Episode 3 | Part One: John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE

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Joining Dee this week is John Hope Bryant, an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment, and financial dignity. John advocates for economic empowerment through his nonprofit, Operation HOPE and is the founder of The Promise Homes Company, one of the largest minority-controlled owners of single-family residential rental property in the country. John shares how he learned about capitalism growing up in South Central LA, the importance of surrounding yourself with great talent, and what inspired him to create Operation HOPE.

About John Hope Bryant:
John is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest non-profit, best-in-class provider of financial literacy, and economic empowerment services in the United States for youth and adults. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Bryant Group Ventures, and the Founder and Principal of The Promise Homes Company, which is the largest minority-controlled owner of single-family rental homes in the United States. Five former U.S. presidents have recognized his work, and he has served as an advisor to three sitting U.S. presidents from both political parties. He is responsible for financial literacy becoming the policy of the U.S. federal government. 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. He is the author of bestselling books Up From Nothing, The Memo, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism and Love Leadership.