Anousheh Ansari
#9427 Overall Influence

Anousheh Ansari

Iranian-American engineer and entrepreneur


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Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. . The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006, a few days after her 40th birthday, she became the first Iranian and first female Muslim in space. Ansari was the fourth overall self-funded space tourist, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. Her memoir, My Dream of Stars, co-written with Homer Hickam, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.

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George Mason University
George Mason University

Public liberal arts and research university in Fairfax, Virginia

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George Washington University
George Washington University

University in Washington, D.C.

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#2072 World Rank #1086 USA Rank
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#4513 World Rank #1335 USA Rank