
Heidi Mendoza—Philippine anti-corruption fighter, Commissioner, auditor and investigator—first gained public attention when she controversially resigned from her position at the COA (Philippines’ Commission on Audit) in 2005, where she had served for over 20 years with a spotless record after accusing the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) of plunder and corruption of transactions involving 200 million pesos of which 50 million pesos were unaccounted for.
Reverend, humanitarian, author, freedom fighter, philanthropist—Sam Childers’ life story was made into a major motion picture in 2011 entitled “The Machine Gun Preacher” based on his book, “Another Man’s War.” He was the founder of the Angels of East Africa crusade. After giving his life to Christ and answering his calling to visit Sudan in 1998, Sam’s Angels of East Africa has established one of the largest children and women’s orphanages housing over 300 in South Sudan, educating over a thousand youths and also freeing ten thousand Sudanese from warlords and LRA in several East African countries.
Somaly Mam and her Somaly Mam Foundation has rescued over 7000 women from sexual slavery since its inception—herself being once a victim of such a trade, until her fortunate escape in 1990—after witnessing one of her close friends being viciously murdered and fearing the same fate to befall her. Her life’s experiences involving danger, extreme poverty, desperation, psychological, physical and sexual abuse were enough to make someone despise life; however, even with these seemingly impossible odds, she has turned her life into one of an inspiration and a living hope.
Born in Iceland, Toby Tanser is a philanthropist, writer, and accomplished runner—with over 160 race victories around the world, including 42 New York Road Runners club races—coach, and race director. He is also the founder of Shoe4Africa, which he started as a professional runner after he attended running training camps in Kenya. After that, he sent back shoes to Kenyan athletes when he has returned to the US. Shoe4Africa started out with him as the only staff. His latest and greatest project is trying to build in Sahara Africa’s largest public children’s hospital.
Indeed, black is beautiful. Anyone who has seen Waris Dirie on Revlon, Elle, Vogue, or Glamour print ads and cover will absolutely agree with that. But Waris, who also authored the book Desert Flower, is one special model. She did modeling for a reason and that is not to become famous or to live lavishly. Her motivation was simply to tell her story—a horrific one at that—to shed light and pave the way for more people to know about female genital mutilation or FGM. A ritual she herself became a victim of.
“Gives you wings” is what a bottle of Red Bull does, according to its ad. Catchy but impossible. So why is everybody crazy about Red Bull? Isn’t it said that energy drinks have harmful side effects? Some studies even claim that energy drink ingredients are not for any living thing because of what they cause our body to react. This kind of bad publicity is going around publications and through the airwaves for quite some time now, but Dietrich Mateschitz’s business is not showing any sign of financial constraint whatsoever.