Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya recently said he will join some of the world's richest individuals in committed giving
Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya recently said he will join some of the world's richest individuals in committed giving away at least half of his fortune, which is estimated at $ 1.41 billion.
Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya Chobani group recently said he will join a number of the world's richest individuals in committed giving away at least half of his fortune, which is estimated at $ 1.41 billion USD.
Turkish billionaires this commitment will contribute to these plans Giving Pledge The organization by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates founded. This fund is attempting to call the world's billionaires pledged to give more than half of its assets in a lifetime or in their wills to the community.
The Giving Pledge, a commitment recognized as a "moral commitment", rather than a legal contract. This fund billionaire urged to make a public commitment and hope to generate conversations about philanthropy.
In a recent interview, Ulukaya says he plans to devote his philanthropic efforts to help the refugees in the world. He said he has established a website for the organization called Tent, will be funded over time. He said the activities Tent will include raising awareness about the situation of refugees and help support on issues such as education and health care.
Businessman, 43, each donating $ 2 million to the refugees fleeing the violence in his homeland, with the initial contribution for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. At that time, he said he wanted to bring attention to those captured in the war along the border of Iraq and Syria to Turkey, a target area of IS Islamic state.
In a draft of his statement, Ulukaya said he was inspired to see his mother for charity with the thought, "brings to those who need it" and that he had always planned to donate most of the What You Have.
Ulukaya said he was fascinated by The Giving Pledge because this idea can harness the knowledge of other benefactors. The Giving Pledge group has also committed to charitable billionaires like Elon Musk, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook tycoon T. Boone Pickens oil.
A representative of The Giving Pledge does not indicate when the value of assets pledged for charity this year is announced.
Initially, Ulukaya says Tent will be located in offices in New York City Chobani. He rejected the notion that this job will take away from his time at Chobani, as well as highlights of his charitable activities hitherto not affect his responsibilities at work.
"I have enough time to do everything. I do not believe you need to leave your business to do social good," he said.
Since its inception in 2007, Chobani helped increase the popularity of the Greek capital have more milk, more protein than traditional yogurt in the supermarket. Recently Chobani faced tougher competition from large companies such as General Mills as the company actively promoting the production line Yoplait Greek yogurt.
Last year, Chobani said received $ 750 million secured financing from private equity firm TPG Capital when it was faced with a cash crisis. Journal The Wall Street Journal last week said Chobani expected to have a new CEO in the coming months as part of an agreement with TPG. But Ulukaya said he has no plans to soon leave this position.
Forbes estimated Ulukaya valuable assets of $ 1.4 billion this year. Ulukaya was divorced with no children.