Manny Pacquiao, now also a senator in the Philippines, has built 1,000 homes for the needy people in his native country.
The generous professional boxer, Manny Pacquiao has announced the charity on his facebook account. “I’m so happy giving these houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket more than a thousand families are the beneficiaries.”
Pacquiao has himself risen from the misery to emerge one of the richest earners in the sports world. However, the philanthropic Pacquiao has not forgotten his own struggle and understands the needs thousands of countrymen living in poverty.
One of the most popular faces in the Philippines, Pacquiao is also at Senator in his country. However, he has “done the charity” with his own money rather than using the State funds for a select group of people. He plans to continue building homes for families in need and using his earnings towards the benefit of his people.
“I will never forget where I came from. I thank god for allowing me to help other people”
Pacquiao, known as the people’s champion in his native Philippines, has given away about $200 million on projects to help the less fortunate. “Every income I receive in boxing, almost half of it goes to the less fortunate,” Pacquiao has said earlier. “After each fight, half of my income goes to the poor. But I don’t like to announce it.”
According to Forbes, Pacquiao’s income from career purses and endorsements is around $500 million.