• September 22, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2006

Rank

Donor

Total amount committed

Years on list

1

Warren E. Buffett
Investments

$43,549,295,000

1

2

Herbert M. and Marion O. Sandler
Finance, Investments

$1,278,626,148

1

3

Bernard A. and Barbro Osher
Finance, Investments

$723,200,000

1

4

Leon Levy
Finance

$550,000,000
Bequest

3

5

Jim Joseph
Real estate

$500,000,000
Bequest

1

6

Hector Guy and Doris Di Stefano
Family wealth, Investments

$264,000,000
Bequest

1

7

David Rockefeller
Family wealth, Finance

$252,000,000

2

8

Mary Joan Palevsky
Family wealth, Investments

$212,815,000
Bequest

1

9

T. Boone Pickens
Investments, Oil

$171,528,441

3

10

Michael R. Bloomberg
Media and entertainment

$165,000,000

3

11

Lorry I. Lokey
Media and entertainment

$163,000,000

5

12

Robert W. Wilson
Finance

$147,200,000

2

13

Arthur Zankel
Finance, Investments

$141,000,000
Bequest

1

14

Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, Real estate

$137,600,000

7

15

Dan L. Duncan family
Energy

$115,000,000

1

16

Joseph Neubauer
Food and beverage, Industry

$114,600,000

1

17

Philip H. Knight
Manufacturing

$105,000,000

1

18

Ronald P. Stanton
Chemicals

$100,025,000

1

18

John Arrillaga
Real estate

$100,000,000

1

18

Lawrence J. Ellison
Technology

$100,000,000

6

18

Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Media and entertainment, Real estate

$100,000,000

1

18

Henry M. and Wendy J. Paulson
Finance

$99,966,375

1

23

Peter B. Lewis
Insurance

$99,000,000

6

24

Tim and Bernadette Marquez
Oil

$85,000,000

1

25

Jon L. Stryker
Family wealth

$73,173,151

1

26

Theodore (Ted) and Vada Stanley
Marketing

$73,132,000

2

27

T. Denny Sanford
Finance

$70,483,000

2

28

Gary C. and Frances Comer
Retail

$67,000,000

1

29

Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Technology

$66,703,087

5

30

Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs
Telecommunications

$62,000,000

3

31

Ronald O. Perelman
Finance, Investments

$60,847,000

1

32

Edward P. Bass
Finance, Investments

$60,000,000

1

32

John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge
Technology

$60,000,000

2

32

Ernest and Evelyn Rady
Finance, Real estate

$60,000,000

2

32

George Soros
Finance

$60,000,000

2

36

Oprah Winfrey
Media and entertainment

$58,348,599

4

37

Wallace D. Malone Jr.
Finance

$55,900,000

1

38

Thomas M. Siebel
Technology

$55,845,445

2

39

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

$55,700,000

3

40

David H. Koch
Oil

$55,000,000

1

41

Frederic N. and Eleanor H. Schwartz
Pharmaceuticals

$53,500,000
Bequest

1

42

Paul G. Allen
Technology

$52,835,679

5

43

Peter S. and Helen Bing
Family wealth, Investments

$50,500,000

1

44

DeVos family
Investments, Real estate

$50,000,000

1

44

Melvin and Bren Simon
Real estate

$50,000,000

1

44

John and Jacque Weberg
Retail

$50,000,000

1

47

Geoffrey Beene
Manufacturing, Retail

$44,000,000
Bequest

1

48

Jonathan M. Tisch
Finance, Hotels

$40,047,500

1

48

Jack and Marie Lord
Entertainment, Investments

$40,000,000
Bequest

1

50

Sanford I. and Joan H. Weill
Finance

$37,600,000

3

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