Notable Philanthropists of All Time

Notable Philanthropists of All Time

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 26 April 2013, 13:38 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: "Money is like manure. If you spread it around, it does a lot of good, but if you pile it up in one place, it stinks like hell," said businessman Clint W. Murchison. There are billionaires all around the globe who follow this quote. Here are the most notable billionaires who have decided to give away their fortune for noble causes.

Warren Buffet:
Warren Buffet is one of the greatest philanthropists the world has ever seen. The American business magnate is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. He is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and time and again ranked among the world's wealthiest people. Buffett has pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. He donated $3.1-billion in 2012.

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1: Here are more:

Sir David Robinson ~ founder of the Robinson Charitable Trust, and of Robinson College.
John D. Rockefeller ~ founder of the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller University.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. - dramatically expanded the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller University. He also bought and then donated the land in Manhattan upon which the United Nations headquarters was built.
John D. Rockefeller 3rd ~ major third-generation Rockefeller philanthropist and founder of the Asia Society (1956), the Population Council (1952) and a reconstituted Japan Society, he was chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation for twenty years. He established the Rockefeller Public Service Awards in 1958. Among his many other achievements, he was the driving force behind the construction of the landmark Lincoln Center, built between 1959 and 1966, in New York City.
Alfred Nobel ~ founder of the Nobel Prizes.
Catherine T. MacArthur ~ co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation.
John D. MacArthur ~ co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation.
Edsel Ford ~ co-founder of the Ford Foundation.
Henry Ford ~ co-founder of the Ford Foundation.
Prince Karim Aga Khan IV ~ founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network which focuses on health, education, culture, rural development, institution-building and the promotion of economic development.
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Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 12 May, 2013
2: Indians within India are capable of giving more back to the society more than what they are doing at present. Let them at least learn from their peers in the business sector across the world on how they can give back to the society. We cannot expect from Indian politicians as they are only caring for their children and great grandchildren. but business people are educated lot and know the value of the downtrodden in a society where injustice has been done by our politicians to deprive the nation's wealth. At least what little is possible business magnates should pay back to the society in order to lift the downtrodden in the society.
Posted by:V Nagarajan - 30 Apr, 2013