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Bill and Melinda Gates began recruiting, not for Microsoft, or for the various scholarships they
offer. They are recruiting millionaires. The couple founded, The Giving Pledge,
a company in which members promise to give half of their wealth to charity. The
company doesn’t ask for a check, or any money just for them to publicly write a
letter promising to give away their wealth.


Here are some of the wealthiest people in the country to promised just that:




· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Paul G Allenmso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial">-Co-founder of Microsoft


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Laura and John Allenmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-Founded hedgefund after Enron


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Michael Bloomberg14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial">-NYC mayor, 8th richest person, owner of financial news and
information services media company


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Warren Buffett14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial">-Third richest person in the world, investor


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Eli and Edythe Broadmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-real-estate


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Michelle Chan and Patrick Soon-Shiongmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-Surgeon, founder and CEO of companies that develop
cancer treatments


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Barry Diller and Diane Von-Furstenbergmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-owns IAC, including Fox. She’s a designer


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Ann and John Doerrmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-venture capitalist (Netscape, Google, Amazon)


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Larry Ellison14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial">-software company, 6th richest person in the world


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Bill and Melinda Gatesmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-Microsoft enough saidnormal"">


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Barron Hilton-14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:
Arial">owner of Hilton hotel chain. Leaving 97% to charity and is embarrassed
of his granddaughter Paris


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Jon and Karen Huntsmanmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-owner of global chemical company


· mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">Joan and Irwin Jacobsmso-bidi-font-family:Arial"">-electrical engineer, family are refuges from Nazi
Germany



Bill and Melinda are going to begin recruitment in China and India.



I think it’s amazing that people are willing to give away more than half of their wealth away. Many
families simply inherit their wealth instead of earning it. They just have to
maintain it. In reality, no one needs to have that much wealth. How many homes
can you buy?



It’s like playing, how to waste your money away, with yachts, cars, clothes and homes. It’s social
responsibility, to take care of one another. We might not like it that not
everyone works their hardest, but we should set the example. Would you be
willing to give away your wealth, when/if you’re rich? No matter how much you
earn you can always help someone else.


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