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Mark Zuckerberg nation's second-biggest giver

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#16 linsook


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 19:47

K, got it. I agree, it would be nice to make it more known for the general public of how generous they are but I have confidence that their eventual legacy will be well known. The Gates pledging over 95% of their wealth to their foundation. Buffet pledging 99% of his wealth, most to the Gate's foundation. That will amount to over $100 billion to the Gates Foundation add to that the current endowment of the foundation ($35+ billion). Nobody can ignore that when it comes.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:49

See the problem is most people aren't going to read the philanthropy report on why Bill Gates didn't make the list. They're going to read the CNN news report and think oh Gates isn't that big a donor.

If Gates is doing it for the right reasons he wouldn't care if he got a mention or not. Right?