Marc Kielburger is a Canadian social entrepreneur, activist, and author. He is the co-founder of the WE Movement, a global network of organizations that empower young people to create positive social change. The WE Movement consists of WE Charity, an international development and youth empowerment organization, ME to WE, a social enterprise, and WE Day, an annual youth empowerment event.
Marc Kielburger has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars.
Marc Kielburger was born on September 17th, 1987, in Thornhill, Ontario. He is the eldest son of Fred and Theresa Kielburger, who are both school teachers. He has a younger brother, Craig, who is also his co-founder and partner in the WE Movement.
Marc was interested in social issues and philanthropy from an early age. He volunteered in Jamaica, Thailand, and India as a teenager, and participated in science fairs and debates.
Marc attended Brebeuf College School in Toronto, and Neuchâtel Junior College in Switzerland. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations.
He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and completed his law degree at Oxford University, specializing in human rights law.
Marc’s career path was influenced by his brother Craig, who read a newspaper article about the murder of a child laborer in Pakistan when he was 12 years old. Craig was moved by the story and decided to start a campaign to end child labor.
He asked Marc to join him, and together they founded Free the Children in 1995, which later became WE Charity. The charity works to provide education, health care, clean water, and economic opportunities to children and communities in developing countries.
Marc also co-founded Leaders Today (now ME to WE), a social enterprise that offers products and services that support the WE Charity’s mission. ME to WE sells ethically sourced products, organizes volunteer trips, and provides leadership training and consulting. ME to WE donates half of its profits to WE Charity and reinvests the other half in its social mission.
Marc and Craig also created WE Day, an annual event that celebrates the achievements and potential of young people who are making a difference in the world. WE Day features inspirational speakers, celebrities, and performers, and attracts millions of attendees and viewers every year. WE Day is free for students and teachers who earn their tickets by taking action on local and global issues.
Marc is also an author, a columnist, and a speaker. He has co-written eight books with his brother, including the New York Times bestseller Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World.
He writes a nationally syndicated column with his brother and has appeared on various media outlets, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and BBC. He has spoken at prestigious events, such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Marc is married to Roxanne Joyal, who is also a social entrepreneur and a co-founder of ME to WE. They live in Toronto, Canada. Marc is recognized internationally for his philanthropic work and his leadership.
He has received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees, and numerous awards and honors, such as the Order of Canada, the Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and the Most Admired CEO in the Public Sector by Waterstone Human Capital. He was also inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts.
Full Name: Marc Kielburger
Date of Birth: Jan 1, 1977
Profession: Canadian Activist and Co-CEO of Me to We
Height: 5 ft.10
Weight: 170 lbs.
Net Worth: $3,000,000