Spanx Founder Takes Gates' Pledge, to Donate Half Fortune

Lara Spencer explains what has people buzzing on the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
2:23 | 05/14/13

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Transcript for Spanx Founder Takes Gates' Pledge, to Donate Half Fortune
How about "pop news"? All right. Good morning, everybody. We begin with this. First she gave us spanx and now giving back. Sara blakely founder of the shapewear giant who by the way is the youngest self-made billionaire "b" in the world has agreed to donate half of her fortune to charity. What? That's great. Sara signs bill gates' giving pledge where they agree to give away half of their fortune to those in need joining 114 other wealthy signers of the pledge and said "since I was a little girl I knew I'd help women. I never thought I would start with their -- I hope -- wonderful. I am jealous. Thank you, thank you, sara. Here's another great story. A big night for leonardo DiCAPRIO AND CHRISTIE'S HOPING To raise $18 million for his environmental foundation. They ended up making 39 million. 33 pieces by artists from julie an kchnaubls, bradley cooper, tobey maguire spent $250,000 for a painting for charity and one generous donor, get this, made the night matching the $5 million spent on three paintings of tigers so that combined $10 million goes directly to saving the endangered species and the rest goes to his other projects. When he was talking to you, so passionate about that. Yes, and he's going to take time off to concentrate on this. This story is also very important because it's tuesday, and I believe it's the perfect day to face your fears like this young man did. This young cat, should say. He is terrified of said banana peel but you know what, he's going to be brave. He's going to carefully approach. Oh and then he's going to lose it. You know what, he tried. He faced his fears and fell off the table. A banana peel. Maybe he thought it was a canary, a killer canary, you never know. How did you get that away from josh? It was a mighty -- she wins again. Telling me I peeled it away from you. Denise, thank you for that, the first ding of the day.

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