Jonathan M. Nelson

  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 09/18/2012 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $1.8 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #1011
  • Industry: Private equity investment in media, entertainment, communications, and information technology
  • Born: 1956
  • Residence: Providence, RI

Jonathan Nelson is founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners, a private equity investment firm.

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Charitable Board Service

  • Jonathan M. Nelson Family Foundation
In my case, many years ago I formally and privately committed more than 50% of my net worth to philanthropic causes. The issue for me then was the public disclosure of the Giving Pledge. In the end, I came to the view that by openly joining other Pledge partners I might encourage others to follow. This thought makes disclosure compelling.

Jonathan M. Nelson

Giving Interests

Arts; Children and youth services; Education; Health Organizations; Human Services; Massachusetts; New York; Performing Arts; Philanthropy / Voluntarism; Rhode Island

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