Thor Halvorssen is currently the president of an organization known as The Human Rights Foundation. The organization is based in New York City, and it was established in the year 2005. Under his leadership, the non-profit making organization has transformed the lives of many people in the world.
Thor Halvorssen is believed to have a mixed heritage. His parents were Norwegian and Venezuelan. His father was born by Venezuelan parents during the Second World War. Thor is also thought to have played a crucial role in diverting the Norway ships into the Venezuela Port when German decided to invade the country. Thor’s mother was related to the first president of Venezuela, Cristobal Mendoza.
As the chairperson of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen has helped many people in different parts of the world. Halvorssen has contributed to exposing corruption in various governments in various nations. He has also been influential in helping to free the political prisoners in the world. The successful lawyer started his career when he was only 13 years old. His first mission was helping the black people in the apartheid system that was practiced in South Africa several years ago.
Thor Halvorssen understands the oppression and tyranny that corrupt government officials and political leaders have on their subjects. This is because his family suffered under the same circumstances several years ago. His father was tortured in jail as a political prisoner for months. The lawyer has to negotiate for the release of his father. Immediately after his father was released, his cousin was sent to jail.
The successful lawyer has suffered physical assaults in his career. For instance, while attempting to release a political prisoner in Vietnam, Thor Halverson was arrested, and it was not easy to get out of the truck situation. Thor has been in the limelight on several occasions in the past discussing the challenges facing people in different parts of the world. This has earned his many enemies.