Top 4 American Entrepreneurs Who Give Back To The Community

The good news is that there are many people who do both, as many successful entrepreneurs are committed to giving back to the community.

According to an Ernst & Young survey, 89% of entrepreneurs said that they donate to charity. An additional 70% invest their time in charitable activities.

While there are many such people, we handpicked the top four American entrepreneurs who have created a milestone in philanthropy and present them here in no particular order.

So, let’s take a look at who they are.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest and greatest entrepreneurs of all time. He is the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, a leading insurance and investment company.

Buffett donates around $1 billion each year to several charities, but he broke his personal record last year when he donated a whopping $2.8 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and various other charities.

He donates to charities in several areas, such as:

– Agricultural development
– Improving the well being of girls and women
– Economic and educational programs
– Early-childhood education.

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff is a billionaire entrepreneur and founder of the popular CRM software company, Salesforce.

He has donated over $73 million to several non-profits and as grants to social entrepreneurs over the years through the Salesforce Foundation.

Also, around 23,000 nonprofits have received Salesforce software at a cost-effective price or for free.

Benioff himself donates to the UCSF Foundation to help them continue researching and treating at the UCSF Children’s Hospital.

He has recently donated over $100 million to the foundation to help build the hospital’s new home at the UCSF campus in Mission Bay.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul and famous for her epic talk show, the Oprah Winfrey Show.

She is a billionaire entrepreneur and donates to several non-profits through her foundations, the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network and the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.

Winfrey mostly donates to charities for education, including programs that support African-American students and arts and culture.

Some of the notable donations she has made are:

– $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
– $40 million in operating support for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa
– $2.5 million to The National Council of Negro Women

Amin Khoury

Amin Khoury is one of the few successful entrepreneurs who has reached their eighth decade and is still going strong.

He is a leading philanthropist and the founder and chairman of the aircraft component manufacturing and logistics giant, B/E Aerospace.

Khoury and his wife, Julie Khoury, support four charities and public institutions, namely:

– The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
– The Biomotion Foundation
– The Scripps Research Institute
– Northeastern University

The couple also donates their time, funds and talents to other charities, such as the Dana Farber Cancer Center, their home church and multiple honor societies.

So, who do you think is a top philanthropist? Do you have any names to add here?

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