Most Inspiring Winners of the Past

Meet the Most Inspiring Winners of the Last 10 Years

Beliefnet's Most Inspiring Person Winners

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beliefnet's Most Inspiring Person of the Year, here's a look back at the people who have won the award since 2000. Some were part of the most important events of the last decade, such as 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. All faced challenging circumstances with remarkable acts of compassion, courage, and selflessness. Their contributions continue to inspire us all.

Meet our past winners now.

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The 2009 Finalists

Voting has ended. Meet the three finalists for Most Inspiring Person of 2009.

Captain Sully Captain Sully
Hero of the Hudson

Zach Bonner Zach Bonner
Helps Homeless Kids

Iranian Protesters Iranian Protesters
Standing Up for Freedom