Mark Zuckerberg is the top giver in America
February 11 , 2014
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan gave away 18M shares of Facebook stock in 2013. Their donation was valued at over $970M and went to a Silicon Valley nonprofit.
Reports suggest that the Facebook founder's donation was the largest philanthropic gift on the record and the young couple is placed at the top of the list of most generous Americans published annually by Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The editor of the magazine mentioned that the amount of money was about as much as the previous two years combined, which goes on to prove that "the economy is getting better and people are getting a lot less cautious."