DORADE, Porto Rico, December 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Silver today announced a new list of the top 50 innovators in entertainment, media, business, investing, politics and more who are shaping Americans’ finances. Adding to Money’s streak of successful franchises, Change Agents features original interviews with people of all ages who are making a difference in personal finance, from young adults to CEOs, as well as forward-looking predictions for the future of money. Familiar names like Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Warrenand Lil Nas X appear alongside the social media star Tori Dunlapentrepreneur MrBeastand rapper mike the killer. Each Changemaker offers a unique perspective on the shortcomings of our financial systems and how they are working to improve the future of everyday consumers.
Hand-picked reporters and editors change agent because of their impact on personal finances, identifying a range of innovators from an initial list of 174, with the aim of telling readers exactly who they should pay attention to in 2023 (and beyond). Sectors span the financial ecosystem, ranging from healthcare, housing, consumer protection and labor to retirement, bankruptcy, philanthropy and more. By focusing on the people who positively influence the wallets of Americans, the Money team has created one of the most comprehensive lists of known and up-and-coming money leaders.
“Money’s Changemakers is making great strides in addressing some of the most important issues of our time: economic disparities, affordability, pay transparency, and more,” says the editor. Mike Ayers. “We hope readers can use the stories here to help shape their perspective on money and create a better future for themselves.”
Money’s inaugural list Change Agents includes profiles of:
Alexis Ohanianmake change in the company:
The Reddit co-founder advocates for universal paid parental leave while fighting inequality. His new company 776 is part-profit, part-not-for-profit venture capital firm. This latter entity, known as Foundation 776funds young thinkers leaving university to design creative climate solutions.
Killer Mike, Bringing Change to Banks and Underserved Communities:
Rapper and activist Michael “Killer Mike” Render has empowered underserved communities to take control of their financial futures through his work with fintech platform Greenwood. The company reinvests in Black and Latino communities, provides financial literacy resources, provides professional social networking opportunities, and guides individuals and business owners on the path to building generational wealth.
Rohit Chopraimprove consumer protection:
Rohit Chopra is the director of the CFPB, a government agency charged with protecting families from deceptive and abusive financial practices. Nominated by Biden in 2021, Chopra has already had an outsized impact on Americans’ wallets by helping review how medical debt affects our credit, reduce “junk fees” charged by banksand more.
Natasha Hoskin and Deana Burkby making the change in Web3:
Natasha Hoskin and Deana Burk founded Boys Club, a dedicated space for women and non-binary people to safely explore crypto. Their organization is a fun Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) that brings together crypto passionate about teaching, learning and working in the world of Web3.
Adena Hefetsmake a change in the accommodation:
Adena Hefets is the founder and CEO of Divvy Homes, a real estate startup modernizing rent-to-own programs. Divvy seeks to help people who typically would not be able to qualify for a mortgage — either because their credit score is too low, they cannot pay a deposit or their sources of income are difficult to prove.
Tori Dunlapadvancing financial feminism:
The social media money guru is founder and CEO of Her First $100,000, providing tons of tools that help Gen Z and Millennial women manage their money and careers. With 3 million followers on TikTok, Instagram and more, Dunlap “fights the patriarchy by making you rich,” providing free and paid resources ranging from credit card recommendations to an ebook for negotiating a higher salary.
Other reports include Lil Nas Xwho sets an example for Generation Z with its transparency and creativity; Jon Stewart, who urged senators to approve a bill expanding health care coverage for veterans; Sen. Elizabeth Warrenwho holds billionaires accountable, advocates for the cancellation of student debt and is at the forefront of the fight for a fairer country for all; Gaurav Sharma, which created a platform to reconnect workers with their old 401(k); and more. For the full list of agents of change, go to www.Money.com/Changemakers.
money editor Julia Glum is available for interviews. Editor-in-chief of the Changemakers project, she specializes in new trends, particularly those that involve or affect young people. Julia also writes Dollar Scholar, a popular weekly newsletter that teaches millennials how to navigate the messy world of personal finance. For more information, visit www.Money.com/subscribe.
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