Thor Halvorssen is an individual who is known for his many selfless accomplishments that have helped individuals who have lacked a voice in some of the most oppressive and militaristic countries in the world that prevent not only speaking out against the regime, but also prevent a freedom of choice. Thor Halvorssen has always been on the path towards human activism and has always thought of himself as a citizen of the world. Thor Halvorssen has explored and traveled the world and has been to numerous countries that would otherwise be restricted to outsiders. Thor Halvorssen has demonstrated his passion for fighting for human rights through his experience. Thor Halvorssen has not only been beaten on numerous occasions within oppressive and closed off nation-states, but has also been imprisoned as well as threatened several times by nation-states such as North Korea and even by Angola, a nation-state that is located in Africa.
Thor Halvorssen comes from a family of human rights activists and new thought to pursue a path other than what his parents pursued. Even at a young age, Thor Halvorssen dealt with hard issues and dealt with them with hid dignity. Even as a young boy, Thor Halvorssen watched his parents beaten and imprisoned on numerous occasions for the purpose of fighting for the rights of others. His inspirational parents have given him the motivation to continue down that path and to make sure that not only individuals around the world are informed, but also makes sure to promote universal freedom through basic rights such as the right to speak and the right to practice a religion of choice.
Thor Halvorssen is so dedicated to what he does that he became the President of the Human Rights Foundation, a large foundation that was founded in 2005 and that is currently located in New York City, one of the most widely known cities in the world. Thanks to the work of Thor Halvorssen and his hard working employees, the foundation receives numerous and generous donations to the foundation from individuals as well as from businesses from the private and public sector.