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Which Billionaires Have Signed the Giving Pledge

They're not Scrooges. These 4 billionaires are promising to give at least half of their fortunes to charity. 💰🎩

Some of the world's richest people have promised to give away their fortunes

Over 200 of the world's wealthiest people are giving up their fortunes. The Giving Pledge is a promise by tycoons to donate at least half of their wealth to charity within their lifetime or in their will. Most of the signatories of the pledge are billionaires, and their pledges total over $500 billion. It does not actually dictate that the money will be spent in any certain way or towards any particular charity or cause, and there is no legal obligation to actually donate any money.

MacKenzie Bezos is worth $36.6 billion and announced her pledge a few months after finalizing her divorce with Jeff Bezos the world’s wealthiest person. Warren Buffet, Billionaire investor, and the third wealthiest person in the world, Warren Buffet has pledged 99% of his fortune. Buffet designed the giving Pledge with Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010. Bill and Melinda Gates - Since 1994, the pair have given away $45.5 billion and have pledged 95% of their wealth based on an episode of 60 Minutes. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan -signed the pledge in 2015. After their child was born in late 2015, the couple announced they were giving away 99% of Facebook shares worth about $45 billion at the time. Others who have taken the pledge include Elon Musk, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, Michael Bloomberg, and Ted Turner.

The organization's stated goal is to encourage the wealthy people of the globe to give at least half of their net worth to philanthropy, either during their lifetime or upon their death. The pledge claims to be a moral solution based commitment to give, not a legal contract. On The Giving Pledge's website, each individual or couple writes a letter explaining why they chose to give.

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06/10/2019 12:02 PM
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25 comments

  • Wido W.
    06/10/2019 13:27

    Evidance Place of Promises

  • Korey C.
    06/10/2019 13:43

    Now rich people are ok? Sheesh... get your convictions down

  • Brut
    06/10/2019 13:54

    The gap between CEO and employee pay is the widest it has ever been. Abigail Disney, a vocal critic of wage inequality at The Walt Disney Company, wants to see a more level pay scale. 💰7

  • Charles M.
    06/10/2019 14:10

    Sell your soul for money that's going to be worthless

  • Delilah H.
    06/10/2019 15:24

    Bezos' wife is good, he ain't.

  • Jack C.
    06/10/2019 16:44

    If they paid the right amount of tax then a bit of philanthropy could be good in the meantime the working class are the true philanthropists.

  • Kazi H.
    06/11/2019 07:59

    OUR LIFE IS CHARITY FROM GOD.

  • Leonie S.
    06/11/2019 16:19

    What about paying taxes from the get go. It's funny how tax evaders are later praised for philantropy.

  • Lucy L.
    06/12/2019 02:56

    With a charities does the money ever get to real families in need?

  • Hafiz R.
    06/12/2019 13:32

    But not a actual payment for worker

  • Biran M.
    6 days

    Will it reach to the people in need?

  • Timothy B.
    5 days

    Our non-profit small organization name is LIFE-BANGLADESH. SAIDPUR,NILPHAMARI. BANGLADESH. Please consider us . Thank you.

  • Francisco J.
    5 days

    Ta nice

  • David G.
    5 days

    Hardly compensates for a lifetime of robbing people of their rightful shares.

  • Digna U.
    4 days

    Hacen muy bién, Dios quiera que a quienes se las den hagan buen uso de ella. Lo mejor sería repartir comida, personalmente a las personas de países pobres. Dar becas a jóvenes inteligentes y sin recursos, pero que lo hagan personálmente porque por lo general en los países los mas ricos se adueñan de las becas.

  • Muhammad F.
    4 days

    True Americans. Great.

  • Marcio C.
    4 days

    Opa, eu estou em Moçambique, tentando alimentar crianças carentes.

  • Dipak G.
    2 days

    Great life

  • Dk N.
    2 days

    Pls provide donations to ngo s of the world who are rescuing hunger and disease of poor ccountries.

  • Abdul G.
    a day

    Their idea and talent made them what they want, criticism habitats of minkind of nation.