Being rich and successful is the desire of many people. Feeling the sweetness of life with a wealth of wealth and fame is certainly happy.
If you had become a billionaire with abundant wealth, what would you do? How to use the assets for personal use and invest them in increasing? Or will donate most of your assets to safe activities and people?
If you do the third, it means you are included in the group of generous and generous people commonly known philanthropists. Bear the title as a billionaire in the world did not make them happy to squander their property. The billionaire prefers to donate his wealth to donations. Who are they, following his review:
Bill and Melinda Gates
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife have donated up to US $ 27 billion. Bill Gates uses his foundation to fund initiatives and programs throughout the world to support agricultural development, emergency assistance, urban poverty, global health, and education.
Based on Wealth-X data, Bill and Melinda Gates have given more funds to charity than anyone else in the world. The couple also focuses on the world of health by providing care, such as vaccinations. The foundation also provides vaccinations for diseases such as polio and tuberculosis.
Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla
The couple is struggling to improve school and fight Ebola. This Facebook founder, one of the first people to join the Giving Pledge in 2010. Until now, the couple has donated a charity fund of around US $ 1.
In 2014, he and his wife gave US $ 25 million to the CDC Foundation to fight Ebola and even encouraged Facebook followers to do the same. The couple also gave US $ 75 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. These funds are for building a San Francisco public hospital. They have given more than US $ 100 million to schools in New Jersey.
She has made his life’s work to help women. The founder of Spanx joins the “Giving Pledge” or pledge of giving to make the world a better place, especially for women. Her business began with the Leg-UP program, which provides opportunities for other women entrepreneurs to offer their product features for free in the Spanx catalog.
Blakely has also helped women finance a college education, and entrepreneurship programs funded for women’s schools and donated about US $ 1 million to Oprah Winfrey’s women’s school in South Africa.
Paul Allen has given US $ 2 billion. The funding is for scientific research through the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen joined “Giving Pledge” in 2010.
For the most part, Allen focused on philanthropic efforts in the Pacific Northwest, where he lived and worked. The Allen Institute for Brain Science studies the genetic causes of brain disease and brain disorders. Not only that, but this institute also studies brain function and damage. Based on the Wealth-X company, Paul has donated US $ 2 billion to charity, including a donation of US $ 100 million to combat the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
One of the billionaires promised to give more than 99 percent of his wealth and has donated more than US $ 21.5 billion. CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, this is no stranger to philanthropy, he has founded “Giving Pledge” with Bill and Melinda Gates. He even promised to give up his wealth of about 99 percent to charity for the rest of his life.
Based on Wealth-X, he already gave up around US $ 21.5 billion. “About 20 percent of my shares in Berkshire Hathaway have been distributed to various charitable activities,” Buffett said. This year’s bonus was given up to US $ 2.8 billion in the second year in a row. He will continue to distribute other shares of 4 percent per year.
Azim Premji provides funds for teacher training and computer programs. This method is to reform public schools in India. The chairman of Indian Consulting and the technology company Wipro is working to reform the Indian public education system through the Azim Premji Foundation. According to Wealth-x, he has provided US $ 8 billion in charity funds.
He joined Giving Pledge in 2013. Previously he donated 8.7 percent of his Wipronya shares, or around US $ 2 billion to establish his foundation.
With a large amount of donations and donations, these billionaires can be considered human heroes. Without having to be a billionaire, you can be a philanthropist and a hero to others.