The World Awards were founded by author Georg Kindel; President Mikhail Gorbachev is their president & Peter Kimmel chairman of the committee.
An international jury selects extraordinary individuals for their achievements in a variety of areas such as acting, arts, business, charity, media, health and others.
The first World Awards were held in November 2000 at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria; followed by World Awards for Men and Women hosted in Hamburg & Berlin, Germany and in New York, USA.
...some of the WORLD AWARD WINNERS 2000 - 2010
Pope John Paul II , Michael Douglas , Michael Jackson , Morgan Freeman , Plácido Domingo , Christopher Reeve ,The Bee Gees , Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens , Sir Paul McCartney , Sir Richard Branson , Steven Spielberg , Luciano Pavarotti , Christian Barnard , Ted Turner , Karl H. Boehm , Robert C.Gallo , New York Fire Dep. , Craig Venter , Guenther Jauch , Alain Delon , Whitney Houston , Oprah Winfrey , Anastacia , Angela Missoni , Kelly Clarkson , Esther Mujawayo-Keiner , Noami Campbell , Bar Rafaeli , Elle Macpherson , Claudia Schiffer , Monica Bellucci , Vivienne Westwood , Whoopi Goldberg , Sharon Stone , NASA’s Shana Dale , Ute-H. Ohoven , Lucy Liu , Susan Sarandon