• December 20, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2010

Rank Donor Total amount committed Years on list
1 George Soros
Finance
$332,000,000 5
2 Michael R. Bloomberg
Media and entertainment
$279,180,000 7
3 T. Denny Sanford
Finance
$162,500,000 5
4 Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs
Telecommunications
$119,490,694 6
5 Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, real estate
$118,300,000 11
6 Leonard Blavatnik
Investments
$117,204,000
Estimated
1
7 Frances Lasker Brody
Family wealth, real estate
$110,000,000
Bequest
Estimated
1
8 T. Boone Pickens
Investments, oil
$101,046,512 5
9 Meyer and Renee Luskin
Manufacturing
$100,500,000 1
10 Marc R. and Lynne Benioff
Technology
$100,000,000 1
10 Mark Zuckerberg
Technology
$100,000,000 1
12 Terrence M. and Kim Pegula
Oil
$88,000,000 1
13 Juanita Kious Waugh
Agriculture, family wealth
$83,707,473
Bequest
Estimated
1
14 David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson
Finance
$80,000,000 1
15 Henry C. Jr. and Jane C. Woods
Family wealth, investments
$67,000,000
Bequest
1
16 Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Technology
$61,520,065 8
17 William A. and Karen Ackman
Finance
$59,319,234 1
18 Charles E. Kaufman
Investments
$53,340,000
Bequest
Estimated
1
19 Edward P. (Ned) Evans
Investments
$50,000,000 1
19 Ming Hsieh
Technology
$50,000,000 1
19 Paul Ichiro Terasaki
Biotechnology
$50,000,000 1
19 P. Roy and Diana T. Vagelos
Pharmaceuticals
$50,000,000 1
23 Bennett S. LeBow
Finance
$49,000,000 1
24 Lawrence J. Ellison
Technology
$45,100,000 10
25 Lee G. and Jane H. Seidman
Retail
$42,000,000 1
26 Violet L. Patton
Investments
$41,300,000 1
27 Lonnie C. Jr. and Carol Johnson Poole
Industry
$40,151,000 1
28 Lin Arison
Family wealth
$39,000,000
Estimated
1
29 Herman Ostrow
Real estate
$35,000,000 1
30 Jon L. Stryker
Family wealth
$32,777,678 5
31 Paul G. Allen
Technology
$32,300,000 9
32 Norton Herrick
Media and entertainment, real estate
$32,000,000
Estimated
1
33 Edward H. and Vivian Merrin
Investments
$30,175,000 1
34 William P. and Lou W. Kennedy
Pharmaceuticals
$30,075,500 1
35 Alvin S. and Terese Lane
Law
$30,000,000
Bequest
Estimated
1
35 John C. Malone
Media and entertainment
$30,000,000 2
35 Tamsen Ann Ziff
Family wealth, retail
$30,000,000 1
38 Theodore and Vada Stanley
Marketing
$29,100,000 6
39 Stephen and Nancy Grand
Real estate
$28,100,000 1
40 David M. Rubenstein
Finance
$26,648,000 1
41 Dyson family
Family wealth, finance
$25,000,000 1
41 Mary E. McKinney
Investments, real estate
$25,000,000
Bequest
Estimated
1
41 Paul and Daisy M. Soros
Construction, investments
$25,000,000 1
44 Jan T. and Marica F. Vilcek
Pharmaceuticals
$23,090,000 2
45 David H. Koch
Oil
$23,000,000 4
46 Bion R. Cram
Finance
$21,500,000
Bequest
Estimated
1
47 Harold C. and Annette C. Simmons
Investments
$20,027,500 3
48 Howard G. and Louise Phanstiel
Insurance, investments
$20,020,000 1
49 Iris Cantor
Family wealth
$20,000,000 1
49 Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman
Finance
$20,000,000 1
49 Peter S. and Carolyn A. Lynch
Finance
$20,000,000 1
49 Patrick E. and Barbara A. Roche
Retail
$20,000,000 1
49 Albert P. (Skip) Viragh
Finance
$20,000,000
Bequest
2
49 George A. Weiss
Finance
$20,000,000 1

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