Profession: Agronomist, Humanitarian
His Story:Norman Borlaug is the ultimate hunger fighter. What makes him so cool? Borlaug revolutionized the science of food production. An Iowa native, Borlaug grew up working on a farm and, while in high school, was a competitive wrestler. He later became really interested in plants and science, and was most interested in improving crops, like wheat, so that they could grow in places where there was little water, poor soil and even plant diseases. That's a tall order, right? Well it might have seemed insurmountable, but Borlaug felt that if he could create better wheat varieties, people around the world could feed themselves and their loved ones, and would never again go hungry.