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February 08, 2015

No. 50: Jon Stryker

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Amount donated in 2014: $43.3-million

Beneficiary: Arcus Foundation

Background: Mr. Stryker is an architect and heir to the Stryker Corporation fortune. The medical-products company was founded by his grandfather, Homer Stryker, a surgeon who invented the mobile hospital bed.

Mr. Stryker, 56, gave more than $43.3-million to the Arcus Foundation. He established the philanthropy in 2000 to pursue two grant-making priorities: to combat discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people; and to ensure the survival of great apes and their habitats.

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