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THE SOCIAL NETWORTH #GIVEBACK

THE SOCIAL NETWORTH #GIVEBACK

To mystics the number 10 is a reminder that our true nature is as both a physical and spiritual being.  For this edition of The Social Networth (a powerful movement starring content creators), our theme is #Giveback.  We have partnered with 10 incredible content creators that are out to change the world.  We joined forces with La Palme magazine and the organization Hollywood Food Coalition (which feeds and helps the homeless community).  The Social Networth is not just about followers, it’s about using our visibility and voice to help causes for mankind.  Our intention is to transform the conversation of service in the world. 

The Hollywood Food Coalition has been serving those in need since 1987. The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals. To find out more about Hollywood Food Coalition, get involved or donate click here: https://hofoco.org/donate/

You will see the incredible work Hollywood Food Coalition is doing to help the homeless community in Los Angeles.  

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 Indiana Massara @indiana

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Jeans by American Eagle
Shoes by Vans

They say youth is wasted on the young…but not when it comes to Indiana. This Aussie import is proving that just cause you are young at age, it doesn’t mean that you are young at heart. Through her many charity activations and the way she inspires her fans, Indiana is making a name for herself in the world.  This songstress is simply sublime from the inside out.  

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 1.5 MILLION

Age:  16

BIRTHPLACE:  Australia

PASSIONS: Songwriting, Music, Running

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO GIVE BACK?:

I like to personally give back on a local scale and I keep it as low key as possible.  I just never want my intentions to be misunderstood!  Publicly I attend as many charity events as I can and I donate every month to Pencils Of Promise.  As a family, we have been sponsoring 2 children since my brother and I were born.  We have grown up with such different lives, but their achievements through the years are just as exciting as our own.  

HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?:


I don’t think there is just one solution, but what I do know is that it has to start with the realization that the responsibility to help lies with us as individuals and shouldn’t just be left up to the government organizations.  From about the age of 7, my parents really opened my eyes to the issue and we often take food and supplies to the people in our area.  They explained the close connection between mental illness and homelessness and from that point on I understood that it wasn’t always a ‘choice’ a person made.  If we involve kids in the issue and educate them at a young age, we would create a culture of understanding and tolerance and I think more people would be willing to help and not turn a blind eye to the issue.  

LIFE GOALS:

My current goal is to challenge the age barriers that I sometimes come across.  I am determined to call people into account when they believe I can’t do something because I am young.  Long term I just simply want to be respected in both the acting and music industries and to be known as someone that is hardworking and constantly evolving.

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND YOU WANT TO WORK WITH:

I like working with Brands that really understand their market and then get involved in helping the community within that area.  I recently did a lot of work with Claire’s Stores who have a young market and I love that they work with “Make A Wish” to help make a difference in the exact market they operate in.  

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

I want to leave behind the message to stay true to yourself at any age.  It’s something I am already trying to achieve through social media. In terms of philanthropy, I want to be the quiet achiever!  I want to give back and support as much as possible with only those in my close circle knowing.  After I pass, they can sing it to the rooftops, but until then I want to give because it’s right and because there is no greater feeling, not because I want to be applauded for helping.  

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Adam Waheed  @adamw

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Jeans by Top Shop
Shoes by Balenciaga

Laughter is surely the medicine and the bloodline for Adam Waheed. Originally from NY, Adam uses social media to create mini comedy movies. He understands how to engage a bigger audience for his comedy with social media, and it’s paying off. His style is silly and relatable. And you can’t help but to feel good after watching his campy skits. Adam has a great calling to make people feel good. He has made it his personal mission to bring more smiles to the world.

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA REACH: 1.9 MILLION

-AGE- 26 

BIRTHPLACE=

-Born in Queens, New York 

PASSIONS:  My passion is make people laugh and enjoy life more.

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LIKE TO GIVE BACK?

I’ve had the chance to work with various different charities that help raise money and awareness for some of America’s biggest problems. 

HOW DO YOU THINK WE COULD SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

-I think the best way we could help solve the homeless issue in LA is raising more awareness about it. The more awareness there is, the more action there will be. I want to use my platform to encourage others to help and to make it “cool” to help the homeless. We are stronger together. 

LIFE GOALS:

-My life goals entails being the biggest comedy actor, director, and writer.

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND WANT TO WORK WITH?

-I love working with T-Mobile and Old spice. 

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

A legacy I want to leave behind is having a true impact on changing the world and making it a happier and funnier place.

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Sam Tsui @thesamtsui

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Jeans by Top Man
Jacket by Levi’s
Shoes by Dr. Martins

You Tube sensation Sam Tsui surely loves to live life in Acapella.  He is very passionate about helping the LGBTQ+ and Asian American communities in all types of issues.  But even more than that, he wants to impact everyone with beautiful art that will transcend everything.  He believes that even though there are many things that we could do to help the homeless issue in LA, it all starts by treating everyone with dignity and compassion. 

