Australian businessman gives record amount to charity

Australian businessman gives record amount to charity

The Australian businessman Andrew Forrest (55) has Monday history written by $ 400 million (265 million euros) to give away. It goes according to the Australian government to be the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the country.

Forrest and his wife Nicola made the news known to the parliament building in Canberra. They want that the money is spent on cancer research, education and the fight against modern slavery.

The Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull called the donation a “game-changer” within the philanthropic community. He praised the “love and dedication” of the billionaire, according to business newspaper, Financial Review has explained the recorddonatie not of the tax will deduct.

The mijnbouwmagnaat is one of the richest men in Australia. His property is estimated at more than 3 billion euros.

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