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July 06, 2015

Why I Give: 'All These People Were Suffering and Dying'

Painful first-hand stories moved a 
yogurt mogul to support refugees around the world.

Chobani Inc. founder Hamdi Ulukaya poses for a portrait with his German Shepherd dogs in the company headquarters in New York, December 13, 2012.
Lucas Jackson, Reuters

Chobani Yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya, who is worth an estimated $1.4 billion, has signed the Giving Pledge to donate at least half of his wealth.

In just two decades since he emigrated from Turkey, Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani Yogurt, has built a fortune in the United States. Meanwhile, he has watched in anguish the heartache washing over the Middle East in recent years as refugees...

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