Tech Billionaires analyzes the new concept of hybrid philanthropy pioneered by the tech billionaires and the good work they are doing in challenging the traditional institutions of philanthropy. Imaginative giving by the new billionaires is beginning to transform philanthropy in terms of: timing; involvement; strategy; and tactics. This development impacts society as a whole. Combining billions of dollars of their personal capital with new ideas, cutting-edge businesslike techniques, media and marketing savvy, the tech benefactors profiled in this book are attacking some of the globe’s most intractable societal problems. In trying to make a difference in the world, these new philanthropists, dubbed "philanthrocapitalists," seek to break down the traditional barriers dividing business, charity, and government.