News stories featuring billionaires and their financing of all things never-Trump are not hard to find these days. Whatever President Donald Trump stands for on the environment, immigration, and more find direct opposition from the likes of Tom Steyer, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and other billionaires who have stakes in the outcome of the hamstringing of American economics.
Out of the blue over the weekend, one of the billionaire’s club own announced he would be investing not in America’s demise, but in her future. Bernie Marcus, a co-founder of Home Depot, told the world that he is putting his money where his mouth is.
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 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.”
Mr. Marcus believes that the cause of getting President Donald Trump re-elected is good for the country, therefore he will contribute to the effort.
Thank you, Mr. Marcus.