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: 3.7 Million

AGE: 30

BIRTHPLACE:

Minneapolis, MN

PASSIONS:

– As a musician and songwriter, I’m so grateful to have a platform to share what I love doing – creating and performing music – with people around the world who can connect with not only the art, but with each other. I’m incredibly passionate about creating a community around my work and fostering a sense of togetherness in a world that can so often be divisive. 

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LIKE TO GIVE BACK? 
Having a following on Youtube and social media carries an incredible opportunity to represent and reflect the things I value – I try to highlight and amplify important causes when I can, and have even gotten the opportunity to do so with music. In addition I’ve recently been doing more work with local organizations like the LA LGBT Center which are making real tangible differences in people’s lives right here in my own community.

HOW DO YOU THINK WE COULD SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

The seriousness of the homelessness issue here in LA is apparent to anyone who lives here – and while a lot of major things need to happen like the creation of more affordable housing, one thing everyone can do to help is to be a part of breaking down the stigma that surrounds homelessness – acknowledging the dignity and humanity of those without a home is the first step in tackling the problem, and organizations like Hollywood Food Coalition are doing just that. 

LIFE GOALS

I’m so inspired whenever I see the impact music and art can have on people’s lives – and so a major life goal is to continue to create things that bring joy to as many people as I can. Particularly as an Asian American and LGBT musician and creator, I’m really proud to continue to be a part of the growing visibility of underrepresented groups in mainstream media.

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND WANT TO WORK WITH:

I’ve been really fortunate to work with a ton of amazing brands, but some of my favorites have been when a social cause is involved – I recently got to produce an original song for 3 Musketeers’ “Throw Shine” campaign and for the music video we worked with the LA LGBT Center and set up a clothing drive in Echo Park! 

WHAT IS THE LEGACY THAT YOU WANT TO LEAVE IN THIS WORLD?

My goal as an artist is to create work that resonates and matters, and hopefully leaves the world a little better. Having the opportunity to share my life and art with fans via platforms like Youtube allows me to foster a community that can bring people closer together.

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Matthew Crawford @matthew_crawford 

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Jeans by Zara
Shoes by Nike

Being an entrepreneur comes very easily for Matthew Crawford. This young future mogul has a clothing line with a very important message. His message is to nurture those parts in all of us that create change in the world. Matthew is a regular contributor to organizations like The Trevor Project, HRC, Hollywood Food Coalition, and others. He believes that we are all here to take each other to the next level. With his heart and intentions in the right place, we are sure Matthew will create a legacy that will forever alter generations to come.

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING- 493k

Age- 24

Birthplace- Cleveland OH

Passions- creating, expressing myself unapologetically, traveling, giving back, being a role model to my lgbt+ community. 

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LIKE TO GIVE BACK?

I personally created and produced my own clothing brand, “Feed the good wolf” based on the tale of two wolves- one is good and one is evil, the battle is going on every day for everyone and I love spreading the message to feed the good wolf, be happy. Stay positive. Focus on the good things life has to offer and always be grateful. Each one of my campaigns from FTGW has been tied to charities such as Trevor project (LGBT+ youth suicide awareness and prevention) NAMI, HRC, and now in the process of creating my own foundation “Good Wolf” all about giving back and spreading light and love into the world.

HOW DO YOU THINK WE COULD SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

I believe it always starts with using your voice. Change starts with the idea, then speaking up, and making moves. I think we could create a system to encourage homeless people to do things around the city (pick up trash, clean and help maintain the environment, parks, nature, etc)  in exchange for vouchers to eat, get paid, and hopefully off the streets and into a home. 

LIFE GOALS:

Write a book and be published on NY times best sellers list, create my own foundation focusing on giving back to lgbt+, environment, homeless, other countries in need. And have a beautiful family with lots of animals and self sustainable farm 🙂

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND WANT TO WORK WITH?

My creative mind would love to work with Amazon, Apple, Calvin Klein. But my heart would love to work with Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and many other influential figures that really have created beautiful change in our world. 

WHAT IS THE LEGACY THAT YOU WANT TO LEAVE IN THIS WORLD?

I want my legacy to be more than just me, because at the end of the day I could fulfill all my wants and dreams, but if it doesn’t affect others, then there’s no point. My mission, has been and always will be to help others find their truest self, inspire them to live the life they want, and to use their voice to help others to do the same. Even if that’s just one person, I’ll be happy.

