The ten top rich people of the world

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Being rich, undoubtedly, keeps you among a few distinguished amidst the crowd of mortals on the planet Earth. It is the wealth in your possession which provides you all the worldly pleasure and comforts, however, making of a rich is not as much easy concept to be adhered with nor it is fairy tale, where, you suddenly come across wealth after tiring treasure hunt. It is sheer hard work and use of one’s brain which make them rich. Here, we are taking about the top ten richest people on the earth as according to the wealth held by them in order of one to ten.

The most fortunate guys on the Earth in terms of wealth and business possessed by them are: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, Ingvar Kamprad, Lakshmi Mittal, Paul Allen, Bernard Arnauld, Prince Al Waleed, Kenneth Thomson, and Li Ka-shing.

1. Bill Gates

Bill Gates with an estimated wealth of $ 50 billion dollars tops the list. He amassed that great fortune through his business of computer software as operated under aegis of Microsoft Company, especially, selling revolutionary operating system Windows that brought breath taking change in computer application for a common user. Apart from his wealth, computer wizardry he is also known as great philanthropist as he generously donated half of his fortune to Bill gates foundation.
2. Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett with wealth of 42 billion $ is on the second spot in the list of top ten billionaires. He is known as venture capitalist and made most of his fortune through his company Berkshire Hathaway in insurance business.

3. Carlos Slim Helu

Considered as the richest person in Latin America Carlos Slim Helú, is said to be owner of an estimated fortune of 30 billion $ that he earned from the telecommunications company Telefonos de Mexico.

4. Ingvar Kamprad

The fourth position in the list is held by Ingvar Kamprad, a Swedish industrialist with 28 billion $ fortune in his possession. He accumulated this huge wealth through IKEA, a chain of Home Furnishings, which now has over 230 stores in 33 countries.

5. Lakshmi Mittal

In the fifth place, it is Lakshmi Mittal, with fortune of 23.5 billion $ from India, the CEO of “Mittal Steel Company,” the largest producer of steel in the world.

6. Paul Allen

Next position is kept by Paul Allen with worth of 22 billion $ is the lesser known partner in the founding of the company Microsoft.

7. Bernard Arnauld

A French business Bernard Arnauld is placed at seventh position with wealth of 21.5 billion that he earned from his “rule of fashion” LVMH, which owns world-renowned brands as Christian Dior and Lois Vuitton, among others.

8. Prince Al Waleed

Member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia Prince Al Waleed, with fortune of 20 billion dollars is placed at eight spot. He is an investor in a number of areas with greater participation in Citigroup.

9. Kenneth Thomson

Kenneth Thomson at ninth position with an estimated fortune of 19.6 billion $ is the richest person in Canada, son of the founder of the Thomson Corporation. The company is known worldwide in the business of publishing and media, which lately diversified into market information and electronic services.

10. Li Ka Shing

The tenth and last place in the list of the richest men in the world is held by Li Ka-Shing, the wealthiest man in Asia, with an estimated fortune of 18.8 billion $. His empire consisted of operations in banking, construction and property, among other markets

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The Richest Man in World, 2015

Filed under: Rich People - 12 Jun 2015  | Spread the word !

Competition in life never ends in this world. Everyone is in hurry to compete their rivals in their respective field. A competition among successful peoples is based upon their net worth i.e. total assets net worth, account balance and worth of everything that a person owns is calculated and one who has highest worth is given a title of richest person of the world. According to 2015 “Frobes” Bill Gates the founder of world largest software company “Microsoft” is the richest man in the world with an assets of about $79.5 billion. 59 years Bill Gate is in top 10 of the list from 1995 to till date. Last 21 years he was 16th times at the top of the list. Along with a software programmer he is a philanthropist, investor and inventor. He is the one who brings revolution in world’s personal computer by his creative thinking. Worlds richest man of 2015 was born on October 28, 1955 in Washington. His father William H. Gates was a prominent lawyer and his mother Mary Maxwell Gates was a member of board of directors of “First interstate BancSystem” and “United Way”. Bill gates had a very deep interest in programming at his eighth grade he made a game “tic- tac- toe” on “Teletype Model 33” on BASIC computer language. He was a very intelligent student and scored 1590 out of 1600 and enrolled at Harvard College. On April 4, 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded “Microsoft”. In 1994 he married with Melinda Gates and they have three children Jennifer Katharine Gates, Rory John Gates and Phoebe Adele Gates. Bill Gates writes many books and he is very famous on social networking sites and young generation follows him as a teacher. On facebook he has 14916697 followers and his page link is . On twitter he has 22.7M followers and his account link is Anyone can search about richest man in the world today from different sites by using key words as the richest man in world and richest man of the world.

