John Hope Bryant

Operation HOPE

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future,” John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on economic empowerment and financial dignity. Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc.; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures, and co-founder of Global Dignity. He currently serves on the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. A member of the founding class of The Forum of Young Global Leaders, and founding member of Clinton Global Initiative, Bryant is a LinkedIn Influencer and Huffington Post contributor. His Facebook Live “Silver Rights” Series has received millions of views, and serves as an engaging platform to foster essential discussion in the digital space around financial inclusion and social uplift. He has received over 500 awards and citations for his work, including, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award. Bryant is the author of bestsellers How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World. American Banker magazine recently named Bryant “Innovator of the Year” for 2016, largely for his visionary leadership developing Operation HOPE’s impactful program delivery model, HOPE Inside, and the organization’s game-changing movement to build an economy that works for all.

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