Methodology

In order for World Parks to become a global phenomenon, it is imperative to obtain the support and buy-in from experts in the field, thought leaders, politicians, local stakeholders and as many individuals as possible. To this end, the World Parks organization is compiling a thorough list of what we have called “The 100 People List” to highlight and perform outreach to 100 influential people. As time goes on, this list will be updated to include additional individuals of interest.

Name Summary
Ai Weiwei Mr. Ai is a contemporary artist and activist.
Al Gore Mr. Gore is the former Vice President of the U.S. and author of An Inconvenient Truth.
Anderson Cooper Mr. Cooper is a television presenter and environmentalist.
Angela Merkel Ms. Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany.
Angelina Jolie Ms. Jolie is an actress and involved in many charities.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Mr. Schwarzenegger is the former Governor of California and an environmental activist.
Ban Ki-Moon Mr. Ban is the former Secretary General of the United Nations.
Barack Obama Mr. Obama is the former President of the United States.
Barry Sternlicht Mr. Sternlicht is an investor and philanthropist.
Bear Grylls Mr. Grylls is a television presenter and environmental activist.
Ben Cohen Mr. Cohen is the co-founder of the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream brand.
Bernie Sanders Mr. Sanders is a U.S. Senator from Vermont and an environmentalist.
Bill Gates Mr. Gates is the founder of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill McKibben Mr. McKibben is an environmentalist and author.
Bill Nye Mr. Nye is a scientist and television personality, most known for his show, Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Bono Bono is a musician and social activist.
Dalai Lama His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
David Attenborough Sir Attenborough is a television presenter and naturalist.
David McCullough Mr. McCullough is a Pullitzer Prize-winning author.
David Orr Dr. Orr is a professor of environmental studies and an environmentalist.
David Tepper Mr. Tepper is an investor and philanthropist.
Dianne Fienstein Ms. Fienstein is a current U.S. Senator from California and an environmental activist.
Don Henley Mr. Henley is a musician and environmentalist.
Dr. James Hansen Dr. Hansen is a climate scientist at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
E.O. Wilson E.O. Wilson is a biologist known for his work on island biogeography principles.
Edward Norton Mr. Norton is an actor and environmental activist.
Ellen Degeneres Ms. Degeneres is a television presenter and social activist.
Elon Musk Mr. Musk is a businessman and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.
Emma Watson Ms. Watson is an actress and a philanthropist.
Eric Schmidt Mr. Schmidt is the CEO of Google.
George Clooney Mr. Clooney is an actor and involved in many charities.
George Lucas Mr. Lucas is a filmmaker and philanthropist.
Hillary Clinton Ms. Clinton is a former U.S. Senator from New York and the former First Lady.
Ian McKellen Mr. McKellen is an actor and philanthropist.
Jacina Ardern Ms. Ardern is the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Jack Ma Mr. Ma is the co-founder of Alibaba Group and a philanthropist.
James Hansen Mr. Hansen directs the Earth Institute at Columbia University and is a climate change scientist.
James Watson Dr. Watson is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist for discovering the structure of DNA.
Jane Goodall Dr. Jane Goodall is a famous primatologist known for determining characteristics about chimpanzees never understood prior to her research.
Jared Diamond Mr. Diamond is an ecologist and author.
Javier Bardem Mr. Bardem is an actor and activist.
Jeff Bezos Mr. Bezos is the founder of Amazon.
Jeff Corwin Mr. Corwin is a wildlife biologist and television presenter.
Jeremy Wade Mr. Wade is a television presenter and environmental activist.
Jerry Greenfield Mr. Greenfield is the co-founder of the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream brand.
Jimmy Fallon Mr. Fallon is a television presenter.
John Kerry Mr. Kerry is the former Secretary of State and an environmentalist.
Joko Widodo Mr. Widodo is the current President of Indonesia.
Justin Trudeau Mr. Trudeau is the Prime Minister of Canada.
