posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 01:41 PM
Im taking the chance to post a trasilation of the whole article, cause its in norwegian, if this is a problem due to the rules of this forum The mods
can eraze this post, but i think its of real importens that as many as possible read this.
The world's two richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, asks American billionaires to promise to give away at least fifty percent of their
Promises to contribute shall not be legally binding, but is seen as moral obligations in writing. They will be posted on a new website,
Work campaign has been going through a series of dinners for some of America's richest. The names of most of the guests are kept secret, partly to
prevent participants should fear being handed over if they decide for not to take the challenge anyway.
A year ago, in May 2009, it became known that the couple along with Gates, Buffett had organized a dinner party for billionaires in the home of David
Rockefeller, who will be good for more than two billion dollars.
Philanthropy - charity work was the theme. Buffett and Gates did not mention the meeting at that time, that the press was characterized as
According CNN, Which is the first to provide a complete description of Gates' and Buffets campaign, they have started the biggest charity campaign in
600 billion dollars
Gates and Buffett has set itself the goal of getting the super-rich to transfer at least half of fortunes its for charity while alive or after his
They start with the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans.
Their total assets were in 2009 at around 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars. If the 400 is giving away 50 percent of their wealth, they will therefore give
away some 600 billion dollars. It is far more than the current amount, CNN estimates that about ten percent of the richest wealth goes to charity
There is also a large gap between what the richest giving away now and the Gates and Buffet want them to contribute, and the question remains is how
many they manage to convince.
Think of success
Buffett thinks all rich think much about what to do with money her, and warns them not to delay the decision.
- If they wait until they is ninety, the chance that their brain power and will power is better than in day zero.
Melinda Gates said there are several reasons why rich people does not provide:
- They will not plan his death, they're concerned that they must employ people to help them with work, and they would just not have to spend time
thinking on it. The goal of the campaign is simply to cut Review and geleide them to give.
She believes a "significant number" billionaires For given the promise of three to five years:
- It would be a sukess.