The Chronicle of Philanthropy published the 17th annual ranking of the top American philanthropists, which included giving veterans – as Bill e Melinda Gates – but also “newcomers” as Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings.
Among the most interesting insights:
- The tech sector dominates, with four representatives in the top ten. Nine people from the overall ranking belong to the tech sector and donated in total over $1.2 billion (more than 20% of the Philanthropy 50 giving).
- Philanthropy 50 donors allocated over $328 million through donor-advised funds, more than double in comparison to 2015. Among those using these vehicles we find the aforementioned Reed Hastings and Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs.
- College and universities received over half of the total 2016 donations.