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Big-dollar bets

Published: Dec 25, 2017 06:46:30 AM IST
Updated: Dec 22, 2017 12:54:37 PM IST

Big-dollar betsImage: John Weber


These donations to help spur social change were last year’s most inspiring gifts—and those likeliest to succeed large fortunes beget large gifts, and more than ever, prominent philanthropists are anteing up $25 million–plus to help tackle problems of poverty, disease, substandard education and more. Boston’s Bridge­span Group found 74 such gifts in 2016, totalling $6.7 billion. Its panel of outside experts then ranked the 10 listed below as the most promising. For more, please see forbes.com/big-bets-2017.

Big-dollar bets

 

(This story appears in the 05 January, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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