Weiland retired from Microsoft in 1988 at age 35 and began his second “career” as an influential donor in the Northwest and beyond. Weiland, who died in 2006, gave away $21.5 million before his death, and bequeathed an additional $170 million.

His donations supported 11 different LGBTQ nonprofits, Stanford, United Way of King County, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and other environmental organizations and educational institutions.

Source: The remarkable life and legacy of Ric Weiland, Microsoft employee No. 2, still making an impact a decade after his death