YPO Gold connects former YPO'ers in a global network unlike any other. While individual priorities may shift between YPO and YPO Gold, the value of peer exchange remains the same. YPO Gold members are committed to each other, to mentoring YPO members and to encouraging the next generation of business leaders.
Founded in 1970 as the World Business Council by 200 former members of YPO, the graduate organization was established to sustain and enrich the education and idea exchange that began in YPO. In 1991, the group changed its name to World Presidents’ Organization to reflect its rapid growth in membership and global reach. In 2016, after merging with YPO eight years ago, WPO change its name to YPO Gold.