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Which Tech CEOs are the Most Chartitable?

WHICH TECH CEOS ARE MOST Charitable? Tech CEOS are some of the wealthiest people in the world, and thankfully some are very generous with their fortunes. However, some don't give as much as others. According to, some of the least generous philanthropists are tech CEOS. THE METRICS These rankings are based on the percentage of wealth the CEOS have donated. A COUPLE OF THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: The amounts of Some billionaires prefer to give anonymously, which could skew our view of what they give. money being donated are still often huge by comparison to the average donations received by charities. THE MOST GENEROUS Leonard Bosack Sandy Lerner FOUNDERS OF CISCO NET WORTH: BOSACK: N/A LERNER: $100 MILLION Bosack and his now ex-wife Sandy received $170 million in stock when they left Cisco. $34 MILLION Bosack/Kruger Foundation which focuses on animal welfare They have donated E70% = of what they received from Cisco. Gordon Moore FOUNDER OF INTEL NET WORTH: $5.4 BILLION Gordon and his wife Betty are active philanthropists that have many areas of focus that they contribute to. Through The Giving Pledge, Gordon and his wife have pledged at least half of their wealth to philanthropy. A SAMPLE OF HOW HE GIVES: $600 MILLION Conservation International over the years through 30 grants from the Moore Foundation $20 MILLION Wildlife Conservation Society $600 MILLION Cal Tech for different $20 MILLION programs: Quantum Information Science, Center for Analysis of Higher Brain Function and a program focused on improving solar Nature Conservancy energy tech $2.5 MILLION $100 MILLION Third Sector New University California nursing school, which was named after her England for marine conservation (through the Moore Foundation) Bill Gates CO-FOUNDER OF MICROSOFT NET WORTH: $77.5 BILLION Bill has given away more than any other person, but he also makes more than everyone else. He also started the Giving Pledge, with Warren Buffett and has pledged the majority of his wealth to philanthropy. OTAR A SAMPLE OF HOW HE GIVES: NTER ONA RNATIO $4 $755 MILLION The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for polio eradication $28 BILLION Initiatives for better health, education and economic development in developing countries $500 MILLION Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria $10 BILLION Developing and distributing vaccines for children in developing countries $210 MILLION $957 MILLION Cambridge University Development Office for a global scholarship program GAVI Alliance for delivering vaccines NOT AS GENEROUS Although they still give, compared to the amount of wealth they have, their donations aren't even in the same league as the top givers. Jeff Bezos AMAZON CEO NET WORTH: $27.4 BILLION Bezos once told PBS's Charlie Rose that "For-profit models improve the world more than philanthropy." This helps explain why he made it to this list. HOW HE GIVES: $10 MILLION $10 MILLION Immunotherapy research to help fight ovarian, breast and prostate cancers Museum of History & Industry for a new tech wing $$ $100,000 $2.5 MILLION The campaign for gay marriage in the state of Washington To fight a 2010 measure that would put an income tax on top earners of Washington State Bezos also gives through the Bezos Family Foundation, which was founded by his parents. $500,000 NBC Universal's Education Nation $100,000 in Amazon stock League of Education Voters Foundation for education reform in Washington State Larry Page GOOGLE CÒ-FOUNDER AND CEO NET WORTH: $29 BILLION Page encourages people to donate to techies instead of charities. He plans on donating to visionary Elon Musk because he feels Musk can do more good for the world than a charity. HOW HE GIVES: TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS $177.3 MILLION IN GOOGLE STOCK Charities in February 2014, according to the SEC Voice Health Institute for research on human voice loss $123.8 MILLION Page suffers from vocal paralysis, one of his vocal cords is paralyzed and one has limited movement. OF GOOGLE STOCK Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation (founded in 2006 in honor of his father) Jerry Yang YAHOO FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO NET WORTH: $2.1 BILLION HOW HE GIVES: $75 MILLION His alma mater, Stanford University, to help build the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building "Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved." Bill Gates WholsHostingThis? SOURCES:,,,,,,,,,,,, LLLL

Which Tech CEOs are the Most Chartitable?

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The infographic takes an indepth look at some of the most generous technology CEOs who have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charities all over the world.




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