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# philanthropy - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps

The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.

# philanthropy - Monday 22 May, 2017

Australian mining magnate gives away €266 million in 'act of love'

It is the single biggest donation ever given by an Australian citizen.

# philanthropy - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago

The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.

# philanthropy - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history

The money will go towards research into dementia.

# philanthropy - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge All of Ireland completely fell in love with Eva Longoria on the Late Late last night Eva So Keen

All of Ireland completely fell in love with Eva Longoria on the Late Late last night

She’s smart and fun. Can we be friends with her?

# philanthropy - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge People are not happy about Tony Blair being named 'Philanthropist of the Year' at the GQ Awards Gq Awards

# philanthropy - Monday 15 July, 2013

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'

A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.

# philanthropy - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Can you give 1 per cent (of your time or money) to a good cause?

A new campaign is asking people to commit 1 per cent of their income, profits or time to a cause they believe in.

# philanthropy - Sunday 31 March, 2013

"These are the countries where I'm the least known" - Bill Gates visits Ghana

The foundation set up by Bill Gates has been on a high-profile campaign to improve health in poor countries.

# philanthropy - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today

They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.

# philanthropy - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

# philanthropy - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Noonan: Charitable donations to be subject to 'simplified' tax relief regime

Donations made from the 2013 tax year will be subject to a new tax relief regime, with a “blended rate” of 31 per cent.

# philanthropy - Sunday 2 December, 2012

20 quotes that reveal how Bill Gates became world’s richest man

In short: good grades, being a ‘businessman’ are less important than being ‘smart’, feeling the fear and listening to unhappy customers.

# philanthropy - Sunday 18 November, 2012

The greatest rags to riches story of all time Rags To Riches This post contains images

The greatest rags to riches story of all time

“The man who dies rich dies disgraced” – the amazing life of Andrew Carnegie.

# philanthropy - Sunday 11 November, 2012

What did the Guinness family ever do for us? Guinness This post contains images

What did the Guinness family ever do for us?

Forget Arthur’s Day – National Philanthropy Day will hear about the real legacy left behind by some members of the brewing family: a cathedral, a library… and bacteria get a look in too.

# philanthropy - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Age Action is latest charity to ask staff for unpaid leave

The elderly outreach charity says sustained cuts to statutory funding are making it a struggle to balance its books.

# philanthropy - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he has cancer

The 81-year-old said that his cancer was not life-threatening and he expected to continue in his role as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

# philanthropy - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Businesses club together to host party for 500 homeless people

President Higgins takes up role performed by Mary McAleese to greet diners at Annual Lions Club party for vulnerable Dublin citizens.

# philanthropy - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Star Wars' James Earl Jones honoured with lifetime achievement Oscar Oscars

Star Wars' James Earl Jones honoured with lifetime achievement Oscar

Oprah Winfrey was also honoured by the Academy, receiving an honourary Oscar for philanthropy, while makeup artist Dick Smith received one for his work on films such as The Exorcist and The Godfather.

# philanthropy - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

National Concert Hall gets NY fundraiser Nch

National Concert Hall gets NY fundraiser

James Galway to host black-tie gala concert and dinner at the Lincoln Centre – the first such event on US soil in the NCH’s 30-year history.

# philanthropy - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Give it away now: Facebook founder joins billionaires' pledge to donate their fortunes

Mark Zuckerberg answers the call of the ‘Giving Pledge’ organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, a man who might have some tips for our public finances…

# philanthropy - Thursday 5 August, 2010

ALMOST FORTY of America’s richest people have agreed to give over half of their fortunes to charitable causes, in a campaign launched by Warren Buffet with Bill and Melinda Gates.

The Giving Pledge has been signed by many well-known personalities.

The campaign invites the billionaires to publicly pledge the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations, either during the person’s lifetime or after their death.

Buffett and the Gates’ are also pledging. Buffet has pledged the majority of his $47bn fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which  mainly focuses on fighting disease in developing countries.

So who has signed the Giving Pledge? See our top ten below:

Michael Bloomberg

The current mayor of New York City, he was elected for a record third term last year. He is also the founder of news company Bloomberg, and Forbes rates hims as the eighth richest person in the United States, with a personal wealth of $18bn.

He is a long-time philanthropist, having donated millions to the likes of John Hopkins University and to disease research.

William Barron Hilton

Hilton is a hotel heir, former co-chairman of the Hilton Hotels chain, and the original owner of the San Diego Chargers.

On Christmas Day 2007, Hilton announced that he planned to give away 97% of his fortune to a charitable trust that is due to eventually be merged with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

He is one of the sons of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, and is grandfather to American socialite Paris Hilton.

Ted Tuner

Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III is an American media mogul and founder the first 24-hour news channel, CNN. Forbes put his wealth at $1.8bn.

He is also the largest landowner in America – with over two million hectares to call his own.

Turner is a well known philanthropist; he has given generously to United Nations causes, depositing a hefty $1bn to the UN in 1998.

George Lucas

Hollywood director George Lucas is most famous for his Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. Forbes put his personal wealth at $3bn.

Lucas is also founder of special effects studio Industrial Light & Magic, which is now the most successful special effects studio in Hollywood.

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenburg

Fashion designer Diane von Furtsenburg and her media entrepreneur husband Barry Diller have both signed the pledge.

Von Furstenburg is a top designer and Diller is responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting.

Larry Ellison

Chairman and co-founder of database giant Oracle Corp, Ellsion is the sixth richest person on the planet and the third richest in the United States, according to Forbes. His fortune is an estimated $28bn.

Oracle has recently enlarged after engaging in a large series of acquisitions, buying 57 companies in the last five years alone.

Paul Allen

A university drop out made (very, very) good, Paul Allen co-founded software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates.

The pair founded Microsoft in in 1975 but Allen left in 1983 due to illness. Forbes estimates that he is currently worth $13.5bn.

Bill Gates

The Microsoft mogul is currently worth $53bn according to Forbes, putting him second place in the rich-list rankings.

Although Gates has left Microsoft, he remains the company’s largest single stockholder. In 2000, he established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife, and is known for donating large amounts of money to various causes.

Warren Buffet

Buffet was listed as the richest person in the world in 2009.

One of the most successful investors in the world, he is also widely known for his philanthropic work. Buffet has already promised to give away 99% of his fortune to charitable causes, primarily through the Gates Foundation.