The high number of Nobel Prize winners who are immigrants is a sign of immigrant success in the U.S. In science alone, since 2000, immigrants have won nearly 40% of the Nobel Prizes received by the U.S. in chemistry, medicine and physics. In 2019, two of the three Nobel Prize in Economics were won by MIT professors who are immigrants: Abhijit Banerjee, born in India, and Esther Duflo, born in France. Both came to the U.S. as international students. Overall, counting immigrants as well as non-immigrants, the U.S. has won more Nobel prizes than any other country, including over 300 winners of the approximately 900 awards given to date.
The U.S. has long been home to many famous immigrants, in a variety of fields, who also can point the way to your own success. According to The New York Times, famous or not, more than 5.3 million students or almost 30% of all U.S. college students are from immigrant families. Look at some of these success stories–German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, Big Bang Theory actor Kunal Nayyar (India), and House of Spirits author Isabel Allende (Peru).
The U.S. is also known for innovation and immigrants are driving much of that innovation. The impact of immigrants to the U.S. in COVID-19 research cannot be ignored. Consider Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of Moderna, COVID-19 vaccine researcher Katalin Karikó (Hungary), and Zoom founder Eric Yuan (China).
Follow in the footsteps of many world leaders. A sampling of leaders who studied in the U.S. include Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; and Theo-Ben Gurirab, former United Nations General Assembly Speaker.