DiCaprio's gala for the environment raises over $40M
July 24, 2015, 11:57 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Second annual fundraiser in France auctions off real estate, jewelry and private concerts.
Search for alien intelligence just got $100M boost
July 20, 2015, 3:36 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Billionaire Yuri Milner pledges to fund a decade-long search for intelligent life among the stars.
Leonardo DiCaprio hands out millions to environmental groups
July 15, 2015, 4 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actor's $15 million donation is the latest in a string of charitable giving to protect species and habitats around the globe.
Paul Allen gives millions to fund world's largest shark survey
July 9, 2015, 11:03 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Project will count sharks and rays in more than 400 coral reef locations around the globe.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed's billions giveaway starts with free cars, homes
July 6, 2015, 11:19 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
To kick off his $32 billion donation, the Saudi Prince will donate 10,000 cars and 10,000 houses to the needy.
Leonardo DiCaprio to donate 'Solar Reserve' art installation
June 10, 2015, 5:59 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Exhibit, by artist John Gerrard, simulates the sun and night sky above a solar thermal plant in Nevada.
American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza donates Triple Crown winnings to charity
June 8, 2015, 1:53 p.m. by Jenn Savedge
Every cent of the $80,000 prize will go to the California-based cancer treatment and research center, City of Hope.
Akon creates institution to educate solar engineers in Africa
June 3, 2015, 2:02 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Hip-hop star hopes to bring solar energy to millions in Africa through his new Solar Academy in Mali.
Chobani founder pledges much of fortune to refugee aid
June 1, 2015, 10:54 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Hamdi Ulukaya joins other billionaires in making The Giving Pledge.
Anheuser-Busch producing canned drinking water for flood victims
May 30, 2015, 8:18 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Beermaker shifts focus of one production line at its Georgia brewery to create 50,000 cans of water for the American Red Cross.