Chance Wilson is the Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer of WGI Worldwide, Inc., an international organization that is educating people around the world to stop illiteracy. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wilson is responsible for all WGI operations and personnel across five cities in two continents. In addition, Mr. Wilson is Chairman of WGI’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Wilson founded WGI five years ago, at 14 years old, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after noticing the impact of illiteracy in his own community. The scale of this issue galvanized him to take action so to ensure all people in the world could one day read and write. Through his visionary leadership, WGI has grown to now global activities backed by multiple billion dollar corporations.
Mr. Wilson, now 19 years old, graduated high school in May 2018. He splits his time between Baton Rouge and New York City, and is a fan of cinema, music, and the arts. Dedicated to his community, Mr. Wilson serves on the Board of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, the largest library system in the State of Louisiana. In this role, he supervises the operations of a 14 branch, 500 employee library system with $60 Million in annual revenue.