Washington Post: Why Jho Low Donated $50 Million to Try to Teach Watson to Be a Cancer Expert

26 Jun

Jho Low’s largest gift to date — $50 million — is also his most ambitious. Low gave the money to a project at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the renowned facility that is part of the University of Texas medical system, to try to transform the Watson computer system of “Jeopardy!” fame into a cancer expert…


Partners announce collaboration to bolster dialogue, increase and enhance reporting about the next set of global development goals

28 Apr

Partners joined at the United Nations Foundation headquarters to announce an innovative partnership that will increase, enhance and influence global communications and media reporting on issues related to the new global goals and the post 2015 development process. This partnership was announced today with Jynwel Foundation and Thomson Reuters Foundation that will engage with a…


Philanthropy.com: Trillions of Dollars on the Line as U.N. Weighs New Goals

24 Apr

On Thursday, the U.N. Foundation announced a $5 million effort to train journalists and expand reporting on global development issues through 2015. Supporters include the Jynwel and the Thomson Reuters foundations. As part of the effort, 30 news organizations around the world will receive grants of up to $100,000 to bolster coverage. Read more on…


Jho Low on Jynwel Foundation’s Partnership with the United Nations Foundation – Shining a Spotlight on the most Pressing Global Issues of Our Time

24 Apr

This week, Jynwel Charitable Foundation, alongside the Thomson Reuters Foundation, announced a grant to partner with the United Nations Foundation to create a global news bureau dedicated to shining a spotlight on how cross-sector collaboration is driving sustainable impact—and ultimately attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Our commitment will 1) support the development of…


Devex.com: Jynwel Chief Jho Low – My Vision for Sustainable Social Investment

21 Apr

Just over three years ago, Jho Low got a devastating diagnosis: stage-3 lung cancer. The curious thing: Low didn’t smoke. Six months of treatment with some of the best doctors in the world brought bittersweet relief: His illness, it turned out, was not caused by cancer but a serious infection. Read more at Devex.com.


Global People: Jho Low – Hoping to See More Proposals on Health, Education and Environmental Conservation

30 Mar

[As originally published in Global People and at HQRW.com.cn] Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) is an international investor, philanthropist, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Jynwel Capital Limited and Director of Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited. Mr. Low was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1981, graduated from Harrow School in London in 2000 and received…


Mr. Jho Low Joins Board of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation

28 Jan

As a philanthropic organization working to pioneer breakthrough programs in global public health, education and conservation, Jynwel Foundation seeks to lead by example. That means bringing hands-on participation and disruptive vision to our partnerships. It is with this spirit in mind that we are proud to announce that Mr. Jho Low has accepted an invitation…