Katrin Jakobsdottir Ms. Jakobsdottir is the current Prime Minister of Iceland.
Ken Burns Mr. Burns is a filmmaker.
Ken Salazar Mr. Salazar is the former Secretary of the Interior.
Kevin Cleary Mr. Cleary is the CEO of Clif Bar.
Kristine Tompkins Ms. Tompkins is the former CEO of Patagonia and a conservationist.
Larry Page Mr. Page is the co-founder of Google.
Layne Rigney Mr. Rigney is the CEO of Osprey Packs, Inc.
Leonardo DiCaprio Mr. DiCaprio is an award-winning actor and environmental activist.
Les Stroud Mr. Stroud is a television presenter and environmental activist.
Malala Yousafzai Ms. Yousafzai is a Nobel laureate and social activist.
Malcolm Gladwell Mr. Gladwell is an author and journalist.
Malcolm Turnbull Mr. Turnbull is the Prime Minister of Australia.
Marina Silva Ms. Silva is a Brazilian politician and defender of the Amazon rainforest.
Mark Tercek Mr. Tercek is the CEO of the Nature Conservancy.
Mark Zuckerberg Mr. Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook.
Michael Bloomberg Mr. Bloomberg is the former Mayor of New York, a philanthropist and environmental activist.
Michael Braungart Mr. Braungart is a chemist and environmentalist.
Michael Moore Mr. Moore is a filmmaker and social activist.
Michael Pollan Mr. Pollan is an author and environmental activist.
Michelle Bachelet Ms. Bachelet is the former President of Chile and environmental conservationist.
Morgan Freeman Mr. Freeman is an actor and philanthropist.
Natalie Portman Ms. Portman is an actress and activist.
Neil Degrasse Tyson Dr. Tyson is an astrophysicist and the head of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
Olafur Grimsson Mr. Grimsson is the former President of Iceland.
Oprah Winfrey Ms. Winfrey is a television presenter and social activist.
Patrick Stewart Mr. Stewart is an actor and philanthropist.
Paul Simon Mr. Simon is a musician and philanthropist.
Paul Watson Mr. Watson is the founder of the Sea Sheperd Conservation Society.
Penelope Cruz Ms. Cruz is an actress and activist.
Peter Thiel Mr. Thiel is an investor and activist.
Pope Francis Pope Francis is the current Pope and an environmental activist.
Ray Dalio Mr. Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associates and a philanthropist.
Richard Branson Mr. Branson is an investor and philanthropist.
Richard Dawkins Mr. Dawkins is an author and biologist.
Rick Ridgeway Rick Ridgeway is a mountaineer, executive at Patagonia and an environmental activist.
Rose Marcario Ms. Marcario is the CEO of Patagonia.
Sally Jewell Ms. Jewell is the former Secretary of the Interior.
Sandra Steingraber Ms. Steingraber is an author and environmentalist.
Sergey Brin Mr. Brin is the co-founder of Google.
Sir Elton John Sir Elton John is a musician and philanthropist.
Stephen Smith Mr. Smith is the President and CEO of LL Bean.
Steven Chu Dr. Steven Chu is the former U.S. Secretary of Energy and a Nobel Prize winner.
Steven Spielberg Mr. Spielberg is a filmmaker and philanthropist.
Theodore Roosevelt IV Mr. Roosevelt is a prominent conservationist.
Tim Cook Mr. Cook is the CEO of Apple and an environmental preservationist.
Van Jones Mr. Jones is a television presenter and philanthropist.
Vandana Shiva Ms. Shiva is an environmental activist and author.
Warren Buffett Mr. Buffett, also known as the Oracle of Omaha, is one of the most famous investors in the world and regularly sits on the Forbes list of wealthiest individuals.
Wendell Berry Mr. Berry is an environmental activist and author.
William McDonough Mr. McDonough is an environmental activist and author.
Yvon Chouinard Mr. Chouinard is the founder of Patagonia and an environmental activist.