Billionaire Tracker: Actions The World’s Wealthiest Are Taking In Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Hayley C. Cuccinello   Forbes U.S. Staff

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As the coronavirus pandemic has reached nearly every corner of the world, some of the planet’s wealthiest are helping the global effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and do what they can for the economy. 

Some tech tycoons, like Bill Gates, are donating millions of dollars to aid vaccine and disease research. Jack Dorsey, has pledged up to $1 billion to coronavirus relief and other causes. Many sports team owners, including Mark Cuban, are supporting arena staff while the season is on hiatus. Others, like Jeremy Jacobs, have asked their employees to shoulder a chunk of the financial burden.

Forbes will continue to update this list of billionaires (in alphabetical order) and how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Roman Abramovich: The Chelsea owner will pay for NHS staff to stay at the Stamford Bridge Millennium Hotel, which is around the corner from Westminster Hospital. 

Bill AckmanThe founder of Pershing Square made a 100-fold return of $2.6 billion on a coronavirus hedge. The fund’s foundation, known for impact investing, is funding a company named Covaxx, which is developing coronavirus antibody kits.

Gautam AdaniThe ports tycoon’s company has given $15.4 million to COVID-19 relief with most going to the Indian Prime Minister’s emergency fund. The Adani Group is also providing ventilators, masks and free food to the poor.

Sheldon AdelsonThe casino magnate temporarily closed Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s properties on the Strip — the Venetian and the Palazzo — on March 17. The company said in a statement that there will be no layoffs or furloughs and employees will be paid during the temporary closure. On March 31, Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced it had has fulfilled a $250,000 pledge to hunger-relief programs in Nevada and would donate 2 million masks and 20,000 protective suits to healthcare professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations. The masks will be divided between Nevada and New York. The company has previously provided masks and testing kits to Nevada’s healthcare professionals and the police as well as food and bottled water to local organizations.

Mike AdenugaThe Nigerian billionaire has reportedly donated nearly $3.9 million (1.5 billion Nigerian naira) to the federal government and state government of Lagos for COVID-19 efforts.

Anil AgarwalThe metals and mining magnate’s Vedanta Group has committed $26.5 million towards fighting the spread of COVID-19 with half going to the Indian Prime Minister’s fund. Vedanta Group has also donated 100,000 masks as of early April and plans to donate 200,000 more.

Massimiliana Landini Aleotti: Landini Aleotti and her three children own Menarini, one of Italy’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The firm announced on March 19 it would convert a production line at its Florence factory to make disinfectant gel that will be distributed free of charge to Italy’s civil protection agency.

Mukesh AmbaniAmbani’s oil and gas giant Reliance Industries has contributed $67 million (500 crore) to the Indian Prime Minister’s emergency fund. The company’s charitable foundation has also set up India’s first COVID-19 center with 100 beds in Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. Reliance is also producing 100,000 masks daily and providing free meals across multiple cities. He also gave $660,000 (5 crore) to the relief fund of the chief minister of Maharashtra, Ambani’s home state, and $660,000 to a similar fund of Gujarat state, where Reliance’s largest refinery complex is located.

Micky ArisonThe Miami Heat, owned by Arison, and the AmericanAirlines Arena are providing disaster relief assistance to team and arena part-time employees as well as their concessions and housekeeping partners. Arison has also donated $1 million to a fund to help employees and other community members. On March 19, President Trump said in a press conference that Arison, chairman of Carnival Corp. and a longtime friend of Trump, had offered to make select cruise ships available to convert into floating hospitals. Carnival did not suspend cruises until mid-March despite many passengers contracting coronavirus on the Diamond Princess and the Grand Princess cruise ships.

Giorgio Armani: The fashion designer’s Armani Group was one of the first firms to take measures to halt the spread of the epidemic, deciding to hold its Milan Fashion week show on February 23 behind closed doors. On March 26, the Armani Group converted all production at its Italian factories to manufacture single-use medical overalls. Armani has donated about $2.2 million (2 million euros) to hospitals in Milan, Rome, Bergamo, Piacenza and Versilia and to the Italian civil protection agency.

Bernard ArnaultThe luxury goods tycoon is converting three of LVMH’s perfume factories to manufacture hand sanitizer instead. It will be distributed for free to French authorities and Europe’s largest hospital system. LVMH has committed to supplying at least 40 million masks to France, paying approximately $5.4 million (5 million euros) for the first week’s delivery.

Mike Ashley: The Sports Direct billionaire attempted to keep stores open even after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all stores selling non-essential items to close. In a letter sent the evening of March 23, Ashley’s management heavily implied the employees should keep stores open anyway, saying customers needed sports equipment to work out at home. After much backlash, CFO Chris Wootton confirmed to Forbes that stores would close.

Bill AustinStarkey Hearing Technologies, owned by Austin, is reportedly partnering with manufacturer Lakeview Industries to make disposable face shields for healthcare professionals. According to CBS, Starkey aims to produce about 150,000 shields daily.

Steve BallmerThe ex-Microsoft CEO’s philanthropic foundation has pledged more than $25 million, including $1 million to community organizations in Los Angeles, including the county’s school district, and $10 million to the University of Washington Medicine’s emergency response fund. Ballmer has also donated $3 million to the Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 fund which will provide one-time operating grants to community organizations that work with vulnerable populations including residents without health insurance or sick days. In partnership with the Lakers, Kings and Staples Center, the Clippers — owned by Ballmer — will compensate the Staples Center’s hundreds of employees for the rest of the regular NBA and NHL seasons.

GiulianaLuciano and Sabrina Benetton: The Benetton family’s investment arm, Edizione Srl, donated about $3.2 million (3 million euros) to hospitals in Milan, Rome and the northeastern Italian city of Treviso.

Marc BenioffThe Salesforce founder tweeted on March 15 that Salesforce and TIME magazine, which he owns, will continue to pay hourly workers despite closing all offices. On March 22, Benioff said that Salesforce donated 9,000 masks to the University of California, San Francisco and added that the company would work to deliver another 5 million masks and additional PPE (personal protective equipment).

