preis Every year, the my way-Foundation honors an internationally renowed person for his or her exceptional accomplishments in the humanitarian and societal-political area.

These personalities have gone their great primarily for the benefit of mankind. The prize is endowed with 10.000 and is presented on a festive occasion.


My Way-Prize Laureates

Rania Al-Abdullah

A queen who builds bridges between the Orient and Occident and makes waves all over the world.

Brigitte Bardot

She began her career as a model in Paris at the age of 15. But went on to prove that that there was much more to her than just a pretty face.

Christiaan Barnard

A man who followed his heart. As a surgeon he achieved a medical breakthrough that would help countless people go on to lead long and healthy lives.

Karlheinz Böhm

The likeable face conceals a great deal of anger. Anger about inequality. And the courage to change it.

Waris Dirie

A desert flower who had to travel a great distance before she could truly blossom. And help other people at the same time.

Jane Goodall

98.7% human, 100% worse-treated. The chimpanzee lady and a life dedicated to primates.

Erwin Kräutler

The Lord moves in mysterious ways. In the case of Erwin Kräutler, ones that would eventually lead to a fairer and more just world – take in numerous dangerous diversions along the way.

Nelson Mandela

When Nelson Mandela was born the world was a black and white place. But thanks to him, barriers are not just lifting – they have largely disappeared.

Johannes Paul II

God’s representative on earth, he extended the papal hand to more people than almost anyone before him. A pope whose influence extended far beyond the confines of the Catholic church.

Lech Walesa

The story of a simple worker who not only changed his own life, but also the course of an entire nation.