Philanthropist of the Century 2021 : List of top 10 generous people in the world and key highlights
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 :
|Rank||Philanthropists||Value of Donations||Start of Key Endowments||Key Family Member Today||Country||Main Cause|
|1.||Jamsetji Tata||102.4||1892||Ratan Tata||India||Education and Healthcare|
|2.||Bill Gates & Melinda French Gates||74.6||2000||Bill Gates & Melinda French Gates||USA||Healthcare|
|3.||Henry Wellcome||56.7||1936||Eliza Manningham Buller||UK||Healthcare|
|4.||Howard Hughes||38.6||1953||Clayton S. Rose||USA||Research and Development|
|5.||Warren Buffett||37.4||2006||Warren Buffet||USA||Healthcare|
|6.||George Soros||34.8||1979||George Soros||USA||Human Rights and Justice|
|7.||Hans Wilsdorf||31.5||1945||Marc Maugué||Switzerland||Community Development|
|8.||JK Lilly Sr||27.5||1937||N. Clay Robbins||USA||Community Development|
|9.||John D Rockefeller||26.8||1913||Sharon Percy Rockfeller||USA||Healthcare|