Top Millionaires Who Give Away Money in 2016

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This Article was written in November of 2015, after reviewing the many inaccurate and scam advisers who mislead the most desperate people about how to find Millionaires who give away money. The truth is that you are more likely to get support from your local charitable organizations than from any celebrity or wealthy donor for one simple reason: they are being constantly asked to give money to people who don’t need it or who are attempting to defraud them in one way or another (See Scams list from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

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Understand Who the Millionaires Are Who Give Away Money and When and Why the Give Away Money

If you’ve fallen on hard times and you’ve read through our introduction to How to Ask Rich People for Help in 2016, then you’re halfway to an “asking” opportunity. What you’ve learned so far is to reduce your discomfort about your situation be understanding the great income inequity in the U.S. and you’ve prepared yourself with the 5 key steps in understanding how to plan out a request-for-assistance program for your family. This article will provide additional information on the top millionaires who help people in need and suggest community organizations that can provide additional assistance.

More Millionaires and Billionaires are agreeing to Give Half of their Fortunes Away

In an initiative, the Giving Pledge, led by Bill Gates @billgates and Warren Buffet, more than 120 millionaires and billionaires from all over the planet have agreed to donate half of their fortunes to worthy causes. Among the wealthy benefactors, according to a recent article are: Brad and Kim Keywell (Groupon), John and Karen Huntsman (Cancer Institute), George Lucas and Mellody Hobson (Lucas Films), and many others have signed letters of intent to grant their fortunes away. Read their actual letters at

Beware of Advice from Uninformed Advocates about Millionaires Who Give Away Money

If you are a person who is in serious need, please make sure that you get your information from an informed resource rather than an internet predator who is luring you to their page to simply sell advertising. The purpose of this article is to help you get the assistance you need without wasting your time chasing opportunities that are rare, unlikely or simply do not exist.

Most of the top ranking articles for how to request money from wealthy benefactors is irresponsibly inaccurate, and you will risk getting the help that your family needs by following their misleading advice. Before you go any further in this process please understand that the wealthy are equally inundated by fraudulent requests from scammers looking for a free handout. The volume of requests really prevents people with real needs from getting the help they really need. The first place to start before seeking out millionaires who help people in need is from your local community organizations. Many provide financial advice and support to pay bills and provide essential resources for food and medical resources. As a preventative measure, most millionaires and billionaires publicly discourage individuals from contacting them and if they do provide assistance to individuals, they do so in private.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is a good example of a generous organization that grants billions of dollars, but does not grant funds to individuals. Should you wish to review the Gates Foundation, you may reach out to them online or send them a letter directly at their main offices at: 500 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109.

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation

Oprah is one of the most generous celebrities and wealthy benefactors of humanitarian causes. By 2012, her organizations had donated $400 million to educational causes and $40 million to her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa. Oprah also donates to humanitarian and environmental, and health causes. She founded the Angel Network in 1998, which has since been discontinued and now operates the Oprah Winfrey Foundation which provides assistance to worthy causes, worldwide. If you are trying to ask Oprah Winfrey for Help, please understand that her organization, like most organizations provides grants to nonprofit causes. You can find out more about how to contact her foundation and how to ask Oprah for money. Oprah’s greatest indirect benefit is by creating awareness and encouraging others do donate to organizations that help people directly instead of encouraging individuals to ask millionaires who help people.

Ellen Degeneres Does Help People Directly

Ellen is a successful and generous person who has leveraged the visibility of her television show to create positive stories about making a life changing different in the lives of individuals. You can Contact Ellen Online via a form on her television show’s website. Your information will be sent to her show’s producers and you may be asked to be interviewed on television. Again, though Ellen does provide assistance to individuals, your story must be compelling.

How to Start Getting the Help that You Need from Community organizations

First of all, the more specifically that you can define your needs, the greater chance that you will be able to find an organization that can help. If you are looking for money, you’re going to be out of luck; however, if you need assistance paying bills, clothes for school, specialized training, free dental care, cancer support, you just might be in luck. There are many organizations whose missions have been founded on providing a very narrow and specific set of needs.

