Martin Lewis, the founder of Money Saving Expert, has revealed he’s donated almost £20 million of his own money to charity over the past eight years.
The 48-year-old financial watchdog and literal money saving expert explained how his flagship website MoneySavingExpert.com was bought by the Money Supermarket Group in 2012 for a figure estimated to be around £87 million.
When that went through, he pledged that he’d donate £10 million of that to charity. However, he’s now announced he actually donated nearly double that figure.
He shared a blog report that detailed where the funds have ended up and the people that have been helped by it over the years since his pledge.
Organisations like Citizens Advice and food bank charity the Trussell Trust have been among those to benefit from Lewis’ generosity, as well as a number of charities close to his heart and his own foundation.