Philanthropist of the Century

Philanthropist of the Century 2021 : List of top 10 generous people in the world and key highlights

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Philanthropist of the Century
Nor Bill Gates, Neither Elon Musk : Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata Group, has acquired a top rank as the philanthropist of the century.
  • With donations worth US$102.4 billion, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of the Tata Group, has topped the list as world biggest philanthropist.
  • He set up the JN Tata Endowment in 1892 for higher education, which was the beginning of Tata Trusts.
  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are on the second spot with an estimated donation value of US$ 74.6 billion.
  • Azim Premji is the only other Indian who has been ranked 12th in the top 50 list.
  • Three individuals added more than $50 billion in a single year, led by Elon Musk with $151 billion, on the back of the rise of e-cars, whilst e-commerce billionaires Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Colin Huang of Pinduoduo added $50 billion each.

List of top 10 generous people :

RankPhilanthropistsValue of DonationsStart of Key EndowmentsKey Family Member TodayCountryMain Cause
1.Jamsetji Tata102.41892Ratan TataIndiaEducation and Healthcare
2.Bill Gates & Melinda French Gates74.62000Bill Gates & Melinda French GatesUSAHealthcare
3.Henry Wellcome56.71936Eliza Manningham BullerUKHealthcare
4.Howard Hughes38.61953Clayton S. RoseUSAResearch and Development
5.Warren Buffett37.42006Warren BuffetUSA Healthcare
6.George Soros34.81979George SorosUSAHuman Rights and Justice
7.Hans Wilsdorf31.51945Marc MauguéSwitzerlandCommunity Development
8.JK Lilly Sr27.51937N. Clay RobbinsUSACommunity Development
9.John D Rockefeller26.81913Sharon Percy RockfellerUSA Healthcare
10.Edsel Ford26.61936
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_ Philanthropist of the Century

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