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“Take that, Santa!” Here are 4 of the Greatest Philanthropists of All Time

Christmas is the time of giving. And when it comes to giving, there’s nobody better than Santa, right? Well, not exactly. Not to belittle his generosity or anything, but the guy only gives toys to children once a year. These people, on the other hand, give millions of dollars for worthy causes on a regular basis.

Be inspired with the greatest philanthropists of all time. These men and women, aside from having incredibly fat checkbooks, also have a heart of gold.

Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore – $6.8 Billion

Because of this guy, we have powerful Intel processors that allow present-day computers to run at extra-fast speeds and perform difficult processes with relative ease. Also, because of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, higher education and environmental conservation has been greatly improved. And lastly, it’s because of this guy that the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, the biggest optical telescope in the world, was constructed. Mister Moore, you truly are a giver.

George Soros

George Soros – $10 Billion

When George Soros immigrated to London from Hungary after the Second World War, he had to balance between his studies at the London School of Economics and his two jobs – waiting tables and being a railway porter. His hard work has definitely paid off, as he’s now one of the world’s richest men and a leading expert in the field of economics.

As a man who has seen the importance of education himself, he has funded African-American students who lived during the apartheid in South Africa during the 1970s. Aside from that, Mr. Soros is also a man who values human rights, and it is because of this conviction that he founded the Open Society Foundation, a grant network that fights for social reform and democracy.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett – $25 Billion

One of the best financial experts in the world, Warren Buffet is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the biggest holding companies in the world. He’s also considered as the most successful investor of the 20th century and has been labeled by Time as one of the world’s most influential people. However, despite his successes, Warren Buffett remains a frugal yet generous man. He and fellow philanthropist Bill Gates created the Giving Pledge as a nod to the current world economic crises.

Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates – $28 Billion

Move over “Brangelina”, these two are the real power couple! Of course, you know Bill Gates – co-founder and chairman of Microsoft, the company responsible for Windows, the world’s most popular operating system. Together with his wife Melinda, Mr. Gates has been giving a lot through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to alleviate poverty and improve healthcare, education, and access to information technology. Who’d have thought that the one of the world’s greatest minds also has one of the biggest hearts?

Don’t you wish you can have as much money as them so you can make the world a better place in your own way? With hard work and a good heart, you definitely will someday. Happy Holidays, everybody!


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