Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Amount donated in 2010: $119.5 million
Net worth: $1.15 billion (via Forbes)
Beneficiaries: University of California at San Diego Health System, Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Background: Jacobs is a co-founder of Qualcomm, the wireless communications company. The bulk of their donation went to the UCSD health system, which is building a new medical centre to be named after the couple.
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