millionaires giving away money

Millionaires Who Give Away Money (Like Crazy)

When you started your small business as an entrepreneur, you had big dreams, hopes and goals (and you still do!). It’s possible that at first, it was very ego-based: to serve yourself, customers and only those close to you. Then, as you made more money, you’d buy more stuff, invest back into the business, possibly selling it, and retire in style, hoarding all the money (maybe not that last one).

And now, as you continue to build wealth for yourself, society and others, it becomes exciting to think about new opportunities to give even more – literally giving money away. In fact, giving money is what rich people do. Poor people try to hide it. Interesting how that works. The rich have figured something else out.

Many other entrepreneurs and business people have gone before you and have set up big donations and programs to help, dating back to the industrial revolution. Remember the Rockefeller’s and the Carnegie’s? They helped define the structure of modern philanthropy.

Clearly, there are variations in philosophy and differences in goals here, but a common thread is wanting to give back. (Of course, there is government giving money waste, but that’s for another time).

“LOO”: The Land Of Opportunity.

America has become known as the land of opportunities, with every person given an even chance to succeed. Many people have made their fortunes here, building successful business empires that bring in endless flows of cash. For this reason, America has more millionaires than any other region of the world. While some choose to filter their money into personal projects and investments, some have become known for their philanthropy, choosing to use their money to promote welfare and kindness.

Oprah Angel Network.

The first noteworthy name that comes to mind in this department is Oprah, known for years for her generous contributions to charities and non-profit organizations. Additionally, she is frequently involved in rescue and relief missions, devoting time, as well as money, to significant causes. Her most recognizable contributions include her recently opened Leadership Academy, designed to educate youth in Africa. Also of note is Oprah’s Angel Network, established to encourage the population to make a difference, to which she recently contributed over $58 million.

Sharon Stone.

Sharon Stone has also made a name for herself in philanthropy by working with her sister to create Planet Hope (for kids). The Planet Hope programs have helped to successfully provide free medical and dental care to families without insurance. They also provide clothes for children, psychological counseling, and makeovers for distressed women who need to be empowered. Their mission is to provide hope to struggling communities and to help build them a better life.

English: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the C...

English: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Actors with a Passion (for giving back).

Other instances of millionaires giving away money to philanthropic causes can be seen with Brad Pitt, Bill Cosby, and Richard Gere. Brad Pitt started the Make it Right Foundation, which builds affordable houses for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Bill Cosby has been funneling money into his foundation for almost 15 years now, working to help those that suffer from dyslexia and language-based learning obstacles. Turns out that humor works to change the world in more ways than one.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Richard Gere, founder of the Gere Foundation, contributes to the Tibetan community to support the survival of their culture and religion.

Technology Keeps on Giving.

Technology has provided a lot of millionaires, and billionaire Bill Gates stands at the top. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation was created to build innovations in health, development and learning globally. The secret millionaire has become a popular TV show, and for a good reason. People like do-good stories, and watching wealthy folks pay back at the same time.

Bill Gates again richest person (article)

How much are you planning to give back in your lifetime?

Finally, we have to mention Richard Branson – the British entrepreneur is giving all of the profits from his Virgin Group’s train and airline businesses over the next ten years to fight global warming. The estimated $3 billion pledge will be invested in the development of non-coal-based and non-oil-based fuel.

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14 Comments

  • Black Seo Guy

    Reply Reply March 15, 2011

    They give money away because of tax reasons also, they know it will come back around..but at the same time its good to see other people helping the not so fortunate..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  • Rezelle Scott

    Reply Reply May 27, 2012

    Its Good to know that not all rich people are greedy,rude and dont care.Bless other with blessing that u were blessed with! Can i get a amen!!!!

  • Robert Filer

    Reply Reply September 9, 2012

    I sure could use some money,if anyone has any extra to spare.It has gotten so hard to make ends meet every month with soaring prices.Thankyou,God bless you!Any amount would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • fathimath

    Reply Reply September 22, 2012

    i will be so please if someone please please let a helping hand my i have been struggling for six year so many debts not enough money to eat two times a day.please some one help me

  • fathimath

    Reply Reply September 22, 2012

    show me your kindness please help me out

  • charles

    Reply Reply September 24, 2012

    Hi. how do I get in touch with generous millionaires? My life has hit rock bottom and I need help.

  • Susana

    Reply Reply October 6, 2012

    Si quieres y puedes, solicito el dinero que tanto me hace falta.
    No expondré “historia” alguna que trate de manipular sentimientos . Es corta la vida para desperdiciarla con engaños. $300.000 es mucho para aquel que lo tiene y ha sabido ganarlo…lo sé.
    $300.000 para mí, es volver a tener una vida, esa vida que la delincuencia argentina me ha robado.
    Del gobierno argentino, no debe ni puede esperarse nada ,pues, existe tanta delincuencia en Bs As porque el gobierno es corrupto.No existe manera de logros si eres honesto.

    Tenga lindo día.

  • r.todd6537@yahoo.com

    Reply Reply October 9, 2012

    i wish a rich person would send me some money..i just had brain annurysm surgery 3 on left and now going back for right side in dec..i lost my home and car its been rough ..im not looken forward to this again..at least my hair grew back ..and im still alive .so i am gratefull

    • pamela

      Reply Reply October 16, 2012

      I wish i could help you but on disability pension,but i needed new dentures very badley,i applied to dick smith here in Australia,said no at first,then came home from hospital in may,there was a thousand dollar qegue from him,must be some place you can apply to,best luck pamela

  • Janice

    Reply Reply October 10, 2012

    I need money so very badly i’m losing my home thru a fraudelent foreclosurer and my attorney’s been fighting for over 4 years trying to save my home and the mortgage company is not cooperating.if i had $85,000 dollars i could buy my house back from the people that they sold it to behind my back. and i will still try and sue them. i haven’t had a good night sleep in over 4 years so afraid me and my family is going to be evicted. people are always knocking on my door wanting to see the house,people are always taking pictures of the house,we are afraid to go to the door and the mail box. will someone please help me and my family the Lord will truly bless you!!

  • Edward Alejandro

    Reply Reply October 10, 2012

    I’m disable on S.S.D.I I’m not asking for free money, just someone to loan me $750. BE ABLE TO PAY MONTHLY. Its kind of personal most people would laugh at the reason I need the money for. maybe if I get someone to contact me Iwould tell them why I need these fund. Its inportant to me. here is my phone no. 4106397439 Thanks. EDWARD

  • lost and bewildered

    Reply Reply October 12, 2012

    I only resently found that my 30 year old daughter was bouged down in medical bills. I know that she had had a surgery where they had to go in and clean out her lungs but I had know idea she was over walmed in bills trying to pay the on a waitress wages. If any one know of any way to help her please contact me.

  • pamela

    Reply Reply October 15, 2012

    No one gives anything for free,i have money oweing to me,i need soliciter,but cant afford,so have lost my life saveings helping someone,left penniless,

  • pamela

    Reply Reply October 16, 2012

    I would not like to be mega rich,if i won tatslotto,i would just give away,i have never had much,lost 25 thousand helping someone,thought they would look after me,i thought i was rich then,i just think those that have money and help those in need are great,after all once your dead what good is money to you then,wish more rich would help the poor

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