That’s right, they might pay off your student loans — if you help them save the world that is.
These six powerful tech titans all think that the clean economy is the next big thing, and they’re putting their money where their mouth is.
Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO, Facebook
Net Worth: $46 billion.
All six are among the 20 or so billionaires who have set up an investment club called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.
Meg Whitman, CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Net Worth: $2.1 billion.
They all say the world needs widely available energy that is reliable, affordable and does not produce carbon.
“The only way to accomplish that goal is by developing new tools to power the world,” their website states.
Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Net Worth: $79 billion.
The billionaires work together with a “growing group of visionary countries who are significantly increasing their public research pipeline”.
Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon
Net Worth: $53.2 billion.
So how does this pay of your student loans? Well, the clean economy is already worth $5.5 trillion globally. With visionary billionaires, governments and businesses stepping up investment, more opportunities for start-ups are opening up and well-paying jobs are added every day.
Marc Benioff, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com
Net Worth: $3.8 billion.
George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC
Net Worth: $24.5 billion.
So How to Reel It In?
Whether you’re a business expert, a science wonk or an engineer, this could be your ticket to wiping out your debt, and help save the planet while you’re at it!
Look for opportunities to get involved with cleantech at your university, or check out this 3-week climate innovation crash course by Climate-KIC.