About Joe

Joe Hoft is a Fortune 250 Corporate Executive based in Hong Kong and an author and contributor at one of America’s largest political websites – www.thegatewaypundit.com.  The gateway pundit (TGP) is run by Joe’s identical twin brother Jim.

Joe’s online posts at TGP have made the headlines at the DrudgeReport, perhaps the largest website in the world with more than 1.5 billion hits monthly.  His posts have also been listed as top stories on the Internet by memeorandum.com.

Joe accurately identified and predicted events in the 2016 campaign.  His posts during the 2016 Presidential election projecting Senator Ted Cruz’s pending collapse at the end of April ended up being spot on.  Joe projected on April 4th that Cruz would be mathematically eliminated from the race after the upcoming East Coast primaries on April 26th.  The Drudge Report linked to this post and showed it as a top story on the site.  Some conservative journalists refuted Joe’s analysis (see here and here) but as the days passed, Joe’s prediction began unfolding.

On April 25th the day before the East Coast primaries arrived, the Drudge Report headlined Joe’s post at the GWP predicting that Cruz would be eliminated the next day.  Then as Joe predicted, Cruz was eliminated on the 26th and the Drudge Report posted as its headline the iconic picture of Cruz with the words EliminaTed which linked to a new post prepared by Joe at TGP.  Joe not only predicted the date of Cruz’s demise, but his projection of the number of delegates future President Trump would accumulate as of that date was spot on as well – he  predicted 953 delegates and Trump earned 954!

As a result of his predictions, Joe’s posts were headlined on one of the largest websites in the world two days in a row – a feat that very few, if any, journalists have ever done!  Joe’s posts were reported worldwide and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair creepy John Podesta released shortly before the election by WikiLeaks reported that the Clinton campaign reviewed Joe’s posts as well.

Later in the campaign another of Joe’s posts was headlined at the Drudge Report noting that Hillary Clinton was taking weekends off rather than participating in campaign rallies.  Joe identified this as he was running a tally of number of participants at the Presidential contender’s rallies.  Eventually Joe and his twin Jim projected a Trump win and probable landslide in the election based on rally participation, social media and other indicators.  Joe and Jim were two of only a handful who correctly projected Trump’s landslide electoral college win.

Joe has received numerous other links at the Drudge Report on posts he wrote for TGP.  His posts have been linked to by various other websites including: Lucianne and Media Matters.  Sean Hannity has discussed Joe’s posts on his radio and TV shows and Joe’s posts have been discussed on FOX News cable as well.

Joe has also been a guest on major US radio programs.  Because of his financial background and understanding of Asia after having lived there for more than six years, Joe was invited to discuss China’s stock market collapse and its economic impact following candidate Donald Trump’s discussion on immigration on the Dana Show in July 2015.

Joe’s career positions have involved attending and presenting at corporate and not-for-profit board meetings and board audit committee meetings at locations around the world (including the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Bermuda).

Joe has also written articles and reports published and presented in academic journals and corporate and not-for-profit board meetings.  He has spent the majority of his professional career in the financial industry and much of this time involved in the Asia Pacific region.  His expertise in financial reporting, accounting, auditing and insurance, in the US and in Asia Pacific, enable him to see things no one else can.  He has held Controller roles overseeing the financial reporting activities for more than $1 billion in revenues and is an expert in process reviews and problem identification and resolution. Joe has traveled extensively throughout Asia Pacific and the world and as a result of his experiences and observations has accumulated a unique perspective of the activities and policies in various countries that could be used to help stop the economic calamity looming in the US.

Joe has obtained three degrees including an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Iowa State University.  He also has obtained seven designations including receiving his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and his Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.  He is also a Fellow of the Life Managers Institute (FLMI).

Joe has written two books to date.  His most recent book entitled, Loving, Blessing, and Being Aware of God’s Grace, is an uplifting book full of examples of those who have used God’s grace to move through addiction, despair, and loss towards a flourishing life of incredible blessings.  It is a compilation of personal stories from around the world with examples for overcoming and finding success.

Joe’s first book is a compilation of alternatives for the US from Asia and the Pacific Rim.  Countries in this large region have healthcare, social security, tax and other policies that are working and are real live answers for the US.  Listen to Joe’s discussion regarding his book Falling Eagle – Rising Tigers on the Dana Show in  September 2014.

Joe’s identical twin brother Jim is the sole proprietor of the online website www.thegatewaypundit.com.  Jim’s website is consistently ranked one of the top political Internet sites in the US and was recently ranked as the 10th most popular political blog in the US behind the New York Times, CBS and other major online sites.  Jim’s work is frequently cited on FOX News, The Drudge Report, CNN, The Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

See below for video of Joe speaking at “Jim Hoft Live” on February 22, 2014.  This event was a celebration after Jim survived some major health issues in 2013.