As an influential member of the human rights movement who is dedicated to making sure that every individual in every region has a voice all over the world, Thor Halvorssen has grown up within the world of human rights activism with parents as well as grandparents that have always emphasized the importance of fighting for what is right in the world. Thor Halvorssen grew up a well traveled individual and was exposed to some of the most gruesome aspects of fighting for these rights at a young age. As an individual who has many different family roots in countries such as Venezuela as well as Norway, Thor Halvorssen has always thought of himself as a citizen of the world and has used this way of thinking to help others in the process. Thor Halvorssen is making sure that his efforts will not go wasted and wants to make sure that every individual around the world has even the simplest and most basic right such as the right to free speech.

Thor Halvorssen inherited the passion that his parents have for protecting the rights of others in even the most oppressed regions in the world. Thor Halvorssen has traveled to countries such as Angola as well as North Korea on numerous occasions and has even been beaten, threatened, as well as imprisoned in order to spread his work and to promote universal freedom. Even as a young individual, Thor Halvorssen has accomplished so much and hopes to continue his accomplishments down the road.

In order to fight for human rights more effectively, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation, a foundation that was founded in 2005 and that is currently located in New York City, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Thor Halvorssen makes sure to not only promote human rights, but also makes sure to promote information on relevant topics concerning human rights. In recent news, Thor Halvorssen even exposed Nicki Minaj, a pop singer who too money in exchange for a performance in Angola, a country that is known to be oppressive against the citizens and that prevents any form of democracy.