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1. Stéphane Bancel

1. Stéphane Bancel (Real time net worth: $1.8 Billion. Nationality: French): Bancel, 47, he is the CEO of a biotech firm “Moderna Therapeutics” which was the first company to begin human trials of its vaccine for COVID-19, on March 16, 2020 in Seattle, USA. He owns a roughly 9% stake in the publicly traded company.

2. Gustavo Denegri

2. Gustavo Denegri (Net worth: $5.1 Billion. Nationality: Italy): Denegri owns a 45% stake in Italian biotech firm DiaSorin, which he acquired in 2000. DiaSorin has launched both swab-based diagnostic tests and antibody blood testing kits for COVID-19 — its new antibody tests, launched in April, are now being distributed to several regional governments in Italy. DiaSorin has manufacturing plants in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Italy.

3. Seo Jung-Jin

3. Seo Jung-Jin (Real time net worth: $9.2 Billion. Nationality: South Korea ): Seo co-founded Seoul-based biopharma company Celltrion in 2002 and took it public in 2008. The firm has been hard at work on both testing kits and a potential treatment for COVID-19, with human trials of its antiviral treatment expected to begin in the third quarter of 2020. Celltrion’s self-administered rapid diagnostic test, which the firm claims can deliver results within fifteen to twenty minutes, is scheduled to be released over the summer

4. Alain Merieux

4. Alain Merieux (Real time net worth: $8.2 Billion. Nationality: France): Mérieux founded BioMérieux in 1963 as the diagnostic testing arm of Institut Mérieux, a medical conglomerate founded by Mérieux's grandfather, Marcel, in 1897; Alain’s son Alexandre now runs the company as CEO. BioMérieux’s COVID-19 diagnostic testing kit, released in late March, cut testing times for the virus down to 45 minutes.

5. Maja Oeri

5. Maja Oeri (Real time net worth: $3.2 Billion. Nationality: Switzerland): Maja Oeri owns about 5% of the Swiss pharma “titan Roche” which announced on March 19 that it was initiating phase three clinical trials of its arthritis drug as a treatment for COVID-19 patients in the U.S.; the company also developed a new serology test, which detects antibodies in people who have already had the disease.

6.  Leonard Schleifer

6. Leonard Schleifer (Real time net worth: $2.6 Billion. Nationality: USA): Leonard Schleifer is the CEO of New York based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. On March 16, Regeneron began clinical trials of its drug on COVID-19 patients in New York, in partnership with French firm Sanofi; preliminary results from phase two trials showed that the drug rapidly lowered a key marker of inflammation, phase three trials are ongoing.

7. George Yancopoulos

7. George Yancopoulos (Real time net worth: $1.4 Billion. Nationality: USA): George Yancopoulos is the Chief Scientific Officer of biotech firm Regeneron. Yancopoulos owns 2% of Regeneron stock, he led the invention of seven approved drugs and a technology platform designed to invent more.

8.  Thomas and Andreas Struengmann

8. Thomas and Andreas Struengmann (Real time net worth: $7.4 Billion. Nationality: Germany): The billionaire Struengmann twins invest in biotech and healthcare companies through their Switzerland-based investment firm, Santo Holding, but their most high-profile bet is Mainz, Germany biotech upstart BioNTech which partnered with Pfizer PFE and Fosun Pharmaceuticals on a vaccine for COVID-19 — the first human trials began in Germany on April 23, and the firm plans to expand them to the U.S. pending approval from regulators.

9. Li Xiting

9. Li Xiting (Real time net worth: $13.5 Billion. Nationality: Singapore): Co-Founder of Mindray Medical International, China’s largest producer of medical equipment. Mindray has been actively involved in fighting COVID-19 since it first emerged in China, The company has donated $4.6 million worth of medical devices — including much-needed ventilators — to hospitals around the world, especially the hard-hit areas of Wuhan and northern Italy.

1. Stéphane Bancel
2. Gustavo Denegri
3. Seo Jung-Jin
4. Alain Merieux
5. Maja Oeri
6.  Leonard Schleifer
7. George Yancopoulos
8.  Thomas and Andreas Struengmann
9. Li Xiting
1. Issac Newton

1. Issac Newton: In 1665, London was experiencing its last major epidemic of the bubonic plague, and Issac Newton was a student at Cambridge back then. Newton had to retreat to Woolsthorpe Manor where he spent 18 months and came up with his theory of gravity.

2. Frida Kahlo

2. Frida Kahlo: The renowned Mexican artist is known not only for her artistic masterpieces, but for enduring serious misfortunes throughout her life. She contracted polio at the age of six which forced her to stay in bed for a lengthy period. 12 years later, Kahlo suffered serious injuries from an accident and as a result she was forced to stay in her bed again. But some curses are blessings in disguise. Kahlo discovered her passion for art during her healing period and painted her first self-portrait while in recovery using the mirror above her bed for reference!

3. Willian Shakespeare

3. William Shakespeare: There have been rumors all over the Internet recently claiming that William Shakespeare wrote “King Lear” while in quarantine. Although it is challenging to prove that Shakespeare was ever in quarantine, no one can deny that London was shut down throughout some of his most productive times due to bubonic plague outbreaks. It’s worth mentioning that Shakespeare’s “Venus and Adonis” along with other poems were written during this critical period.

