Facebook’s Zuckerberg Named America’s Top Philanthropist for 2013

Stock donations result in social networking guru being named the biggest giver last year

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits for audience questions in an onstage interview for the Atlantic Magazine in Washington, September 18, 2013.

After donating 18 million Facebook shares valued at just over $970 million, social networking pioneer Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have been named the “most generous American philanthropists in 2013,” according to AP.

Zuckerberg and Chan were bestowed the title by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which released their annual list of the 50 most generous Americans on Monday.