Gayle BensonThree days after rookie New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson pledged to cover 30 days’ pay for all Smoothie King Center employees, the Pelicans’ billionaire owner Benson announced in a statement on March 16 that wages of Pelicans employees who work game days only will be covered for the remainder of postponed games. She’s also donated $1 million to a fund that will be distributed to those in need via the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Silvio Berlusconi: The three-time prime minister of Italy and current member of the European Parliament gave $11 million (10 million euros) to the region of Lombardy, destined for the new hospital that will be built in the former Fiera Milano exhibition grounds in Milan.

Patrizio BertelliMiuccia Prada: On March 19, the co-CEOs of fashion titan Prada announced they had donated two intensive care and resuscitation units each to the Vittore Buzzi, Sacco and San Raffaele hospitals in Milan.

Jeff BezosThe planet’s richest person announced on April 2 that he would donate $100 million to Feeding America, a national nonprofit network of food banks and food pantries. Amazon has invested $20 million in the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative to bring COVID-19 tests to the market faster. Amazon is hiring 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions across to the U.S. to meet the surge in demand and increasing wages with an additional $2/hour in America and pay increases worldwide. Amazon has also donated $1 million to emergency COVID-19 funds in the Washington, D.C., region, created a $5 million relief fund for small businesses and contributed $1 million to a new Seattle foundation to help those affected by COVID-19. On March 20, four senators sent a letter to Bezos expressing concern that the company was not doing enough to protect warehouse workers from COVID-19.

Stephen BisciottiThe Baltimore Ravens and the foundation of its owner have jointly donated $1 million to support four not-for-profit organizations in the Baltimore area, including the Maryland Food Bank.

Leon BlackThe private equity billionaire has pledged $20 million, including an initial $10 million and plans for $10 million in matching funds, to support the NYC Healthcare Heroes initiative. The program, launched by the Mayor’s Fund, Robin Hood and the American Red Cross, will provide anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 packages of shelf-stable food, cleaning and personal care products and over-the-counter medicine to hospital staff through June. 

Arthur BlankThe owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team and the Atlanta United MLS team will compensate hourly employees at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Blank’s foundation is also donating nearly $5.4 million for COVID-19 efforts in Atlanta and Montana.

Len BlavatnikThe chairman of investment firm Access Industries has donated $2 million to Mount Sinai Health System in New York City to acquire ventilators. As of April 8, Blavatnik’s family foundation has given $6.2 million, including gifts to the National Health Service in the U.K. and Jewish communities in New York and London. 

Nathan BlecharczykHe and his AirBnb cofounders Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky have each donated $3 million to Airbnb’s Superhost Relief Fund where Superhosts can apply for grants of up to $5,000.

Michael BloombergThe media billionaire has launched a $40 million initiative to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries. Bloomberg has also donated to a $95 million fund to give grants and interest-free loans to New York City-based nonprofits. Bloomberg Philanthropies is partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health organization Vital Strategies. On April 14, Bloomberg made a $6 million donation to World Central Kitchen to provide about 1 million meals for 30,000 healthcare workers in New York City. Bloomberg’s foundation has launched several initiatives, including a Local Action Tracker to collect and share actions taken by U.S. leaders in response to COVID-19 as well as a support program to help U.S. cities access and track federal programs and funding sources that are available for COVID-19 response efforts.

Tim Boyle: The Columbia Sportswear CEO has cut his salary to $10,000; he had received $3.3 million in 2018. The company’s 3,500 retail employees will continue to receive their regular pay, according to The Oregonian.

Richard BransonAfter getting pilloried for asking staff at his Virgin Atlantic airline to take eight weeks of unpaid leave, Branson announced on March 22 that Virgin Atlantic would provide $250 million over the next coming months to support his 70,000-plus employees.

Warren BuffettThe Oracle of Omaha and Goldman Sachs senior partner Rich Friedman reportedly used corporate jets to bring 130,000 N05 masks from China to New York’s Mount Sinai Health System.

Nicola and Paolo BulgariThe luxury jeweler Bulgari, formerly owned by the billionaire brothers until they sold a controlling stake to Bernard Arnault’s LVMH for $5.2 billion in 2011, pledged a donation to the Spallanzani Institute in Rome.

Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone: The wealthy investor and his holding company, Gruppo Caltagirone, donated about $1.1 million (1 million euros) to the Spallanzani Institute and the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli hospital in Rome.

Rick CarusoThe Los Angeles real estate developer ​announced that ​his "town center" style outdoor shopping centers, ​​including much-visited The Grove, will remain open to the public, though only the grocery store and pharmacy tenants are open. Parking is now free to all visitors. "As we follow directives to stay home, government officials and medical experts have advised that going outside, talking walks, and enjoying fresh air still remain healthy options as long as we observe proper social distancing," Caruso said in a statement.

Dhanin ChearavanontHis Charoen Pokphand Group, a leading producer of animal feed and livestock, has launched several COVID-19 initiatives. CPG has invested $3 million to build a factory in Bangkok to produce free 100,000 surgical masks per day to donate to healthcare workers starting in early April. The conglomerate is also providing free food delivery to patients and staff in more than 40 hospitals across Thailand. CPG estimates it has spent $29.1 million on these efforts. To cope with rising demand, Charoen Pokphand Foods has expanded production capacity of staples like eggs. 

Adrian Cheng: The son of Hong Kong mogul Henry Cheng runs New World Development Group, which is manufacturing masks in Hong Kong. On April 7, Cheng announced the group would donate 10 million “Made in Hong Kong” masks to Hong Kong and overseas communities starting at the end of April once all four production lines are operational. In Hong Kong, masks will be distributed to low-income families and vulnerable communities through mask dispensers at local NGOs. The property firm also invested $1.3 million (10 million HKD) to research and develop new antibacterial and antiviral masks, donated another $1.3 million (10 million HKD) to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Hong Kong and provided $7 million (50 million RMB) for relief efforts in Greater China. 

