1. West Indies
One of the top international cricketers in the world with 12 years of experience at elite level, Kieran Powell is also a former Major League Baseball prospect and Co-Founder of an exciting new Silicon Valley tech startup.
Kieran played his first Cricket World Cup Tournament at just 17 years of age and has gone onto represent the West Indies international men's team in all formats, captaining a winning West Indies T20 team at the tender age of 22. In that same year, he scored two magnificent hundreds in each innings of a Test match — a remarkable feat achieved only by eight other West Indian legends before him. Shortly thereafter, he was awarded the prestigious West Indies Emerging Player of the Year Award. His strategic leadership skills and tactical prowess has seen him captain recent West Indies A teams to historic victories.
In 2015, veteran scouts from the famed Los Angeles Dodgers MLB team spotted a video of Kieran Powell's powerful hitting ability and traveled to watch him live. Plans were quickly put into motion to hone in on Kieran's obvious talent and transition him into Major League Baseball. The story made global headlines across the world, with all major US news media including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Sports Illustrated, covering the story continually. Infact, so immense was the interest in his fascinating journey that it garnered a mammoth 275 million impressions in just three weeks.
He recently co-founded a technology startup in the heart of the world's tech sector, Silicon Valley. The app has attracted the attention of Silicon Valley's elite and is set to be endorsed by Kieran's celebrity network of contacts. He is already at prototype stage with a trailblazing second app.
Kieran comes from a family of super achievers, his father being a politician, his father-in-law being the high-profile special adviser to a notable Prime Minister and his cousin being America's Got Talent Judge and Spice Girl, Melanie Brown.