Dee wraps up his conversation with John Hope Bryant, the founder of Operation HOPE and The Promise Homes Company. In part two, John discusses why ‘radical indifference’ is one of the biggest problems in America today, why he’s vowed to create one million Black entrepreneurs and businesses via a $130 million fund with Shopify, and how The Promise Homes Company is helping to improve the homeownership rate among Black Americans.
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.