Andrew and Peggy CherngThe Panda Express cofounders have personally spent $3 million on COVID-19 relief, donating $1 million to Feeding America and providing $2 million worth of PPE to hospitals in California, New Jersey, Washington and other communities that Panda serves.

Brian CheskyThe Airbnb CEO tweeted on Saturday March 14 that it will allow guests worldwide to cancel without incurring fees through April 14. On March 26, Chesky announced that Airbnb would provide housing for 100,000 COVID-19 responders worldwide. Chesky and his cofounders Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk have each donated $3 million to Airbnb’s Superhost Relief Fund where Superhosts can apply for grants of up to $5,000.

Yvon ChouinardAs of Friday, March 13, his outdoor apparel maker Patagonia has closed all stores and offices but said it will continue to pay its employees.

John and Denise CoatesThe billionaire siblings have reportedly promised to pay match day staff for their football club Stoke City for four games despite cancelations. Full-time staff have been guaranteed their salary for five months. Denise’s foundation has also given approximately $12.5 million (£10 million) to University Hospitals of North Midlands to support its staff and patients. 

John and Patrick CollisonThe brothers behind payment company Stripe are funders of Fast Grants, a program to give grants from $10,000 to $500,000 to scientists at academic institutions. Fast Grants decides whether or not to fund projects in under 48 hours.

Mark CubanCuban owns the Dallas Mavericks, which is providing full reimbursement to employees for breakfast or lunch purchases made from independent, local establishments in the Dallas region. Cuban has confirmed to Forbes that American Airlines Center arena employees will be paid as if the season had not been halted. He has also teamed up with Maverick players Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell to donate $500,000 to support healthcare workers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.

Aliko DangoteAfrica’s richest person has donated approximately $5.2 million (2 billion naira) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. He is also reportedly funding the construction of a 600-bed isolation facility in Kano.

John Paul DeJoriaThe haircare and tequila billionaire’s John Paul Mitchell Systems has started a $4 million COVID-19 relief program for salons and stylists affected by the shutdown. JPMS is also donating more than 20,000 units of hand sanitizer to first responders in Southern California, Los Angeles police officers and low-income families with young children.

Leonardo Del Vecchio: His foundation has donated about $11 million (10 million euros) and six respirators to the newly built field hospital at Fiera Milano.

Diego Della Valle: On April 6, the Della Valle family announced a donation of about $5.4 million (5 million euros) to a fund managed by the Italian civil protection agency, which will help the families of healthcare workers who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Michael DellOn April 3, Dell announced on LinkedIn that his charitable foundation would donate $100 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, including a $20 million commitment to Bill Gates’ COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator. The remaining $80 million will go towards supporting the healthcare system, nonprofits, education and small businesses. The tech giant that bears his name has donated $284,000 (2 million yuan) to provide medical supplies such as surgical masks to hospitals in China. Dell is also donating $853,000 (6 million yuan) worth of IT services to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Hubei province. The company has also set aside $3 million in funds and in-kind technology donations to help COVID-19 efforts worldwide.

Barry DillerHis family foundation has given $5,000 to a campaign to buy meals from local restaurants for the ICU team at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital.

Domenico DolceStefano GabbanaThe two halves of the fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana made an undisclosed donation to Humanitas University in Milan, to advance research into the immune system’s response to COVID-19.

Ennio Doris: On March 19, the chairman of the publicly traded bank Banca Mediolanum gave about $5.4 million (5 million euros) to the authorities in the northeastern region of Veneto, which is also battling with a significant coronavirus outbreak.

Jack DorseyOn April 7, the Twitter billionaire pledged on Twitter to donate $1 billion to coronavirus relief efforts using his shares in Square. Dorsey says that the funds will shift to support women’s health, education and universal basic income after the COVID-19 epidemic.

Stanley DruckenmillerThe hedge fund billionaire leads Blue Meridian, a partnership of philanthropists. Blue Meridian announced on April 10 that it would deploy a $100 million COVID-19 response fund to support community-based organizations and help low-income individuals access public aid. All of Blue Meridian’s partners contributed, including foundations led by Druckenmiller, Bill and Melinda Gates, David Tepper, Lynn SchustermanGeorge KaiserMacKenzie Bezos and Sergey Brin

James DysonOn March 26, the British billionaire’s eponymous technology company announced it had started work on 10,000 ventilators for the U.K. government. There is concern the ventilators will not arrive in time for the COVID-19 peak in the U.K.

Giovanni FerreroMaria Franca Fissolo: Giovanni Ferrero and his mother own the storied confectionery maker Ferrero — whose iconic products include Nutella and Kinder chocolates — and the family-owned company has given $10.7 million (10 million euros) to the Italian government’s national emergency commission to fight the coronavirus. All employees are being paid to work from home and factory employees currently working have been given a raise.

Tilman FertittaThe Houston billionaire has closed nearly all his eateries, casinos and hotels and furloughed 40,000 workers. He cut benefits for his staff at the Post Oak Hotel but reversed the decision after backlash.

Andrew ForrestOn April 8, the Austrialian mining billionaire announced he had donated roughly $324 million (520 million AUD) to his foundation with part of the funds going to the COVID-19 response as well as bushfire relief and other causes. His foundation plans to spend at least $100 million on COVID-19 relief efforts, including the purchase of medical equipment and supplies as well as testing development for coronavirus.

Luca Garavoglia: Spirits maker Campari Group, where Luca Garavoglia is CEO, announced a donation of roughly $1.1 million (1 million euros) to the Fatebenefratelli Sacco group of hospitals in Milan.

Bill GatesMelinda GatesThe Microsoft cofounder and his wife announced on February 5 that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would commit $100 million to aid global detection, isolation and treatment of COVID-19. More than half of it will go toward developing vaccines, treatment and diagnostics. On April 15, the foundation increased its commitment to $255 million. Gates has called for a national tracking system for coronavirus in the U.S. during a Reddit AMA and criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to WHO.

Joe GebbiaHe and his AirBnb cofounders Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky have each donated $3 million to Airbnb’s Superhost Relief Fund where Superhosts can apply for grants of up to $5,000.

