#2. Laura Dekker – Sailor, 20 September 1995 (age 21)
“I follow my own head. And if I’m determined to do something, then I’ll make sure that I make it happen.”
At age 16, Laura become the youngest person to complete a full, solo circumnavigation of the world. Dekker successfully completed the solo circumnavigation in an 11.5-metre (38 ft) two-masted ketch, arriving in Simpson Bay,Sint Maarten, 518 days later. She still holds that record.