Most Generous People in the World – part 2

Most Generous People in the World – part 2

Last week we show you 5 most generous people in the world, moving on, we will show you top 5 most generous people in the world :

5. Charles Francis Feeney

Lifetime donations: $6.3 billion

Net worth: $1.5 million

Generosity Index: 420,000%

Known as the “James Bond of philanthropy,” retail magnate Chuck Feeney is on a mission to give away his entire fortune – and with his current net worth down to $1.5 million, it seems he’s succeeded.

The Atlantic Philanthropies, Feeney’s foundation, supports education, science, healthcare, and civil-rights causes across several countries, including the US, Vietnam, and Bermuda.

4. Azim Premji

Lifetime donations: $8 billion

Net worth: $15.9 billion

Generosity Index: 50%

In addition to serving as the chairman of Indian consulting and IT company Wipro,Azim Premji is the founder and chairman of the Azim Premji Foundation, which works to reform India’s school and examination systems.

The organization operates through Premji’s earmarked Wipro stock, and has introduced initiatives such as the Computer Aided Learning program, which provides computer training in 18 languages, and Azim Premji University, a nonprofit university that awards degrees in teacher training.

3. George Soros

Lifetime donations: $8 billion

Net worth: $24.4 billion

Generosity Index: 33%

George Soros, the retired founder of Soros Fund Management, currently serves as the chairman of the Open Society Foundations, a network of foundations he founded in 1979, which primarily donate to international causes, community development, social services, health, and education.

Open Society is best known for its focus on human rights. Soros’ first act with the organization involved providing scholarships to black South Africans under apartheid.

2. Warren Buffett

Lifetime donations: $21.5 billion

Net worth: $61 billion

Generosity Index: 35%

The chairman and CEO of holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffettis not only one of the wealthiest people in the world, he’s also one of the most charitable.

In 2006, Buffett vowed to donate 85% of his wealth to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as other foundations set up by family members.

And in 2011, the Oracle of Omaha partnered with Gates in creating the Giving Pledge, a program that commits wealthy individuals to donating a large percentage of their wealth to charitable causes.

1. Bill Gates

Lifetime donations: $27 billion

Net worth: $84.2 billion

Generosity Index: 32%

While he is best known as the cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gatesnow focuses most of his time on philanthropy, running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alongside his wife.

The foundation issues grants for initiatives and programs across the globe, focusing on agricultural development, emergency relief, global libraries, urban poverty, global health, and education.

Since its inception, the foundation has donated millions to organizations that include the GAVI Alliance; the World Health Organization; The Rotary Foundation; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; and UNICEF.

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