The 13 tech billionaires who donate the biggest percentage of their wealth to charity
- Billions are given to charity each year, with some of the biggest donations coming both from large companies and from some of the wealthiest people in the world.
- Compare the Market, a price comparison website in the UK, has found which billionaires have donated the largest percentages of their wealth to charity.
- Here are the most charitable billionaires in the tech industry, according to the percentage of their net worths they've given away.
Philanthropy has become an important initiative for some of the richest people in the world.
In recent years, there's been an emergence of charitable donations coming out of Silicon Valley. Looking at the Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 philanthropists list for 2017, 60% of the people on the list are from the technology industry.A recent analysis from UK price comparison website Compare the Market found which billionaires have donated the largest percentage of their net worths. There's only one billionaire who currently donates more than half of his wealth to charity: businessman Warren Buffett, the third richest man in the world.
These figures are based on publicly available information, so any private donations are not included in the calculated numbers. The billionaires' net worths are based on Forbes' 2018 list of the wealthiest people in the world.
Here are the 13 most charitable billionaires in tech, based on percentage of their wealth they donate: