According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of highest donations, this is a $10 billion donation to help combat climate change and is the world’s richest charitable donation in 2020.
Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos used the funds to create his Bezos Earth Fund. According to Forbes magazine estimates, this “Real Time” is worth about $188 billion. (Approximately Rs 1,376 billion). According to the Chronicle, the fund provides support to non-profit organizations involved in the climate crisis and has so far paid US$790 million (approximately 58 billion rupees) to 16 groups.
However, setting aside Bezos’ huge donations, the top ten donations last year totaled US$2.6 billion (approximately 19 billion rupees), the lowest level since 2011, although many billionaires have increased their wealth significantly during the stock market rebound. Last year, technology stocks developed rapidly. According to data from the Left-leaning American Institute for Tax Equity and Policy, from March 18, 2020 to December 7, 2020, Bezos’ wealth soared by 63%, from $113 billion (approximately) 827.60 billion rupees) to 184 billion US dollars (approximately 1,347,600 crore).
According to the Chronicle, Phil Knight and his wife Penny made the second and third largest donations last year. During the same period from March to December, his wealth An increase of about 77%. Knight and his wife donated more than US$900 million (approximately Rs 66 billion) to the Knight Foundation, and donated US$300 million (approximately Rs 22 billion) to the University of Oregon.
Fred Kummer, the founder of the construction company HBE Corporation, and his wife June invested US$300 million (approximately 22 billion rupees) to establish a foundation to support the Missouri University of Science and Technology project.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) and his wife Priscilla Chan (Priscilla Chan) provided the fourth largest donation on the “Chronicle” list: to the Center for Technology and Civic Life A gift of 250 million US dollars (approximately 18 billion rupees), the center is committed to solving voting security issues. The 2020 election. Zuckerberg’s wealth almost doubled between March and December to reach 105 billion US dollars (about 76.809 billion rupees). According to the American Tax Equity Association and Policy Research Institute, Zuckerberg was widely Criticized and was asked to testify before Congress. Because his company processed false information before the 2020 presidential election.
The fifth place is Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank. Through his foundation, he provided $200 million (approximately Rs 1,460 crore) in funding to Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta. To build a new hospital.
Bezos and Zuckerbergs donated 100 million US dollars (about 730 crore rupees), ranking second in the top 10 list last year. Bezosfor Feeding America aims to help food banks and Zuckerbergs across the country donate to the same election security organization.
Then came Stephen Ross, founder of Real Estate Company Related Companies. David Roux, co-founder of private equity firm Silver Lake and his wife Barbara (Barbara); real estate investors George and Renee Karfunkel; Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus; Schwab Financial Services founder Charles Shi Charles Schwab and his wife Helen.
Last year, two billionaires who donated money to charity, Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott (MacKenzie Scott) and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (Jack Dorsey) failed Selected on the list of “The Chronicle” because their single donation is not big enough. In February, the Chronicle will publish a list of its 50 largest donors, including cumulative donations, rather than personal gifts.
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