Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Indian pioneer industrialist and founder of the Tata Group, has topped the inaugural, EdelGive Hurun Philanthropists of the Century list, which ranks the world’s 50 most generous individuals in the last century.
As per the report, the total donations made by Mumbai-based Jamsetji Tata is estimated at US$102.4 billion. He is the only Indian among the top 10 list, compiled by Hurun Research and EdelGive Foundation. Azim Premji, former chairman of Wipro ranked at 12th position. Other top Philanthropists are as follows: Bill Gates & Melinda French Gates ranked second with donations worth $74.6 billion. They are followed by Henry Wellcome with a donation of worth $56.7 billion, Howard Hughes with a donation of worth $38.6 billion, and Warren Buffett with a donation of worth $37.4 billion respectively.