Ben Rattray Biography
Ben Rattray is an American founder and CEO of the online petition website Change.org. He founded the company in 2007. Ben was born as Benjamin Michael “Ben” Rattray. He was included in the 2012 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Rattray was also listed as one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders of 2012.
He holds the Commonwealth Club of California’s 21st Century Visionary Award in 2014.
Ben Rattray Age
Rattray was born on 16 June 1980 in Santa Barbara, California. He is 38 years old.
Ben Rattray Family
Rattray is the son of Mother Judy (née McCaffrey), a county sales manager at First American Title. Father Michael Rattray, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County. He has one older sibling, Zack, and three younger siblings, Lindsay, Nick, and Tyler.
Ben Rattray Education
At Dos Pueblos High School, Rattray was “sporty and handsome” and “a homecoming king”. He wanted to grow up to be an investment banker, then retire at age 35 and go into politics.
Rattray attended Stanford University during the technology boom of the early 2000s, studying political science and economics. He changed career paths to focus on “the pursuit of effective collective action” after comments one of his brothers had made when revealing his homosexuality. He later attended the London School of Economics.
Rattray lives in San Francisco.
Ben Rattray Change.Org
Rattray launched Change.org from his house in 2007. The site has gone through multiple iterations. It starts as a social network for social activism. It later changed into a cause-based blogging platform, then transitioning to a petition platform in 2011.
The goal of Change.org, according to Rattray, is to “change the balance of power between individuals and large organizations.” “The power unlocked when people have the capacity to more rapidly and effectively organize with others is unprecedented in human history”, Rattray wrote in an e-mail to Change.org staff members.
“But what’s needed for this to be truly transformational is a solution that turns people-power from a force that is episodically realized to one that is deeply embedded in our political and social lives — something that makes people-power pervasive and sustained.”
In February 2012, Rattray stated that Change.org was “growing more each month than the total we had in the first four years”, with more than 10,000 petitions being started each month on the site, and that in 2011 the company’s employees had grown from 20 to 100.
Change.org announced a $15 million round of investment led by the Omidyar Network in May 2013 and said its staff had grown to 170 people in 18 countries.
Ben Rattray Single | Wife | Partner
When it comes to his love life Rattray is a very private person. He has not shared any information on his wife or girlfriend. We have no records of his past relationships. Rattray is possibly single.
Ben Rattray Rachael Chong
Rachael is the Founder and CEO of Catchafire (www.catchafire.org), the world’s first & leading online skills-based volunteer platform. Catchafire makes it easy for nonprofits and social enterprises to articulate their project-based needs and then matches these projects to professionals who want to volunteer there. The two are part of the latest installment of The Influencers, a series highlighting movers and shakers across social media.
Ben Rattray Quotes
For information on Rattray’s quotes, please click here.
Ben Rattray Ruzwana Bashir
Ruzwana Bashir (born 28 July 1983) is a British entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Peek.com, a travel company based in San Francisco, California. She has been selected for Vanity Fair‘s Next Establishment, Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 in Technology and Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People.
Ben Rattray Jake Brewer
Jacob Brewers Friends and family gathered to mourn their loss and celebrate his life during a memorial at National Cathedral in 2015. The 34-year-old was a senior policy adviser at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology. He died last Saturday after losing control of his bike during a charity event.
Brewer was eulogized by Ben Rattray, who paid tribute to his optimism, and noted the impact that his friend seemed to have on everyone he encountered.
Ben Rattray Salary | Net Worth
Rattray Net Worth is $2 Million. His Salary is $250 Thousand. In 2012, his name was included in the list of the world’s most influential people by TIME 100. In the same year, he was also selected as among the 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders by Fortune.
Ben Rattray Height | Weight
Rattray stands at a height of 1,79m. He weighs 65kg.
Ben Rattray Email
Mr. Ben Rattray CEO
Postal Address 383 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103M
Advice from CEOemail.com How to write your email to a CEO
Related lists US Companies (C)