1 BILLION to be donated in shares by the Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to fight the Coronavirus

Jack Dorsey

Celebrities and businessmen have been incredibly generous with their donations in fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey went to an all-new level after he promised to donate $1 billion worth in shares to fight the pandemic.   In his message on twitter, Jack commented: “I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently.”

 

 

After taking on the Coronavirus, Start Small (the vehicle used by Jack to help vs. the virus) will shift its focus to funding girls’ health and education.

Some other billionaires pledged a huge amount of money to the cause. Jeff Bezos will pledge $100 million to Feeding America. Michael and Susan Dell also donated $100 million to the global relief effort. Finally, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated a similar amount to help develop a vaccine.

Among the sports figures, big donations have been made from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, and Pep Guardiola, just to name some.

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