This Texas-born entrepreneur became famous for founding and heading the Teach For America program and its international equivalent, Teach For All. Her numerous honors include the 2003 Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service and the 2004
After graduating from high school in Dallas, Texas, she earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She laid out her plans for Teach For America in her senior thesis.
She penned two books about Teach For America: One Day, All Children and A Chance To Make History.
Her marriage to Knowledge Is Power Program president Richard Barth resulted in four children.
She and fellow Princeton graduate Jeff Bezos, born just three years apart, both became successful entrepreneurs (Bezos founded Amazon.com).