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Scholly’s Chris Gray, Penn’s Adam Grant get some Oprah love

A couple of Philly shoutouts in OWN's new SuperSoul 100 list.

Oprah with Scholly founder Chris Gray. (Courtesy photo)

Two locals nabbed a spot on the SuperSoul 100 list put together by Oprah Winfrey’s OWN: Scholly cofounder Chris Gray and Wharton super-prof Adam Grant. (TIL Grant was a junior Olympic springboard diver growing up in Michigan.)
The list, according to its website, is a “collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.” It includes some big names like Arianna Huffington and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Gray actually had a chance to meet Winfrey and take a quick picture. “She was graceful and kind and surprisingly down to earth,” he said in a short email to
It’s been a crazy couple of years for Gray, right? He landed a commercial featuring his life story during the Oscars, rang the opening bell of the Nasdaq, landed $40,000 during ABC’s Shark Tank and won another $100,000 during Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest pitch competition.

Companies: Scholly
People: Christopher Gray / Oprah Winfrey

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