I have been doing some research about billionaires and their habits of giving to charity. I am trying to compare them all and figure out which ones give the most and the least. I want to look into finding least charitable billionaires because that interests me much more than the opposite case. I wonder what could compel a billionaire to donate much less to charity than all of his peers.
I guess there could be a lot of reasons why this would happen, but I am not sure why someone would really decide that they can’t at least contribute enough to not make themselves stand out. It seems like it would be in their own interests, and they can use it as a tax ride off in any case. So for someone to just contribute far less than everyone else, I would guess it is a symptom of genuine apathy towards those less fortunate, and that is kind of disturbing.
Anyway, I guess I shouldn’t make too many bold claims without actually knowing these people, or how they think. But that is the impression that i get when considering the situation, and I don’t think there is much of a better explanation. At least, I can’t really think of one. I am going to try to go back and consider the most charitable billionaires in the world next. That is something that also interests me, but not as much as why someone who has everything, would give back relatively little. Although, some people just seem to be greedy, and it might be against their nature to give back. I guess that could be the case, but I probably will never know for sure what motivates people to do the things they do. But it won’t stop me from continuing to speculate about such matters.