OOOM Magazine: Heroic Nurse Who Rescued Hospital Patients from California Wildfires Voted the World’s Most Inspirational Person

OOOM Magazine published today its annual OOOM 100: The World’s Most Inspiring People list for the third time, based on votes from an international jury. Heroic nurse Allyn Pierce, who, along with his team, rescued 67 patients at the Adventist Health Feather River hospital in Paradise, California, from the flames of the dramatic wildfires, has been voted the most inspiring person in the world. “Men like Allyn Pierce show another face of America, one unlike that cultivated under President Trump,” said OOOM Magazine‘s editor-in-chief Georg Kindel, who led the international jury that chose the list. “There is an America in which people take care of each other, where courage still counts, where one can rely on the other. Allyn Pierce is a selfless hero and an inspiration for many that encourages us to follow suit.”

Lady Gaga was named second on the list. In her first movie, A Star Is Born, she proved that her talent spans genres. Former movie star and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was named third on the list. “He became the warning voice of the American conscience,” the jury said. “Barely a week passes without a critical video commentary on current politics. He’s back.”

The Dalai Lama was named fourth on the list, described by the jury as “a symbol of inspiration, love, empathy, and compassion in our world.” Former first lady Michelle Obama was given the fifth slot: “A strong woman and a role model for many.”

In sixth place is Elon Musk (“A game changer”), followed by Pope Francis in seventh place. At 29 years old, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to be elected into the U.S. Congress, a pillar of hope for the entire Democratic Party, and chosen to be number eight on the OOOM 100 list. “She caught the whole nation by surprise with her sweeping victory,” said jury member Mathis Wackernagel, president of the Global Footprint Network and inventor of the ecological footprint.

Number nine on the OOOM 100 list is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, followed by activist Emma González in the tenth spot. “If courage has a name, it is 19-year-old Emma Gonzalez,” said the OOOM jury. “The high-school student survived the Parkland school shooting in February 2018, in which 17 people died. Since then, she spoke straight to the heart of America.”

The OOOM 100 list is published in the latest issue of OOOM Magazine, now available on newsstands in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

For the full OOOM 100 list in English, visit

For the OOOM 100 story in English (excerpt of OOOM Magazine), visit

OOOM Magazine‘s new issue with the cover story about the OOOM 100 list is distributed in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and for free online in German at

OOOM Magazine’s new issue with the cover story OOOM 100 is distributed with two different covers – Lady Gaga and Arnold Schwarzenegger – in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Credit: OOOM Magazine/ (PRNewsfoto/OOOM Magazine)

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