The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Gates, Buffett push Giving Pledge international

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
SEATTLE -- British billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and his wife Joan are among the newest philanthropists who have pledged to give away half their wealth to charity.
The Bransons have joined the Giving Pledge, which was started by philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage wealthy people to publically declare their intention to give their money away.
This year the group has added its first international members, including 12 wealthy individuals and couples from Russia, South Africa, Australia, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and Malaysia.
More than 100 individuals and couples have signed on to the Giving Pledge since it was founded in 2010. They gather once a year to talk about philanthropy but they give to the charitable organizations of their choice.
Story tags » Charity

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar