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The Nobel Prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of academic, cultural and/or scientific advances.


Official Website: www.nobelprize.org

Presented by: Swedish Academy

Inventor and Entrepreneur: Alfred Nobel (Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer)

Established: 1895 (by Alfred Nobel)

Awarded for (At first, 1901): Outstanding contributions for humanity in:
  • Chemistry
  • Literature
  • Peace
  • Physics
  • Physiology or medicine
N.B: The related Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established by Sweden's central bank in 1968.

First Awarded: 1901

Latest Awarded: 2015

Prize Amounts: Nobel stipulated in his (Alfred Nobel) will that most of his estate, more than SEK 31 million (today approximately SEK 1,702 million) should be converted into a fund and invested in 'safe securities'.

No. of Laureates: 900 (Between 1901 and 2015)
The Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 573 times to 900 people and organizations.

List of Nobel Prize Laureates:

Information Credit: Nobelprize.org

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