The Global Wealth and Society programme seeks to identify the important role that the privileged have towards their respective society. In building this programme, we measure wealth, not by the amount of financial assets individuals amass but by the positive impact they create on society through sustainable projects. Projects that are close to their hearts and which they believe to affect their immediate society in a deep and profound manner.
Based on this philosophy of contribution and giving back to the society, we identify these individuals as “Champions of Philanthropy” as part of our Global Wealth and Society Awards Programme.
Over the next few weeks until early October, our research team will be adding new names to the list and will be reaching out to them as part of the awards evaluation process.
The list below profiles selected Champions and their shortlisted projects across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East . In doing so, the list also tracks the way they are investing and deploying their wealth to bring about positive impacts on the society that they operate in.
CEO, Atomico, Former Founder, Skype " - United Kingdom
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Brigade - USA
Aliaune Akon Thiam
Co-Founder, Konfidence Foundation - USA
Naveen K. Jain
Co-founder and Executive Chairman,Moon Express; CEO, Viome
Pierre Morad Omidyar
Founder, eBay - USA
"James Harris Simons
Founder, Renaissance Technologies"
"Steve Anthony Ballmer
Ex-CEO, Microsoft;, Co-founder, The Ballmer Group"
Chairman, L H Holdings Inc. "
Pham Nhat Vuong
Chairman,Vingroup - Vietnam
Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless " - Zimbabwe
Daniel S. Aegerter
Chairman and Founder, ARMADA Investment AG - Switzerland
Dr. Charly Kleissner
Co-Founder, Toniic - USA