Big Philanthropy - It's Spreading
More billionaires are committing to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity either during their lives or after their death.
As a part of their pledge, each of the donors is sharing their philosophy through through letters at The Giving Pledge. Check out this link www.GivingPledge.org and look up your favorite billionaire's philosophy on philanthropy.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is the latest to make the pledge. Now 57 billionaires have pledged (out of more than 400 in the USA, as reported by Forbes). Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have started encouraging the wealthiest in China at a dinner last September and will hold a dinner for India's wealthiest in March.
How much is a billion?
If you sat down to count from one to one billion, you would be counting for 95 years.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.