Paul Hewson, aka Bono from U2. I have been really happy to watch him go from a young musician/rock star figure to uber rock star and now to use alot of intelligence to do good things in the world. He gets my vote. So far I haven’t heard of anyone else, esp. not the makers of YouTube. That’s like voting for the people who thought up the pet rock. Gimme a break.
Or what about that guy, Muhammed Yunus who is doing microfinancing in poor countries. He basically makes these loans of about 50 to 100 dollars, sometimes less, for a family to buy something that will allow them to make a business to sustain themselves. It’s flippin brilliant. He is getting a TON of press, and rich and famous people are lining up to give him money because there just seems to be no down side of what he is doing, bringing families out of poverty. There was a special on NPR and it sounded really amazing.
These two are my picks.
edit: hey you out there in blog land? what is your pick?