JOHN MCCALL MACBAIN on paying it forward

Canadian billionaire and philanthropist John McCall MacBain

John McCall MacBain on deciding to give away the majority of his wealth.

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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.


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