• July 28, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2001

Rank

Donor

Total amount committed

Years on list

1

Gordon and Betty Moore
Technology

$6,132,567,953

1

2

William H. III and Melinda Gates
Technology

$2,000,000,000

2

3

James E. and Virginia G. Stowers
Finance

$1,122,640,000

1

4

John D. Hollingsworth Jr.
Manufacturing, real estate

$400,000,000
Bequest

1

5

Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, real estate

$387,894,000

2

6

Robert Edward (Ted) Turner
Media and entertainment

$330,532,216

2

7

Sidney Kimmel
Finance

$260,500,000

1

8

William T. III and Claudia Coleman
Technology

$250,657,194

1

9

Lucille Stewart Beeson
Insurance

$161,000,000
Bequest

1

10

Elmer E. Rasmuson
Finance

$160,000,000

2

11

Peter B. Lewis
Insurance

$118,000,000

2

12

Alberto W. Vilar
Finance

$116,400,000

2

13

Henry Melville Fuller
Finance

$89,680,000
Bequest

1

14

Leon Levy
Finance

$79,663,741

1

15

Herbert L. Block
Media and entertainment

$53,000,000
Bequest

1

16

Bernard Marcus
Retail

$46,000,000

1

17

John A. (Jack) Jackson
Oil

$45,000,000

1

17

John W. Kluge
Media and entertainment

$45,000,000

2

19

Jeffrey S. Skoll
Technology

$42,800,000

2

20

Ruth Price Thomas
Advertising

$40,400,000
Bequest

1

21

David and Cheryl Duffield
Technology

$38,400,000

1

22

Fern S. McAlister
Investments

$38,300,000
Bequest

1

23

Robert and Margrit Biever Mondavi
Food and beverage

$35,000,000

1

24

Anne C. Anderson
Chemicals, industry

$33,400,000
Bequest

1

25

Michael E. Moritz
Law

$30,309,561

1

26

Michael J. and Katherine R. (Kay) Birck
Telecommunications

$30,000,000

1

27

Lorry I. Lokey
Media and entertainment

$28,750,000

2

28

Stephen A. and Diana L. Goldberg
Real estate

$25,055,000

1

29

Samuel L. Ginn
Telecommunications

$25,050,000

1

30

Samuel J. Heyman
Real estate

$25,000,000

1

30

William J. and Nancy Walton Laurie
Family wealth

$25,000,000

1

30

John T. Lupton
Food and beverage

$25,000,000

1

30

Joseph E. Jr. and Jill Robert
Real estate

$25,000,000

1

34

Florence Davis Sewell
Food and beverage

$24,870,000
Bequest

1

35

Warren A. Bailey
Telecommunications

$24,000,000
Bequest

1

35

Thomas C. Wright
Media and entertainment

$24,000,000

1

37

Ira L. and Ineva Reilly Baldwin
Invention

$21,700,000
Bequest

1

38

Fred van Eck
Finance

$21,200,000
Bequest

1

39

Florence R. Foerderer
Family wealth

$21,000,000
Bequest

1

40

Paul Tudor Jones II
Finance

$20,000,000

1

41

Gladys Gwendolyn Davis and Vivian Davis Michael
Investments

$18,400,000
Bequest

1

41

Peter A. Paanakker
Construction, real estate

$18,400,000
Bequest

1

43

John F. (Jack) and Shelley Blais
Investments, manufacturing

$18,000,000

1

43

Michael A. and Karen L. O'Connor
Manufacturing

$18,000,000

1

45

Alex G. Spanos
Construction, real estate

$17,185,000

1

46

Marjorie E. Hobbis
Investments

$17,100,000
Bequest

1

47

Charles K. Williams II
Family wealth

$16,000,000

1

48

Charles and Theresa Grosscurth
Food and beverage

$15,500,000
Bequest

1

49

Pehong and Adele Chen
Technology

$15,000,000

1

49

Don L. Lucas
Finance

$15,000,000

1

49

John D. (Jay) IV and Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Government

$15,000,000

1

49

Sanford I. and Joan Weill
Finance

$15,000,000

1

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