Category: charity

Cormac McCarthy wrote nearly all of his books on a typewriter he…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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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