Billionaire Intends to Buy 15% of the Planet to Protect It

Last month, when over a billion dollars was donated for the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral, many people were asking why such large sums of money aren’t available for more pressing issues like homelessness or the environment.

It is certainly rare for such a large contribution to go towards something that actually helps the planet, but it does happen every now and then.

Back in October, Billionaire philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss, CEO of the Wyss Foundation, pledged to donate a billion dollars towards environmental conservation efforts over the next ten years.

In an article for the New York Times, Wyss announced an incredible plan to buy large plots of land all over the world and turn them into parks that will be open to the public.

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Author: Alexander Light

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