Creativity 50 2015

The Creativity 50 2015: The Most Creative People of the Year

It's Our 10th Anniversary Edition

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Ten years ago, we introduced the Creativity 50 as part of Creativity the publication's 20th anniversary. We wanted to honor the people and companies who redefined creativity as we knew it in the previous two decades -- those who broke ground in advertising and marketing with their fresh thinking and eye-opening ideas, as well as a handful of others who changed culture and our way of life.

In the decade since, the Creativity 50 has celebrated each year's game changers in a broad spectrum of fields -- not just from our industry, but also from art, technology, pop culture, science, entertainment and more -- because creativity as we know it can not be contained. Innovations in one field can spark brilliant ideas in another, which is what the list has aspired to do all along.

Also, you may have noticed that some of the years top innovators are missing from this list. Why? Because they've consistently "hogged" the spotlight for appearing in the Creativity 50 time and again over the past ten years. For our anniversary we applaud these untiring alumni who would have made the list yet again in our special Creativity All-Stars list.

We hope that the accomplishments of this year's celebrants and of our past honorees continue to inspire you to think bigger and more boldly and create passionately and abundantly in the years to come. —Ann-Christine Diaz

Photo Courtesy of Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney, Miki Agrawal, Martin Agency, Tania Alexander, Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images, Philippe Huguen/Getty Images, Rick Rowell/ABC, Geogia Pacific, Periscope, Shree Bose, Carlo Ricci Photography/courtesy Slack, Acura, Buck Ennis/Crain's New York Business, Scott Kirkland/FOX, Fox Broadcasting, Ali Goldstein/USA Network, Deborah Coleman/Pixar, Amanda Marsalis for Ad Age, Affectiva, GeorgeFok© Centre Phi, Domino's, Kim Gehrig, Rob Kalmbach, Anonymous Content, Joseph Gordon Levitt via YouTube, Jaimie Truebloold/Universal Studios, Wieden & Kennedy Tokyo, Rick Rowell/ABC, David Turner courtesy of Macalester College, China Fotos Press/Getty Images, Handsome Frank, Grey London, Elizabeth Lippman/Adobe, Mattlhew Murphy, Broach Photo, Jake Stangel, Cal Aurand, Lindsey Wasson/Seattle Times, Fred & Farid, Kevin Tachman, Buck Ennis/Crain's New York Business, Mary Ellen Matthews, David Shane, Twitch, Maarten De Boer/Getty Images, Snapchat, Daniel Ehrenworth, Rashid Zakat, T. Kira Madden and IBM.

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