Some people say that the secret to living is giving, and that is just what we will talk about today. We have compiled a list of some of the more well-known philanthropist billionaires dedicating their lives to doing good.
But first, what exactly is a philanthropist?
Simply put, a philanthropist is a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially through the generous donation of money to good causes. They also donate their time and experience to better the world and their communities.
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One of the most popular philanthropists today is Bill Gates. He has given away approximately $50 billion over the years to various nonprofits. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was founded in 2000, and it aims to improve the quality of life for individuals all over the world. They have helped with education and healthcare efforts on a global scale.
Oprah Winfrey has considered one of the world’s top philanthropists, and she has overcome her fair share of obstacles to get to where she is today. She has donated millions to the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation. Her foundation has also taken on several responsibilities under the Angel Network and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.
Best known for her athletic talents, Serena Williams is as much of a star in the world as she is on the tennis court. In Compton, Serena and Venus opened The Yetunde Price Resource Center, which is named after a gang violence victim. The center promotes healing and resiliency. Serena also donates to the Williams Sisters Fund to go toward the prevention of violence, various education efforts, and athletic engagement in the city.
Everyone knows Jeff Bezos as the founder and CEO of Amazon; however, he is a big philanthropist as well. He has given over $2 billion through the Bezos Day One Fund, which is mostly for nonprofits that help homeless families. He is also in the process of creating nonprofit preschools in lower-income communities.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Von Furstenberg is an iconic designer and businesswoman who has also become one of the world’s biggest philanthropists. She served her services as director of The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. She has helped raise millions for organizations in public spaces, community building, education, the arts, human rights, and environmental sectors.
Shari Arison is a businesswoman, social entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist who continues to give through the Ted Arison Family Foundation, which was established with her father.
She understands that our world be a better improvement in using of their skills to help others with different ways in communities, organizations, and corporations. In 2013, Arison also published Activate Your Goodness: Transforming the World Through Doing Good. In it, she explains some basic strategies for decency and ethics. Also, she has founded Matan, which has considered the Israeli counterpart of United Way. She initiated Good Deeds Day in 2007.