Meet Peter Thum, Serial Social Entrepreneur


Peter Thum is referred to as a serial social entrepreneur. He's the founder of Ethos Water, an organization that aims to help provide children access to safe, clean water.

Thum also created Fonderie 47, a company that transforms assault rifles in Africa into high-end art and jewelry. He took a step further to establish Liberty United that converts illegal guns in the U.S. into jewelry pieces. Noting his success, Thum responds that purpose is critical to achieving favorable outcomes.


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