Terrific on the part of the high-rollers …


Medical school will be free at NYU

The goal is to get more doctors to choose lower-paying specialties, NYU says.

A few heavy hitters pooled their $oldi together and made a marvelous contribution to the students at NYU.

Not exactly, but along the same lines of sharing fortunes. With all of the wealth in this world, no one should ever have to be under nourished or not have a roof over their heads. It is the greed of governments and the some of the 1% ers that are preventing this from happening.

2019. In the 33nd annual Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, the list included 2,153 billionaires with a total net wealth of $8.7 trillion, down 55 members and $400 billion from 2018. The U.S. continued to have the most billionaires in the world, with a record of 609.

Prime example of total excess; Jeff Bezos ex-old lady walked away from their divorce with a very cool settlement. They were married 25 years and have four children. MacKenzie Bezos, 48, will be awarded about 4 percent of the company, a stake worth roughly $36 billion based on Amazon’s market value Thursday.

That little bump in the road called divorce cost Jeffery big time, BUTT he did not miss any meals as a result. Bezos’ net worth was $150 billion as of Thursday morning, according to Bloomberg, with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ranking second with $102 billion.

Tell me, just how much $oldi does any person need.

I am not suggesting that anyone give away all the money they worked so hard to make; what I am suggesting is, they should donate a good portion of it to worthy causes to assist the less fortunate, instead of leaving it to their spoiled/pampered off spring to piss it away.

BUTT on the other side of the coin, regardless of the good intentions of some very generous people, many of the things they do are most times redirected by the thieves in governments/big business and their generosity never reach their intended destinations.

Be that as it may; I applaud the benevolence of the people that HAVE IT and do share their wealth.

September 6, 2018

Who are the 10 most generous billionaires in the world?

Billionaires of the World

By Morgan Franklin, Freelancer

For many of the world’s richest people, philanthropy is an important part of their work, with many donating considerable amounts of money to charities and causes around the world. As industries continue to change, and more money collates at the top, it has never been more important for the world’s richest to help out those who need it.

But who are the most generous billionaires?

1. Bill Gates

Fittingly, the richest man on the planet is also the most generous, and has made around $27 billion worth of donations throughout his lifetime. Much of Bill Gates’ charity work takes place through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which spends a lot of time and money aiding children around the world.

2. Warren Buffett

One of the most well-known philanthropists in the world, Warren Buffett also works closely with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Having donated over $21 billion dollars to various causes himself, the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has also started The Giving Pledge to encourage other rich families into philanthropy.

3. George Soros

George Soros is a Hungarian-American financier known for his charity and political viewpoints. Soros has donated over $8 billion to various social causes, including the fight against Apartheid. The financier’s Open Society Foundation also promotes democratic causes such as public health, justice, and the freedom of the press.

4. Azim Premji

The Indian investor Azim Premji is known in his home country as the chairman of IT company Wipro Limited and for his considerable charity work. Premji was the first Indian to sign Warren Buffett’s The Giving Pledge, and has donated $8 billion of his personal wealth.

5. Charles F. Feeney

Known as the ‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ for his undercover charitable giving, Charles Feeney has become renowned for his determination to give away the entirety of his fortune. So far, he has managed to donate $8 billion to charities across the world, often in secret, leaving himself with around $2 million.

6. Carlos Slim

Thanks to his huge business empire in Mexico, Carlos Slim in one of the three richest men in the world. The Mexican business mogul has so far donated $8 billion, mostly through his two charitable foundations.

7. Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al Rajhi

The Saudi Arabian billionaire amassed his fortune in banking, founding the Al Rajhi bank with his three brothers. In 2011, Al Rajhi decided to donate the majority of his $7.7 billion fortune, having given away $5.7 billion since then.

8. Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore was the co-founder of tech giants Intel, before retiring from his role in 2006 to found the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The charity has donated $5 billion to a variety of causes, such as environmental conservation and patient care.

9. Michael Bloomberg

The founder of Bloomberg media and former Mayor of New York City is well-known for his charitable giving. Bloomberg has donated $3 billion to different charities and organisations, most notably the World Health Organisation.

10. Mark Zuckerberg

In 2015, the founder of Facebook announced his plan to give away 99% of his Facebook shares over his lifetime. So far Mark Zuckerberg has donated around $1.6 billion, but this total could rise beyond $40 billion dollars in the future. 

I don’t see Bezos’s name on the list.

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