David GeffenOn March 28, the music mogul posted Instagram photos of his self-isolation on his $570 million yacht. Prior to deleting the post and taking his profile private, which many called tone-deaf, Geffen commented that he had donated $1 million.

Dan GilbertThe Quicken Loans Community Fund and Gilbert’s family foundation are donating $1.2 million combined to help coronavirus efforts in Detroit. Gilbert is the majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, which announced it is “developing a compensation plan to continue paying our event staff and hourly workforce.” On March 23, Gilbert’s real estate firm Bedrock announced it would waive all rent, building expenses and parking fees during April and May for restaurants and retailers with under $100 million in annual sales. Businesses with $80,000 or less in monthly sales can also get an exemption for June.

David Green: On April 3, Hobby Lobby temporarily closed all stores, furloughing nearly all store employees and many of its corporate and distribution employees. The chain had reportedly defied stay-at-home orders before the closures with Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost both sending cease-and-desist letters to Hobby Lobby. According to a company memo surfaced on Twitter, employees at closed stores will receive 75% of their hourly pay for two weeks — determined by the average number of hours worked the prior six weeks — after exhausting all paid-time off benefits. Hobby Lobby declined to comment or clarify how many employees receive these benefits to Forbes. 

Philip & Cristina GreenHis Arcadia retail group, the parent company of Topshop, has furloughed all 14,000 store employees using the government’s job retention scheme. Arcadia also plans to suspend pension provisions for at least three months, according to Sky News.

Ken GriffinOn February 4, the billionaire’s hedge fund firm Citadel pledged to contribute $7.5 million to help China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. On March 19, Citadel contributed $1 million to help Chicago’s 500-plus schools feed students and $1.5 million to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide the equivalent of 4.5 million meals. On April 6, Citadel announced a donation of $5 million to New York’s hospitals to advance testing, treatment and prevention techniques for COVID-19.

Josh HarrisThe owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils informed salaried employees that pay would be cut by up to 20% in order to keep 1,500-plus hourly workers paid. After much outrage, Harris reversed his decision. “This is an extraordinary time in our world — unlike any most of us have ever lived through before — and ordinary business decisions are not enough to meet the moment,” he wrote in a statement. “To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong.”

Jimmy HaslamThe owner of the Cleveland Browns has donated $1.5 million to COVID-19 relief funds in Ohio.

Reed HastingsThe Netflix cofounder with his wife Patty Quillin gave $30 million to Gavi Alliance, the nonprofit immunization organization started by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on April 17. Netflix announced on March 20 that it had created a $100 million relief fund for out-of-work production professionals — including cast and crew — many of whom are paid hourly and on a project basis. the relief is not limited to workers on Netflix’s projects. The streaming giant has also committed to two weeks’ pay to all staff on productions that have been suspended.

Hinduja brothersTheir truck manufacturer Ashok Leyland is supplying masks, gloves, hand wash, sanitizer and personal protective equipment to healthcare workers as well as generators to hospitals.

Reid HoffmanThe investor is a funder of Fast Grants, a program to give grants from $10,000 to $500,000 to scientists at academic institutions. Fast Grants decides whether or not to fund projects in under 48 hours.

Marian IlitchThe owner of Little Caesars Pizza has created a $1 million fund to cover one month’s wages for part-time staff for the canceled Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers games. The fund also applies to employees affected by the postponement of concerts and other events at the Little Caesars Arena and Fox Theater.

Jim IrsayThe Indiana Colts owner has spent more than $2 million on COVID-19 relief, donating $1 million to Gleaners Food Bank and 10,000 N95 masks to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Jeremy JacobsDelaware North, Jacobs’ food services and concessions company, announced after much delay that effective April 1, 68 full-time employees will be placed on temporary leave, receiving one week of paid leave and eight weeks of full benefits. Eighty-two salaried employees will have their salary cut indefinitely. TD Garden, Jacobs’ arena where his Boston Bruins also play, has laid off all part-time employees, according to the Boston Globe. Jacobs has established a $1.5 million fund to help part-time game day employees.

Jay-ZThe hip-hop billionaire and singer Rihanna have each given $1 million to support the children of frontline healthcare workers as well as vulnerable populations, such as undocumented workers and the incarcerated.

Kylie JennerThe cosmetics mogul donated $1 million to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which will be used to buy thousands of masks and other personal protective equipment, according to Jenner’s OB-GYN, Thaïs Aliabadi. Kris and Kylie Jenner are partnering with Coty, majority stakeholder to Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin, to produce hand sanitizers for hospitals in Southern California.

Savitri Jindal & familyThe Jindal family’s JSW Group, India’s leading producer of steel, has pledged $13.2 million. Younger son Naaveen Jindal’s steel company JSPL has given an addition $3.3 million to the prime minister’s fund.

Jim JusticeThe billionaire governor of West Virginia announced a stay-at-home order starting the evening of March 24. He is satisfied with President Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “For those that criticize him, it's unfair and they ought to have their ass kicked,” Justice told Forbes.

George KaiserThe Tulsa, Oklahoma billionaire has spent more than $10 million on COVID-19 relief as of April 14. His foundation has arranged for meal deliveries to thousands of individuals, given supplementary gifts to social service charities and distributed PPE to nonprofit and academic clinics. Kaiser says his energy and private equity businesses have not laid anyone off. “It’s unfortunate that private charity has to assume the role of primary safety net and even supply chain and logistics manager because of the failure of government to perform its function,” Kaiser told Forbes.

Phil KnightThe Nike cofounder, Executive Chairman Mark Parker and CEO John Donahoe are donating $10 million combined to COVID-19 response efforts in Oregon, including $7 million to Oregon Health & Science University. 

Charles KochAs of April 9, a philanthropic community Stand Together, founded and supported by Koch, has raised $24 million in less than two weeks. One initiative, #GiveTogetherNow, has raised $19.6 million for families financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund will help more than 39,000 families and families with direct cash assistance. Several of Koch Industries’ companies are providing essential products and services with Molex helping manufacture component parts for ventilators and Phillips-Medisize producing molecular COVID-19 tests.

