Monday, February 7, 2011

Ann Ziff $30 Million MET Gift Makes Her 35th Most Generous

Benefactress Ziff (right) with Renée Fleming
"Tamsen Ann Ziff, a jewelry designer and boutique owner, gave $30-million to the Metropolitan Opera, placing her in a tie for No. 35 on The Chronicle's ranking of the most-generous U.S. donors." With a fortune worth $15.5 billion earned by her late husband through publishing such magazines as as Car and Driver, Popular Electronics and PC Magazine, the widow Ziff is one of the MET's largest financial sustainers. Be sure to read the full article about filthy rich people being philanthropic. [Source, Source]

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