1. Malala Yousafzai (17)
    Yes, you read that correctly. Malala Yousafzai is only 17 years old. In case you haven’t already heard about this amazing Pakistani girl, Malala was shot by the Taliban for speaking her mind about the need for education. She survived, thankfully, and continues to stand up for what she believes in and work tirelessly to bring education to children all over the world through the Malala Fund, which she cofounded.