Cambridge Institute recognized that that no list existed identifying high performing next generation successor leaders in family enterprise, and decided it was time to create the first. After developing the concept, our research team assembled a profile of what makes a modern-day, next generation leader tick. Members on the evaluation panel, led by John A. Davis, first established candidates with the unsurprising attributes of high achievers, visionaries, and stewards. Investigating further, we quickly came upon a common thread: social impact. For each candidate on the long list, social impact was a foundational, nonnegotiable tenet of their leadership philosophies. We identified an initial list of 90 candidates from all corners of the world. After meticulous research from public sources and private recommendations, the list was reduced to 30 candidates for final review. In the end, 17 stood out above the rest.