America’s top 20 philanthropists.
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.