• October 24, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2004

Rank

Donor

Total amount committed

Years on list

1

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

$3,350,000,000

3

2

Susan T. Buffett
Investments

$2,550,000,000
Bequest

1

3

John M. Templeton
Finance

$550,000,000

1

4

Caroline Wiess Law
Family wealth

$450,000,000
Bequest

1

5

George D. Cornell
Family wealth

$196,043,867
Bequest

1

6

Leo A. and Kay K. Drey
Agriculture, family wealth

$180,000,000

1

7

Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Technology

$173,163,050

3

8

Bernard Marcus
Retail

$161,000,000

2

9

Sidney E. Frank
Food and beverage

$142,000,000

1

10

Michael R. Bloomberg
Media and entertainment

$138,000,000

1

11

Burton D. Morgan
Manufacturing

$112,000,000
Bequest

1

12

Alfred E. Mann
Health care

$100,300,000

1

13

Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, real estate

$100,000,000

5

13

Family of Leonard M. Miller
Real estate

$100,000,000

1

13

Stephen M. Ross
Real estate

$100,000,000

1

16

Sally Reahard
Family wealth

$94,640,000
Bequest

1

17

David and Marlene Tepper
Finance, investments

$82,000,000

1

18

Paul G. Allen
Technology

$71,931,911

3

19

Robert Edward (Ted) Turner
Media and entertainment

$68,090,000

5

20

Thomas S. Monaghan
Food and beverage

$63,500,000

2

21

Samuel and Rita Garvin
Marketing

$60,012,656

1

22

Bill and Dee Brehm
Technology

$59,800,000

1

23

Andrew J. and Erna Viterbi
Technology

$52,000,000

1

24

Oprah Winfrey
Media and entertainment

$50,000,000

2

25

Darla Moore
Investments

$45,000,000

1

25

Mignon C. Smith
Family wealth

$45,000,000

1

27

Bill and Sue Gross
Investments

$43,500,000

1

27

Charles T. and Nancy B. Munger
Investments

$43,500,000

1

29

Robert W. Wilson
Finance

$41,700,000

1

30

W. Jerome Frautschi
Media and entertainment

$41,589,000

1

31

Robert C. Atkins
Health care

$40,000,000
Bequest

1

31

Lawrence J. Ellison
Technology

$40,000,000

4

31

Curtis Priem
Technology

$40,000,000

1

34

Dan L. Duncan
Energy

$35,285,714

1

35

John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge
Technology

$31,490,000

1

36

Jim Clark
Technology

$30,000,000

1

36

David Filo
Technology

$30,000,000

1

36

Ernest Rady
Finance, real estate

$30,000,000

1

36

Jackson T. Stephens and Warren A. and Harriet C. Stephens
Investments

$30,000,000

2

36

Albert J. III and Celia Weatherhead
Manufacturing

$30,000,000

1

41

Peter B. Lewis
Insurance

$26,100,000

4

42

Robert and Arlene Kogod
Real estate

$25,000,000

1

42

William and Anita Newman
Real estate

$25,000,000

1

42

Terry S. and Jane Bovingdon Semel
Technology

$25,000,000

1

42

Hansjörg Wyss
Health care, manufacturing

$25,000,000

1

46

Mark and Mary Stevens
Investments

$22,600,000

1

47

Ida Belle Young
Agriculture

$22,200,000
Bequest

1

48

Daniel M. Meyers
Marketing

$22,000,000

1

48

William H. Neukom
Law, technology

$22,000,000

1

50

Louise Wheelock Willson
Family wealth

$21,000,000
Bequest

1

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