Natural disasters continue to plague the world and remind us that our planet is in a state of distress.
As the rich get richer, one billionaire has made the executive decision to use his fortune for good and help save the world.
“If you have wealth, it’s your duty to help those who don’t,” says Manoj Bhargava.
Bhargava is the owner and founder of 5-hour ENERGY. He’s also giving away 99 percent of his fortune in an effort to try to save the world, one project at a time.
Currently, he is concentrating on three areas: water, energy and health. His plan of attack is to deliver products which directly impact humanity on a large-scale, to make a difference in the lives of billions and “not just talk about it.”
And his work is never quite done.
In the film Billions in Change, you’ll see what projects he’s working on, including the Rain Maker, Free Electric and Renew.
The Rain Maker is able to take unusable water from the ocean and turn it into drinking water in just a matter of minutes. According to Bhargava, it can create about 1,000 gallons of water in an hour.
Free Electric is a way of generating unlimited, pollution-free energy. It involves a person using a hybrid bicycle. After pedaling for an hour, enough electricity can be produced to provide a rural household with electricity for 24 hours. And Renew is a product that enhances circulation to prevent disease.
You can watch the film below, or learn more about how Bhargava is doing his part to make a difference by checking out Billions in Change.
“The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.”