Who is the most successful US immigrant of all time?
- Hamdi Ulukaya – CEO of the Chobani Greek Yoghurt Empire.
- Albert Einstein – Inventor and Physicist.
- Sergey Brin – Founder of Google, Inventor and Engineer.
- Levi Strauss – Creator of Levis Jeans.
Who is a famous immigrant?
- Chinua Achebe (Nigeria) writer.
- Madeleine Albright (Czech Republic) politician.
- Christiane Amanpour (Britain/Iran) TV news correspondent.
- Anousheh Ansari (Iran) astronaut.
- Desi Arnaz (Cuba) actor, producer.
- Isaac Asimov (Russia) writer.
- John James Audubon (Haiti) ornithologist.
What makes a successful immigrant? To leave a country, learn a foreign language, and begin again in a new culture takes courage, humility, perseverance, and grit—qualities that all immigrants possess in spades. This explains why immigrants start businesses at higher rates than U.S.-born Americans do.
What is an immigration story? Immigrant Stories helps recent immigrants and refugees create digital stories: brief videos with images, text, and audio about a personal experience. The IHRC shares and preserves these digital stories for future generations through the IHRC Archives, the University Libraries, and the Digital Public Library of America.