Eric Benhamu, Amador S. Bustos, Roger Cohen, Gloria Estefan, Dikembe Mutumbo, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ahmed Zewail, all immigrants, were celebrated for their accomplishments Tuesday evening at the annual Merage Foundation Leadership Awards held at the National Press Club.
Prominent immigrants to America were celebrated for their accomplishments last night at the annual Merage Foundation Leadership Awards at the National Press Club. "It's been a long three months!" said Gloria Estefan, speaking about the length of time she expected to be a refugee from Cuba. Estefan is seen here with Merage Foundation Founder Paul Merage and his daughter.
Chairman and CEO of Bustos Media, LLC, Amador Bustos is a media mogal who has been described as one of the most powerful Hispanics in the United States.
Former Chairman/CEO of the International Herald Tribune and president of the Rockefeller Foundation, Peter Goldmark, serves as emcee to introduce the recipients of the 2010 National Leadership Awards.
Estefan claims her greatest achievement to date is her marriage of 32 years to husband Emilio along with her two children Nayib (29) and Emily Marie (15).
A Sephardic Jew, Eric Benhamou detailed his immigration experience and how he went on to create Benhamou Global Ventures, which invests in innovative high tech firms around the world.
Basketball great Dikembe Mutombo poses with a Merage Foundation American Dream Fellow, also from Congo.