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The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists
RANK NAME
DONORS NEW FROM LAST YEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
Gordon and Betty Moore
Bill and Melinda Gates
Warren Buffett
George Soros
Eli and Edythe Broad
James and Virginia Stowers
Walton Family
Alfred Mann
Michael and Susan Dell
George Kaiser
John Templeton
Ruth Lilly
Michael Bloomberg
Veronica Atkins
Jeff Skoll
Ted Turner
Kirk Kerkorian
Donald Bren
Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Patrick and Lore Harp McGovern
Sidney Kimmel
Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Bernard Marcus
Robert Meyerhoff
Paul Allen
Thomas Monaghan
Larry Ellison
William and Claudia Coleman
John Kluge
Frank and Jane Batten
David Rockefeller
Oprah Winfrey
David Geffen
Peter Lewis
David and Cheryl Duffield
Sidney Frank
Gary and Frances Comer
William and Alice Goodwin
Leo and Kay Drey
Robert and Marguerite Hoffman
Sandy and Joan Weill
Jon Huntsman
Arthur Blank
Charles and Helen Schwab
W. Jerome Frautschi
Ira and Mary Lou Fulton
H.F. and Marguerite Lenfest
James Barksdale
Miller Family
Bernard Gordon
BACKGROUND
2001-2005 GIVEN
OR PLEDGED
MILLIONS
CAUSES
Intel co-founder
7,046
Microsoft co-founder
5,458
Berkshire Hathaway CEO
2,622
Investor
2,367
SunAmerica, KB Home founder 1,475
American Century founder
1,205
Family of Wal-Mart founder
1,100
Medical devices
993
Dell founder
933
Oil and gas, banking, real estate 617
Investor
562
Eli Lilly heiress
560
Bloomberg founder, NYC mayor 528
Widow of Dr. Robert Atkins
500
Founding president of eBay
489
CNN founder
457
Investor
453
Real estate
447
eBay chairman, founder
433
IDG founder
370
Jones Apparel chairman
352
Qualcomm co-founder
339
Home Depot co-founder
311
Real estate developer
304
Microsoft co-founder
291
Domino's Pizza founder
284
Oracle CEO
267
BEA Systems co-founder
254
Metromedia founder
241
Landmark Comm. founder
233
Standard Oil heir, banking
217
Harpo chairman
212
DreamWorks co-founder
208
Progressive chairman
204
PeopleSoft co-founder
201
Sidney Frank Importing
200
Lands' End founder
190
AMF Bowling chairman
187
Schram Glass heir, silviculture
180
Custom Food Group co-chairman 173
Citigroup chairman
171
Huntsman founder, chairman
170
Home Depot co-founder
168
Charles Schwab chairman
167
Former Webcrafters vice-chairman 147
Fulton Homes CEO
141
Former Suburban Cable owner
138
Netscape co-founder
135
Family of Lennar founder
127
Analogic founder
120
ESTIMATED
REMAINING GIVING AS
LIFETIME GIVING* NET WORTH** A % OF NET
MILLIONS
MILLIONS
WORTH‡
Environment, science
7,300
Health, education, libraries
27,976
Reproductive choice, reducing nukes
2,730
Open and democratic societies
5,401
Public education, arts, science
1,820
Biomedical research
1,575
Education
1,350
Biomedical education and research
1,500
Children's health and education
1,230
Antipoverty in Oklahoma
723
Spirituality and science
1,000
Poetry, libraries, culture, scholarships
760
Education, health care, arts and culture
733
Eradication of obesity and diabetes
500
Social entrepreneurs
567
Environment, global security
1,240
Humanitarian and Armenian causes
687
Education, environment
457
Individual self-empowerment
523
Brain research
386
Cancer research, arts, Jewish causes
495
Education, arts
490
Aquarium, Jewish causes, health
590
Art, higher education
305
Arts, sci-tech, brain research
988
Catholic education and services
451
Research on aging and diseases
690
Cognitive disabilities
254
Library of Congress, higher education
751
Higher education, childhood development 400
Higher education, conservation, arts
500
Education; women, children, and families 253
HIV/AIDS, arts and culture, civil liberties
270
Education, arts, social reform
319
Animals, humane society, education
328
Education, health care, arts
200
Environment, education, youth
199
Cancer research, higher education
239
Conservation
180
Dallas arts and social services, science
180
Arts, education
315
Cancer, business education, homeless
510
Youth, arts, environment, education
212
Social issues, education, arts
232
Arts
252
Education, community initiatives, cancer 160
Higher education, arts
381
Education and literacy in Mississippi
275
Higher education, medical research
127
Engineering education, medical research 125
4,600
51,000
40,000
7,200
5,500
716
82,700
2,100
18,000
4,500
2,000
210
5,100
50
3,500
2,000
10,000
5,700
10,200
2,000
750
1,700
2,200
NA
22,500
500
17,000
75
9,000
1,400
2,500
1,400
4,500
1,900
1,100
1,800
1,000
70
NA
NA
1,400
1,600
1,300
3,800
470
425
825
500
143
125
159
55
7
75
33
220
2
71
7
16
50
362
14
1,000
16
62
7
8
5
19
66
29
27
NA
4
90
4
339
8
29
20
18
6
17
30
11
20
341
NA
NA
23
32
16
6
54
38
46
55
88
100
*Based on public records and interviews with donors **Based on the Forbes 400 list and BusinessWeek estimates ‡Donations as a percentage of remaining net worth
Note: For a detailed explanation of our ranking methodology, go to businessweek.com/go/philanthropy
Data: BusinessWeek, GuideStar, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Kintera P!N Electronic Screening
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Distribution: France; Hempel; Leak; Wooley
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