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The Largest Philanthropic Donations Of 2014

The Largest Philanthropic Donations Of 2014

With the season of giving upon us, Wealth-X has released a list of the 10 largest single charitable donations of 2014. 


Billionaire investor Warren Buffet made the largest donation of 2014, the list details, contributing US$2.1 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the form of 16.6 million shares of his company, Berkshire Hathaway.


Eight of the top 10 donations of 2014 were made by American philanthropists; Hong Kong real estate tycoons Ronnie and Gerald Chan are the only non-Americans to appear on the list. The billionaire brothers collectively gave a US$350 million gift to Harvard University, the largest ever in the school’s history.

 

Harvard also received a US$150 million donation from hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin to support financial aid. Six of the top 10 donations of 2014 were made to educational institutions, two were given to health causes, and two went to philanthropic foundations.

 

Below are 10 largest philanthropic donations of 2014:

 

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