The Giving Pledge: Billionaires Promise to Donate at Least Half Their Fortunes to Charity

At the urging of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, forty of the world's richest families have promised to give at least half of their fortunes to philanthropy. By taking the "Giving Pledge," the forty families or individuals, most of whom are billionaires, are promising a collective sum of at least $125 billion to charitable causes, based on Forbes' current estimates of their net worth and other data sources. Click here for the full list of donors. On the whole, Americans have given more than...Full Story
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