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19 facts tagged with Philanthropy Facts
John Mackey (Whole Foods CEO)
In 2006, the CEO of Whole Foods reduced his salary to $1 a year, donated his entire portfolio to charity, and set up a $100,000 fund for staff facing personal problems.
United Arab Emirates Philanthropy
The United Arab Emirates donated a laptop to every high school student in Joplin, Missouri, after the city had been devastated by a tornado.
Benefits of Kindness
Acts of kindness make us happier and healthier.
Sidney Myer Gave's Charity
During the 1930’s depression, Australian businessman Sidney Myer provided Christmas dinner for 10,000 unemployed people, including a gift for every child.
George Lucas Charity
In 2010, George Lucas said "I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race." Two years later, Lucas sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney for 4.05 billion dollars and is donating the majority of the proceeds to a charity that focuses on education.
Angelina Jolie purchased 60,000 hectares of land in Cambodia that had active poachers and turned it into a wildlife reserve named after her son. Some of the former poachers were employed as rangers.
PornHub planted 15,473 trees in honor of their "PornHub Gives America Wood" environmental campaign.
John F. Kennedy rejected his presidential salary of $100,000 a year and donated it to charity instead.