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The A100 List honors the most impactful Asians and Asian American & Pacific Islanders (APIs) in culture every May for API Heritage Month. This year, we honor both excellence in achievement and eminence in activism.

2021 A1s

A1s are recognized as the most impactful APIs in their category.

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Amrita Ahuja

Chief Financial Officer, Square

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Benny Luo

Founder & CEO, NextShark

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CeFaan Kim

Reporter, ABC7NY

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Chloé Zhao

Director, Writer & Producer

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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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Kamala Harris

Vice President of the United States of America

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Kimmy Yam

Reporter, NBC Asian America

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Naomi Osaka

Tennis Champion

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Padma Lakshmi

Author, Host, & Executive Producer

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Weijia Jiang

Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News

Honorees are the individuals who have had the single most impact within their respective industries over the last year.

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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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Anderson .Paak

Grammy Award Winning Musician

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Andrew Toy

President & Chief Technology Officer, Clover Health

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Andy Fang, Stanley Tang, Tony Xu

Co-Founders, Doordash

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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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Auli‘i Cravalho

Actress

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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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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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Chetan Pungaliya, Gautam Golwala, Manish Chandra, Tracy Sun

Co-Founders, Poshmark

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Chi-Hua Chien & Eric Kim

Founders & Managing Partners, Goodwater Capital

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Christina Oh

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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Cynthia Choi, Manjusha Kulkarni, Dr. Russell Jeung

Co-Founders, Stop AAPI Hate

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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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Destin Daniel Cretton

Director

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Dhivya Suryadevara

Chief Financial Officer, Stripe

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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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Ian Alexander

Actor

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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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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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Kruti Patel Goyal

Chief Product Officer, Etsy

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Lee Isaac Chung

Writer & Director

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani

Actresses

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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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Minjae Ormes, Miguel Quiroga

CMO & CEO, Visible

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Miriam Warren, Vivek Patel

Chief Diversity Officer, Chief Product Officer, Yelp

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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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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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Satish Mehta, Sumit Singh

CTO & CEO, Chewy

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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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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