Ben Jealous

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Benjamin Todd Jealous born January 18, 1973) is an American civil rights leader and social impact investor. He served as the president and chief executive officer of the NAACP from 2008 to 2013. When he was selected to head the NAACP at age 35, he became the organization's youngest-ever national leader. The Washington Post in 2013 described him as “one of the nation's most prominent civil rights leaders.”

In 2018 Jealous ran for Governor of Maryland winning the Democratic party’s nomination, but losing in the general election.

Jealous is a partner at Kapor Capital, Board Chairman of the Southern Elections Fund, and one of the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professors at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. Jealous was selected as president of People for the American Way, and its associated foundation, on June 2, 2020, and assumed the position on June 15.

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