One of the biggest fallacies of philanthropy is the expectation that money will solve everything and that more money equals greater results. Trillions of dollars are spent globally on social and environmental issues, and very few problems have been solved. Why is that?
There’s an old story about a blind man walking towards a well, and there’s a guy watching. If the blind man falls into the well, who gets the blame? The blind man? Or the guy who’s watching? Understanding what it means to be a true citizen makes the answer clear.
Following the footsteps of personalities like Bill Gates and Michael Dell donating money to charitable causes, Manoj Bhargava, whose net worth is estimated at $4 billion, has pledged 99 per cent of his fortune to finding solutions that could save the world and his focus is on India.
50 Years Ago MLK Said We Had The Resources To End Poverty. So Why Does It Still Exist?
by Manoj Bhargava January 17, 2016
The day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, he delivered a Nobel Lecture entitled, The Quest for Peace and Justice, during which he declared, “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
Billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist serves humanity with innovation
GLOBAL ASIAN TIMES
by Vinita Kinra
December 21, 2015
Manoj Bhargava is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of Living Essentials®. Born in Lucknow, India, Bhargava moved to the United States in 1967 at the age of 14. Bhargava grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Princeton University for one year before dropping out and focusing the remainder of his education on spiritual studies in India and the United States.
5-Hour Energy billionaire brings latest inventions to S’pore
December 15, 2015
Billionaire Manoj Bhargava, who made his fortune selling 5-Hour Energy drinks in gas stations and convenience stores across the US, is turning to Asia to commercialize his latest inventions in health, power and water.
Energy-Drink Billionaire Pledges to Give Away Fortune
CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY
November 12, 2015
The creator of a 5-hour Energy drinks has publicly committed to donating 99 percent of his estimated $4 billion fortune to efforts to tackle global problems, Quartz writes. Manoj Bhargava made the pledge in Billions in Change, a self-produced film he released online last month.
5-Hour Energy Founder Is Using His $4 Billion Fortune To Save The World
by Julian Sonny November 12, 2015
If you have wealth, it’s a duty to help those who don’t. That’s the mantra 5-Hour Energy drink creator Manoj Bhargava lives by, and with a net worth of over $4 billion, he pledged literally 99 percent of his wealth to endeavors helping to save the world.
A Day in the Life of 5-Hour Energy Creator Manoj Bhargava
WALL STREET JOURNAL
by Christopher Ross November 2, 2015
Down a stretch of road running through suburban Detroit sits a complex of beige brick buildings so aggressively nondescript that they could house a branch of the NSA. Inside one unmarked warehouse, men sit at strange hulking machines, tapping on monitors; mathematical formulas cover the walls.