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The Foundation of Giving: New Movements by the Wealthy to Give Back

Whether it’s inherent in the structure of a business or a personal choice made by the wealthy individual, more and more billionaires are choosing to give away massive portions of their wealth to charity. Sometimes the donations happen during the person’s lifetime; other times it’s a promise through a program like the Giving Pledge to donate […]

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Philanthropic People: Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is undeniably one of the most generous, most widely known philanthropists in the world. From processing each and every written donation request the old fashioned way, to inspiring other billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to charity, Buffett has worked hard throughout his lifetime to help shape the world for the […]

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Sara Blakely Takes the Giving Pledge

Founder of Spanx and self-made billionaire Sara Blakely officially joined the ranks of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and her mentor Richard Branson earlier this month when she signed the Giving Pledge.  The pledge is a call to action from Gates and Buffet to encourage billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity. Bill Gates […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Bill Gates

Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University and went on to found one of the world’s largest computer software companies, Microsoft. Since then, he has donated billions to charity, ranking number one on the Forbes Top 400 List for philanthropists in 2012. Most recently, Gates, along with his friend Warren Buffet, formed The Giving Pledge, which […]