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Ben Rattray Bio

Ben Rattray is the founder and CEO of, the world’s fastest-growing website for social action, a place where ordinary folks can mobilize extraordinary support for their causes. In 2012, he was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. That same year, Rattray was named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Rising Young Business wields an impressive amount of influence: it has attracted over 240 million users, hundreds of thousands of causes and a mountain of media attention.Ben Rattray is a graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics. Before, he was on his way to becoming an investment banker. But when his younger brother came out of the closet as gay, Rattray had an epiphany. “[My brother] says the most notable pain he experienced wasn’t the people who were explicitly anti-gay. It was the people who stood by and didn’t do anything about it.” Ashamed of being one of those bystanders, Rattray decided “to never stay silent again.” He founded so that others might feel empowered to make the same decision.Today, Rattray leads’s strategic vision and product development. He is a frequent public speaker about the intersection of technology and social change, and has appeared in various media outlets, including “The Daily Show”.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ben Rattray and other top speakers and celebrities.

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