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Jun 3, 2017

These 14 billionaires just promised to give away more than half of their money like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

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Started in 2010 by Bill and Melinda Gates, worth $88.5 billion, and Warren Buffett, worth $74.2 billion, the Giving Pledge is a commitment by wealthy individuals and families to give away more than half of their wealth to causes including including poverty alleviation, refugee aid, disaster relief, global health, education, women and girls’ empowerment, medical research, arts and culture, criminal justice reform and environmental sustainability.


Started in 2010, the Giving Pledge now includes 168 wealthy individuals and couples from 21 countries.

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  • Bennie Beaver on June 3, 2017 4:12 pm

    I’m for investing in easier access to space, and on to take free-nations dominion over Mars…with E. Musk/NASA. We don’t want Mars looking like Earth with endless conflicts over religion and governance.

    We’ve got to stop thinking silly thoughts imagining all should go to Mars together; and then, who’s rules will prevail. The West simply needs to get on with it, and take the high ground by first to plant our flag.

    Easy access to space and occupying Mars have endless advantages even in protecting earth. By deciding not to build a couple of aircraft carriers, of which we have enough to destroy the world many times over, and with help from investors E. Musk/ NASA could get to Mars much sooner.

    Furthermore, investing in an accelerated development of AI could help development of all other needs for the future of mankind, on earth, in space, and on Mars…including poverty alleviation, refugee aid, disaster relief, global health, education, women and girls’ empowerment, medical research, arts and culture, criminal justice reform and environmental sustainability.…