Malala Yousafzai

Born:July 12, 1997 (age 26)
Education:Edgbaston High School for Girls
B.A., Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai is an advocate for women's education from Pakistan. In 2014, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate at age 17 when she shared the Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi.

Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan on July 12, 1997. In 2012, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman on her school bus. She was targeted because of her previous activism for education, including her experience as a blogger for BBC on her experience living under the threat of the Taliban, which she initially did using a pseudonym. Today, Yousafzai is internationally recognized as an advocate for children and women's right to education.

In addition to her Nobel Prize, Yousafzai has been awarded many national and international honors. She was recognized as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2013, she published "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" about her experiences.