Philanthropy ss july 2014

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These billionaires are giving their money away!

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  • 20 Billionaires Who Are Giving Their Money Away
  • Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle Ellison has given hundreds of millions to medical research and education Has expressed his intention to give away at least 95% of his assets Net worth: $41 Billion Flickr/ Oracle Corporate Communications
  • Michael Bloomberg, Business Magnate Bloomberg has already donated more than $1.8 billion to over 850 charities Net worth: $31 Billion Flickr/ Rubenstein
  • Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder Allen has given more than $1.5 billion to various causes in his lifetime He was named the most charitable living American in 2012 Net worth: $15.8 Billion Miles Harris
  • Carl Icahn, Activist Investor Icahn has given generously to education and medical causes He has founded three successful charter schools Net worth: $20.3 Billion www.insidermonkey.com
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Founder/CEO, Facebook Was one of the first to sign the Giving Pledge, along with Buffett and Gates in 2010 Zuckerbergs 2013 donation to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was the largest charitable gift of the year Net worth: $19 Billion guillaumepaumier.com
  • George Lucas, Founder, Lucasfilm Lucas has given generously to educational and cultural causes Lucas intends to give the majority of the proceeds from the sale of Lucasfilm ($4.05 billion) to charity Net worth: $4.2 Billion Wikipedia/ Nicholas Genin
  • Sir Richard Branson Not only does Branson generously donate money, he also spends a lot of his time on humanitarian efforts Net worth: $4.6 Billion Wikipedia/ UNclimatechange
  • Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder, Facebook Founded the charitable organization Good Ventures with wife Cari Tuna in 2011 Net worth: $5.2 Billion Dustin Moskovitz
  • Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors and SpaceX In addition to giving away his wealth, Musk focuses much of his time and effort on developing clean energy and promoting science education Net worth: $12 Billion (March 2014) Flickr/ Corevette
  • David Rockefeller, Banker and Philanthropist The oldest living member of the Rockefeller family (age 99), Rockefeller has already given nine-figure gifts to Harvard University Rockefeller University Museum of Modern Art (NY) Net worth: $2.8 Billion Wikipedia/ hashmoder
  • Ted Turner, Media Mogul Gave a $1 billion gift to the United Nations, which started the United Nations Foundation to support the UN in its causes Net worth: $2.1 Billion Flickr/ Alan Light
  • James Simons, Mathematician, Hedge Fund Manager Founded the Simons foundation with his second wife, which supports projects related to education and health Net worth: $12 Billion Gert-Martin Greuel
  • Manoj Bhargava, CEO, 5-hour Energy The 5-hour energy company donates 45% of all profits to charity The companys foundations fund medical research in the U.S. and India Net worth: $4 Billion Wikipedia/ Mskabich
  • Sara Blakely, Founder/CEO, Spanx In 2013, became the first female billionaire to sign the pledge Her foundation funds scholarships for young women Net worth: $1 Billion David Shankbone
  • Eli Broad, Entreprenuer Eli and Edythe Broad have committed to giving 75% of their wealth away The Broad Foundations currently have assets of $2.4 billion Net worth: $6.9 Billion Wikipedia/ Viva Vivanista
  • Ronald Perelman, Businessman/Entreprenuer Notable donations include $100 million to Columbia Universitys business school (2013) $25 million to University of Pennsylvania (2013) $50 million to NY Presbyterian Hospital (2008) Net worth: $14 Billion David Shankbone
  • Pierre Omidyar, Founder, eBay Founded the Omidyar Network with wife Pam Invests in innovative organizations that foster economic, social, and political change Net worth: $8.5 Billion Wikipedia/ Joi
  • Harold Hamm, Oil Magnate Formed the Harold W. Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center Hamm, who has Type II Diabetes, wants to eliminate the disease during his lifetime Net worth: $12.4 Billion Wikipedia/ David Shankbone
  • Warren Buffett Buffett will give away 99% of his fortune His pledge of more than $30 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable donation in history Net worth: $58.5 Billion Mark Hirchey
  • Bill Gates The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is currently the worlds wealthiest charitable foundation with nearly $40 billion in assets The Gates plan to eventually give 95% of their wealth to charity Net worth: $72 Billion Wikipedia/ Kjetil Ree
  • Warren Buffetts Greatest Nightmare