Benevolent Billionaires Who Contributed To The Fight Against Corona

April 12, 2020 | Investopaper

Corona Virus (COVID-19) has already spread to 210 countries claiming the lives of more than 108,000 people. Infecting almost 1.78 million people, there is no sign of slowdown in the pandemic. Several countries are spending huge resources in order to contain the virus. Governments and the concerned institutions have announced funding package for the fight against the virus outbreak. Apart from governing bodies, many billionaires have come in front to provide their support.

On April 7, the co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey pledged about one fourth of his net worth that amounts to $1 billion for corona-virus relief. The benevolent billionaires who have come forward with their fund in the time of emergency are:

–Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter has pledged to donate $ 1 billion for corona virus relief on April 7. This is more -than one-fourth of his networth.

–George Soros, the legendary hedge fund manager has committed to donate $2.2 million to 2 European cities on March 31.

–Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, has given $66 million on March 30.

–Mark Zukerberg, founder of Facebook has committed to donate $25 million to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on March 27.

–Giorgio Armani has donated $1.43 million in Italy on March 8.

–Li Ka-Shing, the richest man of Hong Kong pledged $13 million on February 10.

–Bill and Melinda Gates promised to donate $100 million through their foundation on February 5.

–Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba and the second richest man in China has committed to donate $14.5 million on January 30.


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