Because things hurt us more if they are right in front of our eyes, and there are quite a few people in any city that are just as needy as any in a third world. casual-jedi is right - it's a fairly certain bet that anyone who suddenly came into a large amount of money like that would donate some of it to charity whether it be abroad or at home. But casual-jedi asked what the FIRST one would be, and that'd be mine. To someone else it could be 1st, 2nd or 500th. It's kinda whoever's got the money's choice. And since it ain't any of us, we can only be hypothetical based on what we know of ourselves at this point. But if some billionaire wanted to test that in reality, they're perfectly welcome. As to S-o-E's comment, I can't imagine how you thought there was a need for that. In fact I'm fairly sure you know comments like that are not only hurtful, but not allowed here. So let's not repeat it, OK?