TOP 10 - INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC FIGURE

Ali Abdaal

Ali Abdaal is a British doctor, educator, and content creator. He rose to fame through his YouTube channel, which now has more than four million followers, where he shares productivity tips, study techniques, and personal development advice, catering primarily to students and young professionals. Ali’s background in medicine and his passion for learning have contributed to his unique perspective on effective learning strategies. He has become a prominent figure in the online education space, helping others maximise their potential and achieve their goals.

 

Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett, co-founder and former CEO of Social Chain, has revolutionised social media marketing by pioneering innovative strategies that resonate with global brands. His entrepreneurial journey gained widespread recognition when he became the youngest investor on the BBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den at the age of 28. His sharp business acumen and insightful investment decisions showcased prowess beyond his years. Steven is celebrated for his influential podcast, The Diary of a CEO, which offers valuable insights on leadership, success, and self-discovery. The podcast’s popularity reflects his ability to connect with audiences on a profound level. He is the founder of marketing company Flight Story and web3 platform thirdweb. His recent book ‘The Diary Of A CEO: The 33 Laws Of Business And Life’ is a Sunday Times Number 1 best Seller.

 

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Ozwald Boateng OBE

Ozwald Boateng is a British fashion designer of Ghanaian descent, renowned for his innovative and vibrant menswear designs. He is credited with bringing a modern and artistic flair to traditional tailoring, earning him a reputation as a trailblazer in the fashion industry. His work has been showcased on international runways, and he has dressed high-profile clients, including celebrities and public figures. Ozwald’s contributions to fashion have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including being awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to the clothing industry.

 

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Patricia Bright

Patricia Bright is a British lifestyle influencer, entrepreneur and author. She gained prominence through her YouTube channel – one of the fastest growing in the UK – where she shares make-up tutorials, fashion hauls and lifestyle advice. Patricia’s engaging personality and relatable content garnered her a substantial following. Beyond her digital presence, she is an advocate for diversity and representation in the beauty and fashion industry. Her entrepreneurial ventures include a successful fashion brand and a book, both aimed at empowering and inspiring others.

 

Tim Campbell MBE

Tim Campbell is a British entrepreneur, motivational speaker and winner of the inaugural series of The Apprentice. He used his victory on the show as a platform to promote entrepreneurship and inspire young people through his social enterprise charity Bright Ideas Trust. Tim is a small business advocate, youth talent ambassador and co-author of Amazon bestseller What’s Your Bright Idea?. He was awarded an MBE for enterprise in 2012. Tim sits on the City of London Education Board and is a member of the Windrush Commemoration Committee.

 

Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel is a British actress, screenwriter, and producer. She created and starred in the critically acclaimed series Chewing Gum, which explored themes of race, identity and sexuality and for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance. Michaela’s most notable achievement came with the creation of the award-winning series I May Destroy You, which garnered widespread praise for its exploration of consent and trauma and won her the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress in 2021. Her storytelling and creative vision have established her as a trailblazer in the entertainment industry.

 

FILE - This Jan. 21, 2018 file photo shows actor-director Idris Elba at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Elba confirmed in a Vanity Fair cover article that he will not be the next James Bond.  (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

Idris Elba

Idris Elba is a British actor, musician, and producer known for his charismatic screen presence and diverse roles. He gained fame through his portrayal of complex characters in both television and film, with standout performances in The Wire, Luther and movies like Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and the Thor franchise. Most recently he starred in the Apple TV+ series Hijack. Beyond acting, Idris is a talented musician and DJ, with a passion for music production. He is also involved in humanitarian efforts and philanthropy with his wife Sabrina, working closely alongside UNICEF and The Prince’s Trust. They are also working on their own initiative, The Elba Hope Foundation.

 

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Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE

Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE is a British racing driver widely regarded as one of the greatest in Formula One history. He has won seven World Drivers’ Championships and remains a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in motorsports, using his platform to raise awareness about social and environmental issues. Lewis has been an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and donated an estimated £20 million to charitable causes in 2022. In 2021, he launched the Mission 44 foundation, a programme designed to bring more people from ethnically diverse backgrounds into motorsport. Lewis was awarded an MBE in 2008, followed by a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2021.

 

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Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya is a British actor and writer who gained international recognition for his roles in acclaimed films and television series. He starred in the groundbreaking horror film Get Out, earning critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination. Daniel’s versatile acting skills have led to roles in a range of projects, including Black Panther, Queen & Slim, and Judas and the Black Messiah. His performances are characterised by their depth and emotional resonance, making him a sought-after talent in the entertainment industry.

 

Alex Scott

Alex Scott is a retired English footballer and broadcaster. She is one of the most capped English footballers of all time with 140 international appearances, and one of the most decorated British players ever, winning the English top-flight on six occasions with Arsenal as well as the Champions League in 2007. Following her retirement, Alex transitioned to a career in broadcasting, becoming a respected commentator and pundit. In 2018 she became the first female football pundit at a World Cup for the BBC, going on to present numerous sports programmes as well as the popular BBC primetime offering The One Show.