The Generous Billionaires Club

Well here’s an interesting look at the rich and famous! A campaign called The Giving Pledge, started by Warren Buffet is reaching out to other American billionaires who are also willing to contribute their money for noble and charitable causes.

Here are some highlights from the list! Be sure to check out the full list here:

  • Bill Gates was #1 on the Forbes World Billionaires List wand his wealth rose $9 billion from 20130 to total $76 billion.
  • Mark Zuckerburg, George Mitchell, Philip Knight and Michael Bloomberg are among the top 10 of 54 most generous American for 2013.
  • Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are on the list of 10 American billionaires not giving large inheritances to their children.
  • Total donations for 2013 were just under $3.5B.

What are your thoughts on this campaign? Is it an effective use of resources or are there potential pitfalls?

 

 

 

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