By Ejiro Femi-Babafemi, Yetunde Oladeinde
- “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie
American billionaire Andrew Carnegie wasn’t the only committed philanthropist the world has ever known, but he was so passionate about giving that he documented his thoughts in a 1899 article: “The Gospel of Wealth”, which called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society.
As noble and appealing as Carnegie’s ideas appear, many of the world’s wealthiest individuals do not seem to embrace this philosophy.
One reason for this might be because for true philanthropists, giving is often inspired by an inner satisfaction to impact lives. It is usually about creating unconditional love and happiness for others.
There are, however, well off people who carry out philanthropic activities as a tribute to their humble backgrounds or as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
However it is perceived, giving is an art and for those who have…