Warren Buffett is one of the billionaires who donated the most in 2021, according to a ranking by Forbes magazine, released this Monday (11).
According to Forbes, in June alone, Buffett donated $4.1 billion, about R$22.62 billion in shares of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to philanthropy, bringing his total contributions to $44 billion, about R$ 242.72 billion.
Investor Buffett is 91 years old and is known as the Oracle of Omaha, a reference to his hometown of Omaha, in the US state of Nebraska.
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The billionaire is considered one of the most successful investors in history, reports Uol.
Another seven people top the list of those who donated 20% or more of their fortunes.
Forbes estimates that Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda French Gates have distributed more than $30 billion, about $165 billion through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, sent about $8.6 billion, or around R$47.4 billion, to about 800 organizations.
Former hedge fund manager John Arnold is among the billionaires who made the most donations. Arnold Ventures distributed US$1.2 billion, about R$6.62 billion.
Amazon founder and Forbes richest person, Jeff Bezos, is among those who made the smallest donations, less than 1% of his fortune. Bezos plans to donate, by 2030, US$ 10 billion, around R$ 104.8 billion to fight climate change, but so far it has donated only around US$ 865 million, around R$ 4 .7 billion, according to Uol.
See the list:
Note 1 (They donated less than 1% of their fortunes): Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla) and 154 others.
Grade 2 (Donated 1% to 4.99% of their fortunes): Mark Zuckerberg (Cofounder of Facebook) Phil Knight (Cofounder of Nike) and 114 others.
Grade 3 (Donated 5% to 9.99% of their fortunes): Pierre Omidyar (founder of eBay) Jim Simons (fund manager) and 42 others. Grade 4 (Donated 10% to 19.99% of their fortunes): MacKenzie Scott, Michael Bloomberg (former mayor of New York) Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates and seven others.
Grade 4 (Donated 10% to 19.99% of their fortunes): MacKenzie Scott, Michael Bloomberg (former mayor of New York) Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates and seven others.
Grade 5 (Donated 20% or more of their fortunes): Warren Buffett, George Soros, Gordon Moore, Julian Robertson Jr., Amos Hostetter Jr., Lynn Schusterman, John Arnold, and T. Denny Sanford.
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