Role models are important to shape and change yourself. To concretely shape kindness, so that you will get the entire picture, I have gather various examples. Examples can work great as a role model. They are consciously chosen famous world citizens. Famous people serve well as role models, because it’s so easy to identify with them. Every role model contribute to poverty reduction, each in their own way. All examples have two things in common. For starters, they are all people with a great drive and passion and they all pursue their big dream. By passionately pursuing their dreams, they have gotten this far and they have gathered their wealth. These second similarity is that they use their name and financial resources to improve the world. They try to eliminate poverty with just as much passion as they used to get famous. Get inspiration from these examples, so you can see them as role models.
Author, producer and writer Ben Affleck was born on August 15th 1972 and can’t remember that he ever wanted to be anything else than an actor. His breakthrough was together with Matt Damon in the movie “Good Will Hunting”. Afterwards, he played various major roles. For his production “Argo” he won a Golden Globe award and a BAFTA for Best Director, Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA for best movie.
Ben Affleck supports a large number of charities in various ways. One of the charities he actively supports is Feeding America. One in eight people in America is hungry and needs the foodbank to survive. Ben Affleck is very committed to those who are hungry. Check videos of Ben Affleck for Feeding America on YouTube.
Bill Gates – Melinda Gates
Bill is entrepreneur, Microsoft and expert in the field of ICT. He was born in 1955 and discovered his passion for computers and programming at a very young age. Together with his friend Paul Allen, he wrote computer programs for the Lakeside School where he was enrolled. Bill didn’t complete his education at the time, because he was more interested in computers. He started Microsoft and led the developments of DOS for IBM pcs in the early eighties. Microsoft launched the first version for the general public under the name Microsoft Windows in 1985.
Melinda was born in 1964 and developed an interest in computers at a very early age. She got her bachelor degree in computer science and joined Microsoft as product manager in 1987. She stayed with the company until 1996.
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is the largest foundation in the world that aims to eliminate poverty and illness. The text below, is one of the key elements the foundation believes in.
The path out of poverty begins when the next generation can access quality healthcare and a great education.
In developing countries, we focus on improving people’s health and wellbeing, helping individuals lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, we seek to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—can access the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
10 % of all income is donated to fight poverty
Moneyfulness is about individuals who, one way or the other, want to obtain a different attitude about money. You want to adjust the perception of your own poverty. In addition to your own perception, you want to improve your financial situation. By buying this book or by attending the course, you contribute to poverty reduction. 10% of all proceeds of moneyfulness go to poverty reduction. This could be a local project in your area, or a drinking water facility with clean drinking water in Senegal. Everyone has the opportunity to submit a project that fights against poverty. In addition to literally donating money to charity or projects that fight poverty, part of the money is spent on education. By teaching people to properly managing their finances, you contribute to poverty reduction. Education can be considered as preventive poverty reduction.
Ending money stress together.