10 Americans who gave away the most money in 2013

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg tops the most recent 'Philanthropy 50' with a nearly $1 billion donation to charity.

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Feb 10, 2014 8:28PM
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Love how this is about Americans who "gave the most," completely wrong statistic. It's who gave the most relative to how much they made? Research consistently demonstrates that the Americans who give the most make between 35 and 40K per year. They are the generous, giving Americans. The ultra wealthy give big bucks but from a percentage standpoint, they are misers.
Feb 10, 2014 7:45PM
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Good for them. very commendable. God bless
Feb 10, 2014 8:08PM
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If I made millions of dollars I could give a lot of money too.  Since I am only a teacher the amount of money I give is not in the news.
Feb 10, 2014 8:09PM
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I have been looking for a source for dental help for those in need and can't seem to find anything and to me this is such a sad thing.  There are so many people who need help in order to keep their teeth.  Even those who work and have dental insurance cannot afford all the dental expenses.  Insurance is not enough.  Why doesn't someone start up a program for helping people keep their smiles.  There is nothing worse than losing your teeth and many people cannot afford implants.  Many go off to other countries to get expensive dental work done.  This is my question....do any of your extremely wealthy people giving away your money feel the same??

 

I would love to start up a non-profit to help people of all ages keep their smiles healthy, but I don't really have the know-how to do it or the financial backing to do it.

Feb 10, 2014 8:20PM
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How many billions did Obama give away last year? Oh, that wasn't his money though!
Feb 10, 2014 8:20PM
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How fantastic!! Multi Millionaires registering their companies as Charities!! So basically 'donating' their own money to their registered charities. BECAUSE by doing this they can AVOID the tax payments on their income. AND whats more this is ALL legal and above board. NICE.

DID we see anywhere on there, ANY of these MILLIONAIRES donating, to the poor, the starving children, homeless, hostels?

THESE SO CALLED MONEY DONATING MILLIONAIRES, ARE WARPED SICK GREEDY THINKERS.

Feb 10, 2014 8:22PM
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None of these so called 'wealthy' people (you and me included) will ever give as much as that widow's mite 2000 years ago.  She gave everything she had, I often wonder how her life was after that?
Feb 10, 2014 8:50PM
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Mark Z is a pc of crap. Its ok for him to make a few billion in the United states but then renounces his citizenship and becomes a swiss resident to avoid paying taxes in the country that made him the money
Feb 10, 2014 8:37PM
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Mark Z is not an American anymore. He renounced his citizenship. The article says Americans who gave away the most money. He should not be on the list.
Feb 10, 2014 9:38PM
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By the way, I gave much more than any of these people by percentage of my earnings. I should be in the top ten.
Feb 10, 2014 8:01PM
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You know, I really don't care what they do.  They don't live in the real world by any means.
Feb 10, 2014 8:36PM
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wow! how dumb do they think we are? he didn't give away shit $$$, it's called moving your assets, which in the long run brings back cash flow, as well as save s big $$$ on taxes. charities of which he is hidden share holder to board member/ceo to just plain involved! if we all had that kind of $$$ we would follow suit.


so don't be fooled again and sucked into these guys using you funds to feed their lavish life style!

Feb 10, 2014 8:17PM
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Giving away stock is not the same as giving money. Gifts of stock should not be deductable at the fair market of the stock.The net worth of a donor of stock is actually increased and it is other taxpayers who pay for the gift.

Feb 10, 2014 9:25PM
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7.7 billion in donation! Wow! USA no longer have the poors and homeless, right? Where is the evidence of its impact to this society? I don't see it. I must have been blind.
Feb 10, 2014 8:45PM
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Imagine this people, If just a fraction of that "money" went to all school lunches across the USA, children would have free lunch for at least 5 years!  Just a thought, but what do I know, my income is considered middle class andI  pay the most taxes. 
Feb 10, 2014 9:42PM
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did you people even KNOW that mark doenst even really earn his cash....the reason he makes billions is because  sponsors  pay him to use the site and blow the entire FB with stupid advertisements on every inch of computer screen..the NSA im sure is paying him and so is the gov. for all the information stored from it. other then that all he did was spend 20 minutes fiddling around on a computer at college, took the idea from two guys, and now claims the billions as his own....pretty pafetic. i dont see FB helping anyone itj ust gives people another excuse to be a sheep.trust me if you made a 20 minute website in your spare time and then all the media and corporations used it as  gateway to entering peoples lives through information you'd see billions too....the NSA probably pays him 20 times more then what he gives in a year..hell if i owned the system i could give away 99.9999% knowing that 99% of it would eventually drift back to me.....what an ACT!
Feb 10, 2014 9:01PM
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Giants of Generosity with Zuckerbergs picture, LOL, he gave most of his money in support of crooked right wing groups trying to fleece the American 99% out of all their tax dollars and life savings.
Feb 10, 2014 9:36PM
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They give away all this money to there foundation. And you have people like me who can’t even afford a decent car to get myself back and forth to doctors who are trying to keep me alive. No wonder death is looking good for some of us


Feb 10, 2014 10:14PM
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I could really care less how much money these people give away.  What bothers me most is that the money is given to leftist social utopian groups who waste the money and in a great many cases is syphoned off the heads of these groups to make their leaders rich.  There are others who sing a good song, T Boone Pickens is one, and the are out the stage door, into their limo and gone without backing up the words they just lip synced.  His big dream was 'natural gas" as an automotive clean burning fuel.  He sang that song from the roof tops for a while but as far as I know never put up a penny to make a reality.  He could have bankroll a research program to develop a system that was compatible with fuel injection and the computer controlled systems on cars now a days, anybody heard anything this type of research, nope.  He raised a lot of air but flew not one flag.  Until these people put their money where their mouth is instead of spouting vain-glorious platitudes my respect for them will ebb.     
Feb 10, 2014 9:37PM
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lol they took our money and stole it..and then get paid by the NSA for it..then give it back...wow like that justifies anythign....and mark is a fraud by taking money and letting the NSA track us- he dont get my respect
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