list | ooom: the World’s 100 Most Inspiring People

no. 59 | Ray Kurzweil • for year 2019
January 1, 2020


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publication: ooom
story title: list — the World’s 100 Most Inspiring People
deck: no. 59 | Ray Kurzweil
year: list for 2019
author: by Georg Kindel
date: December 2019



note: This story is collected for the Kurzweil library.


— about the list —

recognizing influential leaders

Who influenced, motivated, and fascinated us most this past year — ooom presents: the World’s 100 Most Inspiring People for year 2019. The annual ranking is based on votes from an international jury. The ooom editorial board — and our prominent panel of judges — joined forces to create this unique list.

our mission

Our ooom motto is inspiring people — that’s our mission. We’re entrepreneurs, publishers, media, and communications experts. In a digital + high-tech world, people long for positive influences.

We use our creativity + enthusiasm to help people and companies to reach their goals in a different, better, and more sustainable way. The magazine covers visionaries, pioneers, and important leaders — and is one of the leading lifestyle magazines in Germany.

our selection process

The list is subjective, and illustrates individuals who impressed us this year — it ranks the world’s most influential people. The 100 names were selected by a international jury consisting of well-known personalities, all exceptional individuals from various fields.


notable for year 2019

For the 4th time, ooom presents its annual list. This year ooom recognizes the power of women. Naturally, drawing-up such a ranking is a subjective effort. There are 8 women are in the top 10.


— no. 59 • Ray Kurzweil —


list | the World’s 100 Most Inspiring People
by ooom

no. 59 | Ray Kurzweil

The best-selling author, inventor, futurist. Without doubt, one of the most influential people in cyber. He changes the world with his ideas + and his way of thinking.

  • a director of engineering at Google
  • co-founder of Singularity Univ.
  • founder of Kurzweil Technologies
  • pioneering computer electronics inventor


our selection jury

judge: Betty Williams Nobel Peace Prize laureate

judge: Nipun Mehta Barak Obama + Dalai Lama advisor

judge: Stefan Sagmeister
star designer Sagmeister & Walsh

judge: Mathis Wackernagel
president “Global Footprint Network” president

judge: Hans Ulrich Obrist director of Serpentine Galleries

judge: Roger Nelson best-selling author Princeton University

judge: Thaddaeus Ropac
art gallerist

judge: Josef Penninger
world-renowned geneticist



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