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20 Generous Billionaires Who Could Be The Next Bill Gates

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Top Emerging Philanthropists

Not every billionaire is a Scrooge—just think of Andrew Carnegie or Bill Gates.

And while some of the 1% still aren't prepared to part with chunks of their massive wealth, there is a growing rank of the richest people in the world who are.

Wealth-Xa wealth intelligence firm—has just released a list of billionaire philanthropists from around the globe who are bound to be the next legendary givers to rival even Carnegie or Gates.

These charitable tycoons come from all different industries, including oil, retail, manufacturing, banking, real estate, and pharmaceuticals. They also hail from all around the globe, and together have a net worth just shy of $70 billion.

#20 Indu Jain, India

Net worth: $2.2 billion

% annual income given to charity*: 0.13%

Jain is the current Chairperson of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which owns the Times of India and other large newspapers.

She is the founder and President of the Times Foundation, which gives primarily to educational causes.

*Annual average based on the last 3 1/2 years

Source: Wealth-X



#19 Philip Niarchos, Greece

Net worth: $2.6 billion

% annual income given to charity*: 0.30%

Philip Niarchos is the son of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.

He is the Co-President and member of the Board of Directors at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; a member of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; and an International Council Member of London's Tate Gallery.

*Annual average based on the last 3 1/2 years

Source: Wealth-X



#18 Solomon Lew, Australia

Net worth: $1.2 billion

% annual income given to charity*: 0.32%

Lew is an Australian businessman who is the Chairman of Premier Investments, which primarily deals with importing apparel, toys, and other retail goods from China.

He donates largely to art and healthcare causes, and he and his wife are huge supporters of Opera Australia.

*Annual average based on the last 3 1/2 years

Source: Wealth-X



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