Eric Ryan makes soap. Really nice-smelling soap that's nontoxic and good for the planet. It's really beautiful, too. He and his high school buddy, Adam Lowry, started Method in 2001 and have since built it into a global industry leader for both design and sustainability. Today, Method has more than 200 planet-friendly cleaning products in stores across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Ryan has been named an eco-leader by Vanity Fair and an eco-revolutionary by Time. He has also been PETA's Person of the Year, a recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award and counted among Fortune's 40 under 40. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his three children, who think he is the cleanest dad in the world.