Billionaires are richer and less generous

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, but he’s also the stingiest (Photo: Picture Alliance / Getty Images)

like billionaires Elon musk I Jeff Bezos They are richer than ever since the start of the pandemic. However, his generosity did not keep pace with the growth of his fortune.

According to Forbes Philanthropy Survey ScoreMusk and Bezos are among the 156 thinnest billionaires. He donated less than 1% of his fortune to charity.

The study ranked 400 billionaires based on their external donations. In other words, it does not include private foundations of tycoons or funds with tax incentives that have yet to reach those in need.

They receive a score from 1 to 5, with 5 representing the most generous donors. Analysts say the score is lower than ever.

Rankings show that only 8 out of 400 billionaires have donated 20% or more of their wealth. On this list are names like Warren Buffett, George Soros, Gordon Moore and Julian Robertson Jr.

There are also 11 tycoons like Mackenzie Scott and Michael Bloomberg who have contributed 10% to 19.99% of their fortune. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is on the list of people who have donated between 1% and 4.99%, as is Nike co-founder Phil Knight and 114 others.

According to Business Insider, Based on metrics used by the Forbes Philanthropy Score, a middle-income family in the United States with a net worth of around $ 120,000 and donating $ 1,200 to a lifetime charity is more generous than Musk and Bezos. What will happen.

Bezos is the richest person among 400 billionaires for the fourth year in a row, but he got a score of 1 on the ranking criteria. He announced a pledge of charity and is trying to build on his pledge to contribute $ 10 billion by 2030 to fight climate change. So far, the founder of Amazon has donated around $ 865 million.

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