Philanthropy Slides But Still Big in China

The article, Chinese Philanthropy Slides Nearly a Fifth in 2011, highlights major findings of the Hurun Philanthropy List 2012 – a list of 100 biggest givers in China. Some findings from the article are listed below:

* On top of the list of biggest givers is Cao Dewang, who gave $580 million, followed by Xu Jiayin with $120 million and Wang Jianlin with $44 million. Twenty others gave more than $16 million.

* The avergae age of the top 100 was 51 years.

* Ten female philanthropists made the list.

* Universities are the biggest receiver of donations.

* Over a third of philanthropists have charitable foundations.

The report noted that “it is recognized that many low-key Chinese philanthropists who would otherwise have been included on the list have remained untraceable.”

4 responses to “Philanthropy Slides But Still Big in China”

  1. Bryan Vadas says:

    We have tried to address the slide (in part) by providing a platform making it easier for charities to get their message out there, and marrying the convergance of microfinance and social media to the act of giving. Worthwhile checking it our at

  2. Auth says:

    These are some great examples to advtcaoe for the need of live simulations and pedagogical models that mimic real life situations. I believe personal stories are essential components in teaching today that help to communicate one’s values and share meaningful history to engage students. Going further, I also believe there is a negative perception and fear of discussion on religious topics today at many institutions. Your blog points to a much needed elaboration on issues such as ethics and morals in the nonprofit sector.


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