4. Victor Hugo

4. Victor Hugo: Did you know that the French author completed his masterpiece “Les Miserables” while he was in exile? Well now you know! Vitor Hugo was a vocal critic of Napoleon III and that led him to exile to avoid the punishment. In the 20 years he spent away from his home in France, Hugo wrote 3 books of poetry and completed one of the French literature masterpieces “Les Miserables”.

5. Edvard Munch

5. Edvard Munch: Munch, who is known for “The Scream” painting, painted the “Self-Portrait with the Spanish Flu” while he was sick and isolated. Fortunately, he didn’t die from the flu, and continued producing works of art for 25 years after that.

6. Simone de Beauvoir

6. Simone de Beauvoir: Despite losing her teaching job during the Nazi occupation of Paris, the well-known French fiminist helped out the French Resistance within the city AND produced several literary works. Her most popular and relevant was her only play: “Les Bouches inutiles” (the useless mouths) which was clearly inspired by the Nazi regime.

7. Salvator Rosa

7. Salvator Rosa: The famous painting “Human Frailty” was created in the midst of a plague outbreak that struck Italy. Its creator, Salvator Rosa, had lost 3 children to this plague. His masterpiece which was produced in 1656 is believed to be inspired by his son’s death.

8. Giovanni Boccaccio

8. Giovanni Boccaccio: Boccaccio is known for producing work during the Black Death plague that struck Florence in 1384 and killed his father and stepmother. In the years after the outbreak, he produced his famous novella “The Decameron”.

1. Issac Newton
2. Frida Kahlo
3. Willian Shakespeare
4. Victor Hugo
5. Edvard Munch
6. Simone de Beauvoir
7. Salvator Rosa
8. Giovanni Boccaccio
1. Front desk check-ins

1. Front desk check-ins: After the coronavirus crisis is over and hotels reopen their doors to visitors, everyone will notice fewer points of contact in hotels. That’s because hotels will ensure social distancing and will be relying on smartphone check-ins instead of the traditional method that requires employee presence and direct communication.

2. Access cards

2. Access cards: Upon the coronavirus pandemic, smartphones will not be used to check in only, but will be used as an access to the designated room eliminating the need to use keys or access cards which might be a means of transferring viruses and germs. Smart keys are already being used in some Disneyland resorts, Marriott, and IHG Hotels, via their own apps.

3. “No rooms available” phrase

3. “No rooms available” phrase: You will stop hearing this sentence as hotels are expected to no longer operate on full occupancy to avoid having crowded facilities.

4. Large size toiletries

4. Large size toiletries: Some hotels used to provide their visitors with large size packages of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. These packages will be replaced by small size, single use, disposable packages post COVID-19 to avoid the use of the same packages by multiple guests.

5. In-room coffee machines and minibars

5. In-room coffee machines and minibars: As the coronavirus spreads by touching infected surfaces, many hotels aim to reduce such contact points in the guest rooms; particularly secondary items that are frequently used by the guests. So hotels may tend to remove coffee machines and minibars from the guest rooms.

6. Lobby’s complimentary coffee

6. Lobby’s complimentary coffee: For higher safety measures at the hotels and in line with minimizing the multiple use of items by several guests, guests may notice the absence of a free self-service coffee station at the hotel lobby in the early morning, as well as free water coolers or self-service juices’ stations.

7. Happy hours

7. Happy hours: Another safety measure aiming to reduce contact between visitors themselves and with the hotel staff, hotels intend to cancel the “Happy Hour” that provides guests with free or discounted drinks. In the new era of social distancing, such activities will not be encouraged in public places.

8. Buffets

8. Buffets: Open buffets are common in hotels and usually people serve themselves using the same utensils which if used by an infected person, it might become a tool to spread the virus. Therefore, open buffets may no longer exist post COVID-19 era of social distancing and avoiding contact.

9. Crowded pools

9. Crowded pools: Post COVID-19, crowds should be avoided as it may contribute to the spread of the virus among guests. Thus, hotels may reduce the number of loungers at the swimming pools and spread them further away to apply social distancing.

10. Front desk check-out

10. Front desk check-out: As hotels tend to reduce contact between employees and guests, online services using the hotel applications will be encouraged including check-out services; where guests can pay online and receive their bills by email instead of receiving a paper bill.

1. Front desk check-ins
2. Access cards
3. “No rooms available” phrase
4. Large size toiletries
5. In-room coffee machines and minibars
6. Lobby’s complimentary coffee
7. Happy hours
8. Buffets
9. Crowded pools
10. Front desk check-out
1. Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan: An Iraqi/ American beauty blogger with more than 43 million followers on Instagram. Huda started vlogging about makeup once she realized it's her passion in life. Her successful YouTube channel paved the way for Huda to build her own makeup empire that became known and used by celebrities around the world. Huda was rated one of the 10 most powerful influencers in the world of beauty by Forbes Magazine.

