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4 Tech Philanthropists and Their Causes
Technology is the fuel for the new-age philanthropy. Tech organizations and their leaders have become the leading philanthropists of the day. Here are four of the most interesting tech philanthropists from the tech world.
Bill and Melinda Gates are among the rare philanthropist who have taken the Giving Pledge, donating the bulk of his personal wealth to causes like global health, education and poverty. Their foundation has already spearheaded major works in the developing world.
Michael Dell, the Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, supports a variety of causes; from focus on children living in poverty to donating towards calamities to help rebuild climate change impacted areas.
Sheryl Sandberg supports a crucial cause with her Leanin.org initiative that encourages women in positions of leadership. She also founded the website - OptionB.org as a humanitarian effort to supports people coping with grief.
Cofounder of Microsoft, a prolific philanthropist and an early tech-millionaire, Paul Allen passed away at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy of charity, giving and creativity. He supported a wide variety of causes such as climate change, public arts, disease research and much more.