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“Going From Broke” Wins 2020 Webby

In 2019, Crackle.com premiered “Going From Broke” — an online series hosted by Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, president and CEO of Chegg and former HWS Trustee — to help young people facing debt to change their habits, gain financial confidence and “become CEO of their own lives.”

Last week, the Webby Awards recognized “Going From Broke” with a 2020 People’s Voice Webby for original online video reality series.

In “Going From Broke,” from executive producer Ashton Kutcher and the free streaming service Crackle.com, Rosensweig and financial expert Danetha Doe work with millennials to overcome financial hardships and practice fiscal responsibility. The full 10-episode series is now available to stream for free. Learn more.

Hosted remotely by comedian Patton Oswalt, the Webbys From Home included special appearances from Michelle Obama, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, Questlove, Kristen Bell, John Krasinski, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, David Chang, FKA twigs, Jill Scott, Tom Hanks and more.

Watch the “Going From Broke” award presentation and five-word acceptance speech.

Since taking the helm of Chegg in 2010, Rosensweig has re-envisioned the company, transforming what was a textbook rental service into a digital hub that offers college students everything from textbooks and homework help, to eTextbook readers and room décor at a discount. Under Rosensweig’s leadership, Chegg’s acquisitions include Zinch, Cramster, Notehall and Student of Fortune. Today, the company enables students to share notes with classmates, download study guides from professors, and contribute to Q and A forums offering homework help.

Learn more about Rosensweig and his Life of Consequence here.