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Richest Musicians in the UK

Filed under: Charts and Tops,Rich People - 30 Apr 2013  | Spread the word !

Sunday Times has recently published its list of the richest musicians in the United Kingdom. The number one spot goes once again to Sir Paul McCartney. The former Beatle and his third wife, American heiress Nancy Shevell, took the number one spot with a combined fortune of over $1 billion (£680 million). Andrew Lloyd Webber came in second with an estimated wealth of $954 million (£620 million). They are followed in the third spot by Irish rock legends U2, with $800 million (£520 million).


Sir Paul has appeared at the top of the list every year since the list was created in 1989. his wife, those family owns the transportation conglomerate New England Motor Freight, Inc., is reportedly worth more than $230 million on her own. The list, which was published on April 21, includes other notable names such as Sir Elton John, Mick Jagger, and David and Victoria Beckham. The top five wealthiest musicians in Britan remains unchanged from last year’s list. You can see the list of the top 10 richest musicians in Britain below.

1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell – £680 million ($1.04 billion)
2. Andrew Lloyd Webber – £620 million ($954 million)
3. U2 -£520 million ($800 million)
4. Sir Elton John – £240 million ($369 million)
5. David and Victoria Beckham – £200 million ($307 million)
5. Mick Jagger – £200 million ($307 million)
7. Michael Flatley – £191 million ($293.9 million)
8. Keith Richards – £185 million ($284.7 million)
9. Olivia and Dhani Harrison – £180 million ($277 million)
=9. Sting £180 million ($277 million)

The Sunday Times Rich List did not forget the young musicians in the United Kingdom. Adele is at the top of the list, being the wealthiest young musician in Britain with an estimated fortune of £30 million. Adele’s fortune follows a mixed year for the singer, who had Oscar-winning success with her James Bond theme song, Skyfall. She also took time off to recover from a throat surgery and to have her first baby. Despite all that, she still managed to earn £30 million.


Boy band One Direction have amassed almost as much as the London singer, racking up a combined £25 million fortune in the past year. However, the boys have an estimated individual worth of £5 million each. Second to Adele in the under-30s musicians’ rich list is Cheryl Cole, grossing an estimated £14 million the past year, followed by former X Factor winner Leona Lewis and singer-songwriter Katie Melua, who are both worth £12 million. New entries to the list of young music millionaires include Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran. Here is the complete list of richest musicians under 30 in the United Kingdom.

1. Adele – £30 million ($46 million)
2. Cheryl Cole – £14 million ($21.5 million)
3. Leona Lewis – £12 million ($18.4 million)
=3. Katie Melua – £12 million ($18.4 million)
4. Florence Welch – £9 million ($13.8 million)
5. Charlotte Church – £8 million ($12.3 million)
=5. Jessie J – £8 million ($12.3 million)
=5. Lily Allen – £8 million ($12.3 million)
6. Nadine Coyle – £6 million ($9.2 million)
=6. Duffy – £6 million ($9.2 million)
=6. Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill – £6 million ($9.2 million)

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Highest Paid Actresses In 2012

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It is not a secret anymore that Hollywood stars make impressive sums of money each year. These sums include the earnings from their successful movies, publicity contracts or any other projects that can bring high sums of money. Below you can find a top of the best paid actresses in 2012. These female stars have earned quite impressive sums of money in 2012.

1. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is the highest paid female star in 2012. And there is no shock in that, as Kristen Stewart has actually made no less than $12.5 million per each of her last two Twilight movies. All actors of Twilight have been able to demand huge sums of money from the studio, as the films have millions of fans from all over the world and naturally the cast is so much beloved that there was no way producers would change it. Besides the aforementioned sum, Kristen also received a share of the profits of these two movies. Anyway, it is important to know that the actress’s earning in 2012 were not only formed by the sums received for her work in Twilight. Kristen was also cast in Snow White and the Huntsman. According to Forbes magazine, the actress made a total of $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012.


2. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz is second on the highest-paid female actresses top in 2012. The actress achieved quite an unexpected success with her latest comedy movie, Bad Teacher. The movie grossed no less than $216 million at the global box office. And this has surely not been the only movie that Cameron released in 2012. Other successful films of the star released this year include What to Expect When You’re Expecting and The Green Hornet. According to Forbes, Cameron Diaz has earned $34 million during the same period of time.


3. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock continues to be one of the most successful actresses in the world. The star is ranked on the third spot on Forbes list of the best paid actresses in the world. In 2012, Sandra has released the successful movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Sandra Bullock made $25 million during the aforementioned period, mostly thanks to the money the actress still gets from The Blind Side. Part of the earnings from Gravity, an upcoming movie, were also included here.


The sums of money that these actresses have made in about one year are definitely impressive. Hollywood stars can make absolutely spectacular sums of money for their work, so there is no wonder after all that they are considered to be some of the richest people in the world.

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Richest Celebrities In 2012

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Celebrities can surely impress with their amazing fortunes. Famous people make huge sums of money each year and their wealth is growing by the day. Below you can find a top of some of the wealthiest stars in 2012, as it has been presented by Forbes magazine. These famous people have made millions in just one year.

1. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the youngest and richest billionaire in the world. Mark made the deal of his life by founding the famous socializing network, Facebook, in 2010. The star’s wealth is estimated at no less than $17.5 billion. Mark Zuckerberg’s work with Facebook has actually been so much appreciated that the star was even invited at a dinner with President Barack Obama. Specialists estimate the Facebook’s value will continue to raise in the following period, so Mark will probably earn even more next year.


2. Oprah Winfrey

There is no shock in the fact that Oprah is one of the richest celebrities in the world. The queen of television, as Oprah, has several times been called, is not only extremely famous and beloved by people from all over the United States, but she also is one of the richest and most powerful people in entertainment. Oprah has her own television network, she is a famous author, owning restaurants and several other businesses. Oprah Winfrey’s wealth is valued at about $2.7 billion.


3. Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov has become most famous as the owner of New Jersey Nets. The star was born in Russia, but now he is considered to be the King of New York. Even though we can say that Mikhail Prokhorov has mostly kept a low profile in the past few years, he is still a celebrity. Mikhail Prokhorov’s fortune in 2012 is valued at about $13.2 billion.


4. Donald Trump

Donald Trump is one of the most famous businesspersons on this list. The star has become quite a reputed celebrity, his confidence in himself and his projects being legendary, now. Donald Trump actually thinks that only his brand is worth no less than $5 billion. However, the real estate mogul’s fortune is estimated at $5 billion.


5. J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling has become amazingly famous as the author of Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling is the richest author in the world, thanks to the Harry Potter books she released, which include no less than 8 series. Harry Potter also is the highest-grossing film series of all time. Thanks to her work as an author, J. K. Rowling has a fortune estimated at no less than $7.7 billion.


The five aforementioned celebrities are just some of the famous people that are worth to have a place on this top. Other rich people in 2012, at least according to Forbes, are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bloomberg, Ralph Lauren and Richard Branson.

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Richest Athletes in the World as of 2012

Filed under: Charts and Tops - 10 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

Unlike many other celebrities and public figures who make money practically out of nothing, athletes well deserve their huge paychecks. They work hard to achieve the desired results, results that not only speak highly about themselves, but also about the country and team they represent. The total earnings of athletes are not only derived from their salaries, though. Bonuses, appearance fees, prize money, endorsement and licensing all add up to make them rich. Here are the top 5 richest athletes in the world as of 2012.

