Obama meets with Buffett, Gates To Discuss Giving Pledge

By Eliza

Jul 18, 2011 5:54pm

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ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports:

President Obama hosted the two wealthiest Americans at the White House today to receive an update on the Giving Pledge, the pact to encourage the nation’s wealthiest people to donate the majority of their riches to philanthropy.

Obama met with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discuss the ways in which private philanthropy can help address the country’s greatest challenges.

Asked by ABC if the president is considering donating his personal wealth to the cause, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney would say only that they met because the president “thinks that what they’re doing is extraordinarily noble and good.” 

Buffett and Obama also likely discussed the ongoing deficit-reduction negations, Carney said.

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