Only one thing which makes huge impact on the social welfare of a country are the charitable donations , these famous charitable donations of all time are the best examples of it .Many celebrities,rich or wealthy individuals have contributed funds ,and made biggest charitable contributions to support the noble causes and welfare of the society .There are many numerous industrialists and philanthropists who have made the contributions worth billions to some of the notable charitable organisations across the world.
These following charitable donors did not just handed over few hundred pounds but they have handed over billions of pounds to charitable organisations across the world .According to the recent report publicly announced by The chronicle of philanthropy .
The chronicle of philanthropy is an organisation that publishes news and reports on philanthropy . There were actually 10 donations given by richest and wealthy donors that surpassed around $100 million ,plus another more that total $100 million exactly .
So lets take a look at these biggest charity donors (philanthropist) which are alive today –
1. Charles Munger (Donation : $65 million )
Charles Munger is the billonaire and the vice chairman of berkshire , his donation was $65 million which is counted as the largest individual charity donations of all time . Actually $65 million is the 3% of his net worth to university of california , the purpose of giving donation is to assist the growth of the theoretical physics department of the university . For the construction of new buildings and new improvements , charles munger has always made a bulk of his donations to educational institutions .
2. John Morgridge (Donation : $100 million)
John Morgridge is the former CEO and a chairman of cisco systems .Not only john morgridge but also his wife have made many contributions since 2oo4 and they both have also signed a statement called Giving Pledge ,which mentions that half of their net worth would go towards supporting charitable causes .The morgridges have their family foundation named TOSA which is named after wisconsin high school and they were also helping the needy students from over 23 years by supporting the literacy program at east palo alto ,calif . John morgridge and his wife donated $100 million to the university of wisconsin which is counted as biggest charity donations .
3. Gert Boyle (Donation : $100 million )
Gert Boyle is the German-born american industrialist and also a chairperson of columbia sportswear , he has made a contribution of $100 million to Oregon Health and Science University which is about 16 % of the net worth .This university aims to make it a top class research center which has the best facilities with the focus early detection and survival for cancer patients .Boyle’s contribution to this university is regarded as one of the enormous charity donations of all time.
4. Kenneth Griffin ( Donation : $150 million )
Kenneth Griffin is the founder and CEO of the largest global firm-Citadel with an estimated capital investment of around $25 billion . In march 2015 ,his estimated net worthy is 6.6 billion and in the beginning of 2014, he has supported the financial aid program by contributing one of the biggest donation to the Harvard university . He has also supported different charitable organisations over the years by contributing approx $500 million .
5. Ronnie Chan and Gerald Chan ( Donation : $350 million)
Ronnie and his brother Gerald Chan are the hong kong-based real estate tycoons who have made a significant contribution of $350 million towards the Harvard university .This donations was one of the biggest donations ever and it will be used for assisting the occupational therapy program .The Chan family has been supporting financial assistance program for the chinese students who study in some of the top universities of china .
6. John and Laura Arnold ( Donation : $423 million )
John arnold is an american billionaire and a former hedge fund manager who specialized in energy trading products .His wife is a Corporate lawyer ,bothy he and his wife have set up the Laura and John Arnold foundation ,and supported the noble causes by contributing $100 million to it . They have also signed the giving pledge (half of their net worth would go towards supporting charitable causes )in 2010 ,and after sometime finally in 2012 ,they contributed the huge sum of $423 million .Their purpose behind this donation was to improve primary and secondry schools and criminal justice across the united states .
7. Nick Woodman ( Donation : $500 million )
Nick Woodman is the founder and CEO of the camera company called as Gopro ,he and his wife donate a whooping sum of $500 million towards supporting the silicon valley foundation in 2014 . He has made the biggest contribution in the tech industry and also he has been the recipent of 2013 national award of the EY entrepreneur of the year and his work of philanthropic was also recognized and was also honoured at the San Francisco Gala event .
8. Mark Zuckerburg ( Donation : $1 billion )
Mark Zuckerberg is the chairman , cheif executive and the co-founder of the social networking site facebook , he has donated a huge sum of $1 Billion towards Newark Public Schools and also signed the giving pledge(half of their net worth would go towards supporting charitable causes ) along with warren buffet and bill gates . Around 2015 ,after the birth of their daughter max ,Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced his plans to give away 99% of their facebook shares to the chan Zuckerberg initiative which will be given over a course of time .
9. Warren Buffett ( Donation : $2.8 billion )
Warren buffet is one of the wealthiest person in the world and the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway ,he has taken the pledge in 2006 to donate a whooping sum of $37 billion to bill and melinda gates foundation .But this donation will take effect upon his death as he has stated in his will . He has donated $2.8 billion to melinda and bill gates foundation as part of his annual charity program making this one of the biggest charity donations of all time .
10. Bill Gates ( Donation : $28 billion )
Bill Gates is the founder of the world’s largest software business called Microsoft .He and his wife Melinda gate has donated the biggest ever private charitable donations of around $28 billion in 2000. Their primary focus to give donation is to improve healthcare , reduce poverty and expand educational oppurtunities while providing access to information technology .He has donated $28 billion of his fortune and has also taken pledge to donate about 95 % of his wealth in course of time .Really its the biggest charitable donations of all time .
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