Category: charity

Cormac McCarthy wrote nearly all of his books on a typewriter he bought from a pawn shop in 1963. He sold it in a charity auction for $254,500, and bought an identical replacement for $20.

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Jackie Chan is donating his entire fortune to charity when he dies and is leaving his son NOTHING. He said: “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.”

People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick child. A charity ran an experiment where they asked for money and exchanged the picture of a child for that of a dog. More people chose to donate to the dog.

Walt Disney gave his housekeeper, Thelma Pearl Howard, shares of Disney stock every year for her birthday and Christmas. She died a multi-millionaire at the age of 79. And she gave a lot away to a charity for homeless kids in her will.

Jack MacDonald, a 98 year old secret philanthropist, war veteran and lawyer lived the life of a poor person and saved all his money to donate to charity after his death. He donated 188 million dollars to 3 Washington institutions after his death at age 98.

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Akon has been leading the charge to power tribal Africa. Gathering over $1 billion from investors to install utilities, such as 100k street lights, in 480 communities in 15 countries. That’s $75,000 per village on average. Indirectly creating 5500 jobs.

From 2008 to 2013, 100 percent of Jack Johnson’s touring revenue went to non-profit groups around the world. Since 2001, he has donated more than $25 million to charity. source

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J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much to charity. Rowling says “You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.” source

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