Giving Pledge

0 Is the ‘golden age of philanthropy’ a sign of good times or bad?

CBS News’ 60 Minutes recently did a piece featuring Bill and Melinda Gates, along with Warren Buffett and a select group of other billionaires, describing the motivation behind a philanthropic initiative called The Giving Pledge. Charlie Rose hosted the chat, titled The Giving Pledge: A New Club for Billionaires, briefly…

0 Clay’s Wordle on the Giving Pledge

Clay Holtzman of the Puget Sound Business Journal decided to conduct a unique analysis aimed at determining what kind of causes are of most interest to those rich folks who have committed to The Giving Pledge. So he did a Wordle (see below). As Clay explained on his blog, there…

7 The Giving Pledge: Adverse, unintended and uncharitable consequences

What could be wrong with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett asking the super-rich to donate their wealth to charitable causes or foundations? That’s the point of The Giving Pledge, an initiative Gates and Buffett officially launched last June, which set an original goal of raising something like $600 billion in…

1 A few more billionaires join the Giving Pledge

A new crop of the super-rich have agreed to sign up with Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s “Giving Pledge” — a project aimed at convincing the wealthy to promise to give at least half their accumulated wealth to charity now or when they pass on to the great gated community…

0 Buffett and Gates Scare Chinese Billionaires

I missed this the other day. Thought it was funny enough to point out, even if I’m a bit late. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett appear to have scared off some Chinese billionaires who were worried they were going to get hit up for the Giving Pledge at an upcoming…

1 More Super-Rich Folks Heed Pledge to Give

It’s not a new idea that the rich should give their money back to society. Andrew Carnegie, when he was the richest man in the world, said, “The man who dies rich dies disgraced.” Wikimedia Andrew Carnegie Though few of the super-rich these days appear to be adhering to Carnegie’s…