5 world’s leading philanthropists
There are a lot of philanthropists in the world. They assist financial aid to numerous private social programs, including such significant fields like fighting against poverty, medicine, education, computer technologies and others. We offer you short review about those 5 people with charity activity, who made their contribution in this sphere.
Bill Gates (USA)
According to the last data, Gates donated 28 billion USD to charity. Basically he financed researches in computer technologies, schools and libraries. In 1999 he founded a charity foundation and handed over shares of “Microsoft” in amount of 16 billion USD. Today this foundation is considered to be the biggest charity organization of the world.
Warren Buffett (USA)
For charity purposes he donated 17.25 billion USD. In 2010 he founded a company “Giving Pledge” together with Bill Gates, the goal of which is to persuade rich people of the USA to spend a large part of their property for charity purposes.
George Soros (USA)
Since 1979 George Soros donated 8.5 billion USD to various charity events – starting from syringe sterilization program at California Hospital ending with assistance to Gypsies. Recently he has donated 150 million USD to the program “Transparency International” and 100 million USD to aid of African Americans in overcoming social barriers.
Gordon Moore (USA)
He donated 5 billion USD for charity. His charitable foundation targeted nature protection and nursing education program.
Carlos Slim Helú(Mexico)
The richest man of the world (Helúowns 69 billion USD) declared that creation of jobs is of priority for him than doing charity directly. Nevertheless he spent 4 billion USD for charity.