When it comes to charitable donations, Barry Diller is someone with very large pockets. A successful US businessman in the media industry, this TV Hall of Fame member has given millions of dollars to worthy causes.
Some incredibly generous examples of Diller’s generosity include a $20 million gift via the Diller-von Fürstenberg Family Foundation (established with his wife Diane von Fürstenberg) in support of the completion of Manhattan’s High Line park project. The following year he wrote a $30 million check to the Hollywood Fund which offers retired show-business workers health and social care.
In 2015 – in what was alleged to have been the largest ever donation to a public park in the history of NYC – Diller and von Fürstenberg committed a $113 million donation toward a floating public park and performance area on a Hudson River pier. Completion of the project is anticipated in 2019.