JOHN MCCALL MACBAIN on paying it forward

More than $1 million has been gifted to the University of Auckland by one of Canada's wealthiest businessman, who features on Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson.

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This week's featured guest on NBR Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson is Canadian billionaire and philanthropist John McCall MacBain.

Mr McCall MacBain, who has an estimated net wealth in excess of $1.4 billion, is the founder and chief executive of his own foundation, which pledged an unprecedented $150 million to Oxford University’s Rhodes Scholarship programme in 2013.

They discuss his recent decision to gift more than $1 million to the University of Auckland to kickstart its new Kia Tuhura Scholarship programme and how the scholarships aim is to support and nurture talented students with the potential to make an impact on the world.