From Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos: Generous billionaires who donate for charity
Many generous billionaires of the world have been known to have donated immensely to ensure their contribution in making the world a better place to live. Here's a look at such wealthiest people of the world.
Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos. donated $2 billion in 2018 to fund non-profit schools and homeless charities through "Day One Fund".
Co-founder and CEO of Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, in 2018, donated $767 million to causes such as arts, education, environment, public-health groups.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft had formed the Bill and Melinda Foundation in the year 2000 along with his wife.
This is the largest charitable foundation in the world.
He has donated more than $36 million since the formation of the foundation.
Michael Dell, the founder and CEO of Dell technologies donated $36 million to help Houston recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2016.
The Facebook chief, in 2018, donated approximately $214 million through the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Donor which is a fund set up at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The chairman of Wipro, moved $7.5 billion of the stake in his IT outsourcing company, to his charitable foundation called The Azim Premji Foundation in March 2019.
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of $88.9 billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.
Ace investor Warren Buffet’s wealth has also come down by $5.2 billion totalling at $71.5 billion coming down by 6.83 per cent.
Jack Ma, co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, donated $45 million to his own foundation in 2017 to help in the discovery and cultivation of future talent of the rural regions in China.
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Larry Page, co-founder of Google and ex-CEO of Alphabet gave $25 million to fight the deadly virus Ebola through his family foundation called the Carl Victor Page Fund in 2014.