Wes Moore

Wes Moore has an enviable pedigree that has put him in the company of some of the most important people in the world. Currently serving as an investment professional in New York, Moore graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University, and has been a Rhodes Scholar, Special Assistant to Condoleezza Rice as a White House Fellow, an Army captain in combat in Afghanistan, and a featured speaker for Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Moore was named one of "Ebony" magazine's Top 30 Leaders Under 30 for 2007 and one of Crain's 40 Under 40: New York's Rising Stars in 2009.

His book, "The Other Wes Moore: The Story of One Man and Two Fates" (Random House, May 2010), tells the gripping stories of the two lives of two men named Wes Moore and examines the reasons why they diverged so dramatically. People magazine raves, ''Their bittersweet relationship fuels this compassionate memoir—a story that explores how some survive and other sink in urban battlegrounds.''