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NURAINI SYAFIQAH BINTI YA'AKUB, 15, SELANGOR Top 10 Philanthropists around The World 1. Warren Buffett Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investor of the 20th century. He is also one of the most influential people in the world, which means people will listen to whatever he says.He was always included in the list of the world’s wealthiest people. Warren Buffett has always been encouraging other wealthy individuals to donate some of their fortunes for charitable purposes such as donating money to orphan houses. He also made the largest donation in history to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation worth approximately US$30.7 billion. 2. Bono Bono is the lead singer of the famous 90s Irish band, U2. He was nominated in 2012 for the Nobel Peace Prize. He received knighthood title from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and was even named Time magazine Person of the Year in 2005. Bono has become one of the world's most famous philanthropic performers. He is very much involved in campaigns to raise awareness of how hard people are living in Africa as well as the spreading of AIDS. 3. Bill Gates Bill Gates is the CEO of the largest personal-computer software in the world, Microsoft. His name is consistently ranked in the world’s wealthiest people list in Forbes magazine. Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates are the second most generous people in America. Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. They help improve healthcare and reduce poverty of people around the world. 4. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was from Albania but she received Indian citizenship. Mother Teresa helped the “poorest of the poor” in 450 countries around the world. Among the acts that she did was setting up... ... middle of paper ... ...nd should be used to create a medical institute bearing his name. Now, the HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) is the largest private organization which does biological and medical research. 10. Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie is the most popular and influential philanthropists in American history. He was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. His article “The Gospel of Wealth” published in 1889 has urged those who are rich to use their wealth to improve the society and started wave after wave of contribution. 2,800 lending libraries all over the world were built in which became among the world-standard great research universities. Established organizations that promote charity also came to exist. Even after almost a century past his death, the organizations are still active.
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