• October 25, 2014

No. 24: Lawrence J. Ellison

Lawrence J. Ellison Philanthropy 50 February 2011 Photo

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Lawrence J. Ellison

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Lawrence J. Ellison

Amount donated in 2010: $45.1-million

Beneficiary: Ellison Medical Foundation

Donor’s background: Mr. Ellison founded the Oracle Corporation, a computer-software company, in Redwood Shores, Calif.

Mr. Ellison, 66, gave $45.1-million to his Ellison Medical Foundation, in Bethesda, Md., for biomedical research. He started the foundation in 1997 to award grants to researchers and organizations studying the aging process, age-related disabilities and diseases, stem-cell research, and many other scientific fields of study that might not be supported by other resources. Last year the foundation gave out more than $38.9-million in grants.

— Maria Di Mento

Previous Appearances on the list

Year

Rank

Total donated or pledged

2009

24

$46.9-million

2008

42

$40.3-million

2007

50

$39.0-million

2006

18

$100.0-million

2005

7

$153.0-million

2004

31

$40.0-million

2003

27

$35.0-million

2002

24

$35.0-million

2000

50

$17.6-million

 

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