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A100 List

Every May, the A100 List honors the 100 Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) who had the most impact on culture and society over the past year. View our film celebrating the honorees, produced in partnership with Google.

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2021 A100 List

In the face of hate, we fight back. We’re stronger than what meets us. And we’re still here.This year, we honor both excellence in achievement and eminence in activism.

2021 A100 List Partners

A1s

Honorees are individuals or groups who have had the most impact within their respective industries over the past year.
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Business & Finance

Amrita Ahuja

Chief Financial Officer, Square

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Honorees

Benny Luo

Founder & CEO, NextShark

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Honorees

CeFaan Kim

Reporter, ABC7NY

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Entertainment

Chloé Zhao

Director, Writer & Producer

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Honorees

Dion Lim

Anchor & Reporter, ABC7 KGO-TV

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Honorees

Eric S. Yuan

Founder & CEO, Zoom

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Activism, Advocacy & Politics

Kamala Harris

Vice President of the United States of America

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Honorees

Kimmy Yam

Reporter, NBC Asian America

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Honorees

Naomi Osaka

Tennis Champion

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Padma Lakshmi

Author, Host, & Executive Producer

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Honorees

Weijia Jiang

Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News

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  • Activism, Advocacy & Politics
  • Business & Finance
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle
  • Media & Journalism
  • Sports & Health
  • Technology & Innovation
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Alfred Lin

Partner, Sequoia Capital

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Alice Wu

Writer, Director & Producer

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Allen Shim

Chief Financial Officer, Slack

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Ally Maki

Actress & Founder, Asian American Girl Club

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Amrita Ahuja

Chief Financial Officer, Square

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Anderson .Paak

Grammy Award Winning Musician

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Andrew Toy

President & Chief Technology Officer, Clover Health

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Andy Kim

U.S. Representative

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Angela Hwang

Group President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

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Anjali Sud

CEO, Vimeo

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Anne Chow

CEO, AT&T Business

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Baiju Bhatt

Co-Founder, Robinhood

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Bao Nguyen

Director & Producer

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Bela Bajaria

Head of Global TV, Netflix

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Benjamin Ling

Founder & General Partner, Bling Capital

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Benny Luo

Founder & CEO, NextShark

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Blackpink

K-Pop Artists

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Bowen Yang

Comedian, Writer, & Actor

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Carlo L. Katigbak

President & CEO, ABS-CBN Corporation

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Caroline Yim

Partner & Co-Head of Hip-Hop/R&B, WME

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Cathy Park Hong

Author, "Minor Feelings"

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CeFaan Kim

Reporter, ABC7NY

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Chi-Hua Chien & Eric Kim

Founders & Managing Partners, Goodwater Capital

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Chloé Zhao

Director, Writer & Producer

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Christine Chen

Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)

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Christine Ha

Chef, Author, & Restaurateur

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Christine Tsai

CEO & Founding Partner, 500 Startups

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Collin Morikawa

PGA Champion

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Connie Wun, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, AAPI Women Lead

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Dariush Ajami, Sanjay C. Shah

Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Beyond Meat

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Dave Roberts

Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Deborah Liu

CEO, Ancestry

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Derek Hsu, Sean Miyashiro

President & CEO, 88Rising

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Dhivya Suryadevara

Chief Financial Officer, Stripe

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Dion Lim

Anchor & Reporter, ABC7 KGO-TV

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Eric S. Yuan

Founder & CEO, Zoom

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Eric Wong

President & CMO, Warner Recorded Music

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Eric Wu

CEO & Co-Founder, Opendoor

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Erik Spoelstra

Head Coach, Miami Heat

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Garry Tan

Managing Partner, Initialized Capital

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Gemma Chan

Actress

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George Ruan

Co-Founder, Honey

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H.E.R.

Grammy & Oscar Winning Musician

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Helen Lin

Chief Digital Officer, Publicis Groupe

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Hisao Kushi, Yony Feng

Chief Legal Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Peloton

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Jeannie Mai

Emmy-Award Winning Host & Activist

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Jen Wong

COO, Reddit

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Jim Kwik

CEO Kwik Brain & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Joanne Kwong

President, Pearl River Mart

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Joji

Musician

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K-Pop Fandom

K-Pop Fans Who Mass Mobilized for Social & Political Activism

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Kamala Harris

Vice President of the United States of America

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Kelly Marie Tran

Actor & Producer

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Kenneth Lin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Credit Karma

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Kim Ng

General Manager, Miami Marlins

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Kimmy Yam

Reporter, NBC Asian America

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Kruti Patel Goyal

Chief Product Officer, Etsy

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Lee Isaac Chung

Writer & Director

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Manny Maceda

Worldwide Managing Partner, Bain & Company

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Marvin Chow

VP Global Marketing, Google

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Maya Chorengel

Co-Managing Partner, The Rise Fund | TPG

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Melanie Perkins

CEO & Co-Founder, Canva

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Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Reporter of The Washington Post & President of AAJA

