Hi there, so glad you're here!

Let me tell you how this all came to be...

I wrote in my journal that I was going to impact a billion lives positively one day. Exactly in the room that I took the picture in here just below. I realised that this was not something I was going to be able to achieve by myself, just sitting here, in my room… So here I am, talking to you.  

When I speak about my goal, most people kind of laugh it away. They say “Argh, that’s noble.” or “Okay, but you have to be realistic.” I most often politely disagree by saying that “being realistic” often keeps us stuck in the status quo. It’s not because you don’t have the answer yet that it’s not out there. I believe it’s a matter of choosing a direction to move in and keeping that course for long enough. And so if it’s my choice, I choose to impact 1 billion people+ as my direction. And if all is well, I’ve got about 80 years left to accomplish this. And the fact that you’re here means you’re at least intrigued by that idea too. I’m so glad you’re here.

I am certain there are more people like me that ask themselves: “Why the F is poverty still a thing?” and that won’t take a simple 🤷🏼‍♂️ *shrug* and a “that’s just the way the world works” for an answer. 

So a question emerged: What if I could create a platform that brings together those purpose-driven, big & bold thinkers and doers? A platform that channels that drive into impactful solutions that tackle (parts of) these big problems. A platform where big talk is the norm. Where we help each other become better leaders so we can go back out in our community to challenge the status quo. A platform where “being realistic” is changed with “how can we make this work?”. A platform where we learn from the brightest minds on the planet that get excited by the biggest problems. A platform that instead of being the 2000th platform promising you to get crazy rich, promises you to learn & explore the ways of massive impact

That’s how the idea for The Impact Billionaires, where the main currency is social impact, was born.

If you’re one of those people who want to learn and engage in the ways of massive impact together with me, then join our community! 

Why I started the impact billionaires
Talking about the importance of social entrepreneurship in our society as president of Academics For Development