Manoj Bhargava is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of 5-hour Energy company. His net worth is over $4 billion, but the most interesting part about him, is that he is giving away more then 90% of it to build a better future for the world thought the movement Billions in Change.
Billions in Change is a movement to save the world by creating solutions, through technology and innovation, to the most basic global problems – water, energy and health.
They are working on several projects right now like:
- Free Electric – A hybrid bicycle that you pedal for one hour and have electricity for one day.
- Limitless Energy – Using graphene to conduct energy, in the form of heat, from underneath the earth, pollution free.
- Rain Maker – Produce fresh water from sea water.
- Renew – An ECP (External Counter Pulsation) device that can make people healthier by assisting the hearth pulsations and reducing heart problems
But I don’t want to spoil too much of the film because it really worths being watched!
This is a great history and Manoj’s vision and experience can be really inspiring.
As an example of that, I leave here some quotes retrieved from the film.
Awareness doesn’t reduce pollution, grow food or heal the sick. That takes doing!
If it doesn’t make a big difference, find something else to do. Life is too short to spend making things that don’t have a real impact. We are here to make a difference.
Somebody asked me once in an interview:
What does an entrepreneur really need?
And I said:
Actually, only two things. Common sense and a sense of urgency.
And they asked:
From whom should we learn this stuff from?
And my answer was:
From your mom. She probably has done more management that your MBA professor. Because she has a budget, she got all those kids running around the house, hard to manage, and all of those things need to be done every day, seven days a week. That’s hard work! That’s learning on the job!