Warren Buffett - Giving Pledge List of Billionaire PhilanthropistsWarren Buffett has said that he will be giving away 99% of his wealth to charity and along with Bill Gates launched a campaign to get other billionaires to donate at least half of their fortunes. The list of those who have joined the giving pledge was released yesterday.
Warren Buffett has said that he, along with Bill and Melinda Gates, and a few others have made calls to around 70 to 80 of the nation’s wealthiest individuals.
Many on the list will be asked to call others, and dinners will be organized across the country to talk about the campaign.
Buffett has also said that he and Bill Gates will meet with groups of rich people in China and India within the next six months to talk about philanthropy, but they do not plan to lead a worldwide campaign.
It is estimated that these efforts could generate around $600 billion in charitable giving. Gates and Buffett are also asking billionaires to pledge to give wisely and to learn from their peers, although none of the billionaires will be told how or when to give.
To see the full list of those who have made their pledge so far - see Giving Pledge
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