Top donors include the British energy giant BP, China’s real estate giant CFLD, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, The Dalio Foundation and SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, each putting in at least $25 million.
Billionaires and their families include Los Angeles-based Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, the Whitney family, the retired industrialist Hall Wendel Jr., Louis Dreyfus Chairman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, and money managers Howard Marks, John Guffey (through his family foundation) and Daniel Loeb.
Blackstone is also represented beyond Schwarzman, including Chinh Chu, who made his billions as dealmaker for the firm, and John Schrieber, founder of its real estate investment management business.
While some of the donors have sponsored aspects of the program, others have chosen to sponsor individual students. Fifteen scholarships can be covered with $2.5 million.