The Chronicle of Philanthropy has released its list of the 50 largest philanthropic donors from 2012 - headlined by Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, John and Laura Arnold, Paul Allen and Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki.
Mort Zuckerman, Ronald Perelman, Lawrence Ellison and Ste... (more)
Wikipedia has a terrific list:
Note: These are nominal values and have not been adjusted for inflation
The Against Malaria Foundation (Against Malaria), who distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated nets in the developing world. Why? They're recommended by the thoroughly excellent research institute GiveWell (and, largely because of GiveWell's work, by Giving What We Can and The Life You Can Save). "AMF is a recommended organization because of its: (more)