Lewis Hamilton ranks fifth per the Giving List for the largest amount donated to charity for a worthy cause.
Lewis Hamilton is one of the most famous drivers in Formula One history. He won seven world championships in his illustrious career also equalling Michael Schumacher’s record for the most world championships.
Apart from the accolades in his F1 journey, Hamilton is an avid philanthropist. Furthermore, he is Britain’s fifth most generous person after giving away well over $24 Million dollars for worthy causes.
Lewis Hamilton Ranks 5th in The Giving List of 2022
The Giving List of 2022 reveals all the famous individuals who have donated money to the charity. Hamilton ranks fifth ahead of footballer Mohamed Salah, and legendary musician Sir Elton John.
Back in 2021, the seven times world champion launched a new charitable foundation to support underrepresented groups in the UK. He has donated 6.7 per cent of his net worth of $347 million.
British hedge fund manager and billionaire Sir Chris Hohn ranked top of the list. He has donated well over $433 Million dollars to the charity, especially to The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.
Famous filmmaker Alan Parker, investor Sir Paul Marshall, and motor trade entrepreneur ranked ahead of Hamilton in the list.
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Lewis Hamilton Mission 44 and Ignite Charitable initiative
Lewis Hamilton launched his charitable trust Mission 44 narrowing the gap in the employment and education systems.
Speaking about the charity, Hamilton recalled his childhood experience of coming from an underrepresented background. He stated: “Supporting the ambitions of underrepresented young people has always been important to me. Mission 44 represents my commitment to creating real change within this community.”
Mercedes along with Hamilton also launched a joint charitable trust named Ignite. Moreover, the charitable trust focuses on inspiring new talent to take part in the motorsports industry through STEM education.
Sir @LewisHamilton launched not 1 but TWO foundations today. His own, Mission 44 and his joint Foundation with Mercedes, Ignite. 💜
He is a leader among men who is creating tangible change.
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