1. Floyd Mayweather


Floyd Mayweather, who also goes by the nickname Money, is the highest paid athlete in the world at the moment. The nickname suits the boxer like a charm, since he has earned no less than $85 million just for two fights. The 35-year-old may be the richest athlete in the world, but he cannot enjoy his money at the moment, since he is retained in Las Vegas for domestic battery.

2. Manny Pacquiao


Earning $62 million this year from both salaries and endorsements, boxer Manny Pacquiao is the second richest athlete of this year. Even though he lost the WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley, Manny still managed to earn significant amounts of money. Endorsement contracts with Nike, Monster Energy, Hennessy and HP also contributed to this sum. Boxing must be a profitable sport!

3. Tiger Woods


Golfing legend Tiger Woods lost his spot as the richest athlete in the world after 10 years of holding the supremacy. Even though he was ranked as the wealthiest person in sports from 2001 until 2011 inclusively, Woods was only ranked third this year. His career started to fade following the golfer’s tumultuous divorce. However, he still earned $59.4 million this year, out of which $55 million came from his contract with Nike.

4. LeBron James


Basketball star LeBron James is the fourth wealthiest athlete in the world as of 2012, topping all the other 12 basketball players included in the top. The Miami Heat player had total earnings of $53 million this year. Besides his salary, the 27-year-old basketball player made a lot of money after scoring a contract with Fenway Sports Group. Other endorsement campaigns he has made include companies such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s.

5. Roger Federer


ATP World No. 1 tennis player Roger Federer is a lucky gay. He was a blossoming career, he is the best at what he does, he has a beautiful family, and is the fifth richest athlete in the world. This year, Federer earned $52.7 million. The 30-year-old’a endorsements include Rolex, Nike, Credit Suisse, and Wilson.

These are the top 5 richest athletes in the world as of 2012. The other athletes who made the top 10 are:

9. Kobe Bryant

10. Phil Mickelson

11. David Beckham

12. Cristiano Ronaldo

13. Peyton Manning

For a complete list of the richest athletes in the world as of 2012, click

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Richest Male Actors in the World

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Some actors have become legends due to their immense talent and exceptional movies they have chosen to star in. These actors have earned  Hollywood’s respect and the ability to demand any amount of money before signing a film. Not only can they do that, but they are also paid whatever they demand for. Their incredible performances and quality of work gave them the ability to do that. So, not only they have become extremely famous, but also very rich. 

It seems that these actors have it all: talent, money, looks, and attitude. Most likely, they have earned more than they expected. Their earnings are well deserved, though. Here are the top 5 richest make actors in the world.

1. Johnny Depp


Call him Johnny Depp, call him Captain Sparrow, in fact call him however you want to. People will still know who are you talking about. This Hollywood rebel wanted to pursue a career in music, but his acting talent was greater. The greatest and post popular movies Depp has starred in include the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, Interview with the Vampire, and many many other blockbusters. He has an annual income of $75 million.

2. Ben Stiller


The numerous comedy films Ben Stiller has starred in make him one of the most appreciated actors in the world. People of all ages simply adore him, especially after seeing Meet the Fockers, There’s Something about Mary, Night at the Museum, and all the other movies in which Stiller impressed with his amazing performances. Currently, he earns $53 million per year, but he has all the chances to be at the number one spot on this list.

3. Tom Hanks


The American actor, producer, director and writer is the 3rd richest male actor in the world, earning $45 million annually. He is known for his roles in Apollo 13, Big, The Green Mile, Sleepless in Seattle, Catch Me If You Can, Forest Gump, Philadelphia, and many other movies. His incredible performances have earned him numerous prestigious awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor. Moreover, his movie Angels and Demons grosses $485 at the box office.

