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Scott Harrison of charity: water
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Scott Harrison of charity: water

Scott Harrison didn't like the fact that things like toothpaste had better marketing campaigns than lifesaving causes. There were a few other things that he thought he could change. So at 30 Harrison founded charity: water, which brings clean drinking water to developing nations. One goal was to make sure that the branding wouldn't suck. When Harrison was 28, he had the realization that he was a "selfish scumbag" while on vacation in Uruguay. He thought he had everything he wanted: Model girlfriends, a Rolex, a BMW. But he wasn't satisfied. To date, charity: water has funded 3,962 water projects, providing access to clean, safe drinking water for 1,794,983 people in 19 countries. Harrison's goal now? Raise $2 billion to help 100 million people in the next 10 years.