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The top 10 wealthiest sustainable investors

Making millions is one thing, but doing so while changing the world for the better is no mean feat.

Making millions is one thing, but doing so while changing the world for the better is no mean feat.

There were a record 2,208 individuals in this year's Forbes billionaires list, owning a total of $9.1 trillion in wealth.

We share the top 10 names highlighted for the environmental or social impact of their investments.

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Making millions is one thing, but doing so while changing the world for the better is no mean feat.

There were a record 2,208 individuals in this year's Forbes billionaires list, owning a total of $9.1 trillion in wealth.

We share the top 10 names highlighted for the environmental or social impact of their investments.

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10. John Doerr

Net worth: $7.9 billion

Impact: diversified

Venture capitalist Doerr invests in initiatives aiming to solve problems in education, healthcare, energy and climate, and poverty.

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9. Dustin Moskovitz

Net worth: $10.9 billion

Impact: diversified

Facebook co-founder Moskovitz's charitable foundation Good Ventures has backed initiatives dedicated to the development of new medicines for dementia as well as businesses working to lower CO2 emissions.

 

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8. Pierre Omidyar

Net worth: $11.6 billion

Impact: global

eBay founder Omidyar founded 'philanthropic investment firm' the Omidyar Network in 2004. According to Forbes, he has invested more than $600 million into businesses aiming to fight climate change and make education more affordable.

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7. Ray Dalio

Net worth: $18.1 billion

Impact: tech

Hedge fund manager Dalio has made tens of millions of dollars of investments into education and health in emerging markets and widening the availability of financial services.

 

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6. Paul Allen

Net worth: $20.3 billion

Impact: global

Microsoft co-founder Allen's charitable foundation Vulcan invests heavily in energy and infrastructure projects in Africa.

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5. Laurene Powell Jobs  

Net worth: $20.5 billion

Impact: education, tech

American businesswoman Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective invests in startups working to increase government accountability, fight climate change and promote the efficient use of technology in education.

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4. Michael Dell

Net worth: $27.6 billion

Impact: education, global

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has substantial investments in businesses aiming to improve education and healthcare in India. 

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3. Steve Ballmer

Net worth: $42.3 billion

Impact: poverty

Microsoft's former chief executive is putting his money into developing technology for schools, charities and social service agencies.

 

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2. Mark Zuckerberg

Net worth: $61 billion

Impact: education

Alongside his wife Priscilla Chan, Facebook chief executive and co founder Zuckerberg invests in international initiatives focused on education through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

 

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1. Bill Gates

Net worth: $97 billion

Impact: healthcare, poverty

The largest charitable foundation in the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested billions into philanthropic causes such as boosting food security and developing a vaccine for HIV.

 

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