The 25 Most Generous Philanthropists in America Today

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The 25 Most Generous Philanthropists in America Today

By: Myelle Lansat, Business Insider
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Summary

Michael Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Bloomberg, ranks fifth on this list. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:15am

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

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America's wealthiest people donated $14.7 billion in 2017 to causes, alma maters, foundations, and charities — more than doubling the amount given away in 2016.

For 18 years, The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an annual round up of the top-50 philanthropists in America by calculating their yearly donations. In 2017, the individuals and couples on the list donated a median of $97 million, doubling the giving amount from the first list published in 2000. The total donation amount of the 2017 list is the highest amount since the 2008 recession, according to Forbes.

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