Did you know that some of the world’s top philanthropists happen to be some of the richest people in the world as well? Many individuals rely on philanthropists, their donations, their time, and their willingness to give in order to have a better life.
Today, we will go ahead and talk about several of the top billionaire philanthropists and fill you in on some of their good deeds that convinced us to include them on our list.
Warren Buffet is said to have given a total of $3.4 billion in 2018. He is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and cofounded the Giving Pledge back in 2010. Many of his foundations focus on fighting poverty, promoting women’s rights, and backing different social justice initiatives.
Gordon And Betty Moore
Gordon is a co-founder of Intel. Along with his wife and through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, they have donated billions to different causes and initiatives, including scientific research, environmental conservation, and patient care.
Sean Parker was and still is interested in helping people connect, and he built his fortune doing just that. He has made many donations to varying causes and initiatives over the years in support of the fight against cancer as well as immuno-oncology research. He launched the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in 2016.
Bill And Melinda Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The couple is considered to have the world’s largest private charitable foundation. They have donated over $50.1 billion since 1994. The couple has provided funds for the eradication of polio, vaccine delivery, and agricultural development.
Michael Bloomberg is a former New York mayor and an active philanthropist. He donates to charities in over 510 cities and throughout more than 129 countries. He focuses on the arts, education, and public health.
The Walton Family
Sam Walton was the founder of Walmart, and he is also a billionaire philanthropist. His children and grandchildren now run the Walton Family Foundation. The foundation makes donations toward K-12 education, initiatives in the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta, and other initiatives focused on the protection of rivers and oceans.
Shari Arison is an American-born Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, and she is also considered one of Israel’s wealthiest women. She owns Arison Investments and the Ted Arison Family Foundation, which has many philanthropic organizations. She is the founder of Good Deeds Day, a global initiative that sees millions of volunteers around the world each year.