Founder and CEO of charity: water
Scott Harrison Bio
Scott spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City
before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia,
West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist.
Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-
profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the
global water crisis and the world's 663 million people without clean water
to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising
platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.
In twelve years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide,
charity: water has raised more than $350 million and funded nearly
30,000 water projects in 26 countries. When completed, those projects
will provide over 8.5 million people with clean, safe drinking water.
Scott has been recognized on Fortune magazine's list of 40 Under 40,
Forbes' Impact 30, and Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in
Business, where he earned the #10 spot. He is currently a World Economic
Forum Young Global Leader and author of the New York Times Bestselling
Scott lives in New York City with his wife Viktoria, son Jackson and