Passing down fortunes from generation to generation can do irreparable harm. In addition, there is no way to spend a fortune. How many residences, automobiles, airplanes and other luxury items can one acquire and use?
Herb and Marion Sandler, former Co-CEOs of Golden West Financial Corporation and World Savings Bank
“People wait until late in their career to give back. But why wait when there is so much to be done?”
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.
British entreprenuer Richard Branson
Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we’d want to get involved.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates
“If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.”
American industrialist Warren Buffet
My father used to say, ‘You can spend a lot of time making money. The tough time comes when you have to give it away properly.’ How to give something back, that’s the tough part in life.
According to the STAR newspaper, the richest individuals has been quietly supporting philanthropic causes. I am admiring those who practice the art of giving. And most of the successful individuals are giving in silence. They are really low profile.
Berjaya Corporation Bhd founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan pledged to donate at least half his wealth (USD 1.25 bil) to charity through the “The Giving Pledge” campaign that was initiated by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and investor Warren Buffett.
Jay Chou, the famous pop star and singer from Taiwan is a good example of giving in silence. The media reported that he only donated 50K for the China Earthquake. Many people critique that his was stingy. He did not make any declaration about it. But subsequently, he was found to be the most generous people who helped the needy as he had donated 42000K in the Earthquake! Thus, the real essence in charity does not need any promotion but giving in silence.
There are too much example of low profile philanthropher who had been contributing much to the humanity and mankind. Let's be one of them in the coming years ok! Hoooorey!