#8 Shai Reshef

Shai Reshef
  • Sector: Education
  • Residence: USA

The educational entrepreneur set about bringing together volunteer tutors, low-tech open source software and the internet to create the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university. Today University of the People has enrolled students from 170 countries, including Vietnam, Sudan, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Haiti, and features widespread support and volunteering from blue-chip institutions such as Yale University, Oxford University, New York University, The Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.