While the venture that I am embarking on has a focus on social impact, I am very much a capitalist at heart. America is considered “the greatest country on Earth” because of the tremendous amount of wealth that is created here year in and year out. And despite the financial hardships that 98% of Americans have felt over the last decade, the 2% have continued to create that wealth. Needless to say which group most of us would like to be a part of. But, I want to be in that 2% not for the power or to possess material things, but to create, develop, and implement programs to create a greater balance between the two extremes. So, to my fellow “social capitalists”, use this list as inspiration and study the individuals included. Learn from their successes and failures and in 5-10 years, let’s rename the list the Forbe’s 1000.