Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Musallam Al Ameri has joined over 200 philanthropists from across the globe in donating at least half of their wealth to charity.
One Emirati figure has pledged to donate half of his wealth
Nine years on from its conception, the Giving Pledge foundation has seen over 200 figures from over 23 countries sign a pledge to donate at least half of their wealth to charity.
And the latest person to add their name to the list is Emirati Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Musallam Al Ameri. He previously held the position of Federal National Council member from Al Ain. Dr Al Ameri also holds the positions of Deputy Chairman of Bin Ham Group and Al Ain Municipal Council member and Founder of the volunteer organisation Aounak Ya Watan. He’s written two books, and holds a Master’s Degree and PhD.
But Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Musallam Al Ameri is also a well-known figure as he comes from a line of prominent UAE figures and philanthropists.
The foundation was created by Bill Gates, his wife Melinda Gates and fellow American business magnate, philanthropist and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett in 2010.
On the pledge, the Emirati figure said: “Based on the principles of our Islamic religion and our inherent human values, I seek to harness our resources, capabilities and specialised competencies to continue to make many outstanding achievements in humanitarian, charitable and relief work around the world without discrimination between race and religion.
“I have strived for a long time, through our charitable institutions, to discharge our humanitarian and charity work guided by a clear vision and pioneering initiatives to serve humanity. Through our pioneering initiatives and development plans, I aim to implement multiple human development programs and projects to serve underprivileged communities.
“The pledge I have made to give back to society represents an opportunity to join a unique group of philanthropists and a chance to concert efforts to find solutions to some of our world’s most pressing challenges.”