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List Of Top 10 Philanthropists In India 2020

| Published on November 11, 2020

EdelGive Foundation is a grant-making organization, helping build and expand philanthropists in India by funding and supporting the growth of small to mid-sized grassroots NGOs committed to empowering vulnerable children, women, and communities.

The 2020 EdelGive Hurun Philanthropists List just got released and it showcases 112 people which is 12% higher compared to the 2019 edition.

As per the list, these are the Top 10 in the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropists List 2020 is shown below.

1. Azim Premji & Family

The founder-chairman of Wipro, Azim Premji, and family has topped the Hurun India and EdelGive India Philanthropy List 2020 with a total contribution of about Rs 7,904 crore to charity.

Sharing his thoughts on Azim Premji’s donation, Anas Rahman Junaid, MD, and Chief Researcher, Hurun India, has said, “Azim Premji is a role model for Indian philanthropy and is continuing to inspire other entrepreneurs into giving.”

2. Shiv Nadar & Family

HCL Technologies founder chairman, Shiv Nadar & family has been ranked second in the list. As of 2019, Nadar has invested over US$ 800 million through the Foundation, impacting over 30,000 students directly.

3. Mukesh Ambani & Family

Mukesh Ambani & family, the Chairman of Reliance Industries occupies the third position with a donation of INR 458 crore. On 30th March 2020, Reliance Industries announced a donation of INR 500 crore to the PM CARES Fund and INR 5 crore each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Maharashtra and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Gujarat to support their fights against the Covid-19.

4. Kumar Mangalam Birla & family

With a donation of INR 276 crore, Kumar Mangalam Birla & family ranks fourth in the list. In April 2020, Aditya Birla Group donated INR 400 crore to the PM CARES Fund and INR 50 crore to FICCI-Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence. Also allocated INR 50 crore for supplying N95 Masks, PPE’s and ventilators.

5. Anil Agarwal & family

Anil Agarwal & family who donated INR 215 crore stands fifth in the list.

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6. Ajay Piramal & family

With INR 196 crore donation, Ajay Piramal & family has made it to the sixth spot in the list. On 31st March 2020, Piramal Group has committed INR 25 crore to PM CARES Fund. In November 2019, Piramal Foundation and Gates Foundation partner to set up a Tribal Health Collaborative and will work closely with the Government of India to achieve Sustainable Development goals by 2030.

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7. Nandan Nilekani

Co-founder and chairman of Infosys Nandan Nilekani rank seventh in the list with a donation of INR 159 crore.


8. Hinduja brothers

Hinduja brothers stood at the eighth position this year with a donation of INR 133 crore. Established in 1968, Hinduja Foundation focuses on Water Stewardship, Healthcare, Education, Rural Development, and Arts & Culture.

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9. Gautam Adani & family

With a donation of INR 88 crore, Gautam Adani & family, Chairman of Adani Group makes the list at the ninth spot. On 29 March 2020, Gautam Adani led Adani Foundation announced INR 100 crore donation to PM CARES Fund.

Also Read: Biggest Wealth Gainers In Hurun India List 2020

10. Rahul Bajaj & family

With a donation of INR 74 crore, Rahul Bajaj & family ranks tenth in the list. The family foundation of the Bajaj group, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, works to bring about change in areas of healthcare and education, rural & urban development and to promote sports, Indian heritage and arts.

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