Top executives that also make a difference

Top executives that also make a difference

July 27, 2016
in Category: Business and Charity

Top executives that also make a difference

Bill Gates

Mother Counseled the Billionaire

His mother never stopped offering counsel, even when Bill Gates took Microsoft public and became a billionaire. Mary Gates encouraged him to use that wealth for philanthropy.

“From those to whom much is given, much is expected.”

Mary Gates gave the above statement to Bill Gates’ fiancée just 6 months before Mary Gates died. In 1994 he donated $100 million to begin The William H. Gates Foundation, which us now part of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Eleven years later, they included friend Warren Buffet in creating The Given Pledge, with a mission get the world’s wealthiest to donate most of their fortunes during their lifetimes. He then undertook vaccination and battling contagious disease in the poorest parts of the globe, until the Seattle giant worth $87.4 billion became a true radical and visionary of our time. Bill Gates his wife has donated over $29 billion so far.

David Leuschen

The State of Montana has been birthplace and home for three generations of David Leuschen’s family. It was the location for David’s entrance into a love of cattle ranching and every field of ranching and farming in Montana. He made his affinity for Montana’s wealth of landscape ideal for nurturing ranches turn into a self-made fortune. From that point, he reinvested funds into related companies and organizations, always with Montana as the base.

Giving Back

Once satisfied with Success, David Leuschen decided to give back. He donated scholarships to his alma mater, Dartmouth, and today the list of charitable donations of the David Leuschen Foundation is an amazing accreditation of his sharing.

Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook donated $50 million to Stanford’s hospitals which stipulated $25 million for a new main building and another $25 million for a new children’s hospital. An additional $50 million was donated to Product RED, a charity fighting diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Comparing Tim Cook to Steve Jobs

As Apple CEO Cook differs from his predecessor Steve Jobs. This difference includes charitable giving, as Jobs was not known for philanthropy, even stating he was opposed to giving money away. Tim Cook, alternately, gives his employees big discounts on Apple products and instituted a charitable program company-wide that matches all employee donations annually up to $10,000 per annum.