Uday KotakThe founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank has donated $3.3 million (25 crore) to the Indian Prime Minister’s fund. The Bank has committed another $5 million (35 crore) with $3.3 million (25 crore) going to the prime minister’s fund and the rest going toward the Maharashtra chief minister’s relief fund

Robert KraftThe team plane of the New England Patriots, which is owned by Kraft, brought 1.2 million N95 masks from Shenzhen, China to Boston on April 2. Another shipment of 500,000 masks is due to arrive as early as next week. Chinese tech giant Tencent, owned by Pony Ma, provided a 12-member team to help with ensuring and securing the supplies at the Shenzhen airport. Most of the masks will be distributed in Massachusetts though 300,000 will go to New York state and 100,000 will go to Rhode Island. As of April 10, the Kraft faily has spent more than $7 million on relief efforts.

Henry KravisGeorge RobertsThe cofounders of private equity firm KKR & Co are setting up a $50 million fund dedicated to supporting frontline workers and providing financial relief to affected workers and small businesses in the areas where KKR invests. In a letter obtained by Forbes, Kravis and Roberts said the — as well as co-presidents Joseph Bae and Scott Nuttall — will forego any end of year bonuses and their remaining salary in 2020. They each receive $300,000 a year in salary but their incentive pay, in form of bonuses, stock awards and carried interests, is substantial. In 2019, the four earned a combined $150 million, according to securities filings.

Miguel KrigsnerThe Bolivian-born billionaire’s O Boticário has reportedly donated 1.7 tons of sanitizer gel to São José dos Pinhais, the Brazilian city where the cosmetics company is headquartered.

Stan KroenkeThe Kroenkes announced on March 14 that all hourly staff for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment would be paid for the next 30 days. The family owns the Los Angeles Rams as well as the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids and Britain’s Arsenal soccer club. 

AerinJaneLeonardRonald and William LauderThe charitable foundation for the family’s cosmetics company has donated to a $95 million fund for New York City non-profits; other donors include Michael Bloomberg, Jon Stryker and Ken Griffin. The foundation has also given a $2 million grant to Doctors Without Borders. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on March 25 that Estée Lauder will donate 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to New York state weekly.

Ralph LaurenHis eponymous clothing brand’s charitable foundation has committed $10 million towards relief efforts. Part of the contribution will be given to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to support American fashion professionals impacted by the pandemic. Ralph Lauren also announced on March 26 that it is starting production of 250,000 masks and 25,000 isolation gowns.

Joe LewisTottenham Hotspur, a Premiere League football club owned by Lewis, has cut pay for all 550 non-playing directors and employees by 20% for April and May, as announced by club chairman Daniel Levy. It will employ, “where appropriate,” the U.K.’s furlough scheme.

Ted LeonsisThe owner of the NBA’s Wizards, NHL’s Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and two Arena Football teams, Leonsis has announced that he will pay all 500 employees scheduled to work at the now-closed Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. through April.

Li Ka-shingAsia’s most influential investor donated $13 million to help Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, in February. His foundation has also distributed 250,000 face masks to social welfare organizations and homes for the elderly in Hong Kong.

Jeffrey Lurie: The Philadelphia Eagles’ owner has donated $1 million to Penn Medicine. The funds will be used to launch a research program to test healthcare workers for potential immunity to COVID-19 and help researchers develop real-time research protocols to fight COVID-19.

Tobi LütkeThe Shopify founder is a funder of Fast Grants, a program to give grants from $10,000 to $500,000 to scientists at academic institutions. Fast Grants decides whether or not to fund projects in under 48 hours.

Jack MaThe Alibaba cofounder has pledged $14 million to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine. On March 13 he announced he’s also donating 500,000 testing kits and 1 million face masks to the U.S., with the first shipment leaving Shanghai on March 15. Ma has sent medical supplies and tests to Italy as well as several other countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. His foundation and Alibaba’s corporate foundation have also established the Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 to help doctors across the world share best practices during the pandemic. On April 4, Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Ma, Joe Tsai, Counsel General Huang Ping and the Chinese government for facilitating a donation of 1,000 ventilators from China to the state of New York; the giving was part of a larger contribution by the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation, which donated 2.6 million masks, 170,000 goggles and 2,000 ventilators to New York, aiming to supply the state’s most underserved hospitals.

Anand MahindraThe third-generation scion of Mahindra & Mahindra tweeted on March 22 that the conglomerate’s manufacturing facilities will begin work on producing ventilators. Mahindra’s network of 50 resorts will also be used as temporary care units.

Strive MasiyiwaThe Zimbabwean citizen — who currently lives in London — has reportedly offered assistance to healthcare professionals whose work has been cut due to a lack of personal protective equipment. According to Bloombergbenefits include a cash, life and health insurance and transportation for doctors and nurses.

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers & familyL'Oréal, founded by Meyer’s late grandfather, has donated $1.1 million (1 million euros) to n0n-profits across Europe, $260,000 to hunger relief organization Feeding America and $720,000 (5 million RMB) to relief efforts in China. The makeup giant has started producing hand sanitizer in Europe and North America that will be provided free to employees, partners and healthcare workers. L'Oréal is also supplying N95 masks to hospitals near its facilities in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Franklin, New Jersey, and freezing payments from small businesses in its distribution network — such as hair salons — until business resumes.

Janice McNairThe Houston Texans majority owner has donated $500,000 to the Houston Food Bank and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Meals on Wheels, which serves more than 4,300 homebound seniors in the Greater Houston and Galveston County area.

Yuri MilnerThe Russian tech investor is a funder of Fast Grants, a program to give grants from $10,000 to $500,000 to scientists at academic institutions. Fast Grants decides whether or not to fund projects in under 48 hours.

Massimo Moratti: Moratti is the largest shareholder and former CEO of Saras, Italy’s largest oil refinery. The company donated roughly $215,000 (200,000 euros) to the Azienda Ospedaliera G. Brotzu hospital near Cagliari in Sardinia and also contributed to the Fatebenefratelli Sacco and Niguarda hospitals in Milan. Saras, an energy company part-owned by Moratti, has donated $1.1 million (1 million euros) to the regional authorities in Lombardy.

