6 of America's 10 most charitable donors have tech backgrounds


The United States’ biggest philanthropists donated nearly $9.8 billion to nonprofits in 2014, and tech entrepreneurs were among the most charitable, according to a new report.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 15th annual “Philanthropy 50" list, released earlier this month, compiles the 50 most generous donors of last yearBill and Melinda Gates took the the top spot, with donations amounting to more than $1.5 billion. Jan Koum, cofounder of WhatsApp, took the No. 4 spot at nearly $556 million in donations, followed by Napster founder and Facebook's founding president Sean Parker in fifth, with $550 million. Read more…

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