Entrepreneurs Who Donated $1 Billion Or More
Bangalore: Philanthropy is one word which is often associated with rich people. There are some who are “flashy givers” and some who give to save more on taxes. But there are a handful of people that keep the world from knowing how much they donate. They don’t just want to put their names on buildings or help high profile institutions. They truly want to have a deep impact and even want to change the world.
These people try donating as much they are capable of to needful people. But there are only 23 people in the whole world which is precisely 0.000000326% of the global population who have donated more than a billion dollars, according to Forbes. Here we are presenting a list of 10 such people and will be bring the rest of the 13 names pretty soon. Have a look:
1. Amos Hostetter Jr., U.S.
Donations: $1 billion
Net worth: $2.6 billion
Born in 1937, he is the founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Cablevision. The media magnate sold his Continental Cablevision to US West for $11 billion in 1996. Today he manages his investments from Boston's Lewis Wharf which is home to his Pilot House Associates. He dedicates much of his time to his charity. He has given over $1 billion to his Barr Foundation, which focuses its giving on education, energy efficiency and Boston-area institutions. Recent local distributions include $1 million to the Boston Ballet and $2 million to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. He graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts/Science and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
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