Nick and Leslie Hanauer

Hanauer, Nick and Leslie
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 05/30/2017 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $1 billion
  • Forbes Rank: Not Ranked
  • Born: Leslie Hanauer - Information not available
    Nick Hanauer - 1959
  • Residence: Shoreline, WA

Nick Hanauer is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and the founder of Civic Ventures, a Seattle-based public policy incubator. Hanauer was the first non-family investor in Amazon.com, and later founded the digital advertising agency, aQuantive, which sold to Microsoft for $6.4 billion.

In recent years, Hanauer has established himself as a civic innovator, public speaker, $15 minimum wage advocate, and fierce critic of America’s growing income inequality. He co-authored two bestselling books: The True Patriot and Gardens of Democracy, and has appeared on Politico, Bloomberg News, and in his own TED Talk.

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"There is no greater privilege than to be fortunate enough to devote the majority of one’s time and resources to helping others—to making our community, and the planet, better than we found it."

Nick and Leslie Hanauer

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