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20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Umartins1(m): 6:47pm On Jul 04, 2018


20. Dietmar Hopp

Lifetime donations: $1 billion

Net worth: $6.3 billion

Generosity Index: 16%

German IT entrepreneur Dietmar Hopp is the cofounder and former chairman and CEO of SAP, a multinational company that provides application and analytics software and software-related services for enterprises worldwide.

Twenty years ago, Hopp established Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, a foundation that supports local education, sports, and health causes in his hometown in Germany, including the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM), University Hospital Heidelberg, and the Nathalie Todenhofer Foundation.


19. Pierre Omidyar

Lifetime donations: $1 billion

Net worth: $6.2 billion

Generosity Index: 16%

Paris-born, Iranian-American Pierre Omidyar is cofounder and current chairman of eBay.

In 1998, he and his wife, Pamela, established the Omidyar Foundation, an organization that now includes Omidyar Network, HopeLab, Humanity United, and Ulupono Initiative. The organization donates to a diverse range of causes, including entrepreneurship, human rights, food and energy, and games and technology. In 2012, Omidyar and his wife joined the Giving Pledge initiative started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, promising to donate most of their wealth to charities.

In August 2015, Omidyar reportedly sold 10% of his shares in eBay to undisclosed charities - a stock gift valued at nearly $270 million.


18. Michael Dell

Lifetime donations: $1.1 billion

Net worth: $18.9 billion

Generosity Index: 6%

Michael Dell is the chairman and CEO of Dell computer company. Since 1999, he's been the director of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, which gives primarily to education, social and human services, arts and culture, and community-development causes.

Earlier this year, the foundation pledged to donate $25 million to fund the construction of a new teaching hospital in Austin, Texas.


17. James Simons

Lifetime donations: $1.2 billion

Net worth: $12.3 billion

Generosity Index: 10%

James Simons is chairman of investment-management company Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest and most successful hedge fund companies in the world with $65 billion in assets. Simons served as the company's CEO until retiring in 2009.

Twenty-one years ago, Simons and his wife Marilyn established the Simons Foundation, which primarily supports educational causes. Since then, the couple has founded two additional organizations in memory of their two sons who died in 1996 and 2003: The Paul Simons Foundation gives to social and educational causes, and the Nick Simons Foundation trains rural healthcare workers in Nepal and gives to humanitarian and social causes.

Simons has also donated $30 million to autism research and has pledged to donate $100 million more.


16. Ted Turner

Lifetime donations: $1.2 billion

Net worth: $2.1 billion

Generosity Index: 57%

Ted Turner, former CEO of Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and vice chairman and director of AOL Time Warner, is the current chairman of Turner Enterprises, a diversified holding company.

Turner also serves as trustee of the Turner Global Foundation and chairman of the Turner Foundation, which both donate to community development and environmental and wildlife conservation causes.

The UN Foundation is also a chief recipient of Turner's donations. In 1997 he pledged $1 billion to the foundation, which promotes causes related to women and population, children's health, environment, world peace, and security.


15. Jon Huntsman Sr.

Lifetime donations: $1.2 billion

Net worth: $940 million

Generosity Index: 128%

Jon Huntsman Sr. is the founder and executive chairman of Huntsman Corporation, a chemical product manufacturer.

Huntsman has reportedly survived prostate and mouth cancer and, as a result, established the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Many of his charitable donations have been to colleges and cancer-research centers. He and his wife also agreed to join Buffett's Giving Pledge, promising to donate 50% of their wealth.


14. Li Ka-shing

Lifetime donations: $1.4 billion

Net worth: $26.6 billion

Generosity Index: 5%

Li Ka-shing is a global investor in disruptive technology and one of the richest men in Asia.

In 1980, he established the Li Ka-shing Foundation to support education, healthcare, culture, and community-related causes. The foundation's biggest project to date was funding Shantou University, the only privately funded public university in China. Li has also made personal donations to the China Foundation for Disabled Persons and flood-victim relief in China.


13. Mark Zuckerberg

Lifetime donations: $1.6 billion

Net worth: $40.7 billion

Generosity Index: 4%

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest self-made billionaires in the world. The social-media mogul has signed the Giving Pledge and promises to donate at least half of his wealth in his lifetime.

