Jamie Oliver, the multitasking celebrity chef, author, TV personality, matchmaker, and potential defendant in a lawsuit by the Village People, has been named the winner of this year's TED Prize, an award granted annually to visionaries who "will be doing something that has extraordinary potential, something whose positive influence could spread, transcending borders, something that can contribute to the future of life on Earth."
According to the TED website:
In years past, TED has given the award to three individuals. This time, Oliver is the sole winner.
In naming Oliver for the prestigious prize, TED credited him for his work on nutrition and obesity: