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2020 Best Leader Awards Winners

A complete list of 2020's best leader awards.

Rank Name Impact Ranking Granted
1
5
5
For creating the most common global unifying language that people use to communicate with computers and among themselves. For redirecting their efforts, resources, and time to create a global effort aimed at making healthcare, infrastructures, education,... read more For creating the most common global unifying language that people use to communicate with computers and among themselves. For redirecting their efforts, resources, and time to create a global effort aimed at making healthcare, infrastructures, education, energy, and better quality of life equally accessible to all. And for choosing to contribute much fortune to the benefit of the many while making this the acceptable standard of choice for many others. For acting as first-class exemplars for what true leadership really is. read less
2
Elon Musk

vasilis asvestas / Shutterstock.com

5
5
For leading an unprecedented, well-orchestrated effort to accelerate the global shift to renewable energy. For working to allow global access to the web, renew space journeys, and increase the chances of human survival and of life as a whole. For being ab... read more For leading an unprecedented, well-orchestrated effort to accelerate the global shift to renewable energy. For working to allow global access to the web, renew space journeys, and increase the chances of human survival and of life as a whole. For being able to trail a continuous path to success in the high-tech industry and for stopping to ask at a young age, “What does the world really need?” For reminding people that nothing is impossible and for being a first-class exemplar of what true leadership really is—putting aside all other considerations and devoting a lifetime to increasing the chances of human survival with endless diligence, talent, and self-sacrifice.  read less
3
Warren Buffett

Rob Crandall / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For acting as an island of stability for investors through the years while generating consistent successes that provide the markets and the public with valuable assets. For serving as a flawless exemplar of both human and professional characteristics. And... read more For acting as an island of stability for investors through the years while generating consistent successes that provide the markets and the public with valuable assets. For serving as a flawless exemplar of both human and professional characteristics. And for choosing to contribute more than 99% of his fortune for the benefit of the many while helping people reimagine the way they perceive wealth and its usage. read less
4
Jimmy Wales

3777190317 / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For orchestrating the biggest global efforts the world has ever seen to make human knowledge accessible for all, for free, without any ulterior motive, and for the sole benefit of the many and for all of Wikipedia’s writers, editors, and volunteers.
5
Daniel Kahneman

Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For providing some of the deepest insights into people’s behavior in a quantifiable, accessible, and anchored manner.
6
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

By Prime Minister’s Office (GODL-India), GODL-India

4
5
For pioneering a solution to the Israeli - Arab - Palestinian conflict. For providing an inspiring and brave example for leaders, nations, and people to follow. For pursuing enjoyment of the fruits of peace as something far more valuable to the modern man... read more For pioneering a solution to the Israeli - Arab - Palestinian conflict. For providing an inspiring and brave example for leaders, nations, and people to follow. For pursuing enjoyment of the fruits of peace as something far more valuable to the modern man than the less advanced perception that nothing is as precious as land. read less
7
Tristan Harris

Stephen McCarthy/Collision via Sportsfile , CCBY-2.0

4
5
For years of consistent orchestrated effort aiming to combine our most daily used technologies in a manner that will better respect human time: Link describing Harris’s efforts: https://www.netflix.com/il-en/title/81254224
8
Sacha Baron Cohen

Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

5
4
For acting as a clear, brave voice which has articulated the complexity and risks of a world led by social networks and technological giants: Link to Baron Cohen speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDTOQUvpw7I
9
Greta Thunberg

MikeDotta / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For upending the perceived limitations of age, and demonstrating leadership, determination, bravery, and vision unparalleled by other leaders of her time. For placing some of the most critical decisions our world must address at the center of dialogue for... read more For upending the perceived limitations of age, and demonstrating leadership, determination, bravery, and vision unparalleled by other leaders of her time. For placing some of the most critical decisions our world must address at the center of dialogue for the public and leadership. And for pointing out that planet earth’s resources are not our generation’s to take, but rather belong to all generations and all species. read less
10
Desmond Morris

