With all the hullabaloo with crypto, stocks, and finance, many people dream of becoming a millionaire. According to an article from the Ramsey Solution, 79% of millionaires were not even granted an inheritance from their parents—it seems that the American dream is still alive and well. Here are a couple of stories that can be inspiration for your financial endeavors.Peter Thiel founded the Thiel foundation, which gives highly intellectual people an opportunity to be given $100,000 in hopes of patenting their new invention. Peter Thiel created the foundation to give ambitious teenagers an opportunity outside college. Interestingly enough, Peter Thiel is actually very critical of the present educational system today. He claims that the increase in the student loan debt is a sign that the college degree is losing its value over time. One of his most ambitious projects is the ability to actually live longer. An article from CNBC details how Peter Thiel actually gave $3.5 million to the non-profit Methuselah Mouse Prize foundation in 2006, increasing that donation to $7 million in 2017. He is working with Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos on this matter.She has donated to many organizations that deal with complex issues like racial justice and abortion. She donated to 286 arts and racial justice groups, including the Apollo Theater and the Asian American Federation. She gave away $2.74 billion in hopes of the media showing the organization she is donating to, not her. Mackenzie Scott has signed the Giving Pledge in 2019. The Giving Pledge is a group of billionaires that pledge to donate most of their wealth to charitable causes. The number of organizations she donated would take more than three pages to fit on this article.
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