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Not all billionaires fulfil their pledges

Signatories are under no legal obligation to donate any of their money, and sometimes fail to give away anywhere close to half.

ICONIC GIVERS: Charity regulations and estate law can block public disclosures, and Mr Buffett (left) and Mr Gates don't ask pledge takers to prove a thing.


IN the five years since Bill Gates and Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge, 193 individuals have made the simple promise to give more than half of their fortune away in life or in death. This week, another 16 people joined the initiative, including Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi