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Buffett Gives Most of His Fortune to Bill Gates

By June 26, 2006

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Only days after Bill Gates announced that he would be working full time at his charitable organization, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Warren Buffett let the world know that he would start unloading his multi-billion dollar fortune immediately, with the lion's share going to the Gates Foundation.

Eighty-five percent of Buffett's estimated 44 billion dollar fortune will be donated to philanthropic causes, with most going to the Gates organization.

The amount of money Buffett will give away is the largest in philanthropic history. The Gates held that record previously. The gift far exceeds the sums given by Andrew Carnegie or John D. Rockefeller, or any contemporary donor, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Since we think that Bill and Melinda are on the right track with their charitable works, we are happy to see Buffett add his billions to the cause.

We are seeing history writ large with the Gates fortune and the Buffett fortune. Don't miss out. Catch all the finer points with these articles from our files and some of our favorite publications:


January 25, 2007 at 11:33 am
(1) Denislavil says:

I would like to suggest that Warren Buffett get in touch with Kevin Trudeau, another billionaire philanthropist. Trudeau has done much to help others in the areas of health and wellbeing. He has many novel ideas and much information on the subject.

Please contact him at: http://www.naturalcures.com or http://www.thewhistleblower.com for more information.

Also, I would like to make sure that Warren Buffett himself receives this message, since it is important for him to have this information in order to make an informed decision.

Thank you for your time and effort in regard to this message.

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