Examing 5 Environmentalist Billionaires: What Are They Doing To Help The Earth?
There are many wealthy individuals who have used their vast resources to help protect the environment. These five billionaires have dedicated a great deal of their time and money to protecting the planet. Let’s take a closer look at each one and see what they are doing for the earth.
1. Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in 1972, which controls more than 400 companies in various industries. In 2006 he co-founded Carbon War Room, an organization that helps countries reduce their carbon dioxide emissions while also generating economic development. Branson also provides funding for numerous environmental protection initiatives through his Carbon War Room Foundation and has started over 30 non-profit organizations devoted to climate protection worldwide.
2. Paul Allen
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen founded Vulcan Inc., a private investment firm that focuses on research and development related to environmental preservation, conservation, and renewable energy technologies such as energy storage systems and low-cost solar energy generation units. He has invested millions of dollars in projects focused on protecting endangered species, restoring coral reefs in Hawaii, conserving coastal wetlands in Florida, preserving forests in Africa, and improving water management systems around the world.
3. Michael Bloomberg
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is one of the world’s leading environmentalists when it comes to philanthropy work related to climate change mitigation efforts. Through his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, he supports numerous projects aimed at increasing access to clean energy sources such as solar power, reducing air pollution from burning fossil fuels by transitioning to electric vehicles, and promoting efficient building designs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving energy costs.
4. Bill Gates
Billionaire Bill Gates is another major environmentalist who dedicates much of his time to sustainability issues concerning our planet’s future health and well-being. Through his foundation – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – he funds research studies that focus on finding new ways of using renewable resources such as wind and solar power instead of depending on polluting sources like coal or natural gas combustion turbines for electricity production or transportation needs around the world. Additionally, he contributes funding towards developing countries’ efforts towards establishing sustainable agricultural practices with an emphasis on organic farming techniques rather than chemical based fertilizers and pest control methods which harm not only soil fertility but also human health due to possible contamination with dangerous toxins found in those products used for food production purposes.
5. Jeff Skoll
Canadian entrepreneur Jeff Skoll created eBay Inc., where he served as president until 2003; since then he established the Skoll Foundation which promotes social entrepreneurship worldwide by providing capital funding support for global projects aimed at tackling climate change issues, community growth, economic wellness, and education accessibility among others. His foundations work closely with like-minded organizations such as TED Conferences, The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Global Compact, Conservation International & UN Women – involving high-profile entrepreneurs within these projects too.