The majority of the successful entrepreneurs we hear about everyday didn’t receive their wealth or fame by advocating on behalf of our planet, but some of the most notable in the business world are so popular for this very reason.
Depending on their industry, branching out to matters of ecological concern would seem rather out of place, though not unwelcome.
Then again, if you’re a few of the names below, this would seem completely in character for you. Blacklemag is proud to present a list of wealthy individuals we feel are doing their part to clean up our planet.
Sir Richard Branson
One of the wealthiest, most-respected, and classy billionaires is number one on our list. All flattery aside, Sir Branson undoubtedly holds up his own when it comes to green activism.
He is the CEO of The Virgin Group, which houses hundreds of companies, from Virgin Galactic to Virgin Airlines. He is a noted philanthropist, and regularly meets with leaders such as Bill Clinton, Pres. Barack Obama, and others to discuss the green industry. He also makes sure that his companies lead the way when it comes to alternative fuels, building materials, etc.
The outspoken, but mild-mannered, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla motors, isn’t necessarily a major spokesman for green tech, but his companies more than speak for themselves. Tesla is an all-electric car manufacturer whose 2012 vehicle, the Tesla Model S, took the 2013 Motor Trend Car of The Year award.
We wrote about Mr. Thiel last year, and discussed his initiative to construct massive floating cities off the coast of California in the near future. His plan would reduce demands on the electrical grid, land, etc, and create a sustainable environment for thousands of people.
In recent years, Mr. Gates has proved to be quite the philanthropist, and an unofficial spokesman for green tech. His company, Microsoft, is one of the most well-known software and hardware companies in the world. Mr. Gates has taken to the national stage to promote the environment and conservation as a whole.
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