The foundation's biggest project to date was funding Shantou University, the only privately funded public university in China.Li has also made personal donations to the China Foundation for Disabled Persons and flood-victim relief in China.We worked with Wealth-X, a firm that does research and valuations on ultra-high net worth individuals, to compile a list of the 20 most generous people in the world, ranked by total charitable giving to date.

Some people, like retail magnate Chuck Feeney, known as the "James Bond of philanthropy," have indices over 100% because they have given away more money than they currently have.

With a total combined donation amount of $106.8 billion, these 20 individuals are the top philanthropists in the world.

Turner also serves as trustee of the Turner Global Foundation and chairman of the Turner Foundation, which both donate to community development and environmental and wildlife conservation causes.

The UN Foundation is also a chief recipient of Turner's donations.

The organization donates to a diverse range of causes, including entrepreneurship, human rights, food and energy, and games and technology.

In 2012, Omidyar and his wife joined the Giving Pledge initiative started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, promising to donate most of their wealth to charities.

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In August 2015, Omidyar reportedly sold 10% of his shares in e Bay to undisclosed charities — a stock gift valued at nearly 0 million.