Saturday, November 29, 2008
One of Yahoo's top stories today was a link to information provided by Business Week: the top ten philanthropists for 2008. Warren Buffett led the group, followed by Bill and Melinda Gates, George Kaiser, George Soros, William Barron Hilton, the Walton Family, Herbert and Marion Sandler, Peter Peterson, Donald Bren, and Michael Bloomberg. All of these donors give through family foundations, and the Yahoo story lists the names the foundations. In the past year, seven of these philanthropists gave more than $200 million and nine more gave more than $100 million. To see Business Week's list of the top 50 philanthropists for 2008, go here.