CEO & Founder | Operation Hope, Inc.
John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity. He is referred to as the Conscience of Capitalism by CEOs of Delta Air Lines, Walmart, and First Republic Bank. Mr. Bryant is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest nonprofit, best-in-class provider of financial literacy services for youth and adults in the United States. He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bryant Group Ventures. He is also the Founder of The Promise Homes Company, which is the largest minority-controlled owner of single-family rental homes in the United States. John Hope Bryant has been named as Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians in 2022”, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “The Power 100 Most Influential Atlantans in 2020”, the 2016 American Banker magazine “Innovator of the Year”, and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future”. Five (5) 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. Mr. Bryant is the author of bestselling books Up From Nothing: The Untold Story of How we (All) Succeed; The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation; How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the