Behind the scenes at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Kate Hampton, CEO of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Photo by: CIFF

LONDON — Last month, the Sunday Times Giving List identified Chris Hohn as the United Kingdom’s biggest personal philanthropist, donating more than a third of his £1.2 billion ($1.52 billion) fortune so far.

His Children’s Investment Fund Foundation shot into the limelight when it became caught in one of the most expensive divorce cases in English history — and set a new precedent in U.K. charity law — but has otherwise largely stayed out of the public eye.

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    Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.