Scott Harrison

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, charity: water

charity: water is one of the most successful non-profits in the world focused on bringing clean drinking water to every person on the planet. Scott Harrison, the founder, spent 10 years as an event promoter before becoming a volunteer photojournalist on a hospital ship in Liberia. In 2006, he founded charity: water and created innovative public installations and unique online-fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In six years, with more than 400,000 donors worldwide, he raised over $93M and funded over 8,000 water projects in 21 countries which will provide over 3.2 million people with clean, safe drinking water. He made Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list, Forbes “Impact 30” list and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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