Their foundation has played a significant role in the global response to the pandemic, early vaccine candidates and helping shape COVAX.
- by David Gelles, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Nicholas Kulish
Wollongong mother Danielle Churchill needed help. Late last year, she received the message that seemed to solve her financial problems.
- by Nicholas Kulish
The state government has reiterated its support for a Quarantine facility backed by the wealthy Wagner family, despite opposition led by philanthropist Clive Berghofer.
- by Stuart Layt
The pandemic has caused 3 million deaths, the worst global recession in 90 years, some 120 million people falling back into extreme poverty, and the equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs lost.
- by Edith Lederer
Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife has given up voting rights in Amazon but her $US53 billion wealth still gives her power to make a dent on the world.
- by Margi Murphy and Laurence Dodds
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos and one of the world’s richest women, has married a Seattle science teacher, who promptly declared he plans to help give away most of their wealth to charity.
- by Erin McClam and Yueqi Yang
After her death in 2018 at the age of 89, the late Pat McDonald left her former employer a $7 million bequest to nurture future generations of young scientists.
- by Julie Power
Having grappled with malaria, HIV and Ebola, the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist has set his sights on solving another intractable global problem: climate change.
- by Greg Callaghan
The donor is a leading businessman who shot to public prominence when he purchased Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar at auction for nearly $9 million.
- by Linda Morris
The former wife of Jeff Bezos has seen her fortune soar thanks to Amazon's booming share price and she is giving it away at an unprecedented pace.
- by Sophie Alexander and Ben Steverman
The consortium aims to put culture at the forefront of the nation's pandemic recovery.
- by Linda Morris