16 tech titans who are giving away most of their money instead of leaving it to their families
REUTERS/Tim ShafferEBay founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar in Delaware, December 7, 2009.
Some entrepreneurs who have made billions off of their tech ventures like to spend them in some pretty extravagant ways
, whether it be on private planes, summer homes, or even an entire island.
Others turn to more-philanthropic efforts, choosing to donate their wealth to different causes through foundations and trusts.
We've rounded up some of the most generous people in tech, all of which have decided to donate large portions of their wealth to charity rather than leave all of it to their children.
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates
AOL cofounder Steve Case
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar
Intel cofounder Gordon Moore
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Google CEO Larry Page
Spanx CEO Sara Blakely
Oracle founder Larry Ellison
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and SurveyMonkey's Dave Goldberg
Virgin Group founder Richard and Joan Branson
Netflix founder Reed Hastings
Now see some tech titans who spend their money in more extravagant ways.