The shattering economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial burdens and uncertain futures across the globe. So when one American CEO won big in the stock market, he decided to put his earnings to good use.
Celebrities are responding to the coronavirus outbreak, which has hit the homeless hard and inflated the number of domestic violence victims, by donating millions of dollars to help charities and organizations tackle these challenging times.
Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, is donating over a million test kits, six million masks and 60,000 protective suits and face shields to 54 African countries, to help the continent better tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
A foundation’s plans to distribute sanitary pads in South Africa has been put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, but its founder, Ndileka Mandela, is still hard at work on social media – offering support and guidance to abused women.
She is used to dwelling in palaces and often wears a little crown to parties. But in corona times, Princess Sofia of Sweden works in a hospital in Stockholm.
Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British Veteran, wanted to collect 1,000 GBP (1,250 USD) to support the National Health System in the fight against Coronavirus. As of today, he received 13 million GBP (16 million USD) in donations.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates says his foundation is funding the construction of factories that will manufacture seven promising coronavirus vaccines - even if only two of them will be successful.
A new initiative has just been launched – with seed funding commitments totaling up to $125 million – in an aim towards boosting the development of treatments to fight the new coronavirus pandemic.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent 20 years – and $53.8 billion – focusing on global health and U.S. education. Their biggest success: vaccinations that helped prevent 13 million deaths.
After completing the longest spaceflight ever achieved by a woman, astronaut Christina Koch has successfully made it back to Earth, bringing home priceless research material with her.