Pfizer CEO, Scarlett Johansson nominated for 'Jewish Nobel'

'Borat' actor, a Nazi hunter, CEO of Pfizer, Scarlett Johansson, fashion designer, and author of 'Sapiens' among nominees for Genesis Prize.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Albert Bouria and Scarlett Johansson
Albert Bouria and Scarlett Johansson
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The Genesis Prize Foundation on Monday released the names of six finalists nominated for the 2022 Genesis Prize and opened the list to worldwide public voting.

The annual $1 million Genesis Prize, dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” by Time magazine, honors extraordinary individuals for their outstanding professional achievement, contribution to humanity, and commitment to Jewish values. The 2022 Laureate will follow in the footsteps of Steven Spielberg, who won the 2021 Genesis Prize.

The finalists for the 2022 Genesis Prize are:

  • Albert Bourla (Greece/US), Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, under whose leadership the company developed a COVID vaccine
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (UK), Award-winning actor, producer, director, philanthropist and social activist
  • Diane von Furstenberg (US), Iconic fashion designer and philanthropist
  • Yuval Noah Harari (Israel), Best-selling author, philosopher
  • Scarlett Johansson (US), Award-winning actress, social activist
  • Serge Klarsfeld (France), Legendary Nazi hunter and human rights activist