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Billionaires Sign the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge

As incredible as this may seem, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have talked more than 40 suckers…errr, I mean rich people, into signing away their fortunes after they die. Wow. I’d like to hear what was said to convince these people (many of which are billionaires) that convinced them to give away their money.

Many of the names already were known, from Eli and Edythe Broad and Michael Bloomberg to Pierre and Pam Omidyar and Paul Allen. But the list also includes some notable new ones, especially from the world of finance: New York financier Ronald O. Perelman; Citigroup founder Sandy Weill and wife Joan; hedge-funders Julian Robertson Jr. and Jim Simons; and private-equity honcho David Rubenstein.


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