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Jamsetji Tata Declared As World’s Top Philanthropist: Here Are The Top 10

| Published on June 25, 2021

The Father of the Indian Industry, Jamsetji Tata has been declared the top philosopher in the world. The list mentions some late and current ones, of which an Indian secured the first rank. He donated $102.4 billion and was followed by other industrialists.

Wondering who the top 10 are? Here’s all that you need to know.

Jamsetji Tata

He founded the biggest Indian conglomerate ever made – the Tata Group – for which he was coined as the Father of Indian Industry.

Bill & Melinda Gates

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the largest in the world today which donates for several causes across various industries. Owned by both ex-husband and wife, they are termed as the top philanthropists in the world.

Henry Wellcome

This British pharmaceutical entrepreneur was the founder of Burrough Wellcome with his colleague Sillas Burrough. They further built the Wellcome Trust which was sold at the beginning of the 20th century.

Howard Hughes

Hughes was a man who could do everything. From being a pilot to an engineer, film director, investor, and American business magnate, he had done it all during his time. He had built the Hughes Aircraft which was further made into a trust making him one of the richest men in the world whilst he was alive.

Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway is owned by Warren Buffett, a noted philanthropist, businessman, and investor. Apart from this he also owns 60 other companies, making him the 5th richest philanthropist in the world.

George Soros

Soros is an American billionaire investor with a net worth of US$8.6 billion. He has made donations worth $32 million to the Open Society and is known to make approximately $25 billion in a day.

Hans Wilsdorf

The owner of Rolex and Tudor, Hans Wilsdorf, was a German businessman. He was a visionary during the 1800s and estimated Rolex’s worth in the coming centuries as one of the most respectable brands in the world.

JK Lilly Sr

This pharmaceutical philanthropist and businessman was on the board of directors of Eli Lilly & Company which was founded back in 1876. Currently, the company’s net worth is $22.319 billion.

John D Rockefeller

If you want to know more about the wealthiest American in history, it was John D Rockefeller back in the 1800s, and guess what? They’re still rich! An estimated $8.4 billion has been donated to charities and trust funds around the world.

Edsel Ford

The son of Henry Ford, Edsel, led the Ford Motor Company in the 1900s after his father’s demise. It is believed that if the company were to get liquidized, the remaining family members would still be rich.

Source: Hindustan Times

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