GREAT­EST givers

Amer­ica’s top 20 phi­lan­thropists.

Forbes - - CONTENTS -

A prom­ise is one thing. Plunk­ing down ac­tual cash is an­other. Our an­nual list of Amer­ica’s top phi­lan­thropists, com­piled in part­ner­ship with Shook Re­search, makes that im­por­tant dis­tinc­tion: It tal­lies who gave away the largest amount last year in dol­lar terms, not who merely pledged the most. The top 20 are be­low; for the full list, see forbes.com/top-givers. may­ors from 290 cities in 19 coun­tries en­tered an ur­ban-solutions con­test funded by former new york mayor Michael BLOOMBERG.

The $5 mil­lion grand prize went to são paulo, Brazil, for its plan to con­nect nearby farm­ers to the city’s restau­rants and mar­kets.

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