The brains behind the creation of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has been awarded prestigious Gottleib Duttweiler award. According to the institute, the award recognises people who have made “outstanding contributions to the well-being of the wider community”. Previous winners include: Václav Havel, president of the former Czechoslovakia; and Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales.
The Gottleib Duttweiler award is named after the founder of Migros. It was set up in 1958 with money given to him by members of Migros for the purpose. Winners of the prize benefit from a significant monetary award.