• July 28, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2009

Rank

Donor

Total amount committed

Years on list

1

Stanley F. and Fiona B. Druckenmiller
Finance

$705,000,000

1

2

John M. Templeton
Finance

$573,000,000
Bequest

2

3

William H. (Bill) III and Melinda F. Gates
Technology

$350,000,000

5

4

Michael R. Bloomberg
Media and entertainment

$254,000,000
Estimated

6

5

Louise Dieterle Nippert
Family wealth, Investments

$185,000,000

1

6

George Soros
Finance

$150,000,000

4

7

Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, Real estate

$105,200,000

10

8

J. Ronald and Frances Terwilliger
Real estate

$102,004,746

1

9

William P. Clements Jr.
Oil

$100,000,000

1

10

Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Technology

$92,000,000

7

11

Paul G. Allen
Technology

$85,000,000
Estimated

8

12

Raymond A. Rich
Finance, Oil

$76,800,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

13

Alfred M. and Mary Swain Wood
Marketing, Pharmaceuticals

$75,876,931
Bequest

1

14

Julian H. Jr. and Josie Robertson
Finance

$66,100,000
Estimated

2

15

Patrick Soon-Shiong and Michele B. Chan
Pharmaceuticals

$65,000,000

1

16

T. Denny Sanford
Finance

$60,696,000

4

17

Dolores Jordan
Construction, Real estate

$52,042,516

1

18

Robert Gumbiner
Health care

$50,033,878
Bequest

1

19

Caroline Amplatz
Family wealth, Law

$50,000,000

1

19

John W. and Susan G. Jackson
Pharmaceuticals

$50,000,000

1

19

Ronald P. Stanton
Chemicals

$50,000,000

2

22

William W. and Nadine M. McGuire
Health care

$48,000,000

1

23

John and Mary Pappajohn
Finance, Investments

$47,300,000

1

24

Lawrence J. Ellison
Technology

$46,907,838

9

25

Oprah Winfrey
Media and entertainment

$41,404,281

6

26

Jon L. Stryker
Family wealth

$41,318,512

4

27

Thomas F. Steyer and Kat Taylor
Finance

$40,000,000

1

28

Mark W. Yusko and Stacey Miller Yusko
Finance

$36,025,000

1

29

Joseph A. and Linda J. Chlapaty
Manufacturing

$33,910,000

1

30

Elizabeth Beckwith Nilsen
Family wealth

$31,000,000
Bequest

1

31

David Eddings
Media and entertainment

$30,000,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

32

Albert P. (Skip) Viragh
Finance

$28,000,000
Bequest

1

33

Theodore and Vada Stanley
Marketing

$27,900,000

5

34

Arthur Hodson
Chemicals, Finance

$27,000,000
Bequest

1

35

Sanford I. and Joan H. Weill
Finance

$26,000,000
Estimated

5

36

B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames
Finance

$25,000,000

1

36

John A. and Jenny Paulson
Finance

$25,000,000

1

36

Eric E. and Wendy Schmidt
Technology

$25,000,000

1

36

Bernard and Anne Spitzer
Real estate

$25,000,000

1

40

Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs
Telecommunications

$24,300,000

5

41

Jerry W. and Judith S. Davis
Investments

$22,000,000

1

41

John W. and Janice B. Fisher
Manufacturing

$22,000,000
Estimated

1

43

M.A. Douglas
Real estate

$21,000,000
Bequest

1

43

Stewart A. and Lynda R. Resnick
Agriculture, Food and beverage

$21,000,000

2

45

Henry P. and Rebecca L. Conn
Consulting

$20,020,000

1

46

Jay A. Precourt
Oil

$20,000,000

1

46

Virginia Bernthal Toulmin
Law

$20,000,000
Estimated

1

48

W.A. (Tex) Moncrief Jr.
Oil

$18,000,000

1

49

William G. and Ernestine R. Lowrie
Oil

$17,000,000

1

50

B. Thomas Golisano
Investments

$16,200,000

2

Comments

1. philippeboucher - February 09, 2010 at 08:39 am

One think I wonder about Mike Bloomberg and his family Foundation is why don't they even have a website informing about what they are doing? Why such a lack of communication from a very generous man who made his fortune/ still does in the communication and news business? How did you "estimate" the amount given and the number of organizations that received his gifts?

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