Bill Gates is a great guy
Gates was quoted saying, “I think all billionaires should give away the vast majority of their fortune,” the Microsoft co-founder, who has given away a large part of his 40-billion-dollar fortune to fight poverty and disease, said at a public debate.
“I’m not saying they shouldn’t leave anything for their kids or to have a little bit for themselves but yes, I think they would enjoy it, I think their kids would be better off, and I think the world would be better off.
Warren Buffett folowed …
Fellow American Warren Buffet, the world’s second richest man with a fortune estimated at 37 billion dollars, had announced in 2006 that he would leave a part of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
source for quotes (AFP): http://news.yahoo.com/
I think all billionaires/millionaires should heed Bill’s advice. It gets repeated over and over in countless newscasts, articles and conversations, but I don’t understand how people can buy numerous useless items, cars and houses and not contribute a significant postion of what they have to someone less fortunate or even a group that needs help.
If I ever become a legitimate millionaire/billionaire, I vow to donate, donate and donate some more.
Now I just have to become a millionaire or billionaire… anyone have any ideas?? LOL
I love Mac’s!