Over the past six weeks, we have received applications from inspirational thought leaders with powerful visions and missions to positively impact the lives of people all over the world.

The pool of applicants includes forward-thinking thought leaders, innovators, and game-changers from six continents. They excel in such diverse areas as the humanities, health and wellness, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. It was a daunting task to narrow our field of contestants!

From here, our 25 quarter-finalists will be reviewed by our esteemed panel of thought leader judges, who will select the Top 10 candidates. These semifinalists will compete in online challenges to see who will be the 2013 Next Global Thought Leader!

From all of us at GhostTweeting.com, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to our top 25 quarterfinalists! Here they are:

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