Last year, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla famously donated $25 million in the fight against Ebola. Through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Zuckerberg gave $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital.

They're also focused on education: The pair gave $120 million to improve Bay Area schools, and before that, donated $100 million worth of Facebook shares to a New Jersey public-school system.


12. Paul Allen

Lifetime donations: $2 billion

Net worth: $17.3 billion

Generosity Index: 12%

Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, now serves as the chairman of Vulcan, his private-investment company.

As chairman of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, he's given millions to global-health causes, including $5 million to Seattle BioMed, $4 million to Global FinPrint, a conservation project focused on the preservation of sharks worldwide, and $7 million in grants to Alzheimer's research.


11. Michael Bloomberg

Lifetime donations: $3 billion

Net worth: $37.7 billion

Generosity Index: 8%

Michael Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Bloomberg media company and founder of the Bloomberg Foundation, which gives primarily to educational, healthcare, and environmental causes. Recipients of the foundation's donations include John Hopkins University, World Lung Foundation, World Health Organization, Sierra Club Foundation, and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Most recently, Bloomberg launched a $42 million "What Works Cities" initiative aimed at helping 100 mid-sized cities to make better use of data and evidence through his philanthropic arm, Bloomberg Philanthropies.


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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Umartins1(m): 6:48pm On Jul 04, 2018


10. George Kaiser


Lifetime donations: $3.3 billion

Net worth: $9.3 billion

Generosity Index: 35%

George Kaiser , chairman of BOK Financial Corporation, also founded the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which gives to educational, health, religious, social, and community-development-related causes, including the Tulsa Community College Foundation, Oklahoma City Educare, National Energy Policy Institute, the Tulsa Community Foundation and the University of Tulsa .

In 2010, Kaiser joined the Giving Pledge, vowing to donate half of his fortune to charity.

9. Eli Broad



Lifetime donations: $3.3 billion

Net worth: $7.3 billion

Generosity Index: 45%

Through The Broad Foundation, KB Home cofounder and former SunAmerica CEO Eli Broad invests in public education, science, and the arts.

The organization operates as two entities, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, both of which aim to improve communities and advance entrepreneurship.

A resident of California, Broad gives back to his home state - and the arts - through donations to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

8. Carlos Slim Helú



Lifetime donations: $4 billion

Net worth: $27.3 billion

Generosity Index: 15%

One of the richest self-made billionaires in the world and the chairman of Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim Helú' s primary philanthropic efforts occur through his Fundación Carlos Slim Helú .

The foundation has invested $100 million in the World Wildlife Fund toward efforts to conserve Mexico's natural environment, and in 2012, it gave $3 million to help provide internet to Latino families living in the US, in addition to many other donations to international organizations.

Slim Helú also serves as chairman of the Telmex Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of life in Mexico, his home country.

7. Gordon Moore



Lifetime donations: $5 billion

Net worth: $6.5 billion

Generosity Index: 77%

Gordon Moore cofounded Intel in 1968, but these days he is focused on philanthropy. He retired from his corporate positions in 2006, and currently runs the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation with his wife.

The foundation aims to make an impact in environmental conservation, patient care, science, and the San Francisco community, and has wide-spanning programs that include everything from the Marine Conservation Initiative to the Thirty Meter Telescope .

6. Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi



Lifetime donations: $5.7 billion

Net worth: $590 million

Generosity Index: 966%

Back in 1957, Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi cofounded Al Rajhi Bank with his three brothers. It grew into one of the world's largest Islamic banks and earned Al Rajhi a 10-digit net worth.

But in 2013, he shifted his focus toward philanthropy and endowed his holdings in the bank to Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi Endowments Holding Company, which supports educational, religious, health, and social causes, including the Arab Institute for Arabic Language, National Guard Health Affairs, and the Sheikh Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi Mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia .

5. Charles Francis Feeney



Lifetime donations: $6.3 billion

Net worth: $1.5 million

Generosity Index: 420,000%

guys,did You See the generosity index? shocked


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 Buffett is 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 Gates now 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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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by viceddy95(m): 6:53pm On Jul 04, 2018
Op ,where is my name there.....


Because





Am planning to do more than them.....


Please add my name to it as a future generous guy .. cool cool

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Umartins1(m): 7:08pm On Jul 04, 2018
cheesy
viceddy95:
Op ,where is my name there.....


