• July 31, 2014

No. 27: Lawrence J. Ellison

NO. 27: Lawrence J. Ellison 1

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Lawrence J. Ellison

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Lawrence J. Ellison

Amount donated in 2011: $59.2-million

Beneficiary: Ellison Medical Foundation

Donor’s background: Mr. Ellison founded the Oracle computer-software company.

Mr. Ellison, 67, gave $59.2-million to the Ellison Medical Foundation, in Bethesda, Md., for biomedical research. He established the foundation in 1997 to award grants to researchers and organizations studying the aging process, age-related disabilities and diseases, stem-cell research, and other scientific fields that might not be well-supported by other sources. The foundation gave more than $46.8-million in 2011.

—Maria Di Mento

Previous Appearances on the list

Year

Rank

Total donated or pledged

2010

24

$45.1-million

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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