On Buffett's 83rd Birthday, We're Celebrating 5 Of His Greatest Gifts To Humanity
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Happy 83rd birthday, Warren Buffett!
To celebrate this octogenarian’s big day, we’re taking a look back at 5 of the greatest contributions to society that this billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has made.
Giving His Wealth Away (And Getting Others To Do It Too!)
Along with fellow philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett launched the Giving Pledge in 2010, which encourages the world’s richest people to commit at least half their wealth to charity while they’re still living, so that they can have more control over how their fortunes benefit people in need. The initiative currently has 114 signatories, including such noteworthy moguls as Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg and Richard and Joan Branson.
Auctioning Cool Stuff
Every year, Buffett auctions off a lunch date –- a high-ticket item that fetches serious dough and benefits the Glide Foundation, a nonprofit that helps the poor and homeless in San Francisco. This year, the winnin
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