Billionaires are richer and less generous – poca Negócios

Billionaires are richer and less generous - poca Negócios

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, but he’s also the stingiest (Photo: Picture Alliance/Getty Images)

like billionaires Elon Musk I Jeff Bezos They are richer than ever since the start of the pandemic. However, his generosity did not keep pace with the growth of his fortune.

according to the survey of Forbes Philanthropy ScoreMusk and Bezos are among the thinnest 156 billionaires. He donated less than 1% of his wealth to charity.

The study ranked 400 billionaires on the basis of their external donations. In other words, it does not include private foundations of magnates or funds with tax incentives that have not yet reached those in need.

They are given a score of 1 to 5, where 5 represents the most generous donors. According to analysts, the score is lower than ever.

The rankings show that only 8 out of 400 billionaires donated 20% or more of their wealth. On that list are names like Warren Buffett, George Soros, Gordon Moore and Julian Robertson Jr.

There are also 11 tycoons like Mackenzie Scott and Michael Bloomberg who contributed 10% to 19.99% of their fortune. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is on the list of people who donated between 1% and 4.99%, as do Nike co-founder Phil Knight and 114 others.

According to business InsiderBased on metrics used by the Forbes Philanthropy Score, a middle-income family in the United States with a net worth of about $120,000 and donating $1,200 to a lifetime charity is more generous than Musk and Bezos. Will happen.

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Bezos is the richest person among 400 billionaires for the fourth year in a row, but he got a score of 1 in the ranking criteria. He announced a pledge of charity and is trying to build on his commitment to contribute $10 billion by 2030 to combat climate change. So far, the founder of Amazon has donated about $865 million.

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About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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