Mark Zuckerberg Tops US Philanthropy List

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are America’s most generous donors in 2013, topping the list of the US philanthropists.

Youngest, most generous donor

Of all the donors, Zuckerberg and Chan were by far the most generous.

The couple donated almost $1 billion worth of Facebook stock, or 18 million shares, to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. It outstripped other donors such as Bill and Melinda Gates.

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the massive donation made the organization, which provides grants to a variety of nonprofits, one of the biggest foundations in the country.

Inspiration among other billionaires

Some of the donations have already been given out to support health initiatives and education. For instance, $5 million were given to a health clinic in East Palo Alto.

Over the past two years, Zuckerberg and his wife have donated about 36 million shares to the foundation.