America’s 50 Top Givers

Posted on Forbes.

billmelindagatespictureThe ranking of the 50 biggest givers is based solely on money given out, not pledged, in calendar year 2012. It’s easy for the wealthy to make a commitment and issue a press release. These people actually put the most money to work for good. Over the past year, the Gateses have donated $2 billion toward philanthropic work.  Bill and Melinda Gates lead the pack of top givers with lifetime donations totaling $28 billion.

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One Response to “America’s 50 Top Givers”

  1. Johanna Nichols

    What ever happened to tithing? Only 2 of these 50 top givers exceed 5%. It’s really appalling when you think about it.

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