Philanthropists Who Have Given Away the Most Money

#1 Bill and Melinda Gates 1 of 16

Many of the richest people in the world are some of the most generous as well. Here are the philanthropists who have given away the most of their money, sometimes shocking amounts!

It's no secret that Bill Gates is loaded. But luckily he is not afraid of parting with his hard earned cash. He currently has a net worth of around $79 billion and in 2012 alone he donated $1.9 million of his wealth to charity for a lifetime donation total of about $28 billion. Gates and his wife plan to eventually donate 95 percent of their net worth to charity.