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The 2022 Philanthropy 50: Who Gives the Most to Charity


The Chronicle’s 23rd annual ranking of America’s biggest donors features a number of donors making their Philanthropy 50 debut, including Edward Avedisian, a professional clarinetist with the Boston Pops, and Tilman Fertitta, the world’s richest restauranteur. Two of Airbnb’s co-founders gave to help Ukrainian refugees, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates took the top spot by giving $5.1 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last year. Altogether, the donors on the list contributed $16 billion.