Number 1: Peter Piot
Peter Piot is 68 years of age. He has done pioneering research in the battle against the Ebola virus and AIDS. Piot wrote 17 books and some 580 scientific articles. He was also at the helm of UNAIDS, the programme of the United Nations to tackle AIDS. Piot also heads the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Number 2: Eden Hazard
Football ace Eden Hazard is at number 2. The Belgian international is a key player at Chelsea, and one of the pillars of strength in a team reaching out for the English league title. Hazard (26) is a technically gifted player who easily scores a goal or lets others score. He enjoys worldwide renown.
Number 3: Ivo Van Hove
Ivo Van Hove is a theatre director who received various international awards. In 2015 he directed David Bowie's "Lazarus".
Ingrid Daubechies, a mathematics genius widely appreciated in the United States, is on 4, followed by computer scientist Pattie Maes. The latter is also doing research on artificial intelligence.