Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world. Over 2,00,000 people globally have lost their lives because of the deadly virus and millions are still suffering. In order to help authorities, deal with this crisis, many billionaires have stepped forward and donated large sums.
I can only imagine how good it would feel to be able to afford helping people in need with a hefty donation. Granted, the money these people donated, though a huge amount of money, it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to their total net worth. But, it’s still might generous of all of them.
This Statista Infographics chart shows the biggest private donations to coronavirus causes (as of April 27, 2020).
The Twitter CEO has donated the highest amount, $1,000 million, in the global fight against coronavirus.Must be good money in the tweet business.I applaud all these donors. That money’s not doing anyone any good sitting in the bank. And really, how much money does a person really need.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates along with his entrepreneur wife Melinda Gates have donated $255 million to causes related to coronavirus.
The third-largest donation comes from an Indian. The chairman of IT giant Wipro has donated $132 million (Rs 1,000 crore). The Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro and Wipro Enterprises together have committed an aid of Rs 1,125 crore for tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
The fourth-largest private donation came from the Hungarian-American billionaire as he donated $130 million.Boy, you’d think with all his money and all the politicians he owns, George Soros would look happier, right? George was generous enough to part with a significant amount of his bankroll.
Andrew Forrest made a nice chunk of money in his business Fortescue Metals and was generous enough to part with a cool $ 100 million.
World’s richest man is ranked fifth in the list. The Amazon CEO has donated $100 million so far.
American billionaire businessman, who is the chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies donted $100 million.Michael Dell shelled out a good amount for the cause. Guess he’s making good band hawking those computers.
The owner and co-founder of Bloomberg has donated $74.5 million. Michael Bloomberg seems to have plenty of money left after his very expensive media blitz for his presidential run. Bloomberg, though a big contributor to the coronavirus, he’s nowhere near the largest.