Tom MorrisThe secretive owner of Home Bargains, a U.K. retail chain, has created a $35 million fund to help support staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Morris also confirmed on Twitter that Home Bargains will pay staff that need to self-isolate for up to two weeks.

Patrice MotsepeThe South African billionaire is donating approximately $57.1 million (1 billion rand), in partnership with his companies African Rainbow Minerals and African Rainbow Capital as well as financial services group Sanlam.

Elon MuskOn Wednesday, March 18, Musk defied a sheriff’s order to “shelter-in-place” by keeping Tesla’s Fremont, California factory open, with employees being told the factory was “critical infrastructure.” After Tesla was confronted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department that same day, the factory cut its onsite staff from 10,000 to 2,500. Musk has promised to donate ventilators to hospitals in Los Angeles and New York. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration said in mid-April that it did not know of any hospitals that had received them. Musk maintains that Tesla has sent ventilators. Tesla has given BPAP machines as well as medical supplies, sending N95 masks to the University of Washington Medical Center and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Nicky OppenheimerJohann RupertSouth Africa’s richest people, are each donating approximately $57.1 million (1 billion rand) to help small businesses and affected employees, according to a national address given by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Amancio OrtegaThe fast fashion pioneer has spent nearly $68 million (63 million euros) on medical equipment for the Spanish Health System, including 1,450 ventilators, 3 million filter masks and 1 million testing kits. Ortega’s Inditex group will allow the Spanish government to use its factories and logistics team to manufacture masks for patients and medical workers.

Terrence PegulaOn April 14, Pegula’s sports and entertainment conglomerate announced 21 layoffs and 104 furloughs as well as executive salary cuts. Employees for NHL team Buffalo Sabres, owned by Pegula, will be affected. On March 25, PSE, in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres foundations, committed to provide at least $1.5 million to affected Western New York residents.

Robert PeraThe Ubiquiti Networks CEO and Memphis Grizzlies owner will reportedly pay all game night employees for any games missed through the entire season. This does not cover all employees at the arena, such as concession workers, who are paid by a third-party vendor.

François PinaultHis luxury conglomerate Kering has promised to provide 3 million surgical masks for French healthcare workers, which Kering will purchase and import from China. High-fashion labels Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent are preparing to manufacture masks as well. Kering has donated about $2.2 million (2 million EUR) to Italian healthcare organizations, about $1.1 million (RMB 7.5 million) to the Hubei Red Cross Foundation and $1 million to the CDC Foundation to provide PPE and other supplies to healthcare workers in the Americas.

Vladimir PotaninThe Russian billionaire owns just over a third of nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel, which has pledged about $142 million (RUB 10.5 billion) on relief efforts. The funds will be used to purchase medical equipment, medicine and PPE for healthcare institutions and for Norilsk Nickel’s employees and businesses.

Azim PremjiThe Indian tech magnate has committed $132 million through his foundation to the Prime Minister’s emergency fund. The Azim Premji Foundation also announced on April 1 that its 1,600 employees would collaborate with government and healthcare workers. Premji’s software developer Wipro Limited has pledged another $13.2 million and Wipro Enterprises Limited has committed $3.3 million.

J.B. and Penny PritzkerJ.B. Pritzker, the governor of Illinois issued a stay-at-home order starting March 21. Pritzker has partnered with the United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations to launch a statewide COVID-19 response fund. The fund will benefit local community foundations and nonprofits that support vulnerable populations with varying needs, such as food and shelter to direct financial assistance. Penny Prizker, former U.S. Commerce Secretary, will chair the fund, which has raised nearly $29 million. J.B. has donated $4 million and Penny has given more than $2 million. The Pritzker family’s foundation and cousin Matthew have also donated to the fund.

Abdulsamad RabiuThe Nigerian cement billionaire has donated $2.6 million (N1 billion) to a COVID-19 relief fund registered with the Central Bank of Nigeria. His company, BUA Cement, has also donated $772,000 (N300 million) to Sokoto, Edo and Ogun states to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Rabiu has also ordered testing kits and medical supplies such as face masks, safety goggles and gloves for nine states in Nigeria.

Viktor RashnikovThe steel tycoon is providing approximately $6.8 million (RUB 500 million) to healthcare and relief efforts in Magnitogorsk, Russia. The fund has been used to purchase ventilators, give tablets and laptops for students and teachers and provide pensioners who live on their own with food and PPE, among other purposes.

Jim Ratcliffe: His chemical powerhouse Ineos Group is building two hand sanitizer plants — one in England, one in Germany — in 10 days. According to The Guardian, the company plans to produce 1 million bottles a months when the plants are fully operational and provide hand sanitizer to hospitals for free.

Issad RebrabAlgeria’s only billionaire has reportedly promised to import 1,000 ventilators.

Jerry ReinsdorfThe owner of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and the MLB’s Chicago White Sox is teaming up with Rocky Wirtz, owner of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, to pay the United Center’s 1,200 game-day employees through the remainder of the originally scheduled season.

Ren ZhengfeiHuawei Technologies, led by Ren, has donated medical supplies to health institutions in Europe and North America with 10,000 N95 masks, 20,000 isolation gowns, 50,000 medical goggles and 10,000 gloves going to hospitals in New York.

Antony ResslerThe private equity billionaire and majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that employees of the State Farm Arena, where the Hawks play, would still be paid.

Brian Roberts: The Comcast CEO and other senior executives have committed their entire salaries to charities helping with COVID-19 relief efforts, according to an employee memo. In 2018, Roberts’ salary was $3.2 million. Comcast has also pledged $500 million to provide its 190,000 employees with continued pay and benefits during the shutdown. Roberts’ family has personally donated $5 million to fund laptops for the Philadelphia school district so students can learn remotely.

Stephen RossThe Miami Dolphins owner has pledged $500,000 to support meal programs for public school students and underserved populations in South Florida as well as church relief efforts in Miami Gardens.

