Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a splash in December when he gave a half-billion dollars worth of stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (the exact figure is $498.8 million). But did you hear about Larry Page? The co-founder of Google also gave away an astounding amount of stock last year, valued at $185.6 million.
In fact, most of the donors who made the list live on the Peninsula.
Google’s Sergey Brin’s donation was worth $222.9 million, Oracle’s Larry Ellison’s gift was worth $45.4 million, while eBay founder and noted philanthropist Pierre Omidyar donated $441.3 million worth of eBay stock.
All told, the Top 10 givers donated just under $1.5 billion worth of stock to charity in 2012. All declined comment.
Here’s the Top 10:
1 Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $498.8
2 Pierre Omidyar, eBay, $441.3
3 Sergey Brin, Google, $222.9
4 Larry Page, Google, $185.6
5 Larry Ellison, Oracle, $45.4
6 Kavitark Ram Shriram, Google, $25
7 Craig Ramsey, Guidewire and Salesforce, $22.2
8 Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook, $9.9
9 Lonnie Smith, Intuitive Surgical, $7.1
10 Charles Liang, Super Micro Computer, $5.2