Select highlights of the list follow. To see the complete list go to: fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2017
- Todd Yellin, Vice president of product, Netflix, “for figuring out how the world watches” (#2)
- Fidji Simo, Vice president of product, Facebook, “for unlocking the emotion—and value—of love video (#4)
- Donald Glover, Actor, musician, writer, producer, “for being a culture factory” (#8)
- Rohit Prasad, VP and head scientist, Amazon Alexa and Toni Reid, VP Echo devices and Alexa, “for leading the voice-controlled revolution” (#10)
- Barry Jenkins, Writer, director, Moonlight, for broadening perspectives (#15)
- Massimo Bottura, Chef and cofounder, Food for Soul, “for nourishing the spirit (#24)
- Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood, Head of music partnerships, Instagram, “for helping musicians think visually” (#36)
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer, director, producer, actress, Fleabag, “for breaking the wall” (#48)
- Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks “for channeling Hollywood’s inner nerd” (#50)
- Kylie Jenner, Founder Kylie Cosmetics, “for inspiring lipstick lust” (#57)
- Cleo Wade, Poet, artist, activist “for finding the message” (#100)
Introduced in 2009, The Most Creative People list was quickly established as one of Fast Company’s most esteemed franchises. Each year, the magazine’s editors present an all-new list of 100 chosen according to a proprietary methodology—honorees can’t repeat and anyone previously profiled in the print magazine is excluded. The resulting group represents highly accomplished, dynamic individuals whose work and ideas are driving the world forward. This year’s honorees join the expanding community of Fast Company‘s Most Creative People 1000.
“Our editors scour the globe to identify the newest additions to the Most Creative People list. Each of the individuals we are spotlighting are making a sizable impact on business. I am truly awed and inspired by their achievements,” says Robert Safian, Editor, Fast Company.
Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business issue (June 2017) is available online now at fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2017 and on newsstands beginning May 22. Join the Most Creative People conversation using #FCMostCreative.
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