Eric Koch / Anefo – Nationaal Archief 922-9399, CCBY-SA-3.0

4
5
For providing some of the deepest insights into human behavior and for pioneering the field of a well-based alternative interpretation to psychological theories.
RANK: 1
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IMPACT
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For creating the most common global unifying language that people use to communicate with computers and among themselves. For redirecting their efforts, resources, and time to create a global effort aimed at making healthcare, infrastructures, education,... read more For creating the most common global unifying language that people use to communicate with computers and among themselves. For redirecting their efforts, resources, and time to create a global effort aimed at making healthcare, infrastructures, education, energy, and better quality of life equally accessible to all. And for choosing to contribute much fortune to the benefit of the many while making this the acceptable standard of choice for many others. For acting as first-class exemplars for what true leadership really is.
RANK: 2
NAME
IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For leading an unprecedented, well-orchestrated effort to accelerate the global shift to renewable energy. For working to allow global access to the web, renew space journeys, and increase the chances of human survival and of life as a whole. For being ab... read more For leading an unprecedented, well-orchestrated effort to accelerate the global shift to renewable energy. For working to allow global access to the web, renew space journeys, and increase the chances of human survival and of life as a whole. For being able to trail a continuous path to success in the high-tech industry and for stopping to ask at a young age, “What does the world really need?” For reminding people that nothing is impossible and for being a first-class exemplar of what true leadership really is—putting aside all other considerations and devoting a lifetime to increasing the chances of human survival with endless diligence, talent, and self-sacrifice. 
RANK: 3
NAME
IMPACT
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For acting as an island of stability for investors through the years while generating consistent successes that provide the markets and the public with valuable assets. For serving as a flawless exemplar of both human and professional characteristics. And... read more For acting as an island of stability for investors through the years while generating consistent successes that provide the markets and the public with valuable assets. For serving as a flawless exemplar of both human and professional characteristics. And for choosing to contribute more than 99% of his fortune for the benefit of the many while helping people reimagine the way they perceive wealth and its usage.
RANK: 4
NAME
Jimmy Wales

3777190317 / Shutterstock.com

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For orchestrating the biggest global efforts the world has ever seen to make human knowledge accessible for all, for free, without any ulterior motive, and for the sole benefit of the many and for all of Wikipedia’s writers, editors, and volunteers.
RANK: 5
NAME
Daniel Kahneman

Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com

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For providing some of the deepest insights into people’s behavior in a quantifiable, accessible, and anchored manner.
RANK: 6
NAME
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

By Prime Minister’s Office (GODL-India), GODL-India

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RANKING
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For pioneering a solution to the Israeli - Arab - Palestinian conflict. For providing an inspiring and brave example for leaders, nations, and people to follow. For pursuing enjoyment of the fruits of peace as something far more valuable to the modern man... read more For pioneering a solution to the Israeli - Arab - Palestinian conflict. For providing an inspiring and brave example for leaders, nations, and people to follow. For pursuing enjoyment of the fruits of peace as something far more valuable to the modern man than the less advanced perception that nothing is as precious as land.
RANK: 7
NAME
Tristan Harris

Stephen McCarthy/Collision via Sportsfile , CCBY-2.0

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For years of consistent orchestrated effort aiming to combine our most daily used technologies in a manner that will better respect human time: Link describing Harris’s efforts: https://www.netflix.com/il-en/title/81254224
RANK: 8
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Sacha Baron Cohen

Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

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For acting as a clear, brave voice which has articulated the complexity and risks of a world led by social networks and technological giants: Link to Baron Cohen speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDTOQUvpw7I
RANK: 9
NAME
Greta Thunberg

MikeDotta / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For upending the perceived limitations of age, and demonstrating leadership, determination, bravery, and vision unparalleled by other leaders of her time. For placing some of the most critical decisions our world must address at the center of dialogue for... read more For upending the perceived limitations of age, and demonstrating leadership, determination, bravery, and vision unparalleled by other leaders of her time. For placing some of the most critical decisions our world must address at the center of dialogue for the public and leadership. And for pointing out that planet earth’s resources are not our generation’s to take, but rather belong to all generations and all species.
RANK: 10
NAME
Desmond Morris

Eric Koch / Anefo – Nationaal Archief 922-9399, CCBY-SA-3.0

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For providing some of the deepest insights into human behavior and for pioneering the field of a well-based alternative interpretation to psychological theories.

2020 Best Company Awards Winners

A complete list of 2020's best company awards.

