When we discuss philanthropists, we are referring to some of the world’s most generous individuals. They are those who have chosen to give back to their communities and the world. You will also find that several of the top philanthropists are also some of the wealthiest. Today, we will introduce you to the 5 billionaire philanthropists you should know about.
1. Charles Koch
In charge of Koch Industries for more than 50 years, Charles Koch focuses most of his philanthropic efforts on education, criminal justice reform, and other community groups. He has also given grants and scholarships to 300 colleges. Some of his more recent organization support has gone to Hudson Link and The Phoenix.
It has been reported that over 95 percent of Koch’s personal philanthropy is aimed at educational opportunities and community groups addressing persistent poverty. Koch also finds ways to engage with people rather than continuing the divide in communities.
2. Dustin Moskovitz And Cari Tuna
Moskovitz became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire back in 2012. This was due in large part to his work in the early development of Facebook in the mid-2000s.
Today, Moskovitz and his wife, Cari Tuna, have given more than $1 billion to charitable causes. They signed the Giving Pledge while they were in their twenties as well.
Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna have also set up Good Ventures, a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to help humanity thrive. It is a nonprofit dedicated to helping charities that are evidence-backed, thoroughly vetted, and underfunded.
3. Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin is considered one of the richest men in Illinois and has given to the Robin Hood Foundation and universities to help fight poverty in New York City. He has donated funds to the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab and economics department.
Griffin is an American billionaire hedge fund manager who has donated more than $1 billion during his lifetime. This includes donations of more than $300 million to nonprofits in Chicago.
Nowadays, Griffin is helping with the coronavirus pandemic by paying for cleaning supplies and medical equipment for law enforcement and other first responders. He has also supplied food to schoolchildren in Chicago.
4. Michael And Susan Dell
The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty. It seeks to provide better education, health, and family economic stability. The foundation was started in 1999. The couple has donated more than $1.7 billion since the founding of the foundation, emphasizing education in the US, South Africa, and India.
5. Shari Arison
Shari Arison is an Israeli-born businesswoman and philanthropist and is considered Israel’s wealthiest woman. She sponsors Good Deeds Day, and she is the owner of the Ted Arison Family Foundation. The Doing Good model she has developed helps integrate the values of the business, nonprofits, communities, and individuals. Arison has founded and led several health, education, research, and art initiatives as well, including the Essence of Life and Investing in the Community.