While 2020 brought many miseries to the lives of people, let us not forget some of the good things that actually made a huge impact on the world. From contributing to keeping the world at peace to increasing the possibility of employment for people in crisis, 2020 has seen many sad and happy moments. It is commonly believed that billionaires seldom do something good, or more precisely, something good for the cause of society, but that is a complete lie. There are many billionaires among us who have willingly and most delightfully come forward and given away a huge part of their fortunes to serve the global cause.
Today we will review the biggest contributions that took place in the year 2020. From individuals to foundations, the ranking chart conducted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy throws light upon all the major contributions. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, bagged the title for biggest contributor by donating an amount of $10 billion at the launch of his very own Bezos Earth Fund. As explained by the billionaire, the purpose of this establishment is to support and help those non-profit groups who are relentlessly working for climate change.
Similarly, followed by Jeff are Phil and Penny Knight, with contributions, i.e., $900.7 Million for the Knight Foundation and $300 Million for the University of Oregon. With $250 Million, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan stand at the fourth position as well as the seventh position for contributing to the same cause but this time with $100 Million donations.
The list continues to grow and prove that there are still people in the world who are everything they can to make this world a better place for people. To take a look at the chart, click the infographic below:
Infographic by: Statista.com