Tech

Investor Ron Conway and Zillow CEO Rich Barton are among 13 new billionaires who have agreed to give away most of their fortunes by signing the Giving Pledge

Famed Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway, Zillow cofounder Rich Barton, and early Facebook employee Jeff Rothschild are among this year’s new signatories of the Giving Pledge, thereby agreeing to give the majority of their net worths to charity. This year’s 13 additions to the Giving Pledge have a combined net […]
Investor Ron Conway and Zillow CEO Rich Barton are among 13 new billionaires who have agreed to give away most of their fortunes by signing the Giving Pledge
Markets

Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith, who paid off the student debts of an entire college class last year, is facing a criminal tax probe. Here’s a look at his charity work.

Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith is being investigated by federal officials for potentially not paying taxes on about $US200 million of assets, according to Bloomberg. The Vista Equity Partners CEO hasn’t been charged and prosecutors may determine that he doesn’t owe any taxes, Bloomberg said. Smith’s philanthropy includes paying off $US34 […]
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith, who paid off the student debts of an entire college class last year, is facing a criminal tax probe. Here’s a look at his charity work.
Lifestyle

Hundreds of billionaires pledged to give their fortunes away through Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, but very little money may be actually helping people, according to a new study

Over 75% of the original signatories to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge – a promise to give away the majority of their wealth – are richer now than they were when they signed in 2010, a new report by the progressive think tank Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) […]
Hundreds of billionaires pledged to give their fortunes away through Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, but very little money may be actually helping people, according to a new study
Markets

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poked fun at Bill Gates’ plan to boost billionaires’ coronavirus donations, suggesting they pay their taxes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Bill Gates’ plans to drum up more coronavirus donations from billionaires, suggesting they pay their taxes instead. “If only there were some public fund billionaires could pay into along with everyone else that helps fund our infrastructure, hospitals, and public systems all at once,” the […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poked fun at Bill Gates’ plan to boost billionaires’ coronavirus donations, suggesting they pay their taxes
Lifestyle

A billionaire who signed the Giving Pledge in 2012 said Bill Gates’ philanthropy pact isn’t ‘growing as rapidly as we hoped’

Telecommunications billionaire Leonard Tow isn’t satisfied with how his fellow billionaires have responded to the Giving Pledge‘s challenge to give away the majority of their fortunes. Founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010, the pledge has 204 signatories including Marc Benioff, MacKenzie Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg – and […]
A billionaire who signed the Giving Pledge in 2012 said Bill Gates’ philanthropy pact isn’t ‘growing as rapidly as we hoped’
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