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The Forum of Young Global Leaders, or Young Global Leaders (YGL), was created by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. It is a non-profit organization managed from GenevaSwitzerland, under the supervision of the Swiss government.

The program was founded by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum in 1993 under the name “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” and was renamed to Young Global Leaders in 2004.[1]

Schwab created the group with $1 million won from the Dan David Prize,[2] and the inaugural 2005 class comprised 237 young leaders.

People recognized as a Young Global Leader are allowed to attend one meeting of the World Economic Forum for free.[3]


BusinessWeeks Bruce Nussbaum describes the Young Global Leaders as “the most exclusive private social network in the world”,[4] while the organization itself describes the selected leaders as representing “the voice for the future and the hopes of the next generation”.

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  1. I only recently began hearing about Klaus Schwab, but what I’ve heard so far is not good. He sounds like another George Soros, pretending to be a good guy who cares about people, but using his money to promote authoritarianism and chaos.

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