Benjamin Todd Jealous is an American political and civic leader and former president and chief executive officer of the NAACP. He is currently a partner at Kapor Capital and Board Chairman of the Southern Elections Fund.
About Benjamin Todd Jealous
Jealous served as the youngest-ever national leader of the NAACP and earned accolades for reviving the organization by Forbes magazine, Time magazine, The Nonprofit Times, and others. In 2013, Jealous was named a Young Global Leader by the Davos World Economic Forum. The Washington Post in 2013 described him as “one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders.”
In 2014 Jealous became a senior partner at Kapor Capital, an Oakland-based firm that leverages the tech sector to create progressive social change. He also joined the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow.
Jealous’ new book Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding features personal essays from prominent figures in the black community. A national bestseller Reach is required reading for freshmen at Morehouse College this fall.