YPO was founded in 1950 in Rochester, New York, by manufacturer Ray Hickok, who was 27 years old when he became the head of his family's Rochester-based Hickok Belt, a 300-employee company.
YPO formed an exclusive editorial partnership with CNBC since 2012. Members are part of a CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network.
As of 2013, there are more than 450 chapters worldwide and 24,000 members. YPO members participate in monthly activities with their chapter with each chapter consisting of 35 to 120 members. The average revenue per member company, as of 2016, was $41 million USD.
YPO membership is generally by invitation only.
To qualify for membership, a person must have become, before age 45, the president or chairman and chief executive officer of a corporation of significance with a minimum revenue and minimum number of employees. The financial criteria differ for service companies and banks.
Candidates must be typically recommended by two members of a local chapter and approved by a membership committee of each local chapter. Prospective members may approach the organization directly, but most are invited by current members."
Prominent members include:
Charles R. Schwab, Founder & CEO, Charles Schwab
Peter Ueberroth, Chairman, 1984 L.A. Olympic Games, former Commissioner, Major League Baseball
Bob Galvin, Founder & former CEO, Motorola
Jim Balsille, Co-Founder & former Co-CEO, Research in Motion/Blackberry
Scott Cook, Founder & former CEO, Intuit
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., founder of United Artists motion picture studio
Christie Hefner, former CEO, Playboy Enterprises
Ray Lee Hunt, Hunt Oil
Robert Wood Johnson II, president of Johnson & Johnson
Ronnie Lott, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Founder & Managing Director, HRJ Capital
Leonard Lauder, former CEO, Estee Lauder
Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce
Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook
The organization appears to advance the progressive Communist agenda. For example, they promote women to positions of power as they will be grateful, obedient traitors. Women can't compete on equal terms with men and require affirmative action. For example:
"In 2013, YPO and the Women's YPO Network partnered with Sheryl Sandberg and her organization, Lean In, to address the stalled percentage of women in business leadership roles in the past 10 years.
More than three decades after women became 50 percent of college graduates in the United States, women constitute just 5 percent of S&P 500 CEOs and only 19 percent of U.S. Congressional seats. As women who have beaten the odds in business, WYN members of YPO are in a strong position to influence the next generation of women leaders. WYN actively endorses #LeanInTogether's public awareness campaign, focusing on how men benefit from supporting women and achieve happier marriages, more successful children and better team outcomes -- and provides practical information on how men can do their part at home and at work."
If YPO were really about philanthropy and networking, they wouldn't need the veil of secrecy, would they? With those stiff initiation and membership fees, just to be blackmailed, you have to wonder what the members are getting out of it.
If ever you wonder why the world is the way it is, the answer is that we are controlled by Freemasonry, a satanic cult at war with God, nature and man. Football players take a Masonic Knee. The President constantly makes satanic Masonic hand signs. Politicians Left and Right are all Freemasons. Our natural leadership has been slaughtered in phony wars and the cowardly remnant has completely sold out. Humanity has been hijacked.