by Rachel Garza
The saying that all fingers are not created equal is true and undeniable.
Similarly, when it comes to wealth, many people get more blessings than others. Besides wealth, most of the rich people around us have other inherent gifts within them. Sure you would like to know what other attribute and gift these people have. Most of them have the desire to help the needy and to be charitable.
I hope you know that it is only a few wealthy people who see this act as an act of service to humanity. And to those who give, no matter how small it may be, it does go a way to save lives.
So, in case you need financial help from some rich people, you are in the right place. This post intends to help you toaccess top millionaires. I am talking about those who give away money to people in 2023.
You may be the next in line, so make out time to check this out.
TimCook is 56 this year, and he is famous for donating his money to lots of charity programs. In a recent interview with the press, Tim Cook confirmed that he would continue to do so for those in need.
In terms of net worth, Tim Cook's wealth is approximately $120 million. With such an amount, he can fund many inspiring charity programs globally. As part of his usual charitable act, Tim Cook participates I some projects on social issues. Typical of his generous act is $1 million he gave out for a league on Anti-Defamation. In another instance, Tim Cook assisted some Sandy Hurricane victims. On this instance, he gave out about $2.5 million to the Red Cross Organization.
In terms of education, Tim Cook donates about $50 million to Stanford. With this, he hopes to help the needy in the society without access to education. This man has done so much that this list can't be complete without his name.
If you ever heard of a millionaire who gave away $2.5 billion to create a giveaway progam, it's Warren Buffett. From the record, he uses about 99% of his total revenue from investment to show kindness to others. To help Warren Buffett reach out to as many people as possible, he is a member of "The Giving Pledge." This is a program launched by Bill Gates and Melina to help others in need.
Warren Buffet is one millionaire that gives about 20% of his profits for charity programs. This percentage of Warren Buffet’s give away is approximately $21.8 billion. More information shows that in the years to come, Warren Buffett is ready to splash another 4% of his money. This is yet another generous individual whom we hope to have more in the world.
I guess this should be one the millionaire on this list you know very well. If you are skeptic about the name, am sure you must have heard of Harry Potter. J.K..Rowling is the author and talent behind the book. K. Rowling makes it into this list due to her selfless donation to help the needy. With little open declaration, J.K. Rowling has donated about $1 billion of her revenue to the needy. She has also hosted some programs to support women and children in crisis. An example of such charity programs and events are Lumos and Volant. Over the years, her support for these events has reached an estimated $160 million.
With such an amount of money spent on helping others, Rowling has spent about 16% of her revenue. From K. Rowling, she once admitted that she has once experienced poverty. And so, she understands what those in it go through. This stands as the primary reason why Rowling is always ready to give more money to help others in need.
Here is another American businessman with a strong philanthropic spirit. As a way of helping humanity, Chuck Feeney loves to support substantial aspects in the society. Typical of some areas he has donated greatly are scientific studies and human rights. Others include public health services. Chuck Feeney has donated an approximate sum of $8 billion to help those in need. Chuck Feeney, has a personal motto in life. This is “providing and fulfilling the needs of others with his money”.
Chuck Feeney has a major investment with the DFS Group. This business was established in 1960 to operate as free airport shop. His favorite line is “You can only wear a pair of pants at a time.” By this statement, Feeney implies that he doesn’t support a consuming lifestyle. Another living principle of Chuck Feeney is “Giving while living.” With all these principles and physical exhibition of charity, Feeney continues to excel. This many say is as a result of his good deeds to humanity.
This philanthropist shuttles as both the chairman of Vector Groups and Borders. The major area of support to helping people is donating for education development. Bennet S. Lebow does most especially in Drexel University. Drexel has received approximately $60 million from this great man. Lebow also supported in building of a new academic center for the College of Business. Furthermore, the College of Engineering in Drexel University is another beneficiary. The college received $5 million from Lebow for the Lebow Engineering Centre.
PaulTerasaki has donated a total sum of $50 million to the UCLA College of Letters and Science. This money goes precisely to the Division of Life Sciences in UCLA. With this money, Terasaki Life Science Building was constructed. This building is in honour of Paul Terasaki. This building consist of 33 laboratories is for research on cell biology. Other scientific research carried out in the building include neuroscience. The other ones are genomics and stem cell research.
NedEvans who is the former chairman of Macmillan Inc., is another known giver. He donates approximately $50 million of his wealth for Yale School Management. This donation to Yale represents a gift that will open doors to a new and developed curriculum in the school. It is also said that this donation facilitated relocation to the university’s new campus. This and other contributions puts Ned Evans in this list of millionaires who give away money.
This couple is people whose kind hearts complement each other. Bill Ackman, founder of Pershin Square Capital Management marries Karen Ackman. The couple started their Pershing Square Foundation in the year 2006. The major objective of this Foundation is to provide support on social entrepreneurship. Other aspects undertaken by the Foundation is education, human rights, and many others.
From various donations, the total amount given away by the Pershing Square Foundation is about $17 million. This includes the building for Harvard University's Foundation of Human Behaviour Initiative. This Foundation hopes to search and find factors that affect human behaviours. Some of such factors include economic, biological, social mechanism, and psychological.
This is yet another philanthropist with a heart of kindness. Ted Turner spends about half of his revenue to help those in need. When it comes to the conservation of wildlife, Ted Turner is a major contributor. Also, his Turner Global Foundation is focused on preserving this natural resources. Reports also have it that Ted Turner$ donates money to UN Foundation. Also, Ted Turner is known to spend his wealth mostly in support of military music.
Thiscouple are both aged but still find pleasure in showing love with their wealth. This couple live on the principle that reaching out to others should be done with joy. Also, they believe that whatsoeverthey give out is not of their own effort. As such they do this without attracting self-importance to themselves
Seidman who is the founder of Motorcars Groups is committed to doing more each year. In fact, he donates about 90% of his revenue to help others yearly. Lee and Jane Seidman focus more on the charity donations to health-related issues. With this, they donate about $42 million to enhance health service delivery. With their donation in 2011, the University Hospital Cancer Center was built. They also give out money for other just cause besides health care. In 2013, Lee and Jane Seidman donated some money for the repair of Ursuline College's gymnasium. This they did after a tornado attack seriously damaged the gymnasium.
This couple is too kind and generous to be left out in this list. So, I found them worthy to make my list of the millionaires who give away money in2019.
Here you have them all. Sure this serves as a major challenge to you. Currently, you may not have as much as these millionaires have. But the little you feel you have is enough to help someone somewhere is only you are ready to share it. And as the popular saying goes “no matter how small it may be, no act of kindness is ever a wasted effort.”
About Rachel Garza
Rachel Garza is a passionate writer with a deep fascination for technology and science. Born and raised in an intellectually stimulating environment, she developed an early interest in exploring the latest advancements and breakthroughs in these fields. Rachel's love for writing and her insatiable curiosity led her to pursue a career as a tech and science writer.