Format(s): Hardcover ( 8.5 x 11 )
Pages: 5,400 (approx.)
List Price: $789.00
Marquis Who's Who is proud to present the 2014 edition of Who's Who in America. Our 68th compilation profiles prominent individuals representing virtually every major field of endeavor. In 1899, our first year of publication, Marquis biographees numbered 8,602. While the number of individuals profiled in Who's Who in America has grown substantially, our selection standards remain stringent.
Individuals profiled in Who's Who in America are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account. While the vast majority of the individuals profiled on the following pages are American, Who's Who in America also includes the biographies of select individuals from around the world whose lives have had considerable impact and influence in America.
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Our 2014 edition includes notable listees such as:
- Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Author of best-selling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
- Ben Affleck Recipient of top 2013 honors for Argo: Golden Globe, Academy Award, BAFTA and several others
- Jay Z One of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America
- Kerry Washington Lead actress in the TV series, Scandal; recipient of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series & President's award for Public Service, NAACP Image Awards, 2013
- LeBron James Professional basketball player for the Miami Heat; NBA champion, NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and many others
- Robert Joseph Lefkowitz and Brian Kent Kobilka Co-recipients for Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Fashion designers and actresses; named to the list of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40, 2012
- Barbara Walters Broadcast journalist, author, and television personality; retiring as co-host of ABC News and The View in 2014
- Elon Musk SpaceX and Tesla founder; named to TIME 100: The 100 Most Influential People in the World, Time Magazine, 2013
Also featured are prominent first-time listees including:
- Amy Hood New Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft
- Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Quarterback; first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy
- Avril Haines Intelligence Official and the first woman appointed Deputy Director of the CIA
- Philip J. Hanlon Mathematician and New President of Dartmouth University
- Quvenzhané Wallis Youngest actress to have ever received an Academy Award nomination, for Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Frank Ocean Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter
- Eben Alexander Neurosurgeon; author of the best-selling Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife"
- Bret Stephens Columnist for the Wall Street Journal; recipient of 2013 Pulitzer Prize in the Commentary category
- Hannah Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah Persaud Responsible for curing a newborn of AIDS; named to TIME 100: The 100 Most Influential People in the World, Time Magazine, 2013
- Darren Walker Incoming president of the Ford Foundation