Gates, Buffet to billionaires: Give half

You probably know about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works to improve health and education around the globe, and how Warren Buffett has pledged the majority of his fortune to the foundation.

Now, Gates and Buffett are challenging other American billionaires to give at least half of their wealth to charity, either during their lifetimes or at the time of their death. They’re asking each individual or couple who makes the pledge to do so publicly, with a letter explaining their decision.

So far four wealthy couples have announced their pledges. More details are available at the Giving Pledge website; in particular, I recommend Warren Buffett’s letter.

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