There are many billionaires who have given over a billion dollars to make a positive difference. There are bilionaires who are pledging their wealth into giving back. There are billionaires who are not giong to leave their wealth to their children because the wealth they have created has been chosen to give back to the world.
Bill Gates has given over $ 28 billion
Education - teacher training is the main project choice of focus.
Warren Buffet has given $ 8.3 billion
Warren has teamed up with Bill Gates to create the Giving Pledge, which so far has signed up over 69 families to pledge their wealth to philantropy.
George Soros has given $ 8 billion
George has backed diverse causes including clean needle clinics, scientific research, helping the Roma - Gypsies. George has also given to Human Rights causes, Education and promoting Democracy.
Gordon Moore, US
Gordon has given $ 6.8 billion
The Gordon and Betty Moore foundation focus on science, environment conservation and nursing training. The need of training was identified after Betty was given the wrong injection by a nurse. Gordon is also funding the worlds largest telescope.
Carlos Sim Helu, Mexico
Carlos has given $ 4 billion
Carlos is motivated by creating jobs rather than giving cash to charities. Most of his programes are digital education and health. He has contributed to help pay for 50,000 cataract operations. He has also funded nutrition and disease prevention programes.
George Kaiser, US
George has given $ 4 billion
The George Kaiser family foundation funds medical center programs to help women come off drugs. A strong beleiver in giving every child the opportunity to learn and live. Improving public schools and developing early childhood education is the focus. His Institute is also investigating ways to wean US of foreign Oil.
Just a few names from a long list of people who are making a profound difference in the world. It is our duty to make sure we do everything we can to help ourselves and not contribute to prevailing problems in society. You choose what you want to do, where you want to give and who to help. Sitting on the fence is not going to create change. Everyone can make a positive difference in the world. You decide how and in what way you will do this. Enjoy!