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    Bill Gates Donation

    I heard on the radio two days ago he donated $500 million to help eliminate aids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista View Post
    I heard on the radio two days ago he donated $500 million to help eliminate aids.
    so 500million out of roughly 50billion + the 40 billion Warren Buffet gave him....that a little more .5% of his net worth. What a generous mother fucker

    In all honesty its a good thing, but I just don't care for public recognition of charity....like Oprah too.

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    Nice idea, but if nobody else knew then probably less people would donate themselves. Sometimes people need examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista View Post
    I heard on the radio two days ago he donated $500 million to help eliminate aids.

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    the guy could drop 5 billion into it and not feel it.

    he got more money than he can count
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    Great, he said he is donating most of his fortune when he dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnvanry View Post
    so 500million out of roughly 50billion + the 40 billion Warren Buffet gave him....that a little more .5% of his net worth. What a generous mother fucker

    In all honesty its a good thing, but I just don't care for public recognition of charity....like Oprah too.

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    And thus we will never nkow just how much YOU actually contribute to charity wiil we?


    500 Million is a "drop in the bucket" compared to his total net worth but you will never know the complete picture. Bill Gates does far more and contributes far greater than is widely reported. He is a true philanthropist.

    He'll soon be retiring from Microsoft to dedicate himself full-time to the war on AIDS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witmaster View Post
    And thus we will never nkow just how much YOU actually contribute to charity wiil we?


    500 Million is a "drop in the bucket" compared to his total net worth but you will never know the complete picture. Bill Gates does far more and contributes far greater than is widely reported. He is a true philanthropist.

    He'll soon be retiring from Microsoft to dedicate himself full-time to the war on AIDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope View Post
    Great, he said he is donating most of his fortune when he dies.
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    I think it's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudge View Post
    Nice idea, but if nobody else knew then probably less people would donate themselves. Sometimes people need examples.
    I agree.

    A lot of people like to compare his total net worth to what he gives. He made his money. Its his money to do as he pleases. And its great he is willing to share it.

    Most never do the same themselves. How much does the average person donate on a regular basis? Can a person who is able to live comfortable live on 99% of their income and donate 1%? That donation maybe only be a few hundred dollars, but you think people will donate that? nooooo they will bitch on how they have no money ... blah blah and yet do the math and point fingers to others who do donate their money

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    I think that Bill Gates and his fondation are great and he is very generous for what he has done, and continues to do. If he wanted he could hoard all of his money and never give away a dime.

    With that said, what the hell else do you do when you're a multi-billionaire? It probably gives him great satisfaction and self-worth being a philanthropist.

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    the donations are a big tax write off when you have that much money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    the donations are a big tax write off when you have that much money.
    Do you think he pays more than 500 million in tax?

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