• November 29, 2014

The Philanthropy 50: Americans Who Gave the Most in 2002

Rank

Donor

Total amount committed

Years on list

1

Walter H. Annenberg
Media and entertainment

$1,375,000,000
Bequest

1

2

Ruth Lilly
Family wealth

$520,000,000

1

3

Thomas S. Monaghan
Food and beverage

$222,500,000

1

4

David Geffen
Media and entertainment

$206,170,000

1

5

Eli and Edythe L. Broad
Finance, real estate

$202,527,000

3

6

Dr. Herchel Smith
Health care

$184,698,146
Bequest

1

7

John A. (Jack) Jackson
Oil

$180,000,000

2

8

Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Telecommunications

$135,000,000

1

9

David A. Harrison III
Investments, law

$122,500,000
Bequest

1

10

Alfred and Norma Lerner
Finance

$100,000,000

1

10

Sanford I. and Joan Weill
Finance

$100,000,000

2

12

Robert Edward (Ted) Turner
Media and entertainment

$91,130,000

3

13

William H. Goodwin Jr. and Alice T. Goodwin
Hotels, manufacturing, real estate

$88,500,000

1

14

Paul G. Allen
Technology

$73,703,800

1

15

Guy E. and Virginia (Betty) Beatty
Real estate

$60,000,000

1

16

William E. Bindley
Finance

$54,000,000

1

17

Peter B. Lewis
Insurance

$53,150,000

3

18

Ward Buchanan
Finance

$52,600,000
Bequest

1

19

Sidney Kimmel
Finance

$52,220,000

2

20

Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Technology

$48,250,000

1

21

Jack C. Taylor
Retail

$47,300,000

1

22

William and Margot Winspear
Construction, manufacturing

$46,645,000

1

23

Arthur M. Blank
Retail

$35,300,000

1

24

Lawrence J. Ellison
Technology

$35,000,000

2

25

Ann Lurie
Investments, real estate

$32,250,000

2

26

Doris and Jay Christopher
Retail

$30,050,000

1

27

Joseph F. Rosenfield
Law, retail

$30,000,000
Bequest

1

27

Margaret (Meg) Whitman
Technology

$30,000,000

1

29

Leon Levy
Finance

$29,000,000

2

30

James W. and Jean Bagley
Technology

$25,000,000

1

30

Maurice R. and Corinne Greenberg
Insurance

$25,000,000

1

30

Peter M. and Virginia L. (Ginny) Nicholas
Health care

$25,000,000

1

33

Frank R. Seaver
Law, oil

$23,300,000
Bequest

1

34

Robert (Bob) Torstenson
Manufacturing

$22,500,000
Bequest

1

35

Jeffrey S. Skoll
Technology

$20,800,000

3

36

Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande
Telecommunications

$20,000,000

1

36

John and Jane Wold
Mineral exploration

$20,000,000

1

38

B. Thomas Golisano
Investments

$19,000,000

1

39

Lorry I. Lokey
Media and entertainment

$17,850,000

3

40

Robert J. and Helen Appel
Finance

$17,000,000

1

40

Thomas M. Siebel
Technology

$17,000,000

2

42

Herman and LaDonna Meinders
Retail

$16,000,000

1

43

Thomas and Cydney Marsico
Finance

$15,000,000

1

43

William F. Scandling
Food and beverage

$15,000,000

1

45

Herbert and Florence Irving
Food and beverage

$14,850,000

1

46

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long
Finance, law

$14,000,000

1

47

H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest
Media and entertainment

$13,350,000

2

47

George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell
Energy, oil, real estate

$13,350,000

1

49

Myrtis L. (Jeri) Nims
Media and entertainment

$13,200,000

1

50

David and Cheryl Duffield
Technology

$13,000,000

2

Add Your Comment

Commenting is closed.

  • 1255 Twenty-Third St., N.W.
  • Washington, D.C. 20037
subscribe today

Raise more money and increase awareness with trusted insight.