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4 Famous Slavic philanthropists with willingness to make this world better

Two men and two women change the world on a daily basis

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There are many good people in this world. However, some of them collected enough money to help others. Their incredible willingness of making this world a better place awards entire planet by unique projects, life-changing organizations, and love that surrounds the ones who are lucky to be included in their plans.

1. Grażyna Kulczyk

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Her career started when she was a wife of Jan Kulczyk, famous Polish millionaire. She is a mother of the wealthiest Polish people: Sebastian and Dominika Kulczyk. As an investor, art collector and philanthropist and one of the richest businesswomen in Europe she focused on donating and building a fabulous art center. It is scheduled to open in 2018. Kulczyk loves Poland so she decided to open The Museum of Contemporary and Performance Arts She committed $174 million to create a museum with 6,000-square-meter of exhibition space. Previously she hoped to create such a museum at Stary Browar in Poznań, but it was impossible Her art collection includes works of artists like Warhol, Kantor, Opalka, Strzeminski etc. Art in Poland is extremely underrated so Kulczyk creates a unique space hoping to increase the interest in this field.

2. Pavel Yakovlevich Fuks

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Fuks is the Ukrainian-Russian businessman and investor whose development company Mos City Group brought him a net worth was US$270 million, making him the 24th richest person in Ukraine. He was born in 1971 in Kharkov and regularly helps his native city. He is a founder of the monument of a legendary figure from Kharkov Cossack Kharko. Moreover, he built the church of the Holy Queen Tamara and regional Philharmonic. He created a memorial complex „Babi Yar”. The project worth of US$50–100 million, and it is planned to be completed it in 2021, on the 80th anniversary of the tragedy of Babi Yar. The memorial will include educational programs, a research center, and a museum to commemorate the tragedy of Holocaust. Moreover. He is a member of the foundation “A City without Barriers,” which stands up for a comfortable environment for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

3. Petra Němcová

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Famous Czech top model, TV host and philanthropist were born in Karvina in former Czechoslovakia. She was scouted on the street of Prague and started a fabulous career as a model. She won Czech Elite Model Look in 1995 and her career flourished. She worked for Bulgari, Cartier, Benetton, Max Factor, Victoria’s Secret, Pro-V, Lolita Lempicka, Michino Koshino, Arkadius, etc. In 2007 she became vegan. Nemcova pays attention to the natural habitat, especially to the oceans life. She is a wild nature advocate and animal lover. In 2004 she survived the subsequent tsunami struck in Asia. She was saved by the local community but needed a few weeks to recover. This difficult time motivated her to create the Happy Hearts Fund a year later. Her charity work helped hundreds of people in Asia, and in 2012 Nemcova supported the survivors of tragedy in Haiti.

4. Novak Djokovic

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Famous Serbian is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 30 Masters 1000 series titles, 12 ATP World Tour 500tournaments, six Australian Open titles, three Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles and one French Open title. In 2016, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam. The list of his successes is much longer, but what he considers as the greatest success in his life is the Novak Djokovic Foundation.It was founded in 2007 to help children from disadvantaged communities to grow up and develop in stimulating and safe environments. Since 2015 he has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. After his victory at Australian Open in 2016, Djokovic donated $20,000.00 to Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood education programe to help disadvantaged children.

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