Gateses Top List

December 7, 2010 at 5:54 AM

Barron’s names Bill and Melinda Gates number one on their list of the world’s top 25 givers, reports Bloomberg.

Click here for the report from Barron’s itself (which was for subscribers only when I found the article Sunday but appears to be available to all now). Working with Global Philanthropy Group, Barron’s tried to weigh the impact of the giving each philanthropist did:

Measuring impact in philanthropy is not easy. It clearly involves some subjectivity. Barron’s and Global Philanthropy Group give especially high points to giving that has strong ripple effects or is magnified through alliances with others. No philanthropist is an island. We also give greater weight to urgent causes, especially life-saving ones.

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