• November 26, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2008

Rank

Donor

Total amount committed

Years on list

1

Leona M. Helmsley
Family wealth, Hotels

$5,200,000,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

2

James LeVoy Sorenson
Invention, Investments

$4,500,000,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

3

Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney
Finance

$1,015,500,000

1

4

Harold Alfond
Manufacturing, Retail

$360,000,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

5

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler
Construction, Real estate

$334,200,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

6

David G. and Suzanne Deal Booth
Finance

$300,000,000

1

7

Frank C. Doble
Energy

$272,000,000
Bequest

1

8

Robert L. and Catherine H. McDevitt
Investments

$250,000,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

9

Michael R. Bloomberg
Media and entertainment

$235,000,000

5

10

Dorothy Clarke Patterson
Family wealth

$225,000,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

11

Richard W. Weiland
Technology

$174,300,000
Bequest

1

12

Helen L. Kimmel
Real estate

$156,500,000

1

13

Jeffrey S. Skoll
Technology

$144,100,000

5

14

H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite B. Lenfest
Media and entertainment

$139,900,000

5

15

David Rockefeller
Family wealth, Finance

$137,800,000

3

16

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Investments

$105,000,000

1

17

Gerhard R. Andlinger
Finance

$100,000,000

2

17

Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, Real estate

$100,000,000

9

17

Philip H. and Penelope Knight
Manufacturing

$100,000,000

3

17

David H. Koch
Oil

$100,000,000

3

17

Kenneth G. and Elaine A. Langone
Retail

$100,000,000

1

22

Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ
Technology

$94,800,000
Bequest

1

23

Frank Sr. and Jane Batten
Media and entertainment

$93,000,000

4

24

Jesse H. and Beulah C. Cox
Manufacturing

$83,500,000
Bequest

1

25

Henry R. and Marie-Josée Kravis
Finance

$75,000,000

1

26

Ronald O. Perelman
Finance, Investments

$63,500,000

2

27

Guy E. Beatty Jr.
Real estate

$60,000,000

3

28

Malone III and Amy Mitchell
Oil

$57,200,000

1

29

Felix E. Martin Jr.
Family wealth, Investments

$56,600,000
Bequest
Estimated

1

30

Paul G. Allen
Technology

$55,850,316

7

31

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

$55,304,000

1

32

Donald J. and Ruth Weber Goodman
Family wealth, Investments

$52,700,000
Bequest

1

33

Jerome and Anne Fisher
Retail

$50,000,000

1

33

Michael Moritz and Harriet Hayman
Finance

$50,000,000

1

33

Perot family
Technology

$50,000,000

1

36

Emily Rauh Pulitzer
Family wealth, Media and entertainment

$47,500,000

1

37

Lorry I. Lokey
Media and entertainment

$46,700,000

7

38

Theodore and Vada Stanley
Marketing

$45,000,000

4

39

Adrienne Arsht
Finance

$43,300,000

1

40

Sheldon G. and Miriam Adelson
Hotels

$41,850,000

2

41

Jon L. Stryker
Family wealth

$41,848,927

3

42

Lawrence J. Ellison
Technology

$40,293,012

8

43

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
Finance

$40,025,000

1

43

Andrew S. Grove
Technology

$40,000,000

2

45

William B. Quarton
Media and entertainment

$35,360,000
Bequest

1

46

Michael S. (Mickey) and Janie Maurer
Media and entertainment

$35,200,000

1

47

Dennis J. and Constance Templeton Keller
Education

$35,000,000

2

47

Andrew H. and Ann Rubenstein Tisch
Finance, Oil, Real estate

$35,000,000

1

49

Peter T. Paul
Finance

$34,208,000

1

50

David F. Bolger
Real estate

$30,450,000

1

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