In 2o14, GoPro founder Nicholas Woodman and his wife Jill Woodman donated $US500 million to charity, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
That number seems small when you compare it to the $US1.5 billion Bill and Melinda Gates donated, but, based on percentage of their wealth donated, the Woodmans leave the Gates in the dust.
The Gates’ donations amounted to a mere 2% of their Forbes-estimated net worth, while the Woodmans’ donations amounted to 20% of their net worth. Napster cofounder and former Facebook president Sean Parker comes in a close second, with donations totaling $US550 million — 19% of his net worth.
Take a look at the chart below for the full list.