It’s a truism that the wealthiest people are not always the most generous, and one that seems to apply even to the small world of the very wealthy. Conde Nast Portfolio has published what it calls a Generosity Index, an effort to assess the philanthropy of the US’s wealthiest citizens by taking into account recent giving, family foundations and political donations. Of the top 10 donors according to the Index, seven rank higher in generosity than in wealth. Examples include Pierre Omidyar (8th in the Index but, 32nd in terms of personal wealth), Eli Broad (3rd and 46th) and Michael Bloomberg (6th and 25th).
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