July 07, 2010

Have you heard of "$600 billion challenge"??

Have you ever heard about the "600 billion challenge"?? if you are a big fan of the founder of Microsoft, then you should because this is what he is passionate about now. Well, that is Bill Gates I am talking...more than just Bill Gates, but also Melinda Gates as well as Warren Buffet.
If you think that this is some sort of business plans, you are wrong because what these geniuses and billionaires are trying to do is to contribute to the community.
The "600 Billion Challenge" aim is to ask the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half of their net worth to charity, regardless of whether it is during one's lifetime or after their death.
And imagine this...if the efforts put in are successful, you will find that this could change the face of philanthropy, not just in the United States of America but in the world.

Through a dinner among Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet, they set a goal: They are going to drive the super rich group of people, starting with those from the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans to pledge, at least literally, to give away at least 50% of their net worth charity during their lifetimes or at death.

Now, I remember blogging about Jet Li's idea of One Foundation...and if you think $1 of contribution by the world community is magic, imagine those super rich group of people giving away billion of dollars into charity...that will change our world....

There are two articles that I read from FORTUNE that truly excitesme....first of all, it is the Philanthropic Pledge by Warren Buffet.
Another article is Bill Gates: Life after Microsoft.

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