Meet the 12 Most Generous Tech Leaders. . . And 6 of the Least

More than any other industry, the tech sector has the ability to create multimillionaires, and even billionaires, almost overnight. Almost all of those who become mega-rich practice philanthropy at some level, and the tech elite give billions to charity each year. Relative to their net worth, however, the scale of their generosity varies greatly, so we wanted to take a look at who among them is the most, and least, generous.
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'Come out and see why these crazy people gave so much money': Irwin Jacobs Explains Gifts to San Diego Symphony

Symphonies in many cities have experienced serious financial problems over the years, most especially during the recent economic downturn. But thanks to Irwin and Joan Jacobs, the San Diego Symphony is having its best times in many years. The symphony is approving new contracts with  its musicians and even giving them small raises.

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