Forbes: The Five Most Powerful Billionaire Philanthropists in the US
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According to Forbes estimates, the top 25 US philanthropists have donated $196 billion over their lives through the end of 2022. Compared to the previous year, this figure has grown by $27 billion. And this is twice as much as recorded in 2018. At the same time, the wealth of the 25 most famous philanthropists in the United States over the past year has decreased by 15% or $164 billion compared to a year earlier.
The legendary American investor once again topped the list of the most generous US philanthropists. The billionaire joined the giving oath, according to which he promised to give the majority of his fortune to charity. During his life, the businessman donated $ 51.5 billion to charity. Over the past year, this figure has grown by $5.4 billion. According to Forbes Real Time, he is currently worth $107.9 billion.
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates
The ex-spouses, despite the divorce in 2021, continue to actively engage in charity work and develop Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the years of giving, they managed to donate 38.4 billion dollars. Over the past year, this figure has grown by $5 billion. The Microsoft founder is currently worth $104.1 billion, while Melinda French Gates is worth $6.6 billion.
A well-known American investor, who is a supporter of the concept of an open society and democracy, gave 18.4 billion dollars to charity in his life. Over the past 12 months, this amount has grown by $300 million. So far, his net worth is $6.7 billion. At the start of Russia's full-scale invasion in 2022, the Soros Open Society Foundation donated $25 million to Ukraine in support of civil society. They have also raised an additional $20 million for this purpose from other donors.
The American writer and philanthropist, like Buffett, upholds the giving oath. At the time of this writing, Forbes estimates her worth at $30.3 billion. She is also one of the most generous and active philanthropists in the United States. Over the course of her life, Mackenzie Scott has donated $14.43 billion to support various initiatives. That amount increased by $5.82 billion in a year.
The former mayor of New York and businessman has also been involved in charity work for years, donating 14 .4 billion US dollars. During the year, this amount increased by $1.7 billion. In 2022, he focused on 5 areas. We are talking about art, education, the environment, government initiatives and healthcare.
The personal capital of the American businessman is $ 76.8 billion.
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