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FOUNDER OF DAVOS FORUM MEETS THE PRESS
Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, explains new initiatives of the global networking forum in Tokyo on Apr. 26th, 2005. He stresses importance of Asian perspectives in dealing with the global issues, urging Japanese leaders to be more assertive in the world forum. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)
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Klaus Martin Schwab (born March 30, 1938) is a German economist, best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. His wife and former secretary, Hilde, co-founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship with him. He was born in 1938 in Ravensburg, Germany.

In 1971, Schwab founded the World Economic Forum as a not-for-profit foundation committed to improving the state of the world, later building it into today's global partnership of business, political, and intellectual leaders.

In 1998, Schwab and his wife founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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