The role of a Not for Profit Organization (NPO) has always been debated as to if it is about supporting those who belong to the underprivileged section or uplifting them in a manner that they can live their life with dignity.
One man has offered a clear definition and role of an NPO in this matter. John Hope Bryant, since 1992, has focused solely on offering financial dignity to less fortunate people.
About John Hope Bryant
He is the Founder and the Chairman of the Hope Foundation, an American-based NPO that empowers less fortunate people by teaching them about Financial Literacy. Bryant is a fifty-five years young entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bryant Group Ventures & The Promise Homes Company.
He focuses on educating less fortunate people about finance and saving to make them self-sufficient. The operations of his NPO are currently active in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.
Early life and family
He was born on February 06, 1966, to an entrepreneur father and a housewife in Los Angeles, a city located in California. His parents are Johnnie Will Smith and Juanita Smith.
He has been married two times. The name of his first is Natasha Foreman Bryant, to whom he was married from 2013 to 2017. He married Chaitra Dalton Bryant in 2018, after one year of separation from his first wife.
The first milestone that he accomplished in his life was in 1994. In 1994, he was named among the top fifty leaders for the future by Time Magazine. Since that time, he has never looked back.
His recent accomplishment was in 2020 when LinkedIn named him as its “Top Voices”.
From 1994 to 2020, he achieved several feats but the one that deserves a special highlight is him being named as the “Innovator of the Year” in 2016. He was identified with the reputed tag by American Banker Magazine.
Few interesting things
Here are a few interesting things about John Hope Bryant that would amaze you:
- He started his first business with only $10 as an investment. He was merely ten years young and he received that first investment from his mother. He started a small store business that would sell candies.
- He has four books under his name. He has authored “Up From Nothing”, “The Memo”, “How The Poor Can Save Capitalism”, and “Love Leadership”
- He has featured in interview-based Hollywood movie titles, “Beyond Our Differences”. The film was released in 2008 and is focused on several social issues. Other key speakers to appear in the movie were The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, and Karen Armstrong, to name a few.
The recorded net worth of John Hope Bryant is $7 million, as of 2021. He derives his income mainly from the annual salary that he received from his companies as a Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
He holds these key positions in three companies namely, Global Dignity, Bryant Group Co., and Operation Hope Inc. He also receives revenue from YouTube for running his channel on the platform.