Renzo Rosso: Fashion mogul Renzo Rosso’s Only the Brave foundation has been soliciting donations to aid hospitals in smaller towns and cities in Italy, which have been receiving less support than their counterparts in major centers like Milan and Rome. Rosso’s fashion empire, OTB — the company’s brands include Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni — has shut stores in Europe and the U.S. but is still open for business in China and elsewhere in Asia.

Michael RubinIn mid-April, the e-commerce billionaire launched ALL IN Challenge along with Alan Tisch, Gary Vaynerchuk and the All In Challenge Foundation. The ALL IN CHALLENGE, which Rubin hopes will be the world’s largest digital fundraiser, is auctioning off celebrity memorabilia and experiences with all proceeds going to hunger relief. Rubin tweeted on March 26 that Fanatics — a retailer of licensed sportswear and merchandise — would start producing masks and gowns out of material typically used to make jerseys. Rubin says he plans to make 1 million masks and gowns to distribute across Pennsylvania with the goal of expanding to New Jersey and New York.

Remo Ruffini: Ruffini is the chairman and CEO of luxury sportswear brand Moncler, which contributed $10.9 million (10 million euros) to the authorities in the hard-hit region of Lombardy for the construction of a new hospital. The new facility will be located in an area formerly home to the Fiera Milano exhibition center and will house more than 400 intensive care units. 

Igor RybakovThe Russian billionaire is now offering medical masks to Muscovites, who can register online to obtain up to nine medical masks.

Sheryl SandbergFacebook’s Chief Operating Officer has partnered with other tech billionaires — including Intuit’s Scott Cook, Workday’s Aneel Bhusri and investor Reid Hoffman — to raise a $7 million emergency food bank fund for the San Francisco Bay Area. Sandberg and her fiancé Tom Bernthal put in the first $1 million.

Naguib Sawiris: The Egyptian billionaire family’s foundation announced on April 8 that it would donate nearly $6.4 million (100 million Egyptian pounds) to fight the spread of coronavirus. The pledge follows many controversial remarks by Naguib, who is eager for Egyptians to get back to work. In a television interview in late March, Naguib suggested ways for employees to work again, saying factory workers, for example, could sleep at the factories to avoid travel. He also stated the mortality rate for COVID-19 in Egypt was 1% when it is actually 6%, according to the interviewer. Naguib also contended that the curfew could lead to chaos with out-of-work Egyptians possibly resorting to thievery or suicide.

Leonard SchleiferDrugmaker Regeneron, cofounded by Schleifer, has donated 500,000 test kits to New York state, according to a tweet by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Howard SchultzThe former Starbucks CEO has launched The Plate Fund, which gives cash payments of $500 to impacted restaurant staff within 58 hours. The initiative was launched by the Schultz Family Foundation in partnership with organization #allinseattle, the Seattle Foundation and UpTogether with $4 million in seed funding. The Plate Fund will not exclude undocumented workers, who are ineligible for federal stimulus checks.

Charles SchwabHis eponymous brokerage firm is giving all employees below officer level a $1,000 bonus.

Lynn SchustermanThe Schusterman family foundation, cofounded by Lynn and chaired by daughter Stacy, has given out $70 million to COVID-19 relief efforts. The foundation is waiving reporting requirements related to payments and fast-tracking future payments in order to help grantees as soon as possible. Schusterman has contributed to philanthropic partnership Blue Meridian’s $100 million COVID-19 fund.

Herb SimonThe real estate tycoon and owner of the NBA’s Pacers is giving financial relief to part-time workers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, according to Bob Kravitz of The Athletic. 

Liz Simons: The daughter of hedge fund tycoon Jim Simons and her husband Mark Heising have donated $2 million to establish a COVID-19 response initiative at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, a public hospital supported by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. 

Dan SnyderThe Washington Redskins, owned by Snyder, is working with the Prince George's and Maryland Health Department to setup FedExField's parking lots as a community screening station.

Masayoshi SonSoftBank has donated 1.4 million N95 masks to New York state, as announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 25.

Patrick Soon-ShiongThe Los Angeles Times, owned by Soon-Shiong, announced in mid-April that it would furlough business-side employees and cut pay for some managers. The furloughs will start April 19 and last up to 16 weeks. The Times are also suspending 401(k) matching. Shortly before the announcement, Soon-Shiong bought a closed Los Angeles hospital for $135 million, planning to reopen it to treat coronavirus patients.

Stephen SchwarzmanHis private equity firm Blackstone has committed $10 million to the New York State COVID-19 First Responders Fund, and $5 million to organizations like City Harvest, World Central Kitchen and Coalition for the Homeless, who are either orchestrating food delivery to healthcare workers and first responders, or supporting vulnerable populations in New York City.

Tom Steyer: The former presidential candidate has been appointed by governor Gavin Newsom to lead California’s economic recovery task force.

Jon Stryker: The medical equipment company heir, along with billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Ken Griffin, has donated to a $95 million fund to give grants and interest-free loans to New York City-based nonprofits. Cosmetics company Estée Lauder’s charitable foundation and Jonathan Soros, son of hedge fund tycoon George Soros, also contributed.

Sy Siblings: The siblings’ SM Prime, Philippines largest property developer, has waived rent charges for all tenants in its SM Supermalls from March 16 to April 14. SM has also allocated 100 million php ($1.9 million) to supply medical front liners with protective equipment such as masks, gowns, visors, gloves and shoe covers.

Kevin SystromThe Instagram founder posted a coronavirus spread model on March 19 to his blog.

David TepperThe Carolina Panthers’ owner has spent $22 million as of April 17 on COVID-19 relief, focusing on hunger relief and cash assistance. In addition to supporting and partnering with community funds in New Jersey and North Carolina, where his Panthers team is based, Tepper is a contributor to philanthropic partnership Blue Meridian’s $100 million fund.

