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20 Rich People Known for their Generosity

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It is often said that true wealth is not measured by a person’s personal fortune but by his/her willingness to donate and help the poor and needy. So let us take a look at the top 20 rich people who are known for their generosity.

 

20. Dietmar Hopp

Dietmar Hopp

Dietmar Hopp is a German IT entrepreneur. He is the co-founder, former chairman, and CEO of SAP.

Lifetime donations $1 billion
Net worth  $6.3 billion
Generosity Index 16%

 

19. Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar

Paris-born Pierre Omidyar is the co-founder and current chairman of eBay.

Lifetime donations $1 billion
Net worth  $6.2 billion
Generosity Index 16%

 

18. Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Micheal Dell is the Chairman and CEO of Dell.

Lifetime donations $1.1 billion
Net worth  $18.9 billion
Generosity Index 6%

 

17. James Simons

James Simons

James Simons is the chairman of investment-management company Renaissance Technologies.

Lifetime donations $1.2 billion
Net worth  $12.3 billion
Generosity Index 10%

 

16. Ted Turner

Ted Turner

Ted Turner is the current Chairman of Turner Enterprises.

Lifetime donations $1.2 billion
Net worth  $2.1 billion
Generosity Index 57%

 

15. Jon Huntsman Sr.

Jon Huntsman

John Huntsman Sr. is the founder and executive Chairman of Huntsman Cooperation.

Lifetime donations $1.2 billion
Net worth  $940 million
Generosity Index 128%

 

14. Li Ka-Shing

Li Ka-shing

Li Ka-Shing is a global investor in disruptive technology and the richest person in Asia.

Lifetime donations $1.4 billion
Net worth  $26.6 billion
Generosity Index 5%

 

13. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zukerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of social networking site Facebook.

Lifetime donations $1.6 billion
Net worth  $40.7 billion
Generosity Index 4%

 

12. Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Paul Allen is the chairman of Vulcan. He is the co-founder of Microsoft.

Lifetime donations $2 billion
Net worth  $17.3 billion
Generosity Index 12%

 

11. Michael Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum on how reforming the U.S.'s high skilled immigration system will help retain their global competitiveness and create jobs, in Washington September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

Michael Bloomberg is the CEO and Founder of Bloomberg media company.

Lifetime donations $3 billion
Net worth  $37.7 billion
Generosity Index 8%

 

10. George Kaiser

George Kaiser

George Kaiser is the is then chairman of BOK Financial Corporation.

Lifetime donations $3.3 billion
Net worth  $9.3 billion
Generosity Index 35%

 

9. Eli Broad

Eli Broad, the billionaire co-founder of homebuilder KB Home, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Broad founded KB Home, which operates in nine U.S. states, in 1957 with Donald Kaufman. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Eli Broad

Eli Broad is the KB Home co-founder and former SunAmerica CEO.

Lifetime donations $3.3 billion
Net worth  $7.3 billion
Generosity Index 45%

 

8. Carlos Slim Helú

Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu is the chairman of Grupo Carso.

Lifetime donations $4 billion
Net worth $27.3 billion
Generosity Index 15%

 

7. Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore co-founded Intel in 1968, but these days he focuses on philanthropy.

Lifetime donations $5 billion
Net worth  $6.5 billion
Generosity Index 77%

 

6. Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi

Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al

In 1957, Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi co-founded Al Rajhi bank along with his three brothers. Now it has becomes the world’s largest Islamic bank.

Lifetime donations $5.7 billion
Net worth  $590 million
Generosity Index 966%

 

5. Charles Francis Feeney

Carles Francis Feeney

Charles Francis Feeney is popularly known as the James bond of Philanthropy.

Lifetime donations $6.3 billion
Net worth $1.5 million
Generosity Index 420,000% (the result of spending the past 30 years on a mission to give away his entire fortune.)

 

4. Azim Premji

Chairman of Wipro Ltd. Azim Premji gestures during a press conference to announce the January-March 2007 quarter results at the company's headquarters in Bangalore, India, Friday, April 20, 2007. India's third-largest software company, Wipro Ltd., said Friday that its net profit in the January-March quarter jumped 44 percent from a year ago, helped by continued outsourcing orders from overseas. Bangalore-based Wipro reported a profit of 8.61 billion rupees (US$200 million, euro147 million) in the fiscal fourth quarter, taking profit in the year ended March to 29.17 billion rupees (US$677 million, euro498 million), up 44 percent from a year earlier, a company statement said. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Lifetime donations $8 billion
Net worth  $6.3 billion
Generosity Index 16%

 

3. George Soros

George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, takes part in a panel discussion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual fall meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. The IMF said it is ready to "strongly support" European nations in their efforts to resolve the region's sovereign debt crisis. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** George Soros

George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.

Lifetime donations $8 billion
Net worth $24.4 billion
Generosity Index33 33 %

 

2. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffet is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, He is not only one of the wealthiest people in the world, but also one of the most charitable.

Lifetime donations $21.5 billion
Net worth  $61 billion
Generosity Index 35%

 

1. Bill Gates

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft Corp., listens during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 24, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Bill Gates is the co-founder and chairman of the Microsoft corporation.

Lifetime donations $27 billion
Net worth $84.2 billion
Generosity Index 32%
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