Worthy 100: 2022

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Together, we face many challenges: From global warming and geopolitical unrest to an impending recession and polarized political body, we find ourselves divided and scrambling at every critical juncture. In order to tackle these issues, we must stand together behind basic organizing principles of unity, compassion, preservation, and equality. The entrepreneurs, philanthropists, activists, industry pioneers, and political figures featured on this list have made genuine, impactful strides toward these fundamental values as they are applied across industries.


Singer-songwriter Jewel

is bringing mindfulness and emotional intelligence tools to the masses.

Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code and managed it into one of the nation’s most successful non-profits who helped more than 300,000 girls learn STEM skills globally.

By giving Patagonia to the Patagonia Purpose Trust, Yvon Chouinard ensured that his company’s mission of environmental conservation will be protected forevermore.

Volodymyr Zelensky has become a beloved and heroic symbol of freedom in the face of unspeakable violence and aggression.

Even in the face of personal danger, Maria Ressa, refused to modify her stance on terrorism and government corruption in the Philippines.


There is much work to be done, and by highlighting the voices of individuals using their time, talent, and financial resources to make the world a better place, we hope to do our part.

We have set out to find the 100 people who have made the most significant impact on the world this year and have found innovators across various industries including art, entertainment, business, government, non-profits, and philanthropy.

We received more than a thousand nominations from our editorial staff, Worth readers, and last year’s Worthy 100 winners, and are pleased to present this year’s list of changemakers.

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