Luiza Helena TrajanoThe Brazilian retail billionaire is donating nearly $2 million (R $10 million) jointly with Magazine Luiza executive Fabrizio Bittar Garcia to the federal government to acquire ventilators and other medical equipment. The company has promised to not layoff any employees and has sent financial assistance to lower-income employees, including a day-care allowance to nearly 5,500 women employees.

Donald TrumpAmerica’s first billionaire president declared coronavirus a national emergency on March 13. The Trump administration has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has been slow to implement testing for the virus. When asked at a press conference, President Trump refused to take any responsibility for the botched rollout of tests. He has laid off 560 employees at his hotel and golf resort in Miami and has reportedly laid off more at his other hotels in New York, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Trump is eager to reopen the economy as soon as possible. “When you have terrible economies, you have death probably, and I mean definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we’re talking about with regard to the virus,” Trump said on March 23. He has donated one-quarter of his presidential salary ($100,000) to the Department of Health & Human Services for coronavirus relief efforts. 

On April 14, Trump announced a newly-formed American economic revival council including many billionaires, such as Sheldon Adelson, Micky Arison, Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos, Donald Bren, Rick Caruso, Dan Cathy, Mark Cuban, Jamie Dimon, Larry Ellison, Jonathan GrayHarold HammAbigail JohnsonJerry Jones, Robert Kraft, Ken LangoneDoug LeoneJimmy John LiautaudJohn MaloneBernard MarcusVincent McMahonJohn Menard, Jr., Elon Musk, Ross Perot Jr.Stefano Pessina, Stephen Ross, Phil Ruffin, Leonard Schleifer, Charles Schwab, Stephen Schwarzman, Paul SingerFred SmithRobert SmithWarren StephensBarry Sternlicht and Mark Zuckerberg. (Editor’s note: Forbes Media Editor-in-Chief and chairman Steve Forbes is also on the council.)

Joe TsaiThe Alibaba executive and owner of NBA’s Brooklyn Nets tweeted on March 14 that hourly employees at the Barclays Center, where the Nets play, will be paid throughout May as if games were still in season. On April 4, Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Tsai, Joe Ma, Counsel General Huang Ping and the Chinese government for facilitating a donation of 1,000 ventilators from China to the state of New York; the giving was part of a larger contribution by the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation, which donated 2.6 million masks, 170,000 goggles and 2,000 ventilators to New York, aiming to supply the state’s most underserved hospitals.

Alisher UsmanovOn April 6, the Russian investor and other shareholders of his holding company USM donated just over $26 million (2 billion rubles) to Russia’s new operational headquarters dedicated to fighting the spread of COVID-19. The funds will go towards personal protective equipment, transportation and other types of assistance for healthcare professionals and volunteers. Usmanov has also donated $20 million to Uzbekistan’s Health Ministry for the purchase of medical equipment and build a hospital in Tashkent.

AliceAnnChristyJimLukasNancy and Rob WaltonOn March 23, Walmart announced it would raise hourly pay for its warehouse employees by $2 an hour. Previously, the retail giant committed to giving $550 million in cash bonuses to its hourly staff and hiring 150,000 temporary workers. Walmart and the company’s foundation are also donating $25 million, $10 million of which will go to food banks, school meal programs and other organizations that help feed vulnerable populations. The company is also waiving rent for all Walmart tenants — such as hair and nail salons and restaurant franchises— for the month of April.

Ty WarnerNew York City’s Four Seasons Hotel, which is Warner’s most valuable property, is housing healthcare workers free of charge.

Les WexnerAccording to a memo sent by Wexner to L Brands employees on March 27, all hourly associates who cannot work from home will be furloughed. Affected employees will continue to be paid through April 4. “Furloughing associates is one of the most heart-wrenching decisions we’ve ever had to make,” wrote Wexner. “But I know that we have to take these significant actions now — controlling what we can control — in order to help us weather this storm while providing some level of support to associates.” L Brands has reduced base compensation by 20% for senior vice presidents and Wexner’s cash compensation, which was $900,000 in 2019, has been suspended.

Oprah WinfreyThe television mogul announced on April 2 that she would donate $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts with $1 million going to chef José Andrés’ new initiative, America’s Food Fund. Fellow billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs is also contributing to America’s Food Fund.

Tadashi Yanai & familyYanai’s Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo and Theory, is donating 10 million masks to medical institutions in Japan and abroad with 1.05 million masks going to hospitals in New York.

Denise York & familyThe San Francisco 49ers, owned by York’s family, are committing $500,000 to support employees and the greater community. The team will immediately invest $49,000 into a fund for nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo.

Eric YuanThe founder of Zoom Video Technologies is making his video conferencing software free for unlimited use for all affected K-12 schools in China, Japan, Italy and the U.S.

Mark ZuckerbergZuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s initiative has given $37 million to COVID-19 relief efforts as of April 13. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s commitments include $5 million to Bay Area organizations, $4 million to expanding UC San Francisco’s labs and free COVID-19 testing, $1.65 million in education-related grants and $20 million for Bill Gates’ COVID-19 Accelerator with potential for another $5 million. On March 17, Facebook announced a $100 million grant to aid small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The social media giant has also committed to match $20 million in donations to the United Nations Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). On March 21, Zuckerberg announced Facebook would donate its emergency reserve of 720,000 masks to health workers — purchased in the event that the California wildfires continued — and would work to source millions more to donate.


Additional reporting contributed by Maneet Ahuja, Kurt Badenhausen, Grace Chung, Carter Coudriet, David Dawkins, Lauren Debter, Antoine Gara, Alex Konrad, Alan Ohnsman, Anu Raghunathan, Giacomo Tognini, Lisette Voyko, Tracy Wang and Will Yakowicz.

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Hayley C. Cuccinello   Forbes U.S. Staff

I am a wealth reporter at Forbes. Prior to joining the wealth team, I oversaw the Forbes Media and Entertainment section as Assistant Editor, running our highest-paid authors, radio hosts, magicians and comedians lists. I also edit the 30 Under 30 U.S. Media list and the 30 Under 30 Europe Retail & Ecommerce list. I've previously written for Bustle, Fusion, SheKnows and the Huffington Post.