Foster Gamble is a direct descendant of the late James Gamble, soap-maker and Founder of the U.S. consumer goods corporation, Proctor and Gamble. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Foster lived a childhood of position, privilege, and power, including attendance at elite private schools and a collegiate career at Princeton University. Groomed to be a leader in the establishment, Foster chose a different path—ultimately leading to creation of the documentary film Thrive. His inquisitive personality engaged him initially in pursuit of a world scenario of universal, free energy—and eventually combined this exploration with discontent about the current structure of power in the world and massive amount of global suffering that accompanies it. Foster set to make a documentary that unveiled the true reality of human existence in the 21st century—with his efforts culminating with Thrive the film, and Thrive the movement.