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Usain St. Leo Bolt, more popularly known as “Lightning” Bolt, is a world-renowned athlete internationally regarded as the fastest person ever, having set several records for the 100 meter and 200 meter races as well as the 4x100 meters relay in the Olympic Games. Usain is also the first ever person to win six gold medals in the sport of sprinting in the Olympic Games, establishing his reputation as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Aside from the Olympic Games, Usain has also dominated the sprinting category of every other sporting event that he has joined.

Roya Mahboob is the first female IT CEO in Afghanistan, a place where gender discrimination is a way of life. She founded Afghan Citadel Software Company, now a leading service provider. Her way to recognition was not easy and she’s grown accustomed to death threats. At 26 years old, Roya has displayed extraordinary resilience. She’s currently the CEO of Women’s Annex, a non-profit that seeks to give Afghan women a platform to express their artistic side through blogging and directing. The profit of ACSC is mainly used to fund the establishment of internet cafes for women.

Asi Burak is the co-president of Games for Change, an organization created to mobilize social impact of digital games. Half the Sky Movement has recently partnered with them in creating “Half the Sky: The Game,” which is now creating a buzz. Before taking the helm of the non-profit organization, Asi has been a strategic advisor to organizations such as EON Productions (007), Newsweek and McCann Erickson for gaming and brand engagement. He is twice a finalist of INDEX International Design Award and a Tech Awards laureate. He founded ImpactGames in 2006 and developed PeaceMaker and Play the News (PtN).

Hina Jilani is an activist lawyer and one of the two new members of The Elders. She is known for defending abused women and labor-bonded children in Pakistan. With her sister, Asma Jilani Jahangir, Hina cofounded her country’s first all-female legal aid practice, AGHS Legal Aid Cell in 1980. After a year, Hina became one of the founders of the Pakistan Human Rights Commission. To further help targets of “honor killings,” she set-up Dastak, a housing facility for women who are at risk of being killed by their own family members.

Nancy Lublin is an entrepreneur, business consultant and philanthropist who is most famous for founding Dress for Success, an organization that provides career development training and interview suits for aspiring young people; and currently being the chief executive officer of DoSomething.org, a non-profit organization that focuses on motivating young people to do their part and create change in their communities through participating in nationwide campaigns. Through Nancy’s leadership, DoSomething.org has grown into one of the largest charitable websites, and has been significant in creating change in various places.

Called the “Iron Lady” of Asia, Park Geun-hye is the first woman president of the Republic of Korea. She is the daughter of former military strongman, Park Chung-hee, who held the highest political position in Korea for 18 years. Both of her parents were assassinated—her mother by a North Korean gun-man and her father by his very own staff. She was elected as GNP assemblywoman for Dalseong, Daegu in 1998 and its Emergency Committee’s chairwoman in 2011. In a year’s time, she became president of her country and made it to TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013.

Miriam Defensor Santiago is politician, professor, and public servant who is most notable for being the very first Filipino to win a seat as a judge at the International Criminal Court. In her more than twenty years of political career, Miriam has proven herself to be an honest, efficient, and excellent public servant, which is why the Filipino people love her.

Aamir Khan is the most popular Bollywood actor in the international scene nowadays, appearing in unforgettable movies, such as “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India,” “Talaash,” “Just Like Stars, Every Child is Special,” and “3 Idiots.” Called Mr. Perfectionist in his home country, India, Aamir is also a successful director and producer. His Aamir Khan Productions produced Bollywood box-office hits with sales records that are yet to be broken, not to mention that Lagaan has earned a nomination in the Academy Awards. His achievements landed him in TIME’s 2013 list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Efren “Bata” Reyes is more popularly known in the world of pool as “The Magician.” He is the first non-American winner of the US Open Nine Ball Championship and named by the United States Billiards Media Association’s (USBMA) the best player of the decade. Efren is the first player in WPA history to win world championships in two different disciplines. The AZ Billiards Money List named him as the top earning pool player five times. He is also the recipient of the Philippine Legion of Honor and was bestowed the Philippine Order of Lakandula "Champion for Life Award."

Michael Fred Phelps II is a world-renowned Olympic swimmer, most notable for holding the world record of winning the most number of gold medals in the Olympic Games, as well as being the most decorated Olympian of all time. He holds a total of 22 medals, eighteen of them gold. Michael is known in the world today as the one who popularized the sport of swimming due to his amazing athletic abilities. He has set numerous records, beaten his own records, and is hailed as one of the greatest athletes not only of his generation, but also of the past.

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