Forbes: 50 Philanthropists, Biggest Givers

forbes liberia(Community Matters) Who gave away the most cash last year

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates $1.9B
  2. Warren Buffett $1.9B
  3. George Soros $763mm
  4. Mark Zuckerberg $519mm
  5. Walton Family $432mm
  6. Eli & Edythe Broad $376mm
  7. Michael  Bloomberg $376mm
  8. Paul Allen $328mm
  9. Chuck Feeney $313mm
  10. Gordon & Betty Moore $250mm

12. John & Laura Arnold $204mm

18. Michael & Susan Dell $100mm

43. George & Cynthia Mitchell $40mm

What a spectacular list – don’t find myself envious often but this is a list I’d love to be on. Along the same lines, reading about How America’s Richest People Are Bringing Hope To The Eighth-Poorest Nation In The World. I only have one contemporary hero, Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, and Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health just might be the second – appropriate that he is Paul’s mentee.

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