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$13.4 bil­lion  Self-made Score: % Source: estÉe lauder age: 81 reS­i­dence: neW york city Phi­lan­throPy score: Lauder, the ex-chair­man of cos­met­ics gi­ant Estée Lauder, has do­nated hun­dreds of mil­lions to the arts, ed­u­ca­tion and health re­search; the new build­ing of New York City’s Whit­ney Mu­seum was named in his honor. He an­nounced a gift of 78 Cu­bist art­works worth more than $1 bil­lion to New York’s Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mu­seum of Art in 2013, but the mu­seum’s plan to build a new wing to dis­play the art is on pause, re­port­edly lack­ing a donor to fund it.

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