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NOURI @nouri

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Jeans by GAP
Shoes by Alexander Wang

Singer/songwriter Nouri knows how to double down on life! Quickly becoming Syria’s biggest star in America, she knows that the key to success is giving back to the world. When she heard about The Social Networth she didn’t wait one second to be part of this project.  Her passion for service only comes close to her dreams of becoming a Grammy and Oscar winner.  We know that this is a star that will shine bright on all of us.  

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: 215k

Age: 25

BIRTHPLACE:

 Syria

PASSIONS:

My number one passion is singing and songwriting, but I also have other passions which include playing sports, fashion, and makeup.

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO GIVE BACK?

I love to give back wherever I can. Personally, I love meeting with people face to face, speaking with them and giving them a helping hand – whatever that may be. 

HOW DO YOU THINK WE COULD SOLVE THE HOMELESS PROBLEM IN LA?By focusing on key areas such as health, employment, and education.

LIFE GOALS:

I like to dream big! My life goals are to win not one but many Grammys, be number one on the Billboard charts, win an Oscar.  I would eventually love to have my own music label, fashion and beauty line. 

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND THAT YOU WANT TO WORK WITH:

I would love to work with major brands that represent my style and personality and hopefully come up with my own brand one day! 

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

I want my legacy to be great music and inspiring others, that no matter where you are from or your circumstances, you can turn your dreams into a reality. If you believe it and keep a positive mindset anything is possible.  

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Alexa Dell @alexakdell

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Jeans by re/done
Jewelry Vintage

Alexa is one of those people that puts her money where her mouth is. She quickly jumped to volunteer at Hollywood Food Coalition and is thinking about big solutions to help the homeless community. As a new mom, she experiences a maternal instinct when it comes to helping people. Only time will tell what incredible legacy she will leave for her child in this world.

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING: 44K

AGE- 25

BIRTHPLACE-

Austin, TX

PASSIONS-

Art & Design, riding horses, hiking and other outdoor activities

In any way I can. 

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY GIVE BACK:

Working with the Hollywood Food Coalition is a fun and simple way to give back your time and energy. I suggest getting a group of friends together and making a night of it

HOW DO YOU THINK WE COULD SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

I think it’s as important to continue to build co-living communities as it is implement programs that teach those suffering from homelessness the tools that they need to break out of the cycle. When given the resources and motivation to help themselves, bigger change will occur. 

LIFE GOALS-

I have many but simply put to never stop growing, learning, and evolving into the best version of myself

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND WANT TO WORK WITH?

My favorite brands are those with simple, safe, organic, non-toxic, and sustainably made products. There are too many to list!

Right now I’m focused on ways I can contribute to my different communities.

 WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

That’s still unfolding…

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STEVEN SPENCE @spence

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Jeans by Guess
Shoes by Harley Davidson
Jewelry Vintage

Entertaining people all over the world is Steven’s biggest desire. With a cosmopolitan NY vibe, Steven is making his artistic impact in the world. He has performed for millions of people, and his number one goal is to make them happy. Creativity flows down Steven’s veins with no sign of a draught. With art, Steven believes anything is possible and that we can heal the world. Steven’s infectious charisma will get him to some incredible doors that he will surely open.

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING- 1.7 MILLION

AGE-31

BIRTHPLACE

– NEW YORK CITY

 PASSIONS-

 CREATIVE WRITING – MUSICAL PERFORMANCES – MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO GIVE BACK?

I believe I was put on this earth to influence people’s lives in a positive way through entertainment.  I have performed in over 20 countries for millions of people. All the work is well worth it and I am constantly reminded of that with all of the love and support that is reciprocated.   

HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

Solving the homeless issue in LA is a serious task. I think right now, most importantly we have to remember that these are all still human beings we are dealing with: mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers.  We need to treat them with compassion and understand that anyone could be in their situation.  

LIFE GOALS-

I want to continue what I am currently doing with my music and movies on a more impactful level.  I want to inspire people to live lives that they enjoy and have my art be something people can count on when in need.  I’d like to decrease human stress and increase human happiness and love.  

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND YOU WANT TO WORK WITH-

Some brands that I love are: Celsius, Gopro and Thenx.

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

Art and resilience.  

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Jeans by 7 For All Mankind 

Megan Pormer  @meganpormer

Megan is just not a pretty face…she’s a pretty brain as well.  With a PhD in Medical engineering Megan is proving again and again that you can do whatever you want in life. Having conquered Dubai, Megan is fresh in LA ready for the ultimate crossover.  With Cancer research being one of her passions, she is helping key researchers come up with better and better solutions.  

Age- 26 

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING- 1.2 MILLION

Birthplace- Middle East Passions- 

Acting, modeling, Medical research 

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO GIVE BACK? 