4. Adam Sandler


Adam Sandler is the ultimate comedian. This guy truly has the power to demand any amount of money for starring in a movie. With an annual income of $40 million, he is number 4 on our list. Everyone knows him for movies such as Billy Madison, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, Click, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Funny People, Just Go with It, and the list can go on.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio


This wonder boy impressed everyone with his performance in the acclaimed movie Titanic. However, he proved that he is so much more than a pretty face. His career is filled with successful roles in movies such as Catch Me If You Can, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, and Inception. The latter two earned $300 million and $700 million, respectively, which further helped DiCaprio become the 5th richest actor in the world. His annual income is of $28 million.

These are the top 5 richest male actors in the world. Everybody knows them and everybody loves them. The next in list would be:

6. Daniel Radcliffe ($25 million)

7. Robert Downey Jr. ($22 million)

8. Tom Cruise ($33 million)

9. Brad Pitt ($20 million)

10. George Clooney ($19 million).

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The Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire

Filed under: Richest Women - 30 Aug 2012  | Spread the word !

Sara Blakely wearing the product that made her rich -- Spanx

Does the name Sara Blakely ring any bell to you? If not, Spanx surely sound familiar. Spanx is a hosiery company she founded in 2000, which produces footless pantyhose and undergarments for women and men. The secret of the products is that these are used to offer the body a slim shape. Sara Blackely was a door-to-door salesperson when she she put the bases of Spanx. As she did not find the perfect pantyhose that didn’t rolled up when she cut them, she decided to produce something new. With the help of local manufacturers in Georgia she produced and  promoted her product on her own, after she read marketing books that helped her understand how to run a company. Her little firm received a huge boost when Oprah herself talked about Spanx on her show.

In present, Sara Blakely owns 100% of the company and has about 100 employees. The great thing about this woman is that she worked very hard on her own and started her business with a capital of just 5,000 dollars. After she conquered all the ladies in America with her products and she became one of the richest people in the world, Sara Blakely decided it is time to give back and set up the Sara Blakely Foundation through which she offers entrepreneurial training to women and offered one million dollars to Oprah’s foundation, the Leadership Academy.

If you want to learn more about Blakely and how she worked her way up in the top of the rich people of the United States and of the world, watch this video:

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Richest Rappers in the World in 2012

Filed under: Charts and Tops - 18 Jul 2012  | Spread the word !

Rich people. Who wouldn’t want to trade places with them at least for a day? They make billions of dollars and do not seem to have a single worry. It does not seem like the financial crisis has affected them much, either. The top 10 richest people in the world are:

  1. Carlos Slim
  2. Bill Gates
  3. Warren Buffett
  4. Bernard Arnault
  5. Amancio Ortega
  6. Lawrence Ellison
  7. Eike Batista
  8. Stefan Persson
  9. Li Ka-shing
  10. Karl Albrecht

They are the richest people in the world and their fortunes can hardly be topped. However, there are other people who are getting pretty close. I am talking about rappers, who seem to make more money than all the other celebrities. Here are the top richest rappers in the world in 2012:

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs, also known as Puff Daddy or P Diddy, is the richest rapper in the world. He has a net fortune of over $550 million as of April 2012. However, his money do not come only from rapping. He is also involved in numerous business ventures, such as the clothing line Sean John, Ciroc vodka, and record label Bad Boy.

2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has a net worth of about $460 million as of April 2012. The rapper, former owner of the clothing line Rocawear, sold the label in 2007 for $204 million. He now has an impressive number of shares in the New Jersey Nets, and he is also involved in music, restaurant, and fashion businesses. Not to mention that he is married to Beyonce. Together, they make the richest celebrity couple in the world.

3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young occupies the 3rd place, having a wealth of $260 million. Even though he has not released a new record in 10 years, he has become a worldwide renowned and appreciated producer and businessman. Rappers like Eminem, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg are all Dr. Dre “labels”. After selling 50% of his stakes in Beats Electronics (the company making the HTC smartphones), he became the third richest rapper in the world.

4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams comes in fourth, with an approximate fortune of $125 million. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records, which released successful artists such as Young Money, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne. Also, in 1998, he signed a $30 million distribution deal with Universal. It seems that he knew how to multiply his money!

