Facebook Billionaire Agrees to Donate More Than Half of His Wealth
Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old co-founder of Facebook, announced his participation in the Giving Pledge, a pact started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, which encourages America's wealthiest people to give the majority of their money to charity.
Zuckerberg, whose popular social media website has earned him an estimated $6.9 billion, becomes one of the youngest billionaires to take the pledge. He joins the likes of CNN founder Ted Turner and New York City Mayor...
Billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett recently pledged to donate most of their wealth to charity. Kim Riemland introduces us to a middle class couple who is proving generosity is possible even on a budget.
(Locator: West Bloomfield, Michigan)
Jill Warren: “So we made a nightstand out of our old suitcases.”
United Methodist Pastor Bob Schoenhals and his wife Jill Warren live a comfortable but frugal life near...
Fifty Percent League Donates Lots of Cash To Charities
Americans set a new record for generosity last year. We gave a total of nearly $300 billion. But few of us could match the generosity of Richard Semmler.
Semmler is a 61-year-old math professor at Northern Virginia Community College. He's also a maintenance man, and a book editor. His hard work earns him more than $100,000 per year, but he lives very modestly.
Even with three jobs, Semmler lives in a tiny apartment. He's not working so hard to get more — he's working...