2. Ascia Al Faraj

Ascia Al Faraj: You might know her as the rebellious fashion/lifestyle blogger on Instagram. But what you might not know about the iconic Ascia is that she runs two unique and wildly successful businesses. Her first business is ‘Desert Baby’ that specializes in producing fashionable and safe goodies for newborns-toddlers. And her second business is ‘Seoul Kool’, the brand that aptly introduced the Korean skin care products to the Middle East region. Ascia is a living example of a brilliant businesswoman, who runs two businesses, a loving caring wife and a mother of two, who managed to find balance and add her own fingerprint in the business, beauty and fashion world.

3. Karen Wazen

Karen Wazen: Karen is a Lebanese icon on Instagram who shares adorable moments of her daily life as a mother of 3 and a wife. Last year, Karen launched her own trendy eyewear brand that became the new MUST-HAVE not only for her fellow influencers, but for her 3.3 million followers too.

4. Fouz Al-Fahed

Fouz Al-Fahed: This Kuwaiti influencer is known for her elegance and beauty on Instagram, and her professionalism in the beauty industry managed to get her over 3 million followers. After shining under the spotlights of the gram, Fouz managed to inaugurate her own beauty salon.

5. Rawan bin hussein

Rawan bin Hussein: Rawan is a law graduate, social media influencer, and entrepreneur with 4.5 million followers. She was the winner of the gold shine award for “The Most Influential Social Media Figure of the year” in 2017. Rawan is best known for amazing weight loss prior to modeling, she is the founder of a Matte Liquid Lipstick brand called House of Rawan.

6. Hala Al Gergawi

Hala Al Gergawi: Hala Is the founder and CEO of one of the first luxury lifestyle consultancies in the region: “Tea Before Noon” that delivers unique curated experiences for luxury brands, maintaining a dialogue between the regional and the international creative industries. Hala has more than 27 thousand followers on her instagram account, and she is a distinguished Emirati influencer who earned her place in leading and managerial positions including being the UAE country office manager of the Young Arab Leaders, and Managing Editor of Zahrat Al Khaleej. She was the youngest candidate to be elected as a Board Member in the Emirates Business Women Council back in 2010.

1. Huda Kattan
2. Ascia Al Faraj
3. Karen Wazen
4. Fouz Al-Fahed
5. Rawan bin hussein
6. Hala Al Gergawi
1. Programmers

1. Programmers: There is an increased demand for programmers as everything is going digital and with the current development we’re witnessing in artificial intelligence, the demand for programmers will continue to increase in the coming years.

2. Web developers

2. Web developers: Who doesn’t need a website?! Whether you’re a micro enterprise or large scale company, having your products and services available online is no longer a choice, it’s a must and despite the fact that making a website nowadays became much more easier and can be done through pre-made templates, the need for web developers will continue for a high quality and glitch free websites.

3. App developers

3. App developers: The widespread use of smartphones was accompanied with a large demand for mobile Apps. The demand is growing and will continue to grow but as there are several platforms(Windows/Apple/iOS/Android), it requires high technical skills making app development a competitive well paid job.

4. Graphic Designers

4. Graphic Designers: Branding is nowadays one of the most important aspects of any business as it gives the company a unique identity in a very competitive market, enabling companies to be visually appealing and recognized by clients. The demand for designers and particularly creative ones who tend to think outside the box and come up with innovative marketing and branding themes are in high demand and they are well paid.

5. Digital Marketers

5. Digital Marketers: Using digital platforms and social media to promote products and services is nowadays a necessity for many businesses. A digital marketer has the ability to identify the most convenient marketing platform and tools to best reach target clients, save efforts and time and sometimes reduce marketing and publicity cost. Freelance digital marketers help design marketing strategy to optimize the time and efforts.

6. Cyber Security Experts

6. Cyber Security Experts: The protection of computers and data from theft, hacking or damage is very essential not only for companies but also for governments at large. Being a guru in cyber security will not only guarantee you a job but a well paid job.

7. Writers and translators

7. Writers and translators: Writing and translation have been one of the first introduced freelance jobs long before the spread of the freelance digital jobs as it didn’t require being physically in the same place where your clients are. Writers and translators can work from the comfort of their homes or favorite places. Being known as a good writer or a good translator makes the freelancer earn more as many service seekers would look for quality rather than cost for content writing and translation.

8. Accountants and financial consultants

8. Accountants and financial consultants: The need for accounting and financial consulting services has spread recently, as many small companies have resorted to it. This job relies on the following skills: financial planning, financial consulting, tax planning, business consulting, and much more. This kind of job is considered the most attractive skill if the following certificates are also obtained: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Financial Risk Management (FRM).

9. Legal consultants

9. Legal consultants: The field of legal consultation has become very important for many companies and projects. Therefore many of the lawyers and legal services experts work as freelancers because most of these jobs can be done remotely. However not everyone is qualified for this kind of work. Only people who have adequate legal knowledge and experience can do this job.

1. Programmers
2. Web developers
3. App developers
4. Graphic Designers
5. Digital Marketers
6. Cyber Security Experts
7. Writers and translators
8. Accountants and financial consultants
9. Legal consultants

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