Facebook's Zuckerberg, wife top givers of 2013
Zuckerberg, wife top givers of 2013
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit group. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported today that the top 50 contributors made donations last year totaling $7.7 billion, plus pledges of $2.9 billion.
The rest of the top five:
2 The late George Mitchell of Galveston, Texas: $750 million to the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.
3 Nike chairman Philip Knight and his wife, Penelope: $500 million challenge grant to Oregon Health & Science University Foundation for cancer research.
4 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: $452 million to arts, education, environment, public health and other causes.
5 John Arnold, founder of the hedge fund Centaurus Energy, and his wife, Laura: $296 million, mostly to the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.