Rank Name Impact Ranking Granted
1
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ThePhotoFab / Shutterstock.com

5
5
For creating the world's largest and most efficient initiative aimed at making healthcare, infrastructures, education, energy, and better quality of life equally accessible to all.
2
Moderna & Lonza

Boumen Japet / Shutterstock.com | Taljat David / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For quickly and meticulously using novel technology to bring a Coronavirus vaccine to billions.
3
BioNTech & Pfizer

MasterKeySystem / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For quickly and meticulously using novel technology to bring a Coronavirus vaccine to billions.
4
AstraZeneca

Lutsenko_Oleksandr / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For quickly and meticulously using novel technology to bring a Coronavirus vaccine to billions, and for offering to do so in a zero profit manner for the benefit of all.
5
Tesla & SpaceX

Kevin McGovern / Shutterstock.com | Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com

5
5
Tesla, for accelerating the pace of the global transition to electrical vehicles, thereby contributing to the reduction of global warming, increasing solar energy usage, and making transportation safer and better. For providing a living example that actin... read more Tesla, for accelerating the pace of the global transition to electrical vehicles, thereby contributing to the reduction of global warming, increasing solar energy usage, and making transportation safer and better. For providing a living example that acting for the greater good against all odds can, and should, be done. And for aiming to help minimize global warming and minimize risk on life. Space X, for working to create the infrastructure that may economically enable earthly life to expand beyond earth, in parallel to other endeavors such as making the internet accessible to all. read less
6
Medtronic

JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com

3
5
For acting as a role model in a time of crisis and publishing their blueprints for one of their ventilation machines during the Covid 19 pandemic.
7
Beyond Meat

rafapress / Shutterstock.com

5
5
For acting as an industry leader, offering a meat substitute that helped awaken the world and accelerate the shift towards more viable food sources.
8
Google

MariaX / Shutterstock.com

5
5
For its consistently efficient work to catalog, increase accessibility, and encourage the use of human knowledge with no compulsory charge. For cleaving to high standards of fairness, decency, and reason in the service of the many. For innovation, transpa... read more For its consistently efficient work to catalog, increase accessibility, and encourage the use of human knowledge with no compulsory charge. For cleaving to high standards of fairness, decency, and reason in the service of the many. For innovation, transparency, openness, and creating an ever-increasing value for an ever-wider circle of people, companies, and organizations. read less
9
Amazon

Palatinate Stock / Shutterstock.com

4
5
For a decades-long effort to make books, goods, web services, and more available and accessible to many with ever greater efficiency. For establishing a system that was proven even more worthy during the Covid 19 pandemic days.
10
Wikipedia

Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com

5
5
For orchestrating a joint high-scale effort involving over 40 million volunteers and making a significant portion of the human knowledge available to all. For offering its materials free of any fee or ulterior motive, but driven only by the pure intention... read more For orchestrating a joint high-scale effort involving over 40 million volunteers and making a significant portion of the human knowledge available to all. For offering its materials free of any fee or ulterior motive, but driven only by the pure intention of making knowledge accessible to all. read less
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For creating the world's largest and most efficient initiative aimed at making healthcare, infrastructures, education, energy, and better quality of life equally accessible to all.
RANK: 2
NAME
IMPACT
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For quickly and meticulously using novel technology to bring a Coronavirus vaccine to billions.
RANK: 3
NAME
IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For quickly and meticulously using novel technology to bring a Coronavirus vaccine to billions.
RANK: 4
NAME
AstraZeneca

Lutsenko_Oleksandr / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For quickly and meticulously using novel technology to bring a Coronavirus vaccine to billions, and for offering to do so in a zero profit manner for the benefit of all.
RANK: 5
NAME
Tesla & SpaceX

Kevin McGovern / Shutterstock.com | Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
Tesla, for accelerating the pace of the global transition to electrical vehicles, thereby contributing to the reduction of global warming, increasing solar energy usage, and making transportation safer and better. For providing a living example that actin... read more Tesla, for accelerating the pace of the global transition to electrical vehicles, thereby contributing to the reduction of global warming, increasing solar energy usage, and making transportation safer and better. For providing a living example that acting for the greater good against all odds can, and should, be done. And for aiming to help minimize global warming and minimize risk on life. Space X, for working to create the infrastructure that may economically enable earthly life to expand beyond earth, in parallel to other endeavors such as making the internet accessible to all.
RANK: 6
NAME
Medtronic

JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For acting as a role model in a time of crisis and publishing their blueprints for one of their ventilation machines during the Covid 19 pandemic.
RANK: 7
NAME
Beyond Meat

rafapress / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For acting as an industry leader, offering a meat substitute that helped awaken the world and accelerate the shift towards more viable food sources.
RANK: 8
NAME
Google

MariaX / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For its consistently efficient work to catalog, increase accessibility, and encourage the use of human knowledge with no compulsory charge. For cleaving to high standards of fairness, decency, and reason in the service of the many. For innovation, transpa... read more For its consistently efficient work to catalog, increase accessibility, and encourage the use of human knowledge with no compulsory charge. For cleaving to high standards of fairness, decency, and reason in the service of the many. For innovation, transparency, openness, and creating an ever-increasing value for an ever-wider circle of people, companies, and organizations.
RANK: 9
NAME
Amazon

