Top 10 most generous philanthropists

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Many rich people donate a part of their fortune to charity. Their generosity is fueling non-profit foundations that are involved in medical research, humanitarian causes, poverty, education, health and many more causes. America’s most generous philanthropists donated an estimated total of nearly 300 billion dollars in 2011. Last week Philantropy.com, a site dedicated to donating and fundraising, announced who were America’s biggest donors in 2012. Who’s the most generous, what’s their source of wealth, how much is given and where is the money flowing to? Here’s a top 10 most generous philanthropists!

Top 10 most generous philanthropists

  1. Guy David Gundlach (insurance) – $ 140 million / arts, the town of Elkhart
  2. Sheldon and Miriam Adelson (hotels) – $ 143 million / education and medical research
  3. Carl Icahn (investment) – $ 150 million / education and medical research
  4. Fred Fields (manufacturing) – $ 191,5 million / variety of beneficiaries
  5. Mortimer Zuckerman (entertainment, real estate) – $ 200 million / universities
  6. Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki (technology) – $ 222,9 million / Parkinson’s Research, Brin Wojcicki Foundation
  7. Paul Allen (technology) – $ 309,1 million / the Allen Institute for Brain Science
  8. John and Laura Arnold (investing) – $ 423,4 million / variety of wellfare programms
  9. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan (technology) – $ 498,8 million / education and health programs
  10. Warren Buffet (investment) – $ 3,1 billion / humanitarian causes

Source: Philantropy.com

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