Richard Leakey is a famous and influential paleoanthropologist and conservationist. He is the son of equally famous archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey. A member of Leakey’s team discovered the homo erectus (or sometimes identified as homo ergaster) skeleton KNM-WT 15000, or more commonly known as Turkana Boy. He speaks regularly at University lectures and anthropological conferences.
In other words, if you are considering a career in anthropology or if you enjoy studying it as a hobby Richard Leakey is basically Jesus.
Dedicated to anon who did not know of the Leakeys.