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Corporate Philanthropists: Biggest Donations Ever

Christmas Saints of Wall Street rplan WARREN BUFFETT MONEY SPENT ON CHARITY ca. $40,000,000,000 Pledged to give away Since 2007, the Glide Foundation has been raising an annual ebay auction: 99% "Dower Lunch twith Warren Buffet" of his fortune to charity MAIN FOCUS: the winner gets to eat lunch with Warren in NYC Winning bids vary from $650,100 to $3,456,789 -Disadvantaged Homelessness Asked about dynastic wealth: "I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing" W: B Education BILL & MELINDA GATES MONEY SPENT ON CHARITY $26,000,000,000 MAIN FOCUS: (between 1994-2006) Founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. Along with Warren Buffett they founded the Giving Pledge Education -Fighting AIDS a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. -Tuberculosis By September families had over and Malaria 2012 90 signed the pledge. DID YOU Eristalis Gatesi is a Costa Rican flower fly named after Bill Gates in recognition of his great contributions to the science of Dipterology KNOW? JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER MONEY SPENT ON CHARITY $11,060,576,541 MAIN FOCUS: Founder of Standard Oil Company = known as the richest man in history Education Rockefeller became well known in his later life for the practice of giving dimes to adults and nickels to children wherever he went. He even gave dimes as a playful gesture to wealthy men, such as tire mogul Harvey Public health Firestone. DID YOU From his very first paycheck Rockefeller KNOW? gave 10% of his earning to his church. ANDREW CARNEGIE MONEY SPENT ON CHARITY $8,515,316,667.41 MAIN FOCUS: CARNEGIE HALL was named after him Donated most of his money to set up librar- ies, schools and universities in the US, where he had moved to from Scotland as a child Education Diplodocus carnegiei (Hatcher) was named for Carnegie after he sponsored the expedition that discovered its remains in the Morrison Formation (Jurassic) of Utah Carnegie was so proud of "Dippi" that he had casts made of the bones and plaster replicas of the whole skeleton donated to several museums in Europe and South America. GORDON & BETTY MOORE MONEY SPENT ON CHARITY $7,404,000,000 MAIN FOCUS: Co-founder, former CEO and Chairman of Intel Corporation Science His observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on chips doubles ap- proximately every two years became known as Moore's Law, and has been accurate for over half a century DID YOU KNOW? San Francisco Bay Area ...... III m 2 YEARS - Environmental conservation SOURCES: by DOBELL, BYRON (1985). A SENSE OF HISTORY: THE BEST WRITING FROM THE PAGES OF AMERICAN HERITAGE. AMERICAN HERITAGE PRESS. P. 457. ISBN 08281-1175-8. ORDWAY, CRISTOPHER (2009). REVEAL THE ROCKEFELLER WWITHINI. DOG EAR PUBISHNG. P. 107. ISBN 978-159858-904-7. CESTAKATSORG TORY /2012 08-10/COMMEMORATING-THE- rplan HTTP://www.BUSINESSWEEK.COM/INTERACTIVE_REPORTS/PHILANTHROPY_JNDIVIDUALHTML HTTP://ECOMMONS.LIBRARY.CORNELL.EDU/BITSTREAM/1813/3164/11/002_10.PDF HTTP://GIVINGPLEDGE.ORG/ DESIGN: BANASZEKDESIGN.PL

Corporate Philanthropists: Biggest Donations Ever

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Did you know that Warren Buffett pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to charity? We felt inspired by our findings and hope this infographic on the greatest corporate philanthropists encourages al...




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