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February 06, 2011

No. 35 (tied): John C. Malone

John C. Malone

Amount donated in 2010: $30-million

Beneficiary: The Johns Hopkins University

Donor’s background: Mr. Malone is chairman of Liberty Media Corporation, a media and entertainment investment company, and Liberty Global, a cable and broadband Internet-service provider, both in Englewood, Colo.

Mr. Malone, 69, gave $30-million to The Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, to construct a 56,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research building for the Whiting School of Engineering.

The building, which will be named for Mr. Malone, will gather engineers, life-science scholars, and medical researchers to figure out how to use information science to help screen people for diseases, diagnose them, and treat them, The effort will start with cancer patients and then expand into other diseases. The gift has already been paid. Mr. Malone earned a master’s degree in industrial management in 1964 and a doctoral degree in operations research in 1967, both from the university.

—Caroline Bermudez

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