Quinton van der Burgh heads Generosity Water Africa, a company which has given over 415,000 people access to clean drinking water. His latest charity project is a celebration of philanthropic individuals and organisations. The collaboration, with celebrity photographer John Russo, contains shots of Elton, Serena Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow,Tommy Hilfiger, and many others.
The entrepreneur says that the book, 100 Making a Difference, will ''hopefully remind people of how helping humanity should be at the forefront of your daily thoughts and actions.'' He points out that many people around the world ''are in dire situations.''
Russo considers it to be a collection of ''amazing human beings who have devoted a large portion of their life to philanthropy. I loved hearing their stories and seeing the work they have done. In a world where we are judged on how many followers we have or likes we receive, being around these iconic, selfless human beings was nothing short of amazing. I know I am a different person because of this journey.''
The coffee table book is from the author's own publisher, Quinton van der Burgh Media. To see a sampling of photos (Elton among them), or to order, visit