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Top 5 Philanthropist of 2012

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Who gave away the most money of any American last year? Warren Buffett. He donated more than three times as much to charity than anyone else: $3.084 billion according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which just released its thirteenth annual Philanthropy 50 list of U.S. donors who pledged the most dollars in 2012. Checkout top 5 below:

1. Warren Buffet

Total donations: $3.084 Billion

Recipients: Howard G. Buffett Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Sherwood Foundation

2. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Total: $499 million
Recipient: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

3. John and Laura Arnold

Total: $423 million
Recipients: Larua and John Arnold Foundation; other groups

4. Paul Allen

Total: $309 million
Recipients: Allen Institute for Brain Science, Experience Music Projects and the Science Fiction Museum; other groups

5. Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki

Total: $223 million
Recipients: Brin Wojcicki Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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