Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Apr 16

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter, perhaps the most impactful of all the social media giants, in 2006 when he was 30 years old. He followed it up by developing Square, a banking company facilitating e-payments via smart phone. Seven years later, only hours after Twitter went public, Dorsey became a billionaire. Now in 2020, his net worth is estimated around $5.5 billion. On Tuesday, April 7th, Dorsey...

The Home Depot Donates Its Entire Supply of Masks to Fight Coronavirus

The Home Depot Donates Its Entire Supply of Masks to Fight Coronavirus

Apr 09

Prior to the current international health crisis, most health care workers would rarely need an N95 mask. The tight-fitting respirators use non-woven fibers to keep particles as small as viroids from passing through, either in or out, and they’re excessive for most health-care uses. Physician Sidnee McElroy, doctor and educator, reports that before COVID-19, she’d only worn one on...

Rihanna Donates $5 Million to COVID-19 Response Efforts in At-Risk Communities.

Rihanna Donates $5 Million to COVID-19 Response Efforts in At-Risk Communities.

Apr 02

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by singing star Rihanna and named for her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The Foundation is dedicated to healthcare, educational reform, and emergency response. According to the Foundation’s Wikipedia page, “One of the core pillars of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s work is to transform the way the world responds to...

Action Movie Icon Donnie Yen Donates to Wuhan Medical Workers

Action Movie Icon Donnie Yen Donates to Wuhan Medical Workers

Mar 25

Donnie Yen Ji-dan, or just Donnie Yen to most of the world, is a gem of the Hong Kong movie industry. He does everything; actor, director, producer, stuntman, choreographer. And for years now, philanthropist as well. The star of international blockbuster Ip Man, a biographical film about the man who taught Bruce Lee martial arts, Yen is without doubt the highest paid actor in Asia. In 2013, for...

Donald Trump Donates 2019 Fourth Quarter Salary to Fight COVID-19

Donald Trump Donates 2019 Fourth Quarter Salary to Fight COVID-19

Mar 20

Very early in his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump pledged that he would not be accepting any of his Presidential salary in his first term, and to date he has largely kept that promise. He donates each quarterly paycheck to a different cause. So far, those causes have included the National Park Service, the Department of Education, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the Small...