“I said I wanted to eradicate poverty as we know it in my lifetime, not to be poor myself. The best way to solve poverty is to start by not being poor yourself. Quoting my friend and mentor Quincy Jones, ‘a pauper is a pitiful philanthropist.’ Charity starts at home.” John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc., author of Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business book LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

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