NET WORTH: $6.2 billion
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Cofounder of Kingston Technologies
FUNDING AREAS: Health and Education, predominately in Taiwan
OVERVIEW: In 2001, David Sun and his wife, Diana, founded the David and Diana Sun Foundation. The foundation makes millions of dollars in grants each year, with most of the grantmaking going to fund education and health-care programs in Sun's birth country of Taiwan.
BACKGROUND: David Sun is a Taiwanese immigrant whose life in the business world began when he met John Tu and started selling computer memory modules out of a garage. The business grew by leaps and bounds until Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when the stock market crashed and Sun and Tu lost everything. Sun and Tu went on to found their second company, Kingston Technology which specializes in computer-related memory products and is now one of the 500 largest privately held companies in the world.
EDUCATION: The Suns are particularly generous when it comes to education, having supported places like Orange County Community Foundation (a scholarship), OCCACC Scholarship Foundation, and Chinese Institute of Engineers. The couple have given seven figure sums to Mackay Medicine, Nursing, and Management College in Taiwan, and significant support to the Guang Yuan Charitable Foundation in Taiwan
David and Diana Sun Foundation
P.O. Box 8566
Fountain Valley, CA 92728