5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is the 5th richest rapper in the world, with a fortune of about $110 million. The “In Da Club” rapper got rich when he sold Vitamin Water to Coca Cola. He went on spending the money on cars and mansion renovations. However, he still “collects” money from acting gigs, themed video games, clothes, headphones, and books. And he plans on becoming a billionaire!


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List Of The Wealthiest Women In The World

Filed under: Richest Women - 26 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

If you believe that only men reach the top positions of the rich people lists, then you need to think again. In recent years, women have also reached the top with a lot of hard work and ambition. The richest women may span the globe, but two of them come from the same family, called the Waltons. Two of the Walmart heirs capture spots and three on Wealt X’s list of the richest women in the world. Valued at $29.8 and $28.2 billion respectively, the two women are part of a family that is worth the same amount as the bottom 30% of Americans, according to an analysis from a labor economist. Other super wealthy women that made Wealth X’s cut include Australian mining mogul Gina Rinehart, valued at $29.1 billion. 

She may have inherited some handsome seed money, but she now earns her own $75 million every day and a half. And she is done it by riding the soaring demand for Australia’s resources. There is a real possibility that Rinehart will become not just the richest woman in the world, but also the richest person in the world, bringing surpassing Bill Gates and other magnates. In order to do that, she would have to double her fortune. 

Over the last decade, more women have been busting through the billionaire glass ceiling at a fair rate. According to Forbes magazine, the number of rich women has skyrocketed from 32 to 104. However, it is hard to make millions every day. Nevertheless, once you start, you cannot stop. It is very hard to be a billionaire and a soccer mom. Three of Rinehart’s children are currently suing her in order to known her off her late father’s multi-billion dollar family trust. Rinehart’s own bitter legal fight with her stepmother, over the circumstances of her father’s death, lasted for 14 years. She seems to have ended on good terms with her father, though. Consequently, in 1999 she managed to get a mountain range named after her. When you have the money, you can do almost anything that crosses your mind, right? While still a minority among the billionaire set, women are struggling with day to day challenges in order to increase their revenue and make it to the top five of the wealthiest women in the world. Other women who have managed become rich people, are L’Oreal heiress and shareholder, Liliane Bettencourt, Birgit Rausing who is a Swedish art historian and philanthropist and Jacqueline Mars who is the granddaughter of Frank Mars, founder of the American candy company Marc Inc.

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Are The Rich People Really Giving Back?

Filed under: Donations - 06 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

The financial crisis did not stop everyone. As recession is the perfect opportunity to make a lot of money, according to a recent study, 1% of the population of the world tripled its income. It may sound impossible, but it is real. Many people took advantage of all the opportunities that appeared thanks to the crisis and made a lot of new money, through legal or less legal methods. Anyway, many of the rich people of the world are giving money to charities. But are they really giving something back or they simply use clever strategies to distract the attention of the public who may suspect them of illegal deeds? Many journalists and public persons spread the idea that all the charitable actions initiated of the richest in the world are just smart methods used as cover-ups. Those with money can easily afford a PR whom to hire to cover their tracks with positive actions.

Showing the world they are involved and they care is essential, but behind all their actions may be something more than mercy. For billionaires, a few million dollars are not very important and do not make a difference. This is why getting involved in charities and building a beautiful and positive public image actually comes quite cheap for some of the people who really have enough money to spare. They seem very involved in all sort of projects, but are they really? Could they include in their busy, money-making lives time to pay attention to the needs of others? Apparently at least, yes, but this is not a proof of the fact that they do not use charity to cover actions of which most of the population would disapprove. A few million dollars are a small price for some who have billions.

It should be taken into account the fact that these people do not even spend 1% of their fortune on charity. Giving back is very important, yet, regular people are more involved and offer larger percents of their income to help other that need their involvement. In the end, the best thing about rich people giving important amounts of money to be used in different projects which help those in need is a positive thing. No matter their reasons and no matter if they are those directly involved or their employees, they still make a change.

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