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    40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    40 billionaires pledge to donate half their wealth - U.S. news - Giving - msnbc.com

    I think this is really cool. And OSU is really lucky to have such a classy guy like T. Boone Pickens.



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    I wish Warren Buffett would donate to Nebraska athletics like Boone does for OSU. He could make T. Boone look insignificant.



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    Great story. Gates and Buffet have always been great guys and big givers. Loved Bloomberg's comment about his kids being in the "lucky sperm club".



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    ISU needs to start sucking up to the other 39.



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    Kind of sad they have to persuade in order to do that. Kind of defeats the point of "charity," doesn't it?

    Also, which charities are going to benefit?


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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by simville02 View Post
    Kind of sad they have to persuade in order to do that. Kind of defeats the point of "charity," doesn't it?

    Also, which charities are going to benefit?
    It is basically a good faith pledge on these billionaires part. They can pick any charity they want.



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MrReality View Post
    I wish Warren Buffett would donate to Nebraska athletics like Boone does for OSU. He could make T. Boone look insignificant.
    Buffett actually has his priorities straight unlike Pickens and all of us on CF that would throw money at ISU.



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    Did they call up Albaugh, if so I hope he chooses ISU as his "charity"


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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    Buffet plans on giving away more than 99% of his fortune. Which still leaves him with about 400 mil in the bank. . .



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    Re: 40 billionaires pledge to give away half of wealth

    ISU can be a charity. Tell Warren.


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