Technology executives are some of the wealthiest people in the world. While many, like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates, are known for giving away their wealth generously, others are relative scrooges in comparison. Data from Inside Philanthropy shows the most and least generous executives within the technology industry.
It should be noted, however, that some billionaires choose to give anonymously, which means these results could be skewed. In addition, even the least generous technology executives make donations that still dwarf the average size of contributions charities receive.
Microsoft’s Bill Gates not the most generous, percentage wise
According to the data, the most generous technology executive is Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) co-founder Leonard Bosack and his ex-wife Sandy Lerner are at the top of the heap. They received a total of $170 million worth of Cisco stock when they left the company and donated 70% of it to charity. Much of that was given to the Bosack / Kruger Foundation, which focuses on animal welfare.
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