Phil D. Harvey

Founder, DKT International Washington, DC

Phil D. Harvey

Phil Harvey is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and libertarian who over the past 43 years has set up large-scale programs that deliver subsidized contraceptives in poor countries. Harvey is the founder and former president of DKT International, the Washington, D.C.-based charity that implements family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention programs in 19 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is the chief sponsor of the Liberty Project which raises awareness about freedom of speech issues in the U.S. Harvey is also the president of Adam & Eve, the North Carolina–based company that sells sex toys, adult films and condoms. Consequently he has been called “one of the most influential figures in the American sex industry today”.

Over these years, Harvey has used profits from Adam & Eve to supplement support from international donors to protect millions of poor couples from unwanted pregnancies and HIV infections. In 2013, DKT International provided 23.6 million couple years of protection (CYPs).