Silicon Valley may have a reputation for greed, but these tech execs gave more than $1.7 billion in contributions last year.
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No. 2: Pierre and Pam Omidyar
Pierre and Pam Omidyar, both 46, donated $225 million in 2013 to HopeLab, a nonprofit that develops technology to help critically ill children; Humanity United, a humanitarian nonprofit that fights global slavery and mass atrocities; and the Ulupono Initiative, an environmental organization that focuses on local agriculture and sustainable energy. Mr. Omidyar is the founder of eBay; Ms. Omidyar is the chairperson of HopeLab.
The couple has made the Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 list 10 times since 2000. This year, their donations earned them the number-two spot among technology's top givers, and the number-seven spot overall.
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