The Gold House A100 list honors Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals who have impacted culture and society.

Simu Liu, Mindy Kaling, Dwayne Johnson, and Michelle Yeoh are being honored for their contributions to pop culture along with other Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and organizations across several fields including  business, technology, politics, and entertainment (including Entertainment Weekly's own Mary Margaret). 

The four stars have been named to Gold House's 2022 A100 list, which honors individuals helping drive change, representation, and advocacy in a time when acts of violence against the API community continues, while big strides are being made (4 of the top 10 movies at the 2021 domestic box office were led by Asian writer-directors and API artists took home nearly two dozen awards at the 2022 Grammy Awards). 

For the first time, Gold House — which is the leading Asian and Pacific Islander (API) changemaker community that unites, invests in, and promotes API creative and companies — is celebrating the A100 list in-person at an inaugural Gold Gala on May 21. The gala is in partnership with Meta and Proctor & Gamble and features honorees and presenters including Liu, designer Prabal Guring, actor Daniel Dae Kim, and more. 

In addition to the A100 honorees, eight names (all of whom have been on the A100 list at least twice) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. That list includes South Korean group BLACKPINK, actress Gemma Chan, recent Grammy winner H.E.R., and Raya and the Last Dragon's Kelly Marie Tran

The full list of 2022 A100 HONOREES

2022 A100 List
Credit: Gold House

Activism, Advocacy, & Politics

  • A1: Michelle Wu (Mayor of Boston)
  • A1: Aftab Pureval (Mayor of Cincinnati)
  • A1: Bruce Harrell (Mayor of Seattle)
  • Ai-Jen Poo (Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance)
  • Alice Wong (Activist, Writer)
  • Alliance for Asian American Justice
  • Andy Kim (US Congressman)
  • Chantale Y. Wong (US Ambassador and Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank)
  • Lina Khan (FTC Chair)
  • Maria Angelita Ressa (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2021)

Business, Technology, & Innovation

  • A1: Tony Xu (CEO & Co-Founder, DoorDash)
  • Amrapali Gan (CEO, OnlyFans)
  • Anne Raimondi (COO & Head of Business, Asana)
  • Changpeng Zhao (CEO, Binance)
  • David Chao (Co-Founder & General Partner, DCM)
  • Edward Kim (Co-founder & CTO, Gusto)
  • Emilie Choi (President & Chief Operating Officer, Coinbase)
  • Eric J. Kim (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital)
  • Hemant Taneja (Managing Partner, General Catalyst)
  • Howie Liu (Co-Founder & CEO, Airtable)
  • Ivan Zhao (CEO, Notion)
  • Joe Lau and Nikil Viswanathan (Co-Founder & CTO and Co-Founder & CEO, Alchemy)
  • Mak Azadi (COO, Discord)
  • Margaret Vo Schaus (Chief Financial Officer, NASA)
  • Matthew Huang (Crypto Investor, Paradigm)
  • Michael Chae (Chief Financial Officer, Blackstone)
  • Musa Tariq (Chief Marketing Officer, GoFundMe)
  • Parag Agrawal (CEO, Twitter)
  • Patrick Chun (Founder & Managing Partner, Juxtapose)
  • Roham Gharegozlou (Co-founder & CEO, Dapper Labs)
  • Rohan Seth (Co-founder and CTO, Clubhouse)
  • Sam Yam (Co-Founder & CTO, Patreon)
  • Shou Zi Chew (CEO, TikTok)
  • Susie Nam (CEO of the Americas, Droga5)
  • Teddy Park (CEO, The Black Label)
  • Tim Chen (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NerdWallet)
  • Todd Park (Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Devoted Health)


