“The man who dies rich dies disgraced.” – American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Giving doesn’t always include opening your bank account or wallet. Some of these memorable providers did indeed create an awesome financial contribution to God’s work, but others are awesome because they provided in other ways. No man can become rich without himself enhancing others. So here are 12 inspiring and generous givers:
Lifetime donations: $8 billion dollars
Net worth: $15.9 billion dollars
Generosity Index: 50%
In accessory for being the chairman of Indian consulting and IT company Wipro, Azim Premji is the founder and chairman of the Azim Premji Foundation, which performs to change India’s university and evaluation systems.
The organization functions through Premji’s arranged Wipro stock, and features projects such as the Pc Assisted Learning system, which provides computer learning in 18 ‘languages’, and Azim Premji University, a charitable university that prizes levels in teacher training.
Lifetime donations: $6.3 billion dollars
Net worth: $1.5 thousand
Generosity Index: 420,000%
Known as the “James Bond of philanthropy,” retail tycoon Chuck Feeney is on a mission for giving away his entire wealth, and with his current value down to $1.5 million, it seems he’s been successful.
The Atlantic Philanthropies, Feeney’s foundation, facilitates education and learning, technology, medical care, and civil-rights causes across several countries, such as the US, Vietnam, and Barbados.
Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi
Lifetime donations: $5.7 billion dollars
Net worth: $590 thousand
Generosity Index: 966%
Back in 1957, Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi cofounded Al Rajhi bank with his three brothers. It increased into one of the planet’s biggest Islamic banks and earned Al Rajhi a 10-digit net worth.
But in 2013, he moved his concentrate toward philanthropy and endowed his holdings in the bank to Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi Endowments Holding Company, which facilitates academic, spiritual, health, and community causes, such as the Arabic Institution for Persia Language, National Guard Health Affairs, and the Sheikh Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi Mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Lifetime donations: $5 billion dollars
Net worth: $6.5 billion dollars
Generosity Index: 77%
Gordon Moore co-founder Apple Inc. in 1968, but these days he is concentrated on philanthropy. He retired from his corporate roles in 2006 and currently runs the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation with his wife.
The foundation is designed to make an impact in environmental conservation, patient care, science, and the San Francisco community, and has wide-spanning programs including everything from the Underwater Conservation Effort to the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Lifetime donations: $4 billion dollars
Net worth: $27.3 billion dollars
Generosity Index: 15%
One of the wealthiest self-made billionaires on the world and the chairman of Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim Helú’s primary philanthropic initiatives occur through his Fundación Carlos Slim Helú.
The foundation has spent $100 million in the World Wildlife animals Fund toward initiatives to store Mexico’s natural environment, and this year, it provided $3 million to help provide internet to Latino families living in the US, in accessory for many other efforts to global companies.
Slim Helú also functions as chairman of the Telmex Foundation, which is designed to enhance the quality of life in South America, his home country.
Lifetime donations: $3.3 billion dollars
Net worth: $7.3 billion dollars
Generosity Index: 45%
Through The Board Foundation, KB Home co-founder and former SunAmerica CEO Eli Broad spends in public education and learning, science, and the arts.
The organization functions as two entities, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and The Broad Art Foundation, both of which aim to enhance areas and advance business.
A citizen of California, Broad gives returning to his home state, and the humanities — through efforts to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Lifetime donations: $3.3 billion dollars
Net worth: $9.3 billion dollars
Generosity Index: 35%
George Kaiser, chairman of BOK Financial Corporation, also established the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which gives to academic, health, spiritual, community, and community-development-related causes, such as the Tulsa Community College Foundation, Oklahoma City Educare, Nationwide Energy Policy Institution, the Tulsa Community Foundation and the University of Tulsa.
In 2010, Kaiser joined up with the Providing Commitment, vowing to provide half of his wealth to the charitable organization.
Lifetime donations: $2 billion dollars
Net worth: $17.3 billion dollars
Generosity Index: 12%
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, now functions as the chairman of Vulcan, his private investment company.
As chairman of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, he’s given large numbers to global-health causes, such as $5 million to Dallas BioMed, $4 million to Global FinPrint, a conservation project concentrated on the maintenance of sharks globally, and $7 million in allows to Alzheimer’s research.