Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin becomes first American born player in the NBA player to be of Chinese/Taiwanese descent.
India's census determines population of 1.21 billion, an increase of 181 million over ten years.
Singaporean finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam becomes the first Asian to be selected as chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee.
Edwin Mah "Ed" Lee first Asian-American to be elected as Mayor of San Francisco.
Japan's Yuichiro Miura becomes oldest person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
Vietnam War refugee Viet Luong becomes the first Vietnamese-born General in the United States military.
The Asia-Pacific, underpinned by China and India, had 562 billionaires on Forbes’ 2015 Billionaire list vs. 536 for the US.
Elaine Quijano of CBS News is the first Filipino and Asian American to moderate a national debate in a general election campaign.
Nima Baiati, the Senior Director at Absolute Software, is recognized among 2017's Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business.