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February 08, 2015

No. 35: Kavitark and Vidjealatchoumy Shriram

Joel Simon

Amount donated in 2014: $61-million

Beneficiary: Stanford University

Background: Mr. Shriram founded Sherpalo Ventures LLC, an angel investment fund.

Mr. Shriram, 58, and his wife, Vidjealatchoumy, 53, gave Stanford University $57-million to establish the Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering and $4-million to endow a professorship in the Department of Bioengineering. The couple did not attend the university, but their two daughters are Stanford students.

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