Scott spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City
before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia,
West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist.
Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the
non-profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention
to the global water crisis and the world’s 785 million people without
clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online
fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.
In 13 years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide,
charity: water has raised $450 million and funded 51,400 water projects
in 28 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over
11 million people with clean, safe drinking water.
Scott has been recognized on Fortune magazine’s list of 40 Under 40,
Forbes’ Impact 30, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in
Business, where he earned the #10 spot. He is currently a World Economic
Forum Young Global Leader and author of the New York Times Bestselling
Scott lives in New York City with his wife Viktoria, son Jackson and