Most Influential 2016: Vanis Buckholz


(December 19, 2016) -- At age 7, Buckholz turned a first-grade class project into a profitable venture when he began hauling away his neighbors' recyclables and selling them. Seven years later, his business is humming and a local nonprofit has benefited from his success. Buckholz gives a quarter of his proceeds to Project Hope Alliance, which helps homeless children. He has donated more than $5,000 to date... (read more)