Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

Manoj Bhargava

Founder and CEO, Stage 2 Innovations and Living Essentials


Manoj Bhargava is founder and CEO of Stage 2 Innovations and Living Essentials, best known for creating the popular 5-Hour Energy drink. The entrepreneur and billionaire philanthropist has pledged 99 percent of his wealth to solve some of the world's most pressing problems in the areas of water, energy and health care. In addition to founding the Hans Foundation, one of India's largest funds, he founded Stage 2 Innovations to design and develop useful products and technologies to improve humanity. The 2015 documentary "Billions in Change" featured several of the inventions, including the Rain Maker, a small distillation machine that converts water into drinkable water at a rate of 1,000 gallons per hour; Free Electric, a hybrid stationary bicycle that can provide power to a rural household without electricity; and Renew Enhanced Circulation, an apparatus that promotes better blood flow, which is the foundation of good health. Bhargava's motto is "Do something useful," and he believes the only useful thing to do is to serve humanity.

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