  • A1: Simu Liu (Actor & Writer)
  • Ashley Park (Tony and Grammy Nominated Actor)
  • Bella Poarch (Musician)
  • Bowen Yang (Actor & Comedian)
  • Bridgerton (Season 2) Stars (Simone Ashley & Charithra Chandran)
  • Chloé Zhao (Director)
  • Daniel Wu (Actor, Producer, Race Car Driver)
  • Destin Daniel Cretton (Director)
  • Domee Shi (Director)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Actress, Singer, Producer)
  • Jason Momoa (Actor)
  • Ji-Young and Kathleen Kim (Muppet and Puppeteer, Sesame Street)
  • Jimmy O. Yang (Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer)
  • Jo Koy (Comedian & Actor)
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Actor)
  • LISA (Musician)
  • Marian Lee (Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix)
  • Mary Margaret (Tech and Media Executive)
  • Never Have I Ever Stars (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Richa Moorjani, Poorna Jagannathan)
  • NIKI (Singer-Songwriter)
  • Olivia Rodrigo (Singer-Songwriter)
  • Pachinko Creators (Soo Hugh, Justin Chon, Kogonada, Theresa Kang-Lowe) and Stars (Min-Ha Kim, Lee Min Ho, Jin Ha)
  • Puja Patel (Editor-in-Chief, Pitchfork)
  • Ramsey Naito (President, Paramount Animation & Nickelodeon Animation)
  • Riz Ahmed (Actor, Writer, Producer, Musician & Activist)
  • Ronny Chieng (Comedian, Actor, and Writer)
  • Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Director)
  • Sean Miyashiro & Derek Hsu (CEO and President, 88Rising)
  • Silk Sonic (Musicians)
  • Squid Games Creator (Hwang Dong-Hyuk) and Stars (Lee Jung-jae, Hoyeon, Oh Yeong-su, Park Hae-soo)
  • Taika Waititi (Academy Award®-winning Writer, Director, and Actor)
  • Tan France (Television Star and Style Expert)
  • Youn Yuh-jung (Actress)


  • A1: Payal Kadakia (ClassPass Founder, Artist, and Author of LifePass)
  • Bretman Rock (Digital Superstar)
  • Chella Man (Artist)
  • Emma Broyles (Miss America 2022)
  • Jay Shetty (NYT Best-Selling Author, Podcaster, Purpose Coach, Entrepreneur)
  • Kelly Huang (Founder, KCH Advisory)
  • Leena Nair (CEO, Chanel)
  • Michelle Zauner (Author, Musician)
  • Min Jin Lee (Author)
  • Nathaniel Ru (Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Sweetgreen)
  • Rachell "Rae" Hofstetter (Content Creator & Streamer)
  • Rupi Kaur (Poet)
  • Roy Choi (Chef)
  • Sofia Chang (CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA)
  • Sarah Burke (Editor-in-Chief, Them)
  • Versha Rani Sharma (Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue)
  • Will Lee (COO, NPR)
  • Yoon Ahn (Founder & Designer, Ambush)


  • A1: Chloe Kim (Olympic Gold Medalist, Half-Pipe)
  • Carissa Moore (Olympic Gold Medalist, Surfing)
  • Collin Morikawa (Professional Golfer)
  • Emma Raducanu (U.S. Open Tennis Champion)
  • Jalen Green (Shooting Guard, Houston Rockets)
  • Jordan Clarkson (Shooting Guard / Point Guard, Utah Jazz)
  • Justine Wong-Orantes (Olympic Gold Medalist, Volleyball)
  • Lee Kiefer (Olympic Gold Medalist, Individual Foil)
  • Mina Mugil Kimes (NFL Analyst)
  • Shohei Ohtani (Designated Hitter and Pitcher, Los Angeles Angels)
  • Sunisa Lee (Olympic Gold Medalist)
  • Taylor Rapp (Safety, Los Angeles Rams)
  • Xander Schauffele (Olympic Gold Medalist, Individual Golf)

2022 A100 LEGENDS

  • Dwayne Johnson (Actor, Producer)
  • Mindy Kaling (Actress, Writer, Producer)
  • Michelle Yeoh (Actress)

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