This original database includes individual philanthropists giving in Mainland China between September 2014 and August 2015, the geography of giving and receiving, causes supported, industries represented, and level of generosity.
Wang Miaotong, Chairman of Century Huatong Co. Ltd. in Zhejiang province, tops the 2015 Generosity Index at 5.61% of his publicly disclosed net worth.
He Xiangjian, founder of Midea Group Co. Ltd. in Guangdong, tops the 2015 Giving List at ￥400 million ($63 million).
China's wealthiest prefer to give in their home provinces – six out of every 10 RMB donated by the Top 100 is given locally. China’s poorest areas such as Tibet, Xinjiang, Ningxia, Gansu and Yunnan combined received only 1.96% of top 100 giving.
Educationis the most popular cause of choice. Despite the acute environmental challenges facing China in 2015, environmentalcauses rank last in funding received.
Total donations and pledges of the Top 100 account for a quarter of national donations in 2014.
4 out of the top 10 philanthropists hail from the real estate sector.
24 of these donors have never appeared in major philanthropic rankings.
Mean: ￥52 million ($8.2 million). Median: ￥20 million ($3.1 million).
China’s top philanthropists average 54 years of age. In the U.S., average giving as a percentage of net worth increases with age.
China’s philanthropists are professionalizing, with 17 donors operating their own foundations in 2015.