Today’s Philanthropists

Capitalism allows for an amazing flow of money. Globalization can be credited with bringing wealth to many worldwide that were previously poor.  The American Industrial Revolution in the mid/late 1800’s produced prosperity concentrated in the hands of a few previously not seen before. Fortunately for us, they felt it their civic duty to give back, and donated huge amounts of their wealth to create libraries, theatres, preserve historical sites, etc. For example, the restoration of the Colonial Williamsburg area was started by Rockefeller money.

This short article gives diagrams to show how modern philanthropists like Bill Gates have donated billions to health issues in the developing world and made a huge difference.



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