About Bobby Sager
A tough-minded businessman who made a fortune by following his passion, Bobby Sager has spent the last decade of his life traveling around the globe giving away his money and using his entrepreneurial and street smarts to make whatever difference he can – in some of the worst areas on the planet. His is a life of extremes. On any given day you might find Bobby living in a tent in Karachi, sharing a toilet with 40 monks in the Himalayas, working alongside President Kagame in Rwanda, or discussing science education with the Dalai Lama in India.
In 2000, Bobby founded the Sager Family Traveling Foundation and Roadshow. He and his family hit the road, traveling to some of the poorest nations on earth, living in villages and cities in developing countries, practicing “eyeball to eyeball philanthropy” born of hands-on experience and on-the-ground understanding. Always looking for the most efficient and sustainable way to solve any issue, Bobby believed the best way to solve pressing issues was through catalyzing the efforts of other leaders, no matter where or who they were. The family traveled the globe, meeting those leaders and setting up projects to assist their efforts, whether in a mountain tent or jungle prison.
Additionally he began recruiting other high-powered business leaders to use their considerable skills and rolodexes in the service of something larger, through his involvement with the Young Presidents Organization, which counts among its members over 20,000 leaders in 100 countries.
He believes that learning, living, and feeling flows out of the intense human connection that comes from being able to touch the people you are trying to help.