Former Champion boxer, Manny Pacquiao, is a politician, an ambassador of his faith, and a philanthropist. Pacquiao is considered by many to be one of the greatest boxers of all time and he is still active in the sport. After earning millions in his fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather, he invested some of his purse to help construct 1,000 new homes for people in his native Philippines, and he is providing them absolutely free. No matter how you feel about his politics or his motivation for doing this, the fact that 1,000 families will now have suitable housing is still a huge positive.
Pacquiao has made the list of most philanthropic Filipinos in 2015. His other charitable works include scholarships, and providing medical assistance for the poor. The latest effort of providing housing is much needed. Hopefully he will also start helping fund solar panels, water purification, and other off grid technology that will also benefit those in need.