Just call him â€śRapper Claus.â€ť
Lil Wayne (pictured above) bought an $11,000 wheelchair for a New Jersey womanÂ after her daughter wrote him multiple letters every week while he was in jail.
The 28-year-old rapper became a free man in November after serving eight months in New York's Rikers Island on a weapons charge.
Evelyn Austin said that her knees started going bad about 10 to 15 years and she reached the point where she couldnâ€™t walk anymore.
Regarding Lil Wayne's gift, Austin, 64,Â toldÂ the New York Daily News, "I pray for him every night thanking him for this chair. I love every bit of it. It changed my life.â€ť
The philanthropist and financier announced a $100 million grant to Human Rights Watch, the largest grant he has made to a nongovernmental organization.Â According to a statement released this morning, the grant will be used to further the organizationâ€™s goals and outreach around the world.
â€śHuman Rights Watch must be present in capitals around the globe, addressing local issues, allied with local rights groups and engaging with local government officials,â€ť Soros said in the statement.
In an interview with the New York Times, Soros, 80, said age was a factor in his decision to grant such a large sum of money.Â â€śOriginally I wanted to distribute all of the money during my lifetime, but I have abandoned that plan. My foundation should continue, but I still would like to do a lot of giving during my lifetime, and doing it this way, with such size, is a step in that direction,â€ť he said.
Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, and survived the Nazi occupation. He fled Hungary for England, eventually settling the United States where he built a large fortune through his investment advisory fund. Known as the â€śman who broke the Bank of England,â€ť Soros reportedly made $1 billion when the bank withdrew currency from the European exchange rate mechanism, thereby devaluing the British pound.
Forbes placed Soros No. 35 on its Worldâ€™s Billionaires list this year and estimates his net worth to be about $14 billion. In January, he gave $4 million to Haiti, and the Human Rights Watch grant brings Sorosâ€™ total contributions this year to about $700 million.