Warren Buffett

One of the top philanthropists in the world is no other than Warren Buffett. Over the course of his lifetime, he has donated over 30 billion dollars! One of his biggest achievements was launching the Giving Pledge with good friend Bill Gates. The Giving Pledge was launched in 2010 and it inspires the wealthy individuals to give donate half of their wealth to charity during or after their lifetime. According to, last month, it was reported that $365 billion had been pledged by 139 individuals.


Michael Bloomberg

The former mayor of New York City has done his share in donating to charities all over the world. Currently, he has donated over 3 billion dollars. Bloomberg is the founder of Bloomberg Media, which is a company that gives donations to healthcare and education. Bloomberg launched a $42 million “What Works Cities” initiative aimed at helping 100 mid-sized cities to make better use of data and evidence


Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg, who we all know is famous for creating the number one social media network in the world is also famous for donating billions to charity! Recently, this young entrepreneur has donated 99% of his facebook shares to charity. He is also part of the Giving Pledge and has launched the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative whose initial focus areas will be “personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities”