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Two Indians among 20 generous billionaires

Last updated on: September 28, 2012 09:05 IST

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It's well known that billionaires such as Bill Gates donate a lot of their money to charities, but there is a new crop of ultra-rich who are giving a good part of their cash to philanthropic causes.

Let's take a look at some of these generous billionaires.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: The Marina Bay Sands hotel and ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
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Indu Jain

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Annual income given to charity: 0.13 per cent

Source of wealth: Chairperson, Bennett, Coleman and Co Ltd

Global rank: 20

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Image: Indu Jain, inset, owns Times of India.


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Kallam Anji Reddy

Net worth: $1 billion

Annual income given to charity: 4.17 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder and Chairman of Dr Reddy's Labs.

Global rank: 14

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Image: Kallam Anji Reddy, Founder and Chairman of Dr Reddy's Labs.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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Huang Wenzai

Country: China

Net worth: $1 billion

Annual income given to charity: 92.13 per cent

Source of wealth: CEO, Star River Property Holding Ltd

Global rank: 1

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Image: Huang Wenzai, inset, CEO, Star River Property Holding Ltd.


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Hans-Werner Hector

Country: Germany

Net worth: $1.8 billion

Annual income given to charity: 54.53 per cent

Source of wealth: Former IBM software engineer and co-founder of SAP

Global rank: 2

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Image: Hans-Werner Hector, inset, co-founder, SAP.
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
Tags: IBM , SAP , Germany

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Terrence M Pegula

Country: The United States

Net worth: $3.3 billion

Annual income given to charity: 46.76 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, East Resources Company

Global rank: 3

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Image: Terrence M Pegula, inset, founded East Resources Company.
Photographs: Njuwa Maina/Reuters

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Gennady Borisovich Bogolyubov

Country: Ukraine

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Annual income given to charity: 25.52 per cent

Source of wealth: Controls Australia's biggest manganese mine

Global rank: 4

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Image: Gennady Borisovich Bogolyubov, inset, controls Australia's biggest manganese mine.
Photographs: Jim Reagan/Reuters

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Wang Jianlin

Country: China

Net worth: $10.7 billion

Annual income given to charity: 15.68 per cent

Source of wealth: Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group

Global rank: 5

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Image: Wang Jianlin, President of Dalian Wanda Group, left, with Gerry Lopez, CEO, AMC Entertainment.
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Blase Thomas Golisano

Country: The United States

Net worth: $1.39 billion

Annual income given to charity: 15.54 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, Paychex

Global rank: 6

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Image: Blase Thomas Golisano, inset, founder, Paychex.
Photographs: Lee Jae Won/Reuters

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Peter Lim Eng Hock

Country: Singapore

Net worth: $1.8 billion

Annual income given to charity: 13.23 per cent

Source of wealth: Stake in palm oil giant Wilmar

Global rank: 7

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Image: Peter Lim Eng Hock, inset, has a stake in palm oil giant Wilmar.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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N Murray Edwards

Country: Canada

Net worth: $1.4 billion

Annual income given to charity: 13.23 per cent

Source of wealth: Owner, Canadian Natural Resources

Global rank: 8

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Image: N Murray Edwards owns Canadian Natural Resources.
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Dongsheng Chen

Country: China

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Annual income given to charity: 12.25 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, Chairman and CEO, Taikang Life Insurance Corp Ltd

Global rank: 9

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Image: Dongsheng Chen, inset, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Taikang Life Insurance Corp, Ltd.


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Hui Ka Yan

Country: China

Net worth: $5.6 billion

Annual income given to charity: 10.55 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd

Global rank: 10

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Image: Hui Ka Yan, inset, Founder, Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd.


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Adolph Alfred Taubman

Country: The United States

Net worth: $2.5 billion

Annual income given to charity: 9.26 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, Taubman Centers

Global rank: 11

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Image: Adolph Alfred Taubman, inset, Founder, Taubman Centers.
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Bruce Stanley Kovner

Country: The United States

Net worth: $3.5 billion

Annual income given to charity: 8.82 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, Chairman, Caxton Associates

Global rank: 12

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Image: Bruce Stanley Kovner, inset, Founder, Chairman, Caxton Associates.


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Aloysio de Andrade Faria

Country: Brazil

Net worth: $4 billion

Annual income given to charity: 5.09 per cent

Source of wealth: Owner, Agropalma

Global rank: 13

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Image: Aloysio de Andrade Faria, inset, owner, Agropalma.


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Tsai Wan Tsai

Country: Taiwan

Net worth: $4.7 billion

Annual income given to charity: 1.94 per cent

Source of wealth: Founder, Fubon Financial Group

Global rank: 15

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Hans Anders Rausing

Country: Sweden

Net worth: $10 billion

Annual income given to charity: 1.18 per cent

Source of wealth: Former chairman and CEO, Tetra Pak

Global rank: 16

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Image: Hans Anders Rausing, inset, former chairman and CEO, Tetra Pak.

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He Xiangjian

Country: China

Net worth: $5.9 billion

Annual income given to charity: 0.60 per cent

Source of wealth: Co-founder, Midea

Global rank: 17

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Image: He Xiangjian, inset, co-founder, Midea.

Tags: , China , Midea

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Solomon Lew

Country: Australia

Net worth: $1.2 billion

Annual income given to charity: 0.32 per cent

Source of wealth: Chairman, Premier Investments

Global rank: 18

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Image: Solomon Lew with his wife.
Photographs: Siu Chiu/Reuters

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Philip Niarchos

Country: Greece

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Annual income given to charity: 0.30 per cent

Source of wealth: Son of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos

Global rank: 19


Image: Philip Niarchos, inset, son of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.
Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters

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