Avicii imparted a huge portion of his earning as a donation.
Avicii – real name Tim Begling, his death on 20th April 2018 raised a huge wave of melancholy amongst his fans across the globe. But the benevolence that he showered on the needful one’s will forever be remembered.
It’s believed that late artist Avicii had a net worth of $85 million out of which he had donated a huge portion to the charity over a lifetime. He was one of the most paid artists but that did not strike his generosity even a bit.
As per the statements received from the artist’s family, it is believed that Avicii was a down to earth human being who loved music but could never settle in the spotlight. His contribution to the aid of the society clearly supports his family’s word.
In 2012, he went on a 27-date House for Hunger tour and donated approximately $1 million to hunger relief charity Feeding America. Back in 2013, speaking of his wealth, Avicii quoted, “I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it. When you have such an excess of money you don’t need, the most sensible, most human and completely obvious thing is to give to people in need.”
Another million euros of his net worth were donated to the Swedish aid organisation Radiohjälpen by him in 2013
That charity’s secretary general Anna Hedenmo thanked Avicii over a Twitter post for his donations over the years. The post roughly translated from Swedish to English quotes: “Rest in peace Tim Bergling and THANK YOU because you laid the foundation for Hunger Help with your generous contribution – 1 million euros – to Radiohjälpen.”
Post the artist’s death, his parents quoted “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An overachieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.”
Post the artist’s death, the world realised that Avicii wasn’t just an amazing artist but a kind individual who always paid his contributions to the causes affecting the society. Avicii’s music and his goodwill shall always be remembered.