howWith many feats and accomplishments already under his belt, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jared Isaacman purchased the first civilian space mission to orbit the earth on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, set for launch in September. In an effort to help raise over $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Center, Jared donated the seats to three other civilians: a professor, an engineer, and a physician’s assistant who was a past patient at St. Jude’s. At 15, he started his first company, Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR), which went public in June 2020 and today has a market cap of over $7 billion.
Jared also founded a startup defense aerospace business that used surplus military jets to provide training services to the Department of Defense. He later sold the business to one of the world’s leading investment firms, The Blackstone Group. Jared flies fighter jets for fun and holds a world record for circumnavigating the earth in a light jet, in just over 61 hours! Tune in to hear from a groundbreaking innovator on what has motivated this obsession with flights of all kinds, the drive to constantly push innovation to its best capabilities, and the vision for making the world a better place than when he got here.
- industry disruption can benefit humanity
- to align long-term vision with innovation
- to motivate people when things are tough