I’d love to help find the best medical treatments for people that are suffering from different diseases 

HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

I personally would love to help create organizations like Hollywood Food Coalition where we hire the homeless as work force and find their strengths to help others.

LIFE GOALS-

My life goal is using my public platform to make a difference through education, charity and entertainment. I’d like to educate Millennials of some the most important causes in the world.  

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND YOU WANT TO WORK WITH-

I’ve worked with some of the biggest fashion and beauty brands in Dubai and the Middle East and I’d love to transition into the top American avant-garde fashion brands and beauty brands. I’ve worked with Guerlain and Bulgari in the Middle East and my dream is to do campaign with those brands on a global level.

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

I’d love to help find a way to treat cancer as easy as treating the flu.

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Jorge Perez. @jorgeperezjr

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Jeans by Paige
Shoes- Nike Airforce

Jack of all trades, master of ALL! Haha… sometimes J. I gotta say I love a lot of things like my agency JP Reps, in which I connect artists and brands. I also love my podcast Outliers TV, and also stand up comedy. There are too many things that I love to do, and for the first time in my life, I fully accept me for loving all of them. I recently lost my father in Easter, and it has become my mantra to give back. What a thrill it is for me to see that someone, no matter who they are, is living a better life because of something that I did.

Total Social Media Following- 63k

Age- 41 

Birthplace-

Caracas, Venezuela

Passions-

To connect the world with resources.  I have many passions but I believe that my passion to service and connection is the biggest passion that I have.  I am also passionate about personal development and comedy.

HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO GIVE BACK?

I love to donate my time to Hollywood Food Coalition.  I think this charity is so powerful because it creates an amazing environment that helps homeless people.  At the charity we feed them, cloth them and make them feel like real people.   We all have a duty to help our brothers and sisters and this charity definitely gets that done.  

HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

I think that we need to implement learning services for homeless people.  I think feeding them is great, but we also have to strengthen our initiatives to teach them “how to fish.”  For them to get the necessary skills to work is imperative.  Also, we need to raise the budget for mental health care in this country.  In other words, there are several different initiatives that need to come into existence. 

LIFE GOALS-

My Life goals are to grow and to help.  I want to transform the conversation of service in our world.  I think that right now either people give too much or some people don’t give at all.  I think there needs to be more of a balance.  I want a life that provides for everyone.  I want to be able to help the youth be more prepared for the world that we have today.  I am not sure I want kids of my own, but the ones that I am in contact with, I want them to be selfless.  I want to use my platform to entertain, help and educate.  

BRANDS THAT YOU LOVE AND YOU WANT TO WORK WITH-

I would love to work with Apple, Tesla, Toyota and Lexus.  I want to work with brands that want to create partnerships with content creators and charities.  I think teaching young content creators from an early age to “give back” is going to have a massive impact in the world.  

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

I want to leave the legacy of someone that was here for a moment and really helped so many people.  I want to leave the legacy of service and love.  

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Bryant Wood @bryantwoodtv

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Jeans by Zara
Shoes by School

Bryant Wood lives to help mankind. He personally got someone off the streets and is passionate about making a huge impact in the world. From bio-hacking, cold showers and meditation, Bryant lives to elevate his consciousness. Bryant jumped in right away to volunteer at Hollywood Food Coalition and wants to spread their message of service for the homeless community in LA. We are very proud of having him be part of The Social Networth, and we fully believe his impact in the world will be massive.

Total Social Media Following- 587k

Age- 25

Birthplace-

Fortworth, TX

 PASSIONS-

My daily routine involves biohacking my brain with meditation, technologies, and cold showers. I love to ecstatic dance alone or with others. Praying is my go to pass time and my way to send messages to friends. When I feel uncertain I pick up a book. 

 HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO GIVE BACK?

You can use everything as a tool to help others or heal yourself. Pay attention in the moment and you will know what to do. Everything has purpose. 

 HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN SOLVE THE HOMELESS ISSUE IN LA?

Support a non-profit.

LIFE GOALS-

Balance my mind, body, and soul. Go for excellence and create a better world for all of us. “To selflessly serve others.” 

WHAT IS THE LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN THIS WORLD?

It is not about leaving a legacy for me. When I look back on this lifetime I want to know I did everything within my power to help.


Team Credits

  • Article By Jorge Perez
  • Photography: Rowan Daly
  • Edited by Derek Warburton
  • Styling by: Federico Laboureau  
  • Set Designing by: Maxandfred.net
  • Makeup: Sean Harris, Amber Amos & Kasey Vanwey
  • Hair: Benjamin Terry & Kachay Dorsey
  • Catering: Shane Fatemian
  • Video: Linda Pianigiani & Dimma
  • Video Editing: Linda Pianigiani
  • Directed by Jorge Perez
  • Location: @sudio106_dtla
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