Prince William, Anthony Joshua and Rio Ferdinand have all been shortlisted
Two of those shortlisted have had to overcome tragedy in recent years, with former footballer Rio Ferdinand and television presenter Simon Thomas also making the list.
The former England international's wife Rebecca died of breast cancer in 2015 and Thomas' wife Gemma died in November last year, after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.
The winner of the Clas Ohlson prize will be announced in June.
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