LEE KUAN YEW DONATED ALL HIS EARNINGS SINCE 1991 TO CHARITY

Dear Editors,

I saw this and thought it is good to share with fellow Singaporeans. This excerpt is from Lee Kuan Yew’s book “Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going” [Pg 120].

“This is to give you an idea of what my market value is worth,” said Lee Kuan Yew as he handed us some papers. Listed in the printouts were his earnings from his memoirs, speaking engagements and appointments to various advisory boards since stepping down as Prime Minister in November 1990. He has donated all of it – without taking any tax deductions – to charity, with the bulk to three educational endowment funds. Since 1991, he has donated almost $13 million to charity (S$12.2 million and the rest in various currencies).”

Is this proof that Lee Kuan Yew was a man unconcerned with money and money mattered little to him?

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