American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie famously set the bar very high for giving back to society. “No man can become rich without himself enriching others,” he said. “The man who dies rich dies disgraced.”
Some of the world’s wealthiest people have donated their riches to help make the world a better place. With a combined donation of $106.8 billion, these generous and life changing individuals have been voted without a doubt for being THE top 20 philanthropists in the world.
German IT entrepreneur Dietmar Hopp is the co-founder and former CEO of a multinational company called SAP that provides application and analytics software for enterprises worldwide.
Twenty years ago, Hopp established Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, which is a foundation that supports local education, sports, and health causes in Germany, starting with his hometown. He also founded the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM), University Hospital Heidelberg, and the Nathalie Todenhofer Foundation. Total donations amount to $1billion.