Tej Kohli is a man who has made it his goal to combat extreme poverty in the developing world by curing blindness. The Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation is aiming to cure over 500,000 people of blindness.
Banished and Blind - Women in remote communities
Whilst reaching out into different communities, you start to realise that there is quite a lot that we take for granted. Understanding the world outside of our own is something that I believe we could all make a combined effort to do, together I think that this could make a real difference.
The difficult rise of Global South philanthropists in the West
Mackenzie Scott, who has donated $12 billion to good causes since 2019, prefers not to be called a ‘philanthropist’ but a “giver”. Scott says that a wealthy person’s donation deserves no more admiration than the donation of a less wealthy individual. Scott’s MO is to give very large sums, unconditionally and without her ongoing involvement.
Cure for the future
When I look back at my career, I am able to recognise all that has led to me to where I currently am in terms of my philanthropic efforts. From early on, I have always aimed towards supporting others and marginalised communities. Amassing such success and putting it towards something that will make a change is the reason I invest in so much. Looking at today and recognising what is wrong and changing that for the future is the most important part of thinking forwards.