Ben Rattray Net Worth is$2 Million
Ben Rattray Salary is$250 Thousand
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Birth Name: Benjamin Michael Rattray
Birth Date: 1980/06/16
Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California, California, United States
Residence: San Francisco, California, United States
Alma Mater: Stanford University, London School of Economics
Occupation: CEO
Awards: 2012 Time 100 list member
Benjamin Michael "Ben" Rattray (born June 16, 1980) is the founder and CEO of the online petition website, which he founded in 2007. Rattray was included in the 2012 Time 100 list of the world's most influential people and listed in BusinessWeek as one of America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs of 2011.
Rattray was born in 1980 in Santa Barbara, California, the son of Judy (nee Mccaffrey), a county sales manager at First American Title, and Michael Rattray, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara County. He has one older sibling, Zack, and three younger siblings, Lindsay, Nick, and Tyler.
At Dos Pueblos High School, Rattray was "sporty and handsome" and "a homecoming king". He wanted to grow up to be an investment banker, then retire at age 35 and go into politics.
Rattray attended Stanford University during the technology boom of the early 2000s, studying political science and economics. He changed career paths to focus on "the pursuit of effective collective action" after comments one of his brothers had made when revealing his homosexuality. He later attended the London School of Economics.
Rattray lives in San Francisco.
Rattray launched from his house in 2007. The site has gone through multiple iterations, starting as a social network for social activism, changing into a blogging platform, then transitioning to a petition platform in 2011.
The goal of, according to Rattray, is to "change the balance of power between individuals and large organizations."
"The power unlocked when people have the capacity to more rapidly and effectively organize with others is unprecedented in human history", Rattray wrote in an e-mail to staff members. "But what's needed for this to be truly transformational is a solution that turns people-power from a force that is episodically realized to one that is deeply embedded in our political and social lives -- something that makes people-power pervasive and

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