Because





Am planning to do more than them.....


Please add my name to it as a future generous guy .. cool cool

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by mikejj(m): 7:28pm On Jul 04, 2018
ur wealth is nothing, if you don't give back to the people...

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Umartins1(m): 7:38pm On Jul 04, 2018
mikejj:
ur wealth is nothing, if you don't give back to the people...

That guy on number 5 is an incredible inspiration

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by niyica(m): 7:40pm On Jul 04, 2018
No Nigerian among this list. Wealth is not complete if your giving is not recognized

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by mikejj(m): 7:47pm On Jul 04, 2018
Umartins1:


That guy on number 5 is an incredible inspiration
...thats the passion he has for humanity

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by FulaniTerrorist: 8:50pm On Jul 04, 2018
EVEN IF THEY ARE 500 MILLION, NO NIGERIAN OR PASTOR WILL BE ON THE LIST

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:51pm On Jul 04, 2018
MEN OF HONOUR

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by DIYhackers: 8:51pm On Jul 04, 2018
This is true. Bill gates deserves the No. 1 spot. I could literally say he worked all his life to give to charity.
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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Nobody: 8:51pm On Jul 04, 2018
TB joshua should be there










check my profile picture cool

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Wapgod(m): 8:52pm On Jul 04, 2018
youreadtoo.com
Book reviews and Recommendations

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by baby124: 8:53pm On Jul 04, 2018
These donations come with tax breaks...

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by lilprinze: 8:54pm On Jul 04, 2018
wow am not surprised that there is no single black man on this list. Black men are naturally greedy and selfish.

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by lexyman(m): 8:54pm On Jul 04, 2018
when you make money that you cant finish , what is next give back to the society

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by elyte89: 8:54pm On Jul 04, 2018
Where Jonathan dey


250,000 us dollars each for Yoruba kings to vote him back cool

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Troublemaker007(m): 8:55pm On Jul 04, 2018
viceddy95:
Op ,where is my name there.....


Because





Am planning to do more than them.....


Please add my name to it as a future generous guy .. cool cool

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by rozayx5(m): 8:55pm On Jul 04, 2018
Buhari


Networth 150 cows



Life time donations
:widespread poverty

Generosity index ; minus 1000

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by JohnieWalker12(m): 8:58pm On Jul 04, 2018
I was really hoping to see Dangote on the list.[si shocked

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by TheLoser: 8:58pm On Jul 04, 2018
My Heroes!





What I lack in Money I will make up In other ways

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by chrisbaxtian(m): 9:00pm On Jul 04, 2018
no pastor or religious leader is on the list

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by visijo(m): 9:00pm On Jul 04, 2018
my name suppose to be there, afterall i de donate give my gf..
Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by momodub: 9:01pm On Jul 04, 2018
Correct guys

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Folashade2016(f): 9:02pm On Jul 04, 2018
My name nko?? I don't believe this list.

check my SIGNATURE
Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by monaPhilz: 9:02pm On Jul 04, 2018
Add our very own nairalander, hungerBAD to that list. He's been saving students on this platform.

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Myself2(m): 9:03pm On Jul 04, 2018
OP you are a SCAM grin grin

I read the ORIGINAL report which says Chuck Feeney is the most generous cos he has given out almost all his net worth, he is more generous than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined so why is your numbering is misleading

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by TalkTalkTwins(m): 9:04pm On Jul 04, 2018
Lemme finish laughing first

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by ensamy(m): 9:05pm On Jul 04, 2018
You must not be very rich to give, start by giving small tongue shocked

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by viceddy95(m): 9:07pm On Jul 04, 2018
[quote author=Troublemaker007 post=69087157][/quote]
Who is this E.P..... undecided undecided
Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by Demonicide(f): 9:10pm On Jul 04, 2018
I knew it, a black man will never top the list.

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Re: 20 Most Generous People In The World - BusinessInsider by upower123(m): 9:12pm On Jul 04, 2018
Myself2:
OP you are a SCAM grin grin

I read the ORIGINAL report which says Chuck Feeney is the most generous cos he has given out almost all his net worth, he is more generous than a Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined so why you numbering is misleading
The op measures it in amount of money spent....

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