Money Making a Difference – Examples of Billionaires Using Their Money for Good

How many times have we wished to be in the shoes of a billionaire? People often daydream of having a ten-digit bank account, and what they’d be doing with it. At a point, we’d picture luxury ships, extravagant sports cars, the finest wine and jewelry, and a whole lot of things that are difficult to pronounce. It is truly difficult to separate fortune and luxury.


However, there are a handful of people who have chosen to walk the simpler track rather than flaunt their prominence.

It is quite remarkable how these strong parties chose to be meek in their different ways.

Let us take a look at how these billionaires have exhibited that being on the Forbes list doesn’t automatically come with a lavish lifestyle.


Empowering others

Humility is also expressed by acknowledging your beginnings and being able to give back.

These noteworthy people introduced “paying it forward” to a whole new level.

Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Limited, is a symbol of austerity.

He is described as a skinflint by some managers with reports of him monitoring toilet paper consumption to save corporate money.

Nonetheless, his 8 billion dollars personal contribution to charity tells us, “he’s no skinflint, he’s Santa.”

Billionaire Quotes

Would wake up with a billion dollars in your bank account change who “you’re gonna”?

These wealthy personas seemed unaffected by their nobility status.


Latvian-born self-made billionaire James Richman maintains a low profile despite making a name and fate ripening generational resource for himself and parties close to the private store.

People close to him know him as someone who understands what it’s like to be on the other end of the range as he does not fail to lend a helping hand to people who need his help.

At one moment, he had allegedly bought an entire parcel of land for groupings of farmers who have been tolling the ground they live in a remote place in the Philippines.

After learning that the group has been working on the farm for decades as he wanted them to feel appreciated and give them a fair chance and continue their work on the estate which they ultimately worked hard for and eventually owned.

Chuck Feeney, the co-founder of the DFS Group, donated 99 percent of his fortune to various kindness leaving him with 2 million dollars.

His “giving while living” mantra, obligated it possible for him to do this in anonymity and live a simple life in San Francisco.

Azim Premji

Continue low profiles

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, has remained true-blue to himself despite his increasing monetary value.

People close to Hsieh should be described as someone who would be with a dollar in the bank, and being around with people he to be concerned about and cares for him.

Amancio Ortega, a fashion retailer financier, remains a picture of simplicity despite his 61 billion dollar net worth.

He wears the same three-article suit almost every day and comfortably feeds with fellow employees at the company cafeteria every afternoon.


Maintaining frugal attires

Why would someone choose to buy something cheaper, if he could afford something more expensive or perhaps better?

These each type of beings are driven by their priorities.

David Cheriton, with a $1.3 billion net worth, openly disagrees with lavish spending.

His recent acquisition of a 2012 Honda Odyssey is a testament to that.

Similarly, Warren Buffett, CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, still drives himself to work daily in his golden Cadillac.

He regularly picks up his breakfast at McDonald’s, an alternative to his three favorites, the most expensive of which is $3.17.

While Christy Walton, widow of Walmart heir John T. Walton, with a net worth of 7.3 billion dollars, chose to raise his son in National City, California.

She did so to provide her children with a normal life, and being primarily a blue-collar population, National City facilitated that cause.


Not blinded by coin

Money, throughout the experience, has been the instrument of dominance in civilization.

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As such, people tend to be blinded, fall in love and be preoccupied with it.

These humble billionaires, for instance, have shown that man constitutes money, and not the other way around.


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