World News | Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | Tuesday July 21, 2015
Extending his idea of philanthropy beyond the earth and even the human species, Yuri Milner, the Russian Internet entrepreneur and founder of science giveaways like the annual $3 million Fundamental Physics Prizes, announced in London on Monday that he would spend at least $100 million in the next decade to search for signals from alien civilizatio...
World News | Reuters | Friday March 27, 2015
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.
Sunday March 8, 2015
Facebook has launched an 'internet.org' initiative under which users can access internet free of charge for select websites if they come through a partner telecom operator.
Monday January 26, 2015
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, co-founders and co-chairs of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke to NDTV's Dr Prannoy Roy on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum meet at Davos.
Tuesday January 6, 2015
Donations were measured by the value of their cash or cash equivalent between April 1 2013 and October 31 2014, with a cut-off of Rs 10 crore.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 23, 2014
A decade after being orphaned by the Asian tsunami, British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan are successful entrepreneurs who are giving back to the Sri Lankans who helped them by building an orphanage.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 13, 2014
Three Indian-American entrepreneurs have been felicitated by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) with its annual legend awards in recognition of their risk-taking, mentoring of young entrepreneurs, philanthropy and years of dedication to the local community.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 4, 2014
As the ranks of China's wealthy and the success of its corporations grow, donating to good causes has yet to take off in a significant way.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday November 4, 2014
China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons - it has more than anywhere outside the United States - have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy.
Thursday June 26, 2014
The list, comprising of 48 persons, also includes four each from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Deepu M Kurup | Thursday June 19, 2014
Actor Aamir Khan's passion for philanthropy, if not for acting, seems to have been passed down to his children
Monday April 28, 2014
Philanthropy in China has yet to take off, as some wealthy Chinese fear generous donations could invite unwanted attention on their fortunes. China ranks towards the bottom of the list of countries where people give money to charity, volunteer or help a stranger, according to The World Giving Index, compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation.
Monday February 10, 2014
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported Monday that Zuckerberg's donation was the largest charitable gift on the public record in 2013 and put the young couple at the top of the magazine's annual list of 50 most generous Americans in 2013.
Monday December 2, 2013
As many as 11 people, including members from the influential Nilekani, Bajaj and Godrej families, were honoured by Forbes India for their outstanding contribution towards philanthropy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 13, 2013
When it comes to philanthropy, Indians don't share the table with the likes of Bill Gates but still there are a few who do really donate and the latest list is topped by Azim Premji of Wipro.
Thursday November 14, 2013
Close on the heels of releasing its second edition of Hurun India Rich List, China-based magazine Hurun Report launched the inaugural Hurun India Philanthropy List 2013, with IT tycoon Azim Hashim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Ltd, emerging as the most generous Indian with a donation of Rs 8,000 crore in the past year.
Sunday November 10, 2013
As chief executive officer and executive director of HCL Corporation, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is responsible for strategic decisions of the $6.3-billion company founded by her father Shiv Nadar. Being the only child of Mr Nadar, who according to Forbes list is India's ninth richest person with a personal fortune of $8.6 billion as of October 2013, sh...
Tuesday October 15, 2013
Eminent Indian IT czar and philanthropist Azim Premji has received the Asian Business Leaders Award in the UK.
Thursday September 26, 2013
Referring to the issue related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which has been made mandatory by the new laws that govern companies, IT czar Azim Premji said philanthropy cannot be forced and it has to be spontaneous.
Saturday August 3, 2013
Rohini Nilekani has raised Rs 163.5 crore by selling 5.77 lakh shares in Infosys, Indias second biggest outsourcer, for philanthropic work. The shares were sold between July 16 and 19, according to a statement on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Business | Saturday August 3, 2013
Rohini Nilekani raises Rs 164 cr by selling Infosys shares for philanthropy
Thursday May 30, 2013
The annual list of 'Heroes of Philanthropy', compiled by Forbes Asia magazine, features a total of 48 persons from the Asia-Pacific region, including countries like China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
Friday March 8, 2013
"After a certain point in time, money cannot make a difference in your life. I feel that it's not even called charity, it's about accountability and responsibility," Sobha Group founder P.N.C. Menon said, when he announced he would donate half of his wealth (estimated at $600 million) to charity. A first generation entrepreneur based in Dubai, Mr M...