Why This Indian Billionaire Is Betting On Education With His Philanthropy – Forbes
Guided by the belief that education provides opportunity, B.R. Shetty’s family foundation is building schools in his home country. His focus is shared by quite a few other philanthropists. B.R. Shetty built a fortune in healthcare, starting more than four decades ago with a single pharmacy in Abu Dhabi that has grown into a chain of hospitals across the United Arab Emirates. To give back, the Indian billionaire is putting his philanthropic efforts toward education. His foundation has built several K-12 schools as well as a medical research institute in northern India, among other initiatives. Shetty recently joined the Giving Pledge, promising to give at least half his net worth to philanthropic causes.