The Largest Charitable Donations In US History

CNN has just published a list compiled by Fortune magazine of the largest charitable donations in US history. Here's the list:

1. Warren Buffett

Source of Wealth - Berkshire Hathaway

Amount - $30bn (donation made in shares in Berkshire Hathaway over time, so final amount subject to change)

Year - 2006

Recipient - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2. Bill Gates

Source of Wealth - Microsoft

Amount - $11bn

Year - 1999

Recipient - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

3. Estate of William Hewlett

Source of Wealth - Hewlett-Packard

Amount - $6bn

Year - 2001

Recipient - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

4. Gordon & Betty Moore

Source of Wealth - Intel

Amount - $5bn

Year - 2000

Recipient - Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

5. David & Lucille Packard

Source of Wealth - Hewlett-Packard

Amount - $1.65bn

Year - 1999

Recipient - Packard Humanities Institute

6. Estate of Joan B. Kroc

Source of Wealth - McDonalds

Amount - $1.5bn

Year - 2004

Recipient - Salvation Army

7. Herbert & Marion Sandler

Source of Wealth - Golden West Financial

Amount - $1.3bn

Year - 2006

Recipient - Sandler Family Supporting Foundation

8. Jim & Virginia Stowers

Source of Wealth - American Century

Amount - $1.1bn

Year - 2001

Recipient - Stowers Institute for Medical Research

9. Estate of Bill Daniels

Source of Wealth - Daniels & Assoc

Amount - $1.1bn

Year - 2000

Recipient - Daniels Fund

=10. Estate of Walter Annenberg

Source of Wealth - Publishing

Amount - $1bn

Year - 2002

Recipient - Metropolitan Museum of Art

=10. Ted Turner

Source of Wealth - Turner Broadcasting

Amount - $1bn

Year - 1997

Recipient - United Nations Foundation

12. Bernard A. Osher

Source of Wealth - Golden West Financial

Amount - $723m

Year - 2006

Recipient - Bernard Osher Foundation


Source - CNN, Fortune magazine

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