20 Billionaires Who Are
Giving Their Money Away
Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle
• Ellison has given
hundreds of millions
to medical research
and education
• Has expressed his
...
Michael Bloomberg, Business Magnate
• Bloomberg has
already donated
more than $1.8
billion to over
850 charities
Net worth...
Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder
• Allen has given more
than $1.5 billion to
various causes in his
lifetime
• He was named...
Carl Icahn, Activist Investor
• Icahn has given
generously to
education and medical
causes
• He has founded three
successf...
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder/CEO, Facebook
• Was one of the first to
sign the Giving Pledge,
along with Buffett and
Gates in 2...
George Lucas, Founder, Lucasfilm
• Lucas has given generously to
educational and cultural
causes
• Lucas intends to give t...
Sir Richard Branson
• Not only does
Branson
generously
donate money, he
also spends a lot
of his time on
humanitarian
effo...
Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder, Facebook
• Founded the
charitable
organization
Good Ventures
with wife Cari
Tuna in 2011
Net...
Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors and SpaceX
• In addition to giving
away his wealth,
Musk focuses much
of his time and
effort ...
David Rockefeller, Banker and Philanthropist
• The oldest living
member of the
Rockefeller family (age
99), Rockefeller ha...
Ted Turner, Media Mogul
• Gave a $1 billion
gift to the United
Nations, which
started the
United Nations
Foundation to
sup...
James Simons, Mathematician, Hedge Fund Manager
• Founded the
Simons
foundation with
his second wife,
which supports
proje...
Manoj Bhargava, CEO, 5-hour Energy
• The 5-hour energy
company donates
45% of all profits to
charity
• The company’s
found...
Sara Blakely, Founder/CEO, Spanx
• In 2013, became the
first female billionaire to
sign the pledge
• Her foundation funds
...
Eli Broad, Entreprenuer
• Eli and Edythe Broad have
committed to giving 75%
of their wealth away
• The Broad Foundations
c...
Ronald Perelman, Businessman/Entreprenuer
• Notable donations include
– $100 million to Columbia
University’s business sch...
Pierre Omidyar, Founder, eBay
• Founded the
Omidyar Network
with wife Pam
• Invests in innovative
organizations that
foste...
Harold Hamm, Oil Magnate
• Formed the Harold
W. Hamm Oklahoma
Diabetes Center
• Hamm, who has Type
II Diabetes, wants to
e...
Warren Buffett
• Buffett will give away 99%
of his fortune
• His pledge of more than
$30 billion of Berkshire
Hathaway sto...
Bill Gates
• The Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation is
currently the world’s
wealthiest charitable
foundation with nearly
$...
Warren Buffett’s Greatest
Nightmare
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  1. 1. 20 Billionaires Who Are Giving Their Money Away
  2. 2. Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle • Ellison has given hundreds of millions to medical research and education • Has expressed his intention to give away at least 95% of his assets Net worth: $41 Billion Flickr/ Oracle Corporate Communications
  3. 3. Michael Bloomberg, Business Magnate • Bloomberg has already donated more than $1.8 billion to over 850 charities Net worth: $31 Billion Flickr/ Rubenstein
  4. 4. Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder • Allen has given more than $1.5 billion to various causes in his lifetime • He was named the most charitable living American in 2012 Net worth: $15.8 Billion Miles Harris
  5. 5. Carl Icahn, Activist Investor • Icahn has given generously to education and medical causes • He has founded three successful charter schools Net worth: $20.3 Billion www.insidermonkey.com
  6. 6. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder/CEO, Facebook • Was one of the first to sign the Giving Pledge, along with Buffett and Gates in 2010 • Zuckerberg’s 2013 donation to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was the largest charitable gift of the year Net worth: $19 Billion guillaumepaumier.com
  7. 7. George Lucas, Founder, Lucasfilm • Lucas has given generously to educational and cultural causes • Lucas intends to give the majority of the proceeds from the sale of Lucasfilm ($4.05 billion) to charity Net worth: $4.2 Billion Wikipedia/ Nicholas Genin
  8. 8. Sir Richard Branson • Not only does Branson generously donate money, he also spends a lot of his time on humanitarian efforts Net worth: $4.6 Billion Wikipedia/ UNclimatechange
  9. 9. Dustin Moskovitz, Co-Founder, Facebook • Founded the charitable organization Good Ventures with wife Cari Tuna in 2011 Net worth: $5.2 Billion Dustin Moskovitz
  10. 10. Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors and SpaceX • In addition to giving away his wealth, Musk focuses much of his time and effort on developing clean energy and promoting science education Net worth: $12 Billion (March 2014) Flickr/ Corevette
  11. 11. David Rockefeller, Banker and Philanthropist • The oldest living member of the Rockefeller family (age 99), Rockefeller has already given nine-figure gifts to – Harvard University – Rockefeller University – Museum of Modern Art (NY) Net worth: $2.8 Billion Wikipedia/ hashmoder
  12. 12. Ted Turner, Media Mogul • Gave a $1 billion gift to the United Nations, which started the United Nations Foundation to support the UN in its causes Net worth: $2.1 Billion Flickr/ Alan Light
  13. 13. James Simons, Mathematician, Hedge Fund Manager • Founded the Simons foundation with his second wife, which supports projects related to education and health Net worth: $12 Billion Gert-Martin Greuel
  14. 14. Manoj Bhargava, CEO, 5-hour Energy • The 5-hour energy company donates 45% of all profits to charity • The company’s foundations fund medical research in the U.S. and India Net worth: $4 Billion Wikipedia/ Mskabich
  15. 15. Sara Blakely, Founder/CEO, Spanx • In 2013, became the first female billionaire to sign the pledge • Her foundation funds scholarships for young women Net worth: $1 Billion David Shankbone
  16. 16. Eli Broad, Entreprenuer • Eli and Edythe Broad have committed to giving 75% of their wealth away • The Broad Foundations currently have assets of $2.4 billion Net worth: $6.9 Billion Wikipedia/ Viva Vivanista
  17. 17. Ronald Perelman, Businessman/Entreprenuer • Notable donations include – $100 million to Columbia University’s business school (2013) – $25 million to University of Pennsylvania (2013) – $50 million to NY Presbyterian Hospital (2008) Net worth: $14 Billion David Shankbone
  18. 18. Pierre Omidyar, Founder, eBay • Founded the Omidyar Network with wife Pam • Invests in innovative organizations that foster economic, social, and political change Net worth: $8.5 Billion Wikipedia/ Joi
  19. 19. Harold Hamm, Oil Magnate • Formed the Harold W. Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center • Hamm, who has Type II Diabetes, wants to eliminate the disease during his lifetime Net worth: $12.4 Billion Wikipedia/ David Shankbone
  20. 20. Warren Buffett • Buffett will give away 99% of his fortune • His pledge of more than $30 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable donation in history Net worth: $58.5 Billion Mark Hirchey
  21. 21. Bill Gates • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is currently the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation with nearly $40 billion in assets • The Gates’ plan to eventually give 95% of their wealth to charity Net worth: $72 Billion Wikipedia/ Kjetil Ree
  22. 22. Warren Buffett’s Greatest Nightmare

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