Wealthy Are Being Asked To Give Away Money

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are the two richest men in America and are well known for their philanthropic efforts. Now, the two have joined forces to ask other wealthy Americans to take “the Giving Pledge,” which means they’ll agree to give AT LEAST half of their wealth away to charitable causes. So far Gates and Buffett have found 40 takers, including T. Boone Pickens, Barron Hilton, Ted Turner and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. For more information, click here.

  • linda johnson

    What a wonderful idea. People who are unselfish in their giving will receive more joy than those who close their eyes to the conditions of the poor & needy. I get great joy in serving & helping others w/the small amount of earnings I have been blessed with. There are so many charitable organizations inthe DFW area struggling to assist families that have been affected by the recent layoffs and changes in the cost of living. I personally have had to endure several months of distress & hardships due to a layoff. If the agencies had the funds from wealthy folk in Dallas — perhaps the economic situations of families right next door to them would be enriched. More churches should look w/in their congregations and assist the needy w/canned good drives, clothing drives, benevolence funds, etc. Are any of the wealthy pastors throughout the world sharing in this philantrophic opportunity? I hope & pray that they are.

    To God be the Glory and may we all remember the poor among us. That will never change.

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