Gold House, the leading cultural ecosystem championing Asian Pacific creatives, companies, and communities, ushered in this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the reveal of its annual A100 List. The A100 List is a definitive honor that recognizes 100 notable Asian Pacific leaders who have impacted American culture and society over the past year. This year’s list also features a brand new category, New Gold, which honors emerging Asian Pacific leaders. All honorees will be celebrated through multiple events, including the A100 Honoree Welcome on May 10, which is dedicated to past and present A100 honorees. On May 11, Gold House will also host the Gold Gala, the premier and most-viewed Asian Pacific celebration in North America. 

Over the last year, Asian Pacific trailblazers have taken the world by storm, and Gold House is thrilled to shine a light upon their achievements and impact. “This year was special: Asian Pacific leaders had a record number of records broken while building a more inclusive tomorrow for all… Gold House is honored to celebrate so many new and established leaders who are committed to both equity and excellence,” said Bing Chen and Jeremy Tran, the CEO and COO of Gold House, respectively. From creative moguls to impactful collectives, EnVi takes you through the 2024 A100 List and its honorees below.

The A1s

The A100 List features a variety of categories including Business & Technology, Entertainment & Media, Fashion & Lifestyle, Social Impact, and Gaming & Sports. Dubbed by Gold House as the A1s, these leaders are celebrated for their accomplishments, efforts, and impact in their respective categories. 2024’s A1s include:

Business & Technology: Jensen Huang — the co-founder, president, and CEO of the cutting-edge AI-engineering company NVIDIA.

Entertainment & Media: Dev Patel — well-known for his acting in Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and for his self-written directorial debut film Monkey Man (2024).

Fashion & Lifestyle: Anish Melwani — the chairman and CEO of LVMH Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of the collection of luxurious brands and high-quality products across the globe.

Social Impact: Maui First Responders — the first responders and community members in Maui, Hawai’i, who supported those who were affected by the August 2023 wildfires in Lahaina.

Gaming & Sports: Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter — co-owner of a premier lifestyle brand and gaming organization 100 Thieves and content creator with over four million YouTube subscribers.

The A100 Are Shining Bright

Each year Gold House aims to recognize the 100 most impactful Asian Pacific leaders on culture and society from the previous year. Some of this year’s A100 honorees include: Studio Ghibli director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki; luxury fashion designer and Helmut Lang creative director Peter Do; Paralympian and author of Lucky Girl Scout Bassett; Japanese manga artist of ONE PIECE Eiichiro Oda; and Japanese actor Mackenyu. The full list of honorees can be found on Gold House’s website

Hall of Famers

In addition, Gold House has inducted seven previous A100 honorees, who have continuously made an impact, into their Hall of Fame. 2024’s Hall of Fame inductees include: actor Jason Momoa; professional golfer Collin Morikawa; professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani; singer-songwriter-actress Olivia Rodrigo; Chair and CEO of the computing company AMD Dr. Lisa Su; President and CEO of startup accelerator company Y Combinator Garry Tan; and director-producer James Wan.

New Gold Honor

Following the Hall of Fame inductees, Gold House introduced a new category called New Gold Honor — a category devoted to recognizing leading individuals who are foreseen to make both cultural and communal changes for the Asian Pacific community. Gold House has honored 10 rising leaders across multiple industries: K-pop boy group ATEEZ;  Icelandic-Chinese Jazz singer-songwriter Laufey; fashion designer and founder Kim Shui; SV Angel partner Steven Lee; actor Hoa Xuande; professional golder Roze Zhang; ABC News correspondent Zohreen Shah; actor Natasha Liu Bordizzo; professional soccer player Alyssa Thompson; and the Head of Next Gen & Executive at Next Gen at UTA Marketing, Ziad Ahmed and Shaina Zafar.

Gold House’s A100 List serves as a reminder that Asian Pacific leaders are paving the way to redefine today’s standards and shape the future. These honorees go above and beyond by making an impact on American culture and creating a more inclusive environment through their efforts. You can check out all the A100 List honorees on Gold House’s official website now!

Want more from Asian Pacific leaders? Check out our recap of Gold House and CAPE’s 2024 Gold List here!