Palatinate Stock / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For a decades-long effort to make books, goods, web services, and more available and accessible to many with ever greater efficiency. For establishing a system that was proven even more worthy during the Covid 19 pandemic days.
RANK: 10
NAME
Wikipedia

Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For orchestrating a joint high-scale effort involving over 40 million volunteers and making a significant portion of the human knowledge available to all. For offering its materials free of any fee or ulterior motive, but driven only by the pure intention... read more For orchestrating a joint high-scale effort involving over 40 million volunteers and making a significant portion of the human knowledge available to all. For offering its materials free of any fee or ulterior motive, but driven only by the pure intention of making knowledge accessible to all.

2020 Best Invention Awards Winners

A complete list of 2020's best invention awards.

Rank Name Impact Ranking Granted
1
mRNA Vaccine
4
5
For offering hope to a world suffering from social distancing, economic slowdown, and death.
2
Super Safe Nuclear Reactors
5
5
For offering a potential solution to much of the world’s energy problems.
3
Meat & Fish Artificial Substitutes
5
5
For the potential to save much of the earth’s biological abundance, minimize unnecessary animal suffering, and reduce negative global warming and pollution.
4
Autonomous Cars

Flystock / Shutterstock.com

5
1
For the potential to save up to 3 million human lives on the global roads, while shifting all “lost” driving time for better, more productive causes. And for the potential to minimize the total global footprint of roads, parking lots, traffic, and car... read more For the potential to save up to 3 million human lives on the global roads, while shifting all “lost” driving time for better, more productive causes. And for the potential to minimize the total global footprint of roads, parking lots, traffic, and car owners. read less
5
Tesla Model 3

canadianPhotographer56 / Shutterstock.com

5
1
For Pioneering safety, energy usage, and pricing in the electrical vehicles market and allowing the global vehicle industry to follow for the benefit of all.
6
Audiobooks
4
1
For the efficient ability to transmit and share knowledge, art, and human experience.
7
Podcasts
4
0
For the ability to create an ever-growing abundance of knowledge, art, and human experience and efficiently consume and spread it.
8
Artificial intelligence
4
0
For offering new and highly valuable solutions in medicine, entertainment, transportation, and more.
9
E-commerce
4
0
For introducing an ever-growing number of people and organizations into a world of abundance.
10
Starlink

Official SpaceX Photos – Starlink Mission, CC0-1.0,

5
0
For the potential to make human knowledge and resources available to all and efficiently connect humanity, transforming an almost-global world into a single entity.
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For offering hope to a world suffering from social distancing, economic slowdown, and death.
RANK: 2
NAME
IMPACT
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For offering a potential solution to much of the world’s energy problems.
RANK: 3
NAME
IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For the potential to save much of the earth’s biological abundance, minimize unnecessary animal suffering, and reduce negative global warming and pollution.
RANK: 4
NAME
Autonomous Cars

Flystock / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For the potential to save up to 3 million human lives on the global roads, while shifting all “lost” driving time for better, more productive causes. And for the potential to minimize the total global footprint of roads, parking lots, traffic, and car... read more For the potential to save up to 3 million human lives on the global roads, while shifting all “lost” driving time for better, more productive causes. And for the potential to minimize the total global footprint of roads, parking lots, traffic, and car owners.
RANK: 5
NAME
Tesla Model 3

canadianPhotographer56 / Shutterstock.com

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For Pioneering safety, energy usage, and pricing in the electrical vehicles market and allowing the global vehicle industry to follow for the benefit of all.
RANK: 6
NAME
Audiobooks
IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For the efficient ability to transmit and share knowledge, art, and human experience.
RANK: 7
NAME
Podcasts
IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For the ability to create an ever-growing abundance of knowledge, art, and human experience and efficiently consume and spread it.
RANK: 8
NAME
Artificial intelligence
IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For offering new and highly valuable solutions in medicine, entertainment, transportation, and more.
RANK: 9
NAME
E-commerce
IMPACT
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GRANTED
For introducing an ever-growing number of people and organizations into a world of abundance.
RANK: 10
NAME
Starlink

Official SpaceX Photos – Starlink Mission, CC0-1.0,

IMPACT
RANKING
GRANTED
For the potential to make human knowledge and resources available to all and efficiently connect humanity, transforming an almost-global world into a single entity.

2021 Awards Finalists

Time Economy's 10 finalists for the 2021 Best Leader Awards are here.
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