America's greatest givers

Published: Dec 17, 2017 07:50:02 AM IST
Updated: Dec 15, 2017 01:01:08 PM IST

g_101789_bill_melind_gates_280x210.jpg $40.3 bln is the endowment balance of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation, according to Forbes
A promise is one thing. plunking down actual cash is another. Forbes’s annual list of America’s top philanthropists, compiled in partnership with Shook Research, makes that important distinction: It tallies who gave away the largest amount last year in dollar terms, not who merely pledged the most. The top 20 are below; for the full list, see .


(This story appears in the 22 December, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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