JORGE VERGARA Founder, Grupo Omnilife
A decade ago, he was peddling pork on the streets of Guadalajara. Today his Mexican nutritional-supplement business, Grupo Omnilife, boasts yearly sales of $600 million and distributors in 10 countries. Last month Vergara, 45, ended his attempt to buy the Body Shop beauty chain. That leaves him more cash for his pet project under construction in Guadalajara, a $440 million complex with 10 world-recognized architects on staff.
VANDANA SHIVA Indian ecologist
Her most recent cause, in May, was railing against McDonald's for using cow fat in French fries. Shiva, 49, calls herself an eco-feminist. At one...