Jews take 5 of top 6 spots in annual list of top US givers

By JTA
February 9, 2011 16:55

 
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At least 19 of the 53 individuals and couples named on a Chronicle of Philanthropy's top US philanthropists were Jewish, including five of the list’s top six (the list included three ties).




George Soros ranked No. 1 with $332 million donated in 2010, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was second at $279.2 million. Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Eli and Edythe Broad, and Leonard Blavatnik took spots 4 through 6, respectively, with $117 million to $119 million in donations.


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