On October 10, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. For her incredible achievement, celebs like Reese Witherspoon and political figures like Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to congratulate Malala!
Malala Yousafzai has accomplished more in her 17 years than many of us ever will in our lifetimes! Alongside co-winner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, the two were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” reports USA Today. For her amazing achievement, celebs and prominent political figures alike have taken to Twitter to congratulate Malala.
Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize: Hillary Clinton & More Congratulate Her On Twitter
Here’s just a small sampling of the congratulations that are being sent Malala’s (and Kailash’s) way:
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) October 10, 2014
Thank you Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi for inspiring the world with your courageous work on behalf of children. Congratulations.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) October 10, 2014
Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, tireless champions for the education and freedom of every girl and boy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 10, 2014
So proud of #NobelPeacePrize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. You’re heroes to me and millions around the world. -mo
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) October 10, 2014
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) October 10, 2014
#MalalaYousafzai is the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m astonished by her bravery. We should all be more like Malala.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 10, 2014
Today the astounding Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever Nobel Prize recipient Wonderful!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/1rP3n8bC00
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 10, 2014
Malala Yousafzai Will Split $1.2 Million With Kailash Satyarthi
As part of the prize, Malala and Kailash will split a whopping $1.2 million. We have no doubt that the two will use the money to fund their efforts in helping children everywhere.
Where Malala is focused on ensuring equal education rights for children and women around the world, Kailash is dedicated to ending the sexual and financial exploitation of children.
HollywoodLifers, leave your good vibes in the comments below! Are you proud of Malala and Kailash for their win? Don’t you think that the impact Malala has made at just 17 years old has been so incredible? Let us know.
— Amanda Mitchell