THE OTHER BERNIE: Meet the Billionaire Who Plans To Donate His Fortune To Charity and Helping Trump Get Re-Elected!


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Billionaire Bernie Marcus, who co-founded Home Depot, is a great man.

The 90-year-old wants to give away the majority of his fortune by the time he dies.

He’s already donated over $2 billion to organizations and was one of the top donors to Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Now, he plans on once again supporting Trump by donating a huge sum of his own personal fortune to Making America Even Greater by getting Trump re-elected in 2020!

Take a look at what Twitter has to say about the other (and better) Bernie:

Here's a clip of what Bernie says about why he wants to donate the money he has made:

And, here's a clip about what Mr. Marcus thinks of the socialist Democrat running for president who shares his name:

Fox Business had the following to say about Bernie's plans for donating his fortune and supporting Trump:

Billionaire Bernie Marcus Opens a New Window. has already given more than $2 billion to upwards of 300 organizations, and he said he plans to donate the majority of his fortune while he’s still alive and support President Trump for re-election in the 2020 presidential election.

The Home Depot co-founder told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Opens a New Window. over the weekend that he will continue to look for worthy causes to donate to in the years to come. Marcus, 90, added that 80 to 90 percent of his wealth will go to the Marcus Foundation when he dies to fund other organizations such as medical discoveries, helping children with autism and veteran support.

“I want to live to be 100 because I want to be in a position to give it away to those things that I really believe in,” Marcus told the newspaper. “I’ve got all the houses I need. I live very well. My kids are taken care of. Everything I live for now is finding the right things to put my money into and that can give me a rate of return in emotion and doing good things for this world.”

Marcus has an estimated net worth of $5.8 billion, according to Forbes Opens a New Window. . The billionaire has donated more than $2 billion to philanthropic causes, including $250 million to build the Georgia Aquarium. The businessman could donate up to $6 billion in his lifetime.

When asked about his net worth, Marcus said he doesn’t “have a clue.”

“You know when I find out what I’m worth? Once a year, I go through it with my accountants. I don’t have a clue. My key is how much can I give away this year?” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Marcus was also a top donor to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — and he plans to support the president during his 2020 re-election bid, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

“[Trump’s] got a businessman’s common sense approach to most things,” Marcus said. “…Now, do I agree with every move that he makes? No, I don’t. But the truth is he has produced more than anybody else. He has. If we look at this country, I would say that we are better off today than we were eight years ago or six years ago.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more details on Bernie's contributions:

The Georgia Aquarium was his nearly $250 million gift to Georgia.  

Before that, he donated millions for an autism center in Atlanta. More recently came millions more for a trauma center and a stroke and neuroscience center at Grady Health System.

Those weren’t the first acts of philanthropy by Atlanta billionaire Bernie Marcus, who says he has donated about $2 billion to more than 300 organizations throughout the world over the course of his life. And they won’t be the last. Before he’s done, the 90-year-old Home Depot co-founder predicts, he’ll give away billions more, accounting for most of his remaining wealth.

            

Marcus told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s still discovering worthy causes.

“Every day of my life, there are new challenges for me that I want to get involved with,” he said.

    

He also has been a major political donor. According to OpenSecrets.org, he was a top contributor to Donald Trump during his presidential run. And Marcus told the AJC that he plans to support the president’s re-election bid. While Trump “sucks” at communication, Marcus said, the president deserves praise for boosting U.S. jobs, confronting China on trade and taking action against Iranian and North Korean aggression.

    

Marcus said his political giving remains far smaller than what he gives to philanthropic causes and what he plans to give in the future.

After he dies, 80 to 90 percent of whatever is left of his wealth will go to his foundation, which in turn will give to philanthropic causes, he said.

                         

He’s left instructions for the foundation board, outlining his priorities — from medical discoveries and treatment for kids with autism to creating 20 to 25 centers around the nation to help veterans suffering from brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.

But, he said, he hopes to donate most of his money while he’s still got a heartbeat. He’s active and said he doesn’t feel his age, despite a recent round of pneumonia and a heart valve replacement — done at a unit he funded at Piedmont Hospital.

“I want to live to be 100 because I want to be in a position to give it away to those things that I really believe in.”

It’s simple, he said.“I’ve got all the houses I need. I live very well. My kids are taken care of. Everything I live for now is finding the right things to put my money into and that can give me a rate of return in emotion and doing good things for this world.”

Marcus declined to say what his net worth is or predict exactly how much money he’ll give away.

Forbes estimates his wealth at $5.8 billion. The media outlet ranked him as the 109th richest person in the nation in 2018. Early this year, Bloomberg estimated the value of his holdings at $4.53 billion.

Figure 90 percent of that, plus the $2 billion Marcus said he’s already given away, and the total giving could top $6 billion.

An AJC search of 15 years of the Marcus Foundation’s public tax filings shows about $660 million in charitable disbursements. That doesn’t include the foundation’s grants in different years or giving Marcus and his wife Billi made outside their foundations.

“What Bernie has done, and what he plans to do in his lifetime, will not only bring incredibly significant impact on those nonprofit institutions today, but will also continue to benefit those organizations for generations to come,” said Alicia Philipp, the president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. “He is an inspiration to philanthropy in Atlanta.”


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