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Miriam Warren, Vivek Patel

Chief Diversity Officer, Chief Product Officer, Yelp

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Naomi Osaka

Tennis Champion

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Nick Tran

Head of Global Marketing, TikTok

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Olivia Munn

Actress & Activist

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Olivia Rodrigo

Singer/Songwriter

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Padma Lakshmi

Author, Host, & Executive Producer

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Patrick Starrr

Beauty Guru, YouTube Personality, & ONE/SIZE Beauty Founder

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Peter Tsai

Creator, N95 Mask

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Phillip Sun

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, M88

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Ramsey Naito

President, Nickelodeon Animation

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Rick Yang

General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

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Riz Ahmed

Actor, Rapper, Musician & Activist

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Ronny Chieng

Comedian, Actor & Writer

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Ryan Kaji

Kid Creator & Star, Ryan's World

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Saweetie

Rapper/Songwriter, Actress, & Entrepreneur

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Shailesh G. Jejurikar

CEO, P&G Fabric and Home Care

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Shi Zhengli, Yong-Zhen Zhang

Chinese Virologists

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Simu Liu

Actor, Author, & Activist

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Sonia Syngal

CEO, Gap Inc

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Theresa Kang-Lowe

Founder & CEO, Blue Marble Pictures

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Vincent Kitirattragarn

Founder & CEO, Dang Foods

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Vivek J. Tiwary

Producer, Author, and Founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group

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Weijia Jiang

Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News

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Weili Zhang

UFC Strawweight World Champion

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Wendy Ong

President, TaP Music

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Wesley Chan

Managing Director, Felicis Ventures

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Younghoe Koo

Kicker, Atlanta Falcons

Judges

A100 Honorees are sourced from public nomination and selected by A-list creatives, athletes and executives; top API nonprofits; and iconic multicultural pioneers.
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Julia Gouw

Chairwoman, Piermont Bank

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Zeenat Rahman

Director of the Inclusive America Project, Aspen Institute

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Tiffany R. Warren

Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group President and Founder, ADCOLOR

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Tarana Burke

Founder, 'me too.' Movement

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Steve Chen

Internet Entrepeneur & Co-Founder, YouTube

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Sarah Kate Ellis

President & CEO, GLAAD

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Robert A. Iger

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company

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Rich Ross

Producer & Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios

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Michelle Yeoh

Actress, Producer & Philanthropist

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Michael B. Jordan

Actor & Producer

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Martin Yan

Host, Yan Can Cook & Chef-Founder, M.Y. China Restaurant

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Mark Tatum

Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer, National Basketball Association

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Lisa Ling

Executive Producer & Host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling," CNN

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Lea Salonga

Award Winning Actress & Singer

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Jim Lee

Chief Creative Officer & Publisher, DC

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Jerry Yang

Co-Founder, Yahoo! Inc & Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures

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Jeff Rosenthal

Co-Founder & Curator, Summit

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Janice Min

Contributing Editor, Time & Former Co-President and CCO, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group

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Janet Yang

Founder and President of Janet Yang Productions Governor, Motion Picture Academy

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Gurinder Chadha

Film Director, Writer, & Producer

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George Takei

Pioneering Actor, Author, Activist, & Influencer

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Far East Movement

First Asian American Music Group to Top the Billboard Music Charts

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David Ono

News Anchor & Journalist, ABC7

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David Henry Hwang

Award Winning Playwright & Screenwriter

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Daniel Dae Kim

Actor and Producer, 3AD

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Dado & Mario Banatao

Founders & Managing Partners of Tallwood Venture Capital, Inventor of PC Chip, & Philanthropists

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Bill Imada

Founder, Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer, IW Group

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Apolo Anton Ohno

All-Time Most Decorated American Winter Olympian

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Andrew & Peggy Cherng

Co-Founders & Co-CEOs, Panda Restaurant Group

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Ajay Banga

Executive Chairman, Mastercard

Hall of Fame

A100 List Honorees who have been honored more than twice are inducted into the Hall of Fame as a continual tribute to their indelible contributions. Featured are their portraits from their first year as an A100 List Honoree.

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Abhijay Prakash

President, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

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Agnes Chu

President, Condé Nast Entertainment

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Aileen Lee

Founder & Partner, Cowboy Ventures

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Albert Cheng

Co-Head of Television and COO, Amazon Studios

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Ali Wong

Comedian, Writer & Actress

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Amrita Ahuja

Chief Financial Officer, Block

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Andrew Yang

American Politican

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Annie Lee

CFO, Interscope Geffen A&M

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