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9 millionaires who want to give their money away

May 17, 2020

We take a look at the richest people in the world, from Warren Buffett to Mark Zuckerberg, trying to “get rid of” their fortunes.

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9 millionaires who want to give their money away
9 millionaires who want to give their money away

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Something Millionaires You give money for works by Charity, but believe it or not, some are trying to donate all their wealth to a good cause. The Giving Pledge, an initiative of Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, is an invitation for the richest people in the world to give away a large part of their wealth for purposes that change the world. As of June this year, 137 millionaires have joined the effort, some of which promise to give 99 percent of their money to philanthropy.

Here are nine of these millionaires and their plans to change the world:

1. Paul Allen

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The Microsoft co-founder joined the Giving Pledge in 2010. To date, he has provided $ 2 billion through the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Their efforts are focused on improving the lives of people in the Pacific Northeast as their organization examines the genetic causes of brain diseases.

2. Manoj Bhargava

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The founder of 5-Hour Energy has promised to give away more than 90 percent of his money. His organization has supported 400 projects, including efforts to improve hospitals and schools in rural India. It has also been concerned with the environment as it struggles to reduce harmful carbon emissions by up to 50 percent.

3. Sara Blakely

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The Spanx creator vowed to create a better world “one woman at a time”. He has a program called Leg-Up, in which he supports women entrepreneurs with their belts and stockings. She also paid the tuition fees and started an entrepreneurial teaching program for girls.

4. Warren Buffett

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The Berkshire Hathaway CEO is no stranger to philanthropy and has promised to donate 99 percent of his wealth. So far, he has donated $ 21.5 billion (according to Wealth-X).

In fact, 20% of his Berkshire Hathaway stake is already for charity.

5. Patrice and Precious Motsepe

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The founders of the African Rainbow Minerals mining company are South Africa’s first (and so far unique) millionaires. Both have pledged to fight inequality in their country and to help their nation take care of itself.

The foundation uses half of its assets to create jobs, education and improve the lives of children and people with disabilities.

6. Richard Branson

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The founder of the Virgin Group devotes 80 percent of his time to Virgin Unite, his philanthropic organization. This branch of your business empire uses entrepreneurship programs to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

7. Bill and Melinda Gates

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These champions in the fight against eradicable diseases have so far delivered a total of $ 27 billion. This couple helps agronomic development projects, emergency aid, against urban poverty, global health and education. You have already given more money than any other person on the planet.

They are very involved in vaccination programs to eliminate diseases like polio and tuberculosis.

8. Azim Premji

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The president of the Indian company Wipro has donated $ 8 billion for educational projects in his country. He even founded a university to train good teachers for his nation.

9. Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg

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The founder of Facebook and his wife are one of the largest donors to the Giving Pledge. So far, $ 16 billion has been spent on eradicating diseases like Ebola. They also strive to improve public education in California.