Warren Buffet to Bill Gates: These billionaires gave up over Rs 5.1 lakh crore in charity!

Dec 16, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
GPlus

There is no dearth of do-gooders in the world. Even several billionaires of the world are not far behind. From Warren Buffet, Bill Gates to Stan Perron, some have donated in charity while they are still alive, some have left their legacy. There are these philanthropists who give away a huge amount of money for the betterment of the world as a whole, the society and the environment. Take a look at some of the billionaires who have given up combined wealth of around $71 billion (approx 5.1 lakh crore)

1/7

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet

As reported by CNN, in July this year, Buffet donated $3.4 billion to a charity and all in all he wows us by donating $31 billion across the world. Buffett launched The Giving Pledge with Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010. (Reuters)
 

GPlus
2/7

Paul Ramsay

Paul Ramsay

This Australian billionaire died at the age of 78, after suffering from a heart attack, leaving most of his $3.2 billion fortune to his own charitable foundation. He had no children and was survived by his twin sister Anne and brother Peter. (Website)

GPlus
3/7

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

An Indian billionaire Investor and Trader, Jhunjhunwala has pledged to give up  as donation Rs 5000 or 25 per cent (whichever is less) of his portfolio on July 5, 2020, on his 60th birthday. (Reuters)

GPlus
4/7

Stan Perron

Stan Perron

Australian businessman, who died in November at the age of 96 left the majority of his $2.8 billion fortune to charity.
Before his death itself, Perron had written he would leave the "greater majority" of his wealth to his organisation, the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation. (YouTube)
 

GPlus
5/7

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

He is an American business magnate, investor, author and founder of Microsoft Corporation, he has been donating generously and his lifetime charity is around approximately $32.91 billion according to Forbes. (Reuters)

GPlus
6/7

Hansjörg Wyss

Hansjörg Wyss

This Swiss businessman had launched and donated $1 billion to the Wyss Campaign for Nature in order to conserve 30 per cent of the Earth's land and oceans by the year 2030. (Reuters)
 

GPlus
7/7

Richard Cousins

Richard Cousins


British businessman, and the chief executive officer of the world's largest foodservice company, the Compass Group, reportedly left £41 million to Oxfam in a recently updated will. The 58 years old died in a seaplane crash near Sydney on New Year's Eve. (YouTube)

GPlus

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close