John Hope Bryant
Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist
Member of the Nurish.Me Advisory Board
Global Health and Wellness Advocate
American Banker magazine 2017 “Innovator of the Year”, Inc.’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” (honorable mention), and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity. Bryant is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not-for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the USA for youth and adults; Chairman and CEO of Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company; the largest minority controlled, for profit owner of institutional quality, single-family residential rental property in the U.S. He is also co-founder of Global Dignity.
Five of the last U.S. presidents have recognized his work, and he has served as an advisor to three past sitting U.S. presidents, from both political parties. His Facebook Live “Silver Rights” Series has received 40+ million views, and serves as an engaging platform to foster essential discussion in the digital age around financial inclusion and social uplift. This series led directly to a Facebook sponsoring episodic streaming series entitled ‘Delivering The Memo’, inspired by Bryant’s most recent bestselling book, THE MEMO. He has received hundreds of awards and citations for his work, including, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, and the John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education from the U.S. Treasury.