Top Donation-Receiving Open Source Developers

Warning: This table intentionally lists only the breakaway success stories. These items are not representative of donation-based funding outcomes for open source developers generally. I only included those listed as receiving >$1KUSD per month.

Developer As Of Amount Donors Mean Platform Perks
Evan You 2019-03-24 $17,621 236 $74.6652 Patreon backers.md, vuejs.org, README,
Eran Hammer 2019-03-24 $3,179 39 $81.5128 Patreon SPONSORS.md, Security Alerts Mailing List
Sindre Sorhus 2019-03-24 $1,904 207 $9.198 Patreon sindresorhus.com/thanks, README
Kent Overstreet 2019-03-24 $1,798 267 $6.734… Patreon loose bug prioritization
Henry Zhu 2019-03-24 $1,593 167 $9.5389 Patreon henryzoo.com/thanks, ping-pong, BBQ, README, babeljs.io
Øyvind Kolås 2019-03-24 $1,020 242 $4.2148 Patreon rendering demo text file, private previews
Drew DeVault 2019-03-25 $1,004 188 $5.3404 PayPal, Patreon, Liberapay chat channel, website, stickers, backer page, blog posts