Warren Buffett will give almost all of his fortune – one of the greatest in history – to charity. Most most will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to accelerate its fantastic efforts towards global health and education. Buffett, the Sage of Omaha and arguably one of the world's sharpest businessmen, will join the Gates' on the board of a foundation already credited with saving over a *million* lives.
I'd guess that this amazing convergence of wealth and entrepreneurial style development will go down as a pivotal moment in history, and it is wonderful and inspiring to see the mega rich turn to mega philanthropy.
My name is Karen Shacham and I work with CNN Pipeline in Atlanta.
I thought you might be interested to know that CNN Pipeline will be featuring Warren Buffett’s Town Hall and press conference regarding his announcement to gradually give away 85% of his Berkshire stock to five foundations. He will be speaking at an invitation only Town Hall event, as well as a press conference later in the day. Both will be LIVE on CNN Pipeline today, the Town Hall at 11AM ET and the press conference at 1:30PM ET.
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