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February 08, 2015

No. 16: Kenneth Griffin

MICHAEL NAGLE/The New York Times/Redux

Amount donated in 2014: $150-million

Beneficiary: Harvard University

Background: Mr. Griffin founded the Citadel Investment Group.

Mr. Griffin, 46, pledged $150-million to Harvard primarily for financial aid. He directed $10-million of the gift to establish a professorship at Harvard Business School. He graduated from the university in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

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