- Tram Ho
When the Covid-19 epidemic began to spread, the world’s leading technology companies made significant contributions to the fight against the disease. Facebook, Google, Apple and Tesla have committed millions of dollars in the form of cash and medical equipment, masks, protective gear and ventilators.
Silicon Valley tech billionaires also have pledges of up to hundreds of millions of dollars to help fight the Covid-19 epidemic. Recently, CEO Jack Dorsey of Twitter pledged to donate up to $ 1 billion to a relief fund against Covid-19, which amounts to nearly 30% of the total assets of the 43-year-old billionaire.
Amount of donation: 100 million USD
In early April, billionaire Jeff Bezos donated $ 100 million to Feeding America, a non-profit organization focused on supporting food banks. At the moment, Jeff Bezos is still the richest billionaire in the world, with a net worth of $ 123 billion.
In an article posted on his personal Instagram, Jeff Bezos said: “Even in times of peace, food security is a cause for concern. Unfortunately, Covid-19 is amplifying this problem significantly. ”
Total assets: 101 billion USD
Amount donated: 150 million USD and built 7 vaccine factories
Bill Gates’ charitable foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has pledged a $ 100 million donation to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. In March, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it would contribute an additional $ 50 million along with Mastercard, to fund a Covid-19 treatment project.
Not only that, billionaire Bill Gates also pledged to invest billions of dollars in building 7 factories, in order to find the vaccine against Covid-19. Although out of those 7 factories, only 1 will be selected.
Total assets: 65 billion USD
Amount of donation: 25 million USD
The Mark Zuckerberg charity organization has donated US $ 25 million to the Covid-19 therapy accelerator development project, founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Mastercard.
Total assets: 3.89 billion USD
Amount of donation: 1 billion USD
On Tuesday, Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced that he would donate $ 1 billion to a relief fund called “Start Small”. The relief fund is currently helping fight the Covid-19 epidemic, but will continue to finance education and health care.
This $ 1 billion donation accounts for 28% of Jack Dorsey’s total assets, which is a very large contribution.
Tham khảo: BI
Source : Genk