The winners of the 2011 WSJ. Magazine’s Innovator of the Year Awards are: Ai Weiwei (Art); Katie Grand (Fashion); Elon Musk (Technology); Bjarke Ingels (Architecture); Steve Ells (Food); Joris Laarman (Design); and The Giving Pledge, founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates (Philanthropy).
" Our goal was to determine who is shaping our world the most creative, groundbreaking ways," said Editor-in-Chief Deborah Needleman in announcing the awards, " whether it's something we behold of live in, marvel at, participate in or consume."
The Innovator of the Year Award were chosen by editors of the Wall Street Journal, with input from a select international group of experts in each field. The award itself was designed by the winner in the design category, Joris Laarman.
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