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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett have encouraged other billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity.  (Associated Press)
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett have encouraged other billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity. (Associated Press)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett have encouraged other billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity.

SEATTLE – Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.

Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. released the first list Wednesday of people who have signed what he and Gates call the “giving pledge.” AP Read more.

What percentage of your wealth would you give away, if you could?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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