According to an article in the Biz Journals, Thor Halvorssen is a troublemaker for tyrants. That is great news as they can definitely cause trouble for everyone who has to live under them. Almost 50 percent of the world’s population lives under despotism, but if Thor has his way that would end for everyone.
Thor is certainly doing his part, as he often is talking to multiple people on the phone and the internet about human right problems around the world. He calls himself a classic liberal but he does not care how your political views line up to his. Thor Halvorssen only cares deeply that you care about human rights violations wherever they are found in the world. He has thrown donors with large checks out of his office because they tried to dictate which issues the Human Rights Foundation that he founded almost a decade ago should address.
He has also done wonders at raising funds from some of the most unusual sources. For example, he convinced Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales to give a full set of USBs to North Korean dissident groups. He has received funding from Google’s founder Larry Page and PayPal’s founder Peter Thiel.
Thor works about 20 hours a day. Many of his staff say that he is at his best when everyone else in the United States is winding down for the day. He runs almost nonstop on supplements that he has taken for years. His boundless energy is contagious because he knows that he can be a catalysts to creating change in the world.
Thor is best known for creating the Oslo Freedom Forum. During this event every year, people throughout the world gather to discuss human rights and what can be done to ensure that they exist everywhere. This year the Oslo forum featured a full day of meetings on how to empower the internet to become an advocate for change. Therefore, even if you cannot even leave home you can help Thor spread his message.
Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.hu1rbrvoK#.sgLP3Pq98