2016 Great Immigrants Honorees: The Pride of America

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Noubar Afeyan Noubar Afeyan Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist
 
Noubar Afeyan Noubar Afeyan Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist
Selu Alofipo Selu Alofipo Artist, White House "Champion of Change" honoree
 
Selu Alofipo Selu Alofipo Artist, White House "Champion of Change" honoree
Samantha Bee Samantha Bee Actress, Comedian
 
Samantha Bee Samantha Bee Actress, Comedian

Comedian, writer, and television personality | 100 Days of #GreatImmigrants | Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Samantha Bee is perhaps best known for her work on “The Daily Show,” where she became the longest-serving correspondent. She departed the “The Daily Show” after 12 years to start her own show. With “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” Bee became the first female host of a late-night satirical news show. She told Yahoo Global News, “Write for yourself. If nobody’s giving you parts, you write one for yourself and you perform it. And you see if the world likes it.” Bee is also the author of a collection of humorous essays, “I Know I Am, But What Are You?” (2010), which cover everything from her parents' views on religion and sex to her pre-“Daily Show” stint as a Japanese anime character. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Len Blavatnik Len Blavatnik Industrialist, philanthropist
 
Len Blavatnik Len Blavatnik Industrialist, philanthropist
Roberta Capp Roberta Capp Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science recipient
 
Roberta Capp Roberta Capp Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science recipient
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey Actor, Comedian
 
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey Actor, Comedian
Mariano Castillo Mariano Castillo Journalist; Soros Fellowship for New Americans recipient
 
Mariano Castillo Mariano Castillo Journalist; Soros Fellowship for New Americans recipient
Marcelo Claure Marcelo Claure President and CEO, Sprint
 
Marcelo Claure Marcelo Claure President and CEO, Sprint
Nadia Comaneci Nadia Comaneci Five-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics
 
Nadia Comaneci Nadia Comaneci Five-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics
Ronald J. Daniels Ronald J. Daniels President, Johns Hopkins University
 
Ronald J. Daniels Ronald J. Daniels President, Johns Hopkins University
Michaela DePrince Michaela DePrince Ballerina. Dutch National Ballet
 
Michaela DePrince Michaela DePrince Ballerina. Dutch National Ballet
Jaha Dukureh Jaha Dukureh Founder, Safe Hands for Girls
 
Jaha Dukureh Jaha Dukureh Founder, Safe Hands for Girls
John L. Estrada John L. Estrada U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
 
John L. Estrada John L. Estrada U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
Florent Groberg Florent Groberg U.S. Army Captain, retired; Congressional Medal of Honor and Bronze Star Medal recipient
 
Florent Groberg Florent Groberg U.S. Army Captain, retired; Congressional Medal of Honor and Bronze Star Medal recipient
Peter Blair Henry Peter Blair Henry Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
 
Peter Blair Henry Peter Blair Henry Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Farnam Jahanian Farnam Jahanian Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Carnegie Mellon University
 
Farnam Jahanian Farnam Jahanian Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Carnegie Mellon University
Sally Jewell Sally Jewell U.S. Secretary of the Interior
 
Sally Jewell Sally Jewell U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Jan Koum Jan Koum Cofounder And CEO, WhatsApp
 
Jan Koum Jan Koum Cofounder And CEO, WhatsApp
Fei-Fei Li Fei-Fei Li Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and Stanford Vision Lab
 
Fei-Fei Li Fei-Fei Li Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and Stanford Vision Lab
Viet X. Luong Viet X. Luong Brigadier General, U.S. Army
 
Viet X. Luong Viet X. Luong Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Iqram Magdon-Ismail Iqram Magdon-Ismail Cofounder, Venmo
 
Iqram Magdon-Ismail Iqram Magdon-Ismail Cofounder, Venmo
Vikram Malhotra Vikram Malhotra Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company
 
Vikram Malhotra Vikram Malhotra Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company
Mehret Mandefro Mehret Mandefro Physician, anthropologist, filmmaker
 
Mehret Mandefro Mehret Mandefro Physician, anthropologist, filmmaker
Michael Moritz Michael Moritz Chairman, Sequoia Capital
 
Michael Moritz Michael Moritz Chairman, Sequoia Capital
Bharati Mukherjee Bharati Mukherjee National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author
 
Bharati Mukherjee Bharati Mukherjee National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author
Peter A. Nadosy Peter A. Nadosy Managing Partner, East End Advisors
 
Peter A. Nadosy Peter A. Nadosy Managing Partner, East End Advisors
Graham Nash Graham Nash Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
 
Graham Nash Graham Nash Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
Jaqueline H. Nguyen Jaqueline H. Nguyen Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circut
 
Jaqueline H. Nguyen Jaqueline H. Nguyen Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circut
Deogratias Niyizonkiza Deogratias Niyizonkiza Founder and CEO, Village Health Works
 
Deogratias Niyizonkiza Deogratias Niyizonkiza Founder and CEO, Village Health Works
Bennet Omalu Bennet Omalu Forensic pathologist, discoverer of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE
 
Bennet Omalu Bennet Omalu Forensic pathologist, discoverer of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE
Jorge M. Pérez Jorge M. Pérez Chairman and CEO, Related Group of Florida
 
Jorge M. Pérez Jorge M. Pérez Chairman and CEO, Related Group of Florida
Thuan Pham Thuan Pham CTO, Uber Technologies, Inc
 
Thuan Pham Thuan Pham CTO, Uber Technologies, Inc
Sundar Pichai Sundar Pichai CEO, Google
 
Sundar Pichai Sundar Pichai CEO, Google
Ana Luz Porzecanski Ana Luz Porzecanski Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
 
Ana Luz Porzecanski Ana Luz Porzecanski Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
Wolfgang Puck Wolfgang Puck Chef and restaurateur
 
Wolfgang Puck Wolfgang Puck Chef and restaurateur
Azita Raji Azita Raji U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
 
Azita Raji Azita Raji U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
Shaiza Rizavi Shaiza Rizavi Partner, Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co.
 
Shaiza Rizavi Shaiza Rizavi Partner, Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co.
Isabella Rossellini Isabella Rossellini Actress, model, filmmaker
 
Isabella Rossellini Isabella Rossellini Actress, model, filmmaker
Aziz Sancar Aziz Sancar Nobel Prize-winning biochemist; President Emeritus, Aziz and Gwen Sancar Foundation
 
Aziz Sancar Aziz Sancar Nobel Prize-winning biochemist; President Emeritus, Aziz and Gwen Sancar Foundation
Piers J. Sellers Piers J. Sellers Former NASA astronaut; Deputy Director, NASA Sciences and Exploration Directorate
 
Piers J. Sellers Piers J. Sellers Former NASA astronaut; Deputy Director, NASA Sciences and Exploration Directorate
Hari Sreenivasan Hari Sreenivasan Anchor and Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
 
Hari Sreenivasan Hari Sreenivasan Anchor and Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Fernando Valenzuela Fernando Valenzuela Major League Baseball pitcher, retired
 
Fernando Valenzuela Fernando Valenzuela Major League Baseball pitcher, retired