Community organizations who offer support

Literacy is a Good Example of a Worthy Cause for Parents

If you are a parent who is struggling financially, it’s likely that your children are also struggling. The greatest gift that you can give them is to provide an education. An education can provide your child with opportunities that money can’t. An education opens doors for the poorest of children; not only to help themselves, but to help you and others as well.

The author, Nora Roberts, for example, gave $3 million to organizations (Forbes) that had literacy programs in 2012. Instead of looking for Millionaires who help people in need, start looking for organizations that can help your child read better. Look for organizations that will train you to use computer programs effectively. Look for organizations that provide medical and financial assistance to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and who are uninsured or under insured.

Please return to this article as we add additional information and resources for you to use, and please share with a friend.

This original content was created on 11/25/2015 by James K. Ybarra. James is a Personal Finance Contributor. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, additional training in family financial strategies, and has been an adviser and mentor on business accounting and personal savings topics for more than 20 years.

John is a Personal Finance Contributor. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, additional training in family financial strategies, and has been an adviser and mentor on business accounting and personal savings topics for more than 20 years.
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    After my promotion at work my wife and I found out we were pregnant with twins. They came two months early and spent two months in the nicu. The amount of time and effort that was needed for both of us got me demoted and preventing my wife from getting a job. Between the cost of having them early and the costs after we got them home and student loan debt and now having to buy health-insurance I am overwhelmed by the situation. I just want to pay off my student loan debt and be free of debt, I’m looking for $50,000.

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  • Ryan Osupeng

    I’m a starving child from Africa. Of course that’s terrible of me to use that reason to assist my plea, but please allow me to explain. I’ve walked 9miles back and forth to high school for two years on a dirt road just so I can graduate and make my parents proud. Then I got a scholarship to study in Texas when I was 16 and have been in a financial tunnel since then. The damn government here did not allow me to work off campus or even on campus. I didn’t get it. I couldn’t make money to support myself. I just graduated this December, Thank God to scholarships. Now Im about to go back to the same dirt roads I grew up on with nothing to bring back to the community. I want to be the role model to people of my country. All of them. Whether 80yr old or 13. I’m 22. And I’m hungry. Severely hungry to go build infrastructure and business to not only support my immediate community, friends, family, and relatives, but to take my country Botswana to new heights on this planet. Help a starving child. I am hungry for success. I just don’t have money. Oh, by the way, I need like close to a million dollars. There’s a lot to be done in Africa.

  • Mark

    Mark. Hi my girlfriend & I are in a bad way. We haft to move soon or get put out in the street. We have to much debt even to rent a place. So I am searching for help from a kind person I hope there are still around. I can’t go to my parents they are both gone. I just don’t know where to turn. We are both on disability so our income is small I’m sure you know that from grandparents maybe. You hear them say I’m on a fixed income. That’s why we just get by every bit of my money goes on bills. So I beg you can you help us this one time. I even thought I wonder if they can help me start buy fix up and sale houses.

  • David Ostrowski

    i need dental work alot of it i need about 20000 dollars cause of severe grindining of my teeth and lack of please help

  • GoodLord ThatsThem

    We are twins looking for help financially. We are talented and we have a loving mom that has done everything she can to raise us with the best life we could have. Although we did not have a lot and we could not always call one place home. Home was always with our mother. She often told us that we have move a lot of different places because she could not always paid the rent she said it was not the place we stayed in that was home. Home is where she was and that was in her heart. Our mom has had a had life so we appreciate everything she every done for us. There are four of us. One who is disable and one who has Crohn Disease. We often worry about the strain it put on her but she shows us in so many ways that we are wasting our breath because she love us and this is what god wants her to do. Our mom spends every dime she can to maintain where we live but she is always trying to help us with our career. We want to give her something special. We want her to know that all her work was not in vain. We would love the opportunity to let her see us make it.

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    I am a husband and father of twenty year’s. My family lost our home and belonging’s in a fire.we are seeking anyone who may be able to help with our immediate needs and we want to recover. We have a fundraiser going but little has been raised. We are trying to raise enough to replace our trailer home.Anything given will be a blessing. Please visit

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