Philanthropists : 258 countries
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Nilekanis pledge half of wealth for philanthropy

George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations

Fundraisers Must Adapt to New Breed of Wealthy Young Donors, Authors say
One of the great scandals in modern philanthropy is that trustees and staff of grant-making institutions all too often pay little attention to the principles governing their founders’ charitable giving.
Why thinks Doctors as celebrities ?
Great & simple doctors think they are doing their professional job by doing surgeries or by identifying patient's disease and give her / him medicine.
But thinks doctors are helping humans, animals...and they may not call themself celebrities but many doctors save patients life and for them, the related doctor is like god. We have personally experienced the greatness of doctors. So we have started calling doctors as celebrities.

Our plan for sharing names
By 28.3.2019
2000 names of philanthropists from 100 plus countries.
We have shared all the philanthropists who have taken a giving pledge.

Our founders think that philanthropy has to be in the mind, but since this is not a philanthropy site, we will mention only a few thousand philanthropists in the world who donate substantial amount financially in their life / post life.

Share philanthropists
If you know any individual who donates more than USD 10 00 000 to philanthropy, send a mail to the editor

In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka, all countries in africa, share philanthropists who have given more than Rs 60 00 000/- per year (Rs 60 Lacs) for philanthropy issues. In other countries, share philanthropists, who have given more than USD 10 00 000 to philanthropy in life time or through a registered WILL.

The Giving Pledge
The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

The Giving Pledge is a global effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by encouraging the wealthiest families to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The 154 odd signatories represent 16 odd countries (we say odd signatories & odd countries because the numbers change and we cant visit the giving pledge every now and then and we want the numbers & countries to increase substantially) like Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Lebanon, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia , Sudan, Turkey , United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA (We dont know 16 or 17 counties !!).

In the United States, they are from 26 states and the District of Columbia, with the largest contingents from California and New York. Over the long-term, the Giving Pledge hopes to help shift the social norms of philanthropy toward giving more, giving sooner and giving smarter. Signatories to the Giving Pledge are developing innovative approaches to urgent needs such as poverty alleviation, disaster relief, ending human slavery, improving global health and advancing medical research.

The Giving Pledge encourages open conversation about philanthropy and does not involve direct appeals, pooling money, or requirements to support a particular cause or organization. Pledge signatories come together throughout the year to discuss challenges, successes and failures, as well as how to be smarter about giving.

Although the Giving Pledge is specifically focused on billionaires, it is inspired by past and present efforts that encourage and recognize givers of all financial means and backgrounds. The inspiration is the example set by millions of people who give generously (and often at great personal sacrifice) to make the world a better place. For the full list of pledgers and personal letters by many of these pledgers outlining their commitment to give, visit

The Giving Pledge is an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.

The Giving Pledge is specifically focused on billionaires or those who would be billionaires if not for their giving.
The idea takes its inspiration from efforts in the past and at present that encourage and recognize givers of all financial means and backgrounds. We are inspired by the example set by millions of people who give generously (and often at great personal sacrifice) to make the world a better place.
Initially, the focus was on the wealthiest families and individuals in the United States. Since there have been enthusiastic responses to the Giving Pledge around the world, the pledge now includes people from a mix of countries around the world.
Read More in FAQs about Giving Pledge

The billionaire philanthropists intent on using satellites to save the world
Some of the world's most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day ­ and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes.

Bill and Melinda Gates ­ who are also custodians of legendary investor Warren Buffet's billions ­ have joined forces with Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, to fund the 'Radiant Earth' project, a repository and archive of the world's satellite, aerial and drone imagery.
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Giving Pledge Signatories Gather to Discuss Bold Approaches to Global Philanthropy
SEATTLE – May 9, 2014
This week a group of the world’s wealthiest families gathered to discuss their philanthropic commitments at the Giving Pledge Annual Gathering. The Giving Pledge, a long-term, global initiative created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that aims to inspire deeper engagement in philanthropy, brings together high net-worth individuals to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society.
Read More believes philanthropy has to be the nature of every human being, whether one is economically rich or poor. Even below the poverty line people help others nonfinancially and yes, we know that, that amount can not be calculated in economic terms.

So an economically poor (actually below the poverty line person) who donates $1 per month ($12 per year) or almost 60% of her / his working time on philanthropic issues, is a philanthropist.
The same amount can be money or time for the following :
$ 24000 life time (Rs 1440000/- if we calculate $1 = Rs 60/-) for middle class person or
$100 million in life time and after life through a registered will.