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John Prendergast Biography
John Prendergast is one of the most popular and richest Human Rights Activist who was born on March 21, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. In the second half of the 1980s as well as the beginning of 1990, the Prendergast was employed in a variety of organisations across both the U.S. and Africa, focused on human rights and peace. In the year 1996, at the conclusion of Prendergast joined the National Security Council as Director for African Affairs. He then was a special advisor of Susan Rice at the United States Department of State. As a special advisor, Prendergast was part of the team that led the two and a half-year U.S. effort to broker the end of the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. He was also a involved in the peace process that have been negotiated for Burundi, Sudan and DR Congo. Prendergast has also worked in both the Clinton White House and two members of Congress and resigned from the administration in 2001 in order to become the Special Advisor to the The President of the International Crisis Group on Africa issues. Outside of the government and in private sector, he has worked with organisations like The United States Institute of Peace, UNICEF, and Human Rights Watch.
Prendergast was featured on five shows of 60 Minutes and travelled across Africa in the series with Dateline NBC, ABC’s Nightline, The PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and CNN’s Inside Africa and Newsweek/The Daily Beast and The New York Times Magazine. He also has appeared in a variety of documentaries, including: Merci Congo, Sand and Sorrow, Darfur Now, 3 Points, and War Child. He also co-produced Journey Into Sunset, and is the Executive producer of Staging Hope: Acts of Peace in Northern Uganda, both about Northern Uganda. He also appeared in motion film by Warner Brother The Good Lie.
Prendergast has written a lot about Africa as well as being the writer or co-author of 11 books. The most recent of his books can be found in Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed (2018) co-written alongside Congolese activists Fidel Bafilemba, and featuring photos taken by Ryan Gosling. The two previous books which he co-authored were with actors and activists Don Cheadle. There’s Nothing to Do but Watch is which was a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction bestseller of the year, as well as The Enough Moment: Fighting to end Africa’s most heinous humanitarian crimes. In the present, he is working on a book that focuses on his country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo along with Gosling along with New Yorker writer Kelefa Sanneh.
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John Prendergast Net Worth
John Prendergast is one of the richest Human Rights Activist from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, John Prendergast's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)
In 2007, along with Gayle Smith, the actor founded with Gayle Smith the Enough Project, a policy group that is geared towards preventing human rights violations and genocide. He also co-founded alongside George Clooney of The Sentry The Sentry, an investigative organization that was created to expose the financial networks that are behind conflict in Africa and its Board of Directors comprises Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt. Alongside each other, Clooney and Prendergast had previously co-founded The Satellite Sentinel Project, which was designed to stop human rights violations and conflicts by using satellite images. In 2020, Prendergast appointed the strategic director of Clooney’s Foundation for Justice. Other projects undertaken by Prendergast’s include establishing the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program along with Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars. The program funded the schools of Darfurian refugee camps as well as forged partnerships with schools from the U.S., as well as the Raise Hope for Congo campaign which highlighted the problem of conflict minerals fueling the war in Congo and encouraging the development of a more holistic peace process.
Jane Bussmann was influenced by his work and had meetings with him led her to create her 2012 book, The Most Dangerous Date Ever: or the Way it took a Comic Writer to Uncover Joseph Kony and Africa’s Secret War The book is a humorous and tragic story of her journey as a foreign correspondent who was just beginning to reveal details about the conflict in Uganda. The author is also the principal focus of a second book written by Bussmann, A Trip to the dark heart of nameless Unspeakable Evil.
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John Ranked on the list of most popular Human Rights Activist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. John Prendergast celebrates birthday on March 21 of every year.
S. and Africa in the latter half of the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, focusing primarily on peace and human rights..
At the end of 1996, he joined the National Security Council as Director for African Affairs and thereafter served as a special adviser to Susan Rice at the United States Department of State..
Prendergast worked for the Clinton White House and two members of Congress, and left government in 2001 to become Special Adviser to the President of the International Crisis Group on Africa issues..
Alongside Gayle Smith, Prendergast co-founded the Enough Project in 2007..
Comedian Jane Bussmann was inspired by his work and meetings with him to write her 2012 book The Worst Date Ever: or How it Took a Comedy Writer to Expose Joseph Kony and Africa's Secret War, a comic/tragic story of her attempt as a novice foreign correspondent to expose the truth about the war in Uganda..
He also appeared in 2014 film The Good Lie. .
His 2018 book Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed was co-authored with Congolese activist Fidel Bafilemba and featured photographs by Ryan Gosling..
In 2020, Prendergast was named the Strategic Director of the Clooney Foundation for Justice..