The pandemic era produced many new billionaires and 2022 became a year of massive contribution.
All through 2022, there have consistently been announcement of contributions from billionaires. They have given away huge sum of cash to organizations, groups and foundations. These contributions have helped in fighting poverty and climate change, to list a few.
The list of billionaires that have donated billions excludes Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault. This two are the first and second richest people in the world according to Forbes.
With that been said which billionaires contributed the most?
Around June 2022, Buffet mentioned that he had given away $4B worth of shares in his organization, Berkshire Hathaway. This is the 17th time that this 92-year-old billionaire has made such massive donation.
Bill and Melinda Gate
Gate, the founder of Microsoft joins Buffet in 2022 to announce that he will give his entire fortune to the foundation.
Bill took to his tweeter to announce that he’ll be giving $20B to the foundation that he runs with his ex-wife.
Currently the 4th richest man in the world. Jeff pledged to give $100M to Dolly Parton to give to charities of her choice. This is as a result of Amazon founders Courage and Civility Award.
In the course of the announcement, the billionaire said the most difficult part is trying to do it on a low-key.
Currently the richest man in Africa. Although he didn’t make a pledge to give millions awa. This African billionaire donated a hostel to a university in Kano. He also promised to pay expatriate lecturers at the Bayero University in Kano state.
He went ahead to offer automatic job employment to first class graduates of the university.