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The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2015

Meet this year’s inspiring leaders.

The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2015

01. CHARLES ARNTZEN

For fighting ebola with tobacco.
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02. RAJAN ANANDAN

For getting everyone online.
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03. DAO NGUYEN

For turning LOLs into a media empire.
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04. MARIA CLAUDIA LACOUTURE

For rebranding a country.
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05. JENS BERGENSTEN

For holding the keys to the 100-million-player kingdom.
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06. LESLIE DEWAN

For throwing salt on traditionally nuclear technology.
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07. DANA MAURIELLO

For getting crafty about cultivating entrepreneurs.
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08. AMY POEHLER

For making comedy grow.
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09, 10. THOMAS DIMSON AND ALEX KARPENKO

For speeding up Instagram.
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11. MATT MASON

For playing nice.
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12. GREG HOFFMAN

For keeping Nike in the spotlight.
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13. JERMAINE AFFONSO

For leveling the cannons at click bait.
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14. ERTHARIN COUSIN

For building tech-forward tools to tackle world hunger.
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15. MARTHA MURRAY

For finally figuring out how to fix a torn ACL.
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15. VERONICA JUAREZ

For paving the way for legal ride sharing.
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17, 18. ZOE QUINN AND ALEX LIFSCHITZ

For tackling online abuse.
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19 – 21. TRACY CHOU, NADINE HARIK, AND JENNIFER TSAI

For pinning down global mobile design.
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22. LINDA BOFF

For illuminating GE’s products.
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23. DAVID EUN

For seeding Samsung’s future.
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24. THOMAS HEATHERWICK

For collapsing the walls within design.
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25. MAARTEN SIERHUIS

For driving us toward the autonomous future.
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26. KEVIN WEIL

For giving Twitter new wings.
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27. JENNIFER LEWIS

For giving 3-D printing a jolt.
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28. MARQUES BROWNLEE

For being a gadget god.
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29. BARBARA BUSH

For giving health care fresh eyes.
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30. CAITLIN OSWALD

For propelling jet innovation.
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31. TRACY YOUNG

For getting everyone on the same page.
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32. AVA DUVERNAY

For showing an icon from all angles.
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33. AZZEDINE DOWNES

For saving the animals.
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34, 35. DAO-YI CHOW AND MAXWELL OSBORNE

For putting street wear on the runway.
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36. DINESH BHATIA

For teaching aspiring investors to make the leap.
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37. CAMERON PIRON

For taking the guesswork out of brain surgery.
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38. SOPHIE LEBRECHT

For predicting which images will go viral.
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39. SREE SREENIVASAN

For liberating the museum from its physical walls.
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40. JEREMY JOHNSON

For helping students get paid to learn.
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41. VIAN DAKHIL

For answering the call.
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42. ERICA MACKIE

For using solar to empower people.
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43. AMY GU

For getting China to take note.
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44. LARRY WILMORE

For keeping it 100.
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45 – 48. GOVERNMENT GROUNDBREAKERS

For getting the public sector up to speed.
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49 – 51. GREG FONG, SEAN MONAHAN, AND EMILY SEGAL

For turning detachment into dollars.
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52. MAX SIEGEL

For leading track and field forward—fast.
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53. KATY FIKE

For making aging graceful.
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54. IMRAN AMED

For quantifying fashion’s value.
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55, 56. GALYN BERNARD AND CHRISTINA CARBONELL

For making it easy to dress your kids.
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57. JANET MOCK

For getting people to talk about transgender issues.
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58. JEROME JARRE

For charming the world a few seconds at a time.
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59, 60. MUKESH JHA AND JANARDAN PRASAD

For giving India a lift.
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61. MARIE KONDO

For helping us purge.
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62. SIBYL GOLDMAN

For hooking Facebook into Hollywood.
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63. LISA SEACAT DELUCA

For being the mother of invention.
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64. KELLY SUE DECONNICK

For reanimating a superhero.
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65. VINNIE MYERS

For healing breast cancer survivors with ink.
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66. EMILY WEISS

For letting customers decide what’s beautiful.
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67. MEHMOOD KHAN

For stimulating the world’s taste buds.
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68. MARY KAY HENRY

For waging the war for livable wages.
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69. APRIL UNDERWOOD

For leveling the VC scales.
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70. AYSE ILDENIZ

For making smart jewelry fashionable.
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71. JOCELYN COOPER

For maximizing a movement.
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72. JASON JONES

For showing gamers their Destiny.
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73. BONNIE ANDERSON

For saving thousands of patients from the knife.
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74. TESSA LAU

For giving robots that human touch.
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75. MIKE JUDGE

For holding a fun-house mirror up to the tech industry.
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76. DONALD ROBERTSON

For launching an art career with a kiss.
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77. ISABELLA ROSE TAYLOR

For putting the “teen” in teen fashion.
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78 – 80. DAN SCHULMAN, JOCELYN MANGAN, BORA CHUNG

For helping us breeze through the checkout.
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81, 82. EL-P AND KILLER MIKE

For letting goodwill drive their music business.
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83. CRAIG STRONBERG

For hacking the security game.
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84. KIM GEHRIG

For capturing real bodies in motion.
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85. KATRINA MARKOFF

For going cuckoo for cocoa.
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86. JOCELYN LEAVITT

For turning kids into game designers.
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87. EMILY LEPROUST

For synthesizing DNA faster than ever.
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88. DANILO LEAO

For knowing when the cows come home—and what they’ve been doing all day.
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89. MARK WILLIAMS

For inviting the Bard into the barbershop.
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90. MEGAN AMRAM

For fighting stereotype with satire.
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91, 92. DEXTER PEART AND BYRON PEART

For caring about how you carry your gadgets.
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93. HENRY RED CLOUD

For letting the sun shine on the reservation.
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94. ARCHANA RAGHURAM

For motivating colleagues to make a difference.
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95. CATHERINE HAVASI

For making computers better listeners.
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96. MARIJE VOGELZANG

For reimagining what and how we eat—and training other designers to do the same.
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97. SCOTT DUNGATE

For steering advertising in a new interactive direction.
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98, 99. BRETT KOPF AND DAVID KOPF

For keeping parents in the know.
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100. PAYAL KADAKIA

For taking the sweat out of finding fitness classes.
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