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Glasspockets Find: The Giving Pledge Goes Global
February 19, 2013

A press release, announced on February 19, 2013, that 12 additional families have joined the Giving Pledge, the effort launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010 to encourage the wealthiest Americans to commit the majority of their assets to philanthropic causes. The new pledgers are all from outside the United States, marking a global expansion of the Giving Pledge effort and bringing the total number of signatories to 105 individuals, spouses, and their families.

The new pledgers include:

Since August 2012, Glasspockets has been keeping an Eye on the Giving Pledge, providing an in-depth picture of the participants and their publicly known charitable activities. Profiles for the new signatories are now available.

Explore the Eye on the Giving Pledge»

-- Daniel Matz

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