American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once said: “No man can become rich without himself enriching others. The man who dies rich dies disgraced.” Many successful businessmen think about sharing and giving back to their community at some point in their lives, and engage in philanthropy. Some say it is out of generosity, and others believe that it is for tax reasons. One way or another, the money spent for charitable purposes is needed and has some type of impact on someone’s life. The following businessmen believe that sharing is caring. They have donated a combined amount of $106.8 billion according to research firm Wealth-X.
20. Dietmar Hopp
German IT entrepreneur Dietmar Hopp co-founded SAP, the famous software company. Through his foundation called Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, he donated a total of $1 billion to support local education, sports, and health causes in his hometown in Germany. He is worth $6.3 billion.