Is giving and success linked to each other?
Making the phrase ‘actions speak louder than words’ into reality, Forbes has teamed up with SHOOK Research to rank Americas’ 50 most generous donors of 2019 who are at the pinnacle of success. Apart from spending luxury lives in dreamlands, these magnates have proven to have felt the unvoiced needs of the sufferers who are in need, all around the world, placing an example for humanity at its best. This becomes special to Gifter as our mission in life is to give, and give with love. To leave you with the disillusion that success starts with giving, we will share some of the world-renowned givers of 2019 with you.
Ranked as the number one philanthropist in America, Warren Buffett has gifted $3.4 billion of his multinational conglomerate’s stock. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman has donated to foundations that are focused on fighting poverty, promoting women’s rights, and encouraging social justice movements.
Bill and Melinda Gates
The co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and his wife have given away $2.6 billion through their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This organization funds for almost all the current major crisis.
Initiated by the Walmart founder Sam Walton, The Walton Family Foundation has doled $596 million to promote education, to facilitate public schools, and to protect rivers and oceans.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
The Facebook cofounder and his physician wife have started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and has donated $410 million in a mission to eradicate diseases, improve education, and to implement criminal justice systems.
The founder of eBay had given away $392 million to support health, civic engagement, media freedom, and digital rights and to face the problem of human trafficking.
Steve and Connie Ballmer
The former Microsoft CEO and his wife have made donations of $237 million in order to empower children, to strengthen social service organizations, and to make government data more accessible through his USA Facts Initiative.
Gaining his wealth from duty-free shopping, Chuck Feeney has offered it to his Atlantic Philanthropies, to the Civic Participation Action Fund, and to the Atlantic Fellows Program which is $132 million as a whole.
The world’s richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos donated $131 million to support homeless families and improve preschools in low-income areas through organizations such as Abode services in Fremont, California, etc.
The former eBay president Jeff Skoll has contributed $55 million for social entrepreneurs who are concerned about education, environmental sustainability, and human rights, innovation, and sustainable change.
Being the co-founder of DreamWorks, Geffen has donated $39 million in the year 2018 to improve healthcare, art, and civil liberties. He has also used his money to support the school and low-and-middle-income families during the former years.
These philanthropists could be a great influence to anyone who wishes to invest and make money in realizing the fact that giving is what makes money worth, while you are embracing its fortunes.
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