Introduction to UK Philanthropists
No.1: Christopher Hohn & Jamie Cooper-Hohn
Both Chris and Jamie made it into the top 10 of the Sunday Times Giving List 2015 by donating £91.7m to charitable causes.
The billionaire couple’s independent philanthropic organization, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), saw its assets swell from $3.7 bn to $4.4 bn in 2014.
Ciff gave $50m to increase the number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy in partnership with the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief.
No.2: Denise, John and Peter Coates
According to the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, Denise, John and Peter Coates are worth an estimated £2.3 billion ($3.7 billion).
One of the biggest and most appreciated contributions by the bet365 Foundation was when Denise Coates pledged £250,000 ($365,000) towards saving the Wedgwood Collection.
No.3: David Sainsbury
In 2014 the family led the Sunday Times’ annual giving list for the first time by donating 30.62% of their £540 million fortune to charity.
Sainsbury's remained in the top position in 2015 by not only giving the largest proportion of their wealth, at 40.1%, but also the largest sum of £203.2 million ($325 million) to charitable causes.