Philanthropists can make all the difference in the world when it comes to helping those in need. Sometimes, even the smallest contributions can change lives and provide opportunities where none were available before. In honor of National Philanthropy Day (November 15), here are 8 philanthropists who help individuals in need.
1) Gina Rinehart
For business owners and individuals, there are times when you or your employees need help. Gina Rinehart is a philanthropist who helps business owners by giving them a place to stay if they can’t make their mortgage payments. She also helps people get off welfare by loaning them money for a business startup. She does these things out of her personal interest to see everyone succeed and has spent over $400 million on philanthropic activities since 2007. (continue)
2) Elena Baturina
Elena Baturina, founder of Inteco, one of Russia’s largest construction companies, donates a large portion of her annual earnings to Russian charity organizations. While not all of them have been disclosed, organizations that have received funds from Ms. Baturina include Rusfond (which helps Russians find housing), foundations dedicated to helping children with cancer and programs for veterans who fought in Afghanistan and Chechnya. Additionally, she founded an international fund to help aid Chernobyl cleanup efforts. Thanks to Ms. Baturina’s contributions, many people who need it are receiving financial assistance.
3) George Soros
Soros has also made a fortune from non-profits, although he hasn’t always shown a strong inclination to philanthropy. His Open Society Foundations, named after his 1987 book The Open Society and Its Enemies, is an organization dedicated to establishing vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The organization says it supports democratic development in more than 100 countries around the world. In 2010, Soros had assets worth $23 billion – that makes him one of America’s richest men. He has given at least $7 billion through his foundations since 1979 and pledged $1 billion of his own money to charitable causes by 2015.
4) Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently announced they would give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares—worth around $45 billion—to a new charitable initiative called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In a Facebook post announcing their new foundation, they said they plan to join people across the world to advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation. The first step of that mission is advancing human potential by curing disease. To help do that, Zuckerberg gave $3 billion over a period of three years to create an organization called Biohub, which will focus on curing diseases like Alzheimer’s and HIV/AIDS.
5) Bill Gates
Gates co-founded Microsoft, but his philanthropic organization, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has donated more than $25 billion to charity. Much of that money went to global health and anti-poverty efforts. One of its most notable initiatives is GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations), which aims to immunize children against preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea and measles. In 2012 alone, it helped immunize millions of kids around the world.
6) Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett is one of history’s greatest philanthropists. He has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth, and he’s already given $27 billion to charity. And despite being America’s second-richest man, with a fortune estimated at $75 billion by Forbes, it doesn’t appear that Buffett plans on slowing down anytime soon. He just joined Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg as one of 19 new billionaires who have pledged to donate half their wealth to charity—which means there are plenty more opportunities for generous giving in Buffett’s future. You can follow him on Twitter @WarrenBuffett
7) Pierre Omidyar
Omidyar is worth an estimated $7.5 billion, according to Forbes, which makes him one of America’s 400 richest people. He is an advocate for those with modest incomes and those affected by natural disasters. In 2001, he established Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm that focuses on projects and companies that help improve access to financial services or provide education, particularly in emerging markets. In 2011, Omidyar founded Humanity United to work alongside Omidyar Network. The organizations partner with community-based groups around the world that fight injustice, promote civil liberties and advance economic opportunity for all people.
8) Peter Thiel
One philanthropist who has gone to extreme lengths to help individuals is Peter Thiel. Thiel is a great example of someone who has acted outside traditional philanthropic bounds. He created Breakout Labs, which is a grant-making organization that funds young scientists doing research at universities and medical labs that are doing innovative work but may lack government funding. He also co-founded Seasteading Institute with Patri Friedman. The institute aims to set up floating cities on international waters where people can come together as free and independent societies away from existing nations, governments, and laws.
9) Mohammad Ali Rashid
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