As you probably already know, the wealthiest and most influential public figures on the globe represent only 1% of the population. It seems like an unfair distribution of the world’s wealth, but at the same time, market data shows that philanthropic billionaires do exist. And if you are like us, you most likely look forward to discovering who are those benevolent billionaires that helped others. Let’s see how the charity is perceived by some of the most influential people on the globe.
Of course, Bill Gates is known for its philanthropic endeavours, and it made a difference for a lot of impoverished children around the world. Some say he is one of the most generous rich man alive, as he offered to charity more than $25 billion up until now. Most of the donations were managed through his foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Warren Buffett is a family friend of the Gates’ family, and we can say that he is a lot like Bill Gates. He was continuously involved in Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s activity, but at the same time, he managed to donate through time more than $20 billion to several causes. And he didn’t stop here. He put the basis of an interesting community named The Giving Pledge. This is meant to entice rich families to share and help others through philanthropy.
Charles F. Feeney
Charles F. Feeney is loved by many people in the world, as he constantly tries to redirect all his wealth to charitable giving. As for today, he donated around $8 billion to numerous charities around the world, and he doesn’t even want attention for it. He usually donates in secret, as he believes there is no need to congratulate someone for helping others.
Even though Michael Bloomberg is a public person and the former Mayor of New York City, he has a soft spot for charities. It is believed that Bloomberg offered around $3 billion to several charities and supported the World Health Organisation to his best.
If you recall, back in 2015, Mark Zuckerberg released a press statement in which he proudly said he would donate up to 99% of his Facebook shared during his lifetime. As for today, he managed to donate around 2$, and we can still wait to see where the rest of his fortune will go. Some say that Zuckerberg can end up donating an astounding $40 billion.
In case you didn’t know already, Gordon Moore was the co-founder of the tech company Intel. As soon as he retired from his role at the company, he put the basis of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. His organization managed to help and contribute to several charities in the world, with up to 3 billion dollars.
So, it is safe to assume that even though those people managed to achieve an impressive net worth, they shared a bit of their wealth with those less fortunate. And we hope they will continue with their charitable actions!