Chris Hughes

Co-Chair, Economic Security Project
Chris-Hughes

Chris Hughes

Co-Chair, Economic Security Project

Biography

Chris Hughes is the co-founder of the Economic Security Project, a network of leaders exploring how a guaranteed income can work in the United States. Hughes makes the case in his 2018 book Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn that we can be the generation to eradicate poverty and restore opportunity to the middle class by creating an income floor below which no American can fall. Before his work at the Economic Security Project, he co-founded Facebook in 2004, working on the communications, marketing, and product development teams until he left to lead digital organizing for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. He was the owner and publisher of the digital and print magazine The New Republic from 2012 to 2016. Hughes graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with